Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 153

The weekly roundup of internet awesome:

  1. A super interesting read: The Failure of Tom Cruise 2.0.
  2. I’m so glad I’m not the only one this is happening to!: The 13 Stages of “Holidays in the United States” Coming up When You Email Yourself.
  3. Very well done: Taylor Swift & Harry Potter Parody Mashup.
  4. This video is a few years old, but my friends and I have recently become obsessed with quoting it to each other on those particularly hellish NYC summer days: It’s Hot As Hell.
  5. The author of this piece well may be my spirit animal: 5 Minutes Early Is on Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable.
  6. I love this: Ghostbusters Cast Surprises Patients at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  7. #JonVoyage: Jon Stewart and The Daily Show: 9 Essential Moments.
  8. What a project: Incredible Uptown Funk Supercut Features 280 Movie Quotes.
  9. Pretty damn creative: Coffee + Ice Cream Sketches.
  10. What happened, Ben and Jen???: A Celebrity-Divorce Expert Tells All.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 144

The weekly roundup of things that are almost awesome as a pug shaking itself dry:

  1. So good: Todrick Hall Remixed Disney Songs as 90s James, and They Are Magical.
  2. Some I knew about, some were surprises: These 43 Disney Secrets Were Hiding Right in Front of Our Eyes.
  3. Way too catchy: Dark Lord Funk (Harry Potter Parody of Uptown Funk).
  4. Super excited about this movie: Here’s What the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Cast Looks Like.
  5. True: All Trailers Are the Same.
  6. Hah (and yet I’m still dying to get a dog of my own): A Bill for All Debts Accrued by My Dog.
  7. For future reference: Manhattan’s First Ever Subway Bar Map.
  8. Fun: An Animated History of 20th Century Hairstyles.
  9. Accurate: Real Housewives of King’s Landing.
  10. Hail: U-M Grads’ Rendition of Fight Song Will Give You Chills. I love this so much.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 135

The weekly roundup of internet awesome:

  1. Straight up evil genius: Ship Your Enemies Glitter.
  2. I finally saw Moonrise Kingdom last weekend, so this article caught my eye: How Wes Anderson’s Cinematographer Shot These 9 Great Scenes.
  3. Well, my mind is blown: The Central Perk Couch on Friends Was Always Unoccupied for a Reason You Never Noticed.
  4. YES: If Hermione Were the Main Character in Harry Potter.
  5. And in more Harry Potter news: A Boyhood and Harry Potter Mashup 12 Years in the Making.
  6. I love it any time the West Wing cast reunites: Big Block of Cheese Day Is Back.
  7. Hah: Differences Between the Ages 34, 24, and 14.
  8. File this under “not at all surprising”: Buckeyes Misspell Ohio During Pregrame Entrance.
  9. Fascinating: Detroit by Air.
  10. Agree or disagree? Personally, I’m not so sure Jean Ralphio should be number one: These Are the 25 Best Minor Characters on Parks and Recreation. In other news: I don’t want this show to end.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 133

Happy 2015! Start your year off with some awesome (and a wild rumpus, if you’d like):

  1. Some true gems here: 51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature.
  2. So talented: Forget You – 25 Celebrity Impressions by Christina Bianco.
  3. I think I just might try this: 2015 Reading Challenge.
  4. An important compendium: Everything J.K. Rowling Revealed About Harry Potter in 2014.
  5. Awww: The Story Behind Last Night’s Closing Song on the Colbert Report Is Heartbreaking.
  6. Dying: 19 Times “Family Feud” Contestants Spoke the Damn Truth.
  7. Of course she does: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Owns a Surprisingly Large Number of “Notorious RBG” Shirts.
  8. Yessss: President Obama Called on Women Reporters for All Eight Questions at His Press Conference.
  9. Marcel the Shell stuff will never, ever get old: Jenny Slate Sings Landslide as Marcel the Shell.
  10. Can’t wait for it to return: Parks and Recreation Cast Explains the Entire Show in 30 Seconds.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 132

The weekly-ish roundup of awesome internet finds:

  1. The decline of the show in a nutshell: Looking Back at the Most Awkward Sponsored Challenges on Project Runway.
  2. Using an apostrophe to pluralize is my number one grammar pet peeve (yes, I have many). Thus, this is awesome: How to Make Your Last Name Plural This Holiday Season.
  3. I would for sure eat a Cumbercupcake.
  4. The Onion gets it: Michigan Fans Thankful Program No Longer Relevant Enough to Be Humiliated on National Stage.
  5. Best gift ever: J.K. Rowling’s Christmas Present to You Is More Harry Potter Stories.
  6. Like I could love John Legend and Chrissy Teigen more.
  7. Any self-respecting Friends aficionado will get 100% on this quiz: The Friends Episode Where the Girls Lose the Apartment.
  8. Dying from all the cuteness: This Little Boy and His Rescue Dog Are Adorable Together.
  9. An interesting video project from the New York Times: 9 Kisses.
  10. Yesssss: The 2014 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 126

The weekly-ish roundup of internet finds:

  1. “It’s like FourSquare, but for your education. If you were a wizard.”: Syracuse University Turns to Harry Potter to Motivate Business Students.
  2. If they hadn’t put C.J. at #1, I would have revolted, so that’s good. Also, I love that Mandy is #113. But Leo should be #2, Ainsley should be higher, and Amy should be lower: A Definitive Ranking of Every Character on The West Wing.
  3. I personally think they taste gross, but this is an interesting read anyway: The Greatest Trick Capitalism Ever Pulled Was Making You Want a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
  4. #2 and #3 are the story of my life: 14 Things Overthinkers Say and What They Actually Mean.
  5. “I smell like a baby in a damn meadow”: If Nick Miller Quotes Were Motivational Posters.
  6. Gorgeous: Recipes Suspended in Air.
  7. Insert cry-laughing emoji here: #NewSATQuestions.
  8. Heh: If Social Media Was Made For People Who Hate People.
  9. She’s the best: 16 Times Leslie Knope Made the Whole World Happy.
  10. This is adorable: Here’s Tom Brady’s Resume from When He Didn’t Think He’d Make It in the NFL.

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Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 121

The weekly roundup of internet awesomeness:

  1. This week in movie trailers: the second trailer for Gone Girl looks as awesome as the first, and, after reading the book, I can’t wait to see what they do with Wild.
  2. Random, but I love it: Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal.
  3. It’s been a loooong time since the first time I watched Harry Potter, but this is on point: This Is What It’s Like to Watch Harry Potter for the First Time. And on another HP note: New JK Rowling Story Offers a Peek at Grown-Up Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
  4. Yes: Seinfeld Emoji Are on Their Way.
  5. Fascinating, in a “Why yes, I am a literary nerd” kind of way: New Jane Austen Waxwork Uses Forensic Science to Model the “Real Jane.” (Sidenote: as proof of my literary nerdom, yes, I did visit the Jane Austen Centre mentioned in the article when I went to Bath years ago).
  6. I note the irony of this article appearing in Elle, a magazine that I’m sure is guilty of its fair share of photoshopping, but I still like the message: Colbie Caillat Is Tired of Being Photoshopped. Here’s What She Did About It.
  7. Always love a good mash-up: Frozen Is the New Black.
  8. Clever: Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France.
  9. I’ve only been to #4, #5, #14, and #15, so clearly I have a lot of work to do: 25 Bakeries Around the World You Have to See Before You Die.
  10. Heh: Eloise: An Update.

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