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Stuff That Happened This Week

5 Jul

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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

Whoa. You guys. I have totally been neglecting you.

I was updating all the time (basically NAILING this blog thing) and then I abandoned you.

Forgive me.

I got a job (like an ADULT) and so I’ve been dealing with that.

I know what you are thinking– and I agree.

It’s no excuse.

And after this post– I’ll be back to posting on the regular.

Let’s DO THIS!

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BUT WHO WILL SPEAK FOR THE BUTTERSCOTCH LOVERS? ~ NPR is usually pretty good about giving a voice to the disenfranchised. I’ve heard from displaced refugees and from Arab revolutionaries in Cairo– all of them finally able to tell their stories of bravery and perseverance in the face of adversity. “Bringing Back Butterscotch” is another heroic tale NPR was brave enough to air. Rina Rapuano talks about the stigma surrounding butterscotch– chiefly the strange looks people give her when she orders it and her 80 year old mother thinking that she was “uncool.” How does she have the strength to go on? You guys, we have got to MOBILIZE! Is there a Butterscotch Lobby in Washington?

Whatever. I’m being unnecessarily harsh and kind of an asshole. Butterscotch is for reals delicious. “Bringing it back” is a crusade I can totally get behind.  [NPR]

IS “GAY FOR PAY” PASSÉ? ~ The answer, of course, is “YES.” Buzzfeed put out a list of “31 Actresses That Went Gay For Pay.” It’s a list of ladies who have played LGBT characters in film or television. The list is meant to be celebratory but there are a few things about it that irk me– chiefly the phrase “Gay for Pay.” Dana Piccoli wrote a great article in response (“Is “Gay for Pay” Passé?“) and you should read it. Piccoli notes that the phrase “has pornographic origins.” All I’m sayin’ is if you are singling people out to honor them- using “Gay For Pay” seems a little backhanded to me. It is awesome that queer/LGBT stories are starting to be told and that actors feel drawn to these roles– and to some degree these actors should be celebrated. So when we single them out for recognition- surely there is something we can say that denotes gratitude.” I’ve been working on it and If you had to have a term for straight actors who play LGBT characters in the media: Faux-mos. It’s perfect.

Really, this whole paragraph was just so I could demonstrate how amazing I am at creating portmanteaus. Jealous?

[AfterEllen]
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– Amazing Wide-Angle shots of the Segrada Familia in Barcelona [Laughing Squid]

– Amy Poehler Does not know what makes comedy funny (or, perhaps more accurately, she knows— she just won’t distill it into a soundbite.) [Salon]

– “Emo Scientific Phenomenon”: You guys, sometimes nature is super emo. [Mental Floss]

– Behind the scenes of some of the best television shows EVAH (Firefly, I Love Lucy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and MORE!) [The Mary Sue]

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Denouncing The Classics (Sam Sacks // The New Yorker)

Joss Whedon’s Wesleyan Commencement Address (Joss Whedon // Wesleyan University)

You Gave Away Your Babies? (Dick Cavett // The New York Times)

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Sarah Silverman’s Perfect Night [JASH]

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Judd Apatow talk comedy at #ComedyFest [ComedyFest]

Kelly Clarkson is a national treasure. The end. [Queerty]

Chris Hadfield talks about his time in space. [Canadian Space Agency]

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Stuff That Happened This Week (April 29 – May 5)

6 May

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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

**NOTE: There is some salty language in here.**

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The Best Thing To Come Out Of A Sorority EVAR ~ This is my favorite thing ever. The leader of some sorority sent out a profanity-laced e-mail BLASTING her fellow sorority sisters. The pure concentrated fury in this letter is amazing. In the wizarding world, they would have called this e-mail a howler. This girl got a lot of crap for writing this- but I salute her. Frankly, I think it is full of valid critiques. Like, for example: Don’t be a boner at a party. Totally legit advice. You guys, all she was doing was trying to hold the girls in her sorority to a certain standard– and “cunt-punt” anyone who fails to measure up. Her only crime is caring too much… and being surrounded by “stupid cocks”. [Gawker]

I Just Found My Hero (And She Is A Bi-sexual Swashbuckler… Because Of COURSE She Is) ~ Her name is Julie D’Aubigny and she was a master swordsman, she set a convent on fire, and basically did whatever she wanted. She makes the Three Musketeers look like Care Bears. She basically is like the real-life manifestation of Xena.  [Badass of the Week]

I Will Hear NO UNKIND WORD AGAINST BEYONCÉ ~ The title of the article was What Beyoncé Could Learn From Ke$ha. The title alone elevates my blood-pressure. Both Ke$ha and Beyoncé recently released documentaries about their lives as performers. For those of you who haven’t seen either documentary– they basically reveal what we already knew about both ladies: Beyoncé is a majestic graceful angel and Ke$ha is a bawdy pirate-person who likes to Par-TAY! So what could Beyoncé learn from Ke$ha? How to appear more human. Apparently, failure makes people seem more accessible, and Ke$ha isn’t afraid to show people that she isn’t perfect. Recently on Conan, Ke$ha revealed that she writes songs with her boobs. The last time she was on Conan, she admitted to having sex with a ghost. These are the failures that make her human. Coincidentally, NOT doing this kind of shit is what makes Beyoncé a beloved queen admired by all. This isn’t a slam on Ke$ha. I love her. She is an adorable maniac who writes fun songs. I’m just saying– Beyoncé doesn’t need to learn SHIT from Ke$ha. I don’t need Ke$ha to know that we all have problems/setbacks/failures in life. I am INTIMATELY AWARE OF THAT FACT because I am a HUMAN PERSON. I want someone out there who can deal with problems/setbacks/failures with grace and style. [The Atlantic]

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– Is this a line from The Great Gatsby or an angsty Tumblr user? (You guys, IT IS REALLY HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE) [Buzzfeed]

– 50 Comedians You Should Know And Will Know [Vulture]

– Canada has space dollars!! [Laughing Squid]

– A collection of tweets from Anna Kendrick [Tumblr]

– Disapproval Matrix [Ann Friedman]

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Bow Down Bitches (response to Sarah Dean’s article Who Is Beyonce Calling A Bitch? // UTNE.com)

Meditation On Knowing And Not Knowing [excerpt] (Debbie Millman // Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays On The Intersection of Life & Design)

Amy Schumer, Funny Girl (Jason Zinoman // The New York Times)

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– Wil Wheaton Explains To A New-Born Girl Why Being A Nerd Is Awesome [Laughing Squid]

– Barack Obama and Conan O’Brien at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner [The Comics Comic]

– Curse Me Good. A super-cut of awesome slams and put-downs from the movies. [The Mary Sue]

– The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Roundtable with Cecily Strong, Anthony Jeselnik, Kristen Schaal, Rob Delaney, and Nick Kroll. [The Hollywood Reporter]

– Stephen Colbert and Alan Cumming parody “Accidental Racist” with “Oopsy-Daisy Homophobe” [Entertainment Weekly]

– The Gregory Brothers (same group that does “Auto-Tune The News”) do a new song called: The War On Drugs Is  A Failure [The New York Times]

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– Chris Hardwick is getting a show. And that is awesome. [Deadline]

– Sarah Silverman is gonna headline a HBO Comedy Special. [The Hollywood Reporter]

– Lonely Island guys are putting out a new album [YouTube]