This is a topic I increasingly think about (particularly when I consider the way I use Instagram and how Instagram makes me wonder if all the effort of blogging is worth it at all): The Blog Is Dead, Long Live the Blog.
This piece (which is funnier than the headline would suggest) made me laugh, because once upon a time I flew through PDX roughly every other week, and the carpet was always the airport’s most distinguishing feature in my mind: Travelers Soon to Be Greeted by New Carpet at PDX Airport.
Here’s a pretty solid parody of Taylor Swift’s 22. Sidenote: I just realized I’m exactly halfway between 22 and 32, and I’m not sure which version I identify more with. Wait, no, that’s a lie – clearly 32.
You know how, if you’re a food blogger, you write a post and try to come up with a clever little introductory hook before giving the recipe? Well, everyone can stop doing that now, because nobody will ever top this: Cuban Sandwiches: Don’t Mess with the Bey.
I waver between loving Twitter and thinking it represents humanity’s impending downfall, but whatever your position, you can’t deny the impact the site has made. Here’s a short look back at Twitter’s first 7 years.
I just saw trailers for two movies that I’m now dying to see: To the Wonder (looks beautiful) and The Place Beyond the Pines (valiantly attempting to make both Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper appear unattractive, to no avail).
After watching the Top Chef finale, I almost felt compelled to write something about it, but then I read this and realized there was no need: he sums up everything I felt perfectly. Love Kristen and Brooke, hate that they didn’t get a final challenge that really allowed them to shine.
If last season’s MVP of New Girl was Schmidt (by a mile), this year’s is Nick Miller. Here’s why.
This kills me because I was a sophomore circa 2006 and so many things about this are accurate: A Typical Night Studying in 2006. For instance: lofted beds, listening to the Fray, the Dell laptop, and AOL instant messaging.
Leslie and Ben’s wedding on Parks and Rec was one of the most adorable things ever televised. Here’s the story of her unique wedding dress, which could not have been more perfect. And I love that someone at NBC made a Pinterest board of the wedding.
I’ll be honest: Valentine’s Day does not bother me the way it seems to bother some people. I’m not depressed about it, I’m not offended by the crass commercialism of it – I’m just relatively indifferent to it. In it’s own cheesy way, I think it’s a fun day, and yet it doesn’t bum me out (too much) to be single on this year’s Valentine’s Day.
If, however, you hate Valentine’s Day, you could probably use a laugh. My number one suggestion is to tune in for the return of Cougar Town tonight (a hilarious and severely underrated show). And my number two suggestion is to peruse humorous Valentine’s Day e-cards. Here are a few I found that I thought were funny – enjoy!
Oh, wait, there’s more Downton. This video (from BBC Comic Relief) is kind of old but SO hilarious. I especially love the girl playing Mary – the way she widens her eyes at everything killed me. And Kim Cattrall as Cora! So good.
Cougar Town comes back on February 14 (what, what! celebrate!). Anyway, here’s a cute video of the cast pitching new names for the show (“Seinfeld and Cox? Oh, that’s weird.”) And, on a related note, if you don’t mind being spoiled on some plot developments – a season 3 highlight reel. Cannot tell you how excited this makes me.
A “make your own music video” with New Girl’s theme song. I thought this was pretty cute, and anytime I get to see the gang do the slo-mo chicken dance is a good time for me.
You know February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but did you know February 13 is Galentine’s Day? You do if you watch Parks and Rec, I’m sure. Find out how to create the perfect Galentine’s Day brunch here. I love Leslie Knope.
Oscar-themed cookies! If I had an extra $75 to blow on something completely meaningless, I’d buy these and throw a fancy Oscar party. Also, there is an Uggie the dog cookie! Too precious to eat, I think.
Ellen DeGeneres, per usual, manages to handle tough situations with humor and grace. Great clip, great message.
What would happen if Lana Del Ray’s Video Games combined with the Hunger Games? This would happened, and it would be fantastic.
I love this blog post from Rick Steves. One line, in particular, resonated with me: “It takes discipline to let serendipity trump carefully laid plans.” That is such a good travel philosophy, and one I’m sometimes afraid I forget.
One of my favorite places I’ve ever visited was the Cinque Terre, so you can imagine how sad I was to hear about the devastation in Vernazza (torrential rainfall, flooding, and mudslides) last fall. That’s why this project – artists painting the boarded-up doorways in the damaged areas of town – made me so happy. I truly hope the town rebuilds (and the tourism business returns).
Whenever I’m sad, I’m just going to watch this. So much Ron Swanson love!
All the Shit “X People” Say videos are getting old, but I actually enjoyed this one, since before I came to law school I was a project manager for 3 years. These are all true and made me laugh – I especially loved the phone intros and wrap-ups. So, so true. Although, the video did miss some phrases that I waaaay overused: “circle back,” “follow up,” “go-live critical,” “back to baselines,” and “who’s owning this task?”
How have I never heard of Regretsy before? So hilarious, especially this post. Dying.
Have you seen my croquet cleats? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Schmidt from New Girl is the absolute best. This douchebag jar montage from last week’s episode is amazing.
In the next few months, I’m sure I’ll keep mentioning how excited I am for the Hunger Games movie (and how that kind of makes me feel like a silly tween). Anyway, point one is: brace yourselves. And point two is: this parody trailer is fun.
What online checkout is like, in real life. Too funny and oh so true.
SNL’s take on Kim Kardashian’s divorce. So on point. Whoever plays Bruce Jenner in this video is AMAZING. Seriously, the facial expressions? I was dying. And Kristen Wiig channeling Kris Jenner = sheer brilliance.
Drinkify – you type in what music you’re listening to, it tells you what mixed drink would go best with it. Kind of a fun idea, especially for parties.
“Call Your Girlfriend” by Erato. I’m obsessed with this video – they are so talented. And yes, I found it because Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted a link. Whatever, at least I wasn’t reading GOOP. I mean, okay, I read GOOP sometimes. I’m not proud of it.
Operation: Hail. Love it, love it, love it. Also, I’ve heard some stories about OSU students being awful to Michigan people on their campus, so I give these guys kudos for being brave enough to do this.
The grammar nerd in me totally loves this (Seven Bar Jokes Involving Grammar and Punctuation).
Jon Stewart on Penn State. Spot on, per usual. And, for something different than what many are saying, I also like this take. A different perspective is always good.
Oddly, I find myself wanting to say this to people all the time now.
Parks + Rec quote of the week: “The only thing I will be waving is your decapitated head on a stick in front of your weeping mother.” (Leslie to Ben, after he told her it was time to wave the white flag.)
Have I mentioned that I love Jimmy Fallon? This is brilliant.