I'm sure everyone wishes in some small way that a musical would break out in the middle of their daily life, so I'm sure everyone can't get too tired of these "impromptu" performances in train stations. Here's the latest, with a description automatically translated by Google (I gather it's a stunt to promote a How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? style show):
"Antwerp Central goes out of his roof because Looking for Maria is coming! View more than 200 dancers and dancers of the station on his head onto the sounds of the Sound of Music!"
This may very well be the most important thing you do today.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has been a great show. I've always liked Jimmy, I was pumped for the first episode, and while his monologue might be rocky and he may have had some nerves at the beginning, he's really starting to find his footing. His integration of technology and nerdiness has been better than I expected, the Roots are such a cool addition to the show, and I actually really enjoy his interviews, which can be the uninteresting part on other late night talk shows.
However, he has just launched an initiative that has increased my respect for him tenfold, and may very well save America. Jimmy Fallon wants to get the Saved by The Bell cast back together for their 20 year reunion. If there is one link you click on today, one field you type your name into this week, and one video you spend 3 minutes of your life watching, I urge you to do it here.
For all you Canadians, just select the nearest state and city to sign the official petition. Conveniently, I thought it was befitting to select Bellingham.
Take the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are, mix in decades of fan anticipation, add the legendary imagination of director Spike Jonze, throw in beautiful costumes plus the right amount of reverence for the characters, and set it all to an Arcade Fire tune, and you've got one of the best trailers of the year that for some reason you aren't watching right now. I don't care if you've seen it already, watch it again!
I may have just bought a minivan, I may have started to wear socks to bed, I may have only sent three text messages in my life, and I may have mistakenly believed that I was a year older than I actually am, but I'm not old enough yet to miss jumping on the Twitter bandwagon.
I love acoustic covers, and this one hasn't left my head for the past few days. It's by a Canadian songstress from Toronto named Kay Pettigrew, and while I love her jazzyfolky vocals, the subject matter is what's dear to my heart.
You should experience the cover for yourself, so I've provided the link using NoSpoiler.com and embedded the video using this title-removing trick. Kay has also kindly provided the MP3 for download here. If anything I can say that this cover is rare...
The thing that first got me into College Humor was when my boss showed me the Prank War series, a group of videos that chronicles the escalating one-upmanship of pranks between Streeter and Amir. They start out pretty bad, but as they progress they get more elaborate, and consequently, more hilarious.
The latest one just came out and it is very much worth watching, in a train wreck sort of way. If you can't stand that good 'ol second-hand embarrassment, though, this one is not for you. If you're interested, you can find the rest of the pranks in reverse chronological order here.