Stuff That Happened This Week (May 6-13)

15 May

TOO MANY BIRDS STHTW

IN WHICH I FIND COOL STUFF ON THE INTERNET SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO! 

A weekly collection of kickass stuff I find on the internet.

Cool Stuff // And Also… // Articles // Videos // Trailers & TV/Movie News

**This is late (cos I’ve had a lot of shows recently) but still quality! SO ENJOY!!**

DI Cool Stuff BarGin Is The Best Because Of Reasons! ~ In my experience (experience here meaning unapologetic drinker of gin) gin gets a lot of undeserved slander. I blame Hogarth. The New York Times ran an article titled Gin Doesn’t Make You Sad. I read it thinking it might reveal some amazing scientific discovery about my favorite liquor (I don’t need science to know that gin is amazing, but for everyone criticizing my drink of choice, sometimes it’s nice to throw science in their face). The article is basically one person’s discovery that gin wasn’t making him sad… his life was. Yikes. Anyway… gin is awesome. The key to establishing something as a scientific fact is the ability to replicate an experiment and that yields consistent results. FACT: Gin is fun and delicious EVERY TIME! (That’s right– I’m drinking for SCIENCE!)    [The New York Times]

In Terms Of Awesome Space News– CANADA IS KILLING IT!! ~ So, two weeks ago, Canada announced they were redesigning their $5 bill and putting astronauts on it. Which is awesome (WHY DON’T WE HAVE SPACE MONEY, AMERICA??). Chris Hadfield, the commander of Expedition 35, returned to earth on the 15th of May, after a six month long mission in space. He will be returning with Roman Romanenko (RSA) and Thomas Marshburn (NASA/USA!). Astronauts are clearly very cool. What makes Chris Hadfield double cool? Right before he came back to earth, HE DID A COVER OF DAVID BOWIE’S “SPACE ODDITY”– IN SPACE.  [Space.com]

DI other stuff bar

– You can’t really be punk when you are attending a gala at the MET. [Jaded Punk]

– Just in case you were wondering how to ask if “you can touch someone’s butt” in elvish. [Tumblr]

– “How to Converse Properly.” A collection of quotes from old etiquette books. [Mental Floss]

  • “Avoid any air of mystery when speaking to those next to you; it is ill-bred and in excessively bad taste.”
  • “Never gesticulate in every day conversation, unless you wish to be mistaken for a fifth rate comedian.”
  • “Never ask a lady a question about anything.”

– Arya is the fastest growing name for girls. Arya (from the TV show Game of Thrones) is becoming a popular name. Given that Bella (the main character from Twilight) was the most popular name last year- it’s going to be interesting when all of these children grow up. It’s basically going to be like that weird epilogue in the Harry Potter books… except none of your children are wizards. [UPROXX]

– Your states highest paid employee is probably a coach. [Deadspin]

– “13 Creepiest Things A Child Has Ever Said To Their Parents.” Yeesh. Kids are so creepy. [Buzzfeed]

DI articles barDepression Part Two (Allie Brosh // Hyperbole & A Half)

How To Be Funny On Twitter, By Expert Funny Tweeter Megan Amram (Megan Amram // Vulture)

Jenny Johnson’s Mother’s Day Etiquette (Jenny Johnson // GQ)

DI videos bar

– Street Performer and kick-ass violinist, Bryson Andres performs “Secrets” and makes you wonder what you are doing with your life. Watch/listen. Tis awesome. [YouTube]

Portlandia sketch on the dangers of concept art [Hyperallergic]

DI trailers and tv news barThe World’s End  (trailer) — Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movie about a pub crawl in a city crawling with aliens.

Brooklyn Nine Nine (trailer) — New TV show on FOX starring Andy Samberg. (Also starring: Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti).

Arrested Development (trailer for upcoming season on Netflix)

Sleepy Hollow (trailer) — New TV show on Fox

– What got on TV (and what got cut) [Business Insider]

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