I don’t know what kind of People You People are. Are you Norah Jones People? I don’t mean three boxes of tissues and a bottle of Pinot People, I mean, damn Ravi Shankar’s daughter has a gorgeous, liquid smoke voice People. This is her contribution to the Ted soundtrack and it’s lovely. (Stereogum)
My dad sent me a link this morning and while we almost always disagree when it comes to politics, this is a candidate we can both believe in. (SnorgTees)
Word is that the Jimi Hendrix estate has not given permission for any of Hendrix’s music to be used in the new biopic starring Andre Benjamin. A lot of people are comparing this to a “30 Rock” plot line, but it made me think of Backbeat which is, to this day, a secret favorite of mine. (/Film)
If you’re into philosophy at all, even on the most superficial level, you’ll dig this insanely intricate graphic of the History Of Philosophy. (Drunks and Lamposts)
Claire Danes has announced her pregnancy today and CinemaBlend is here with the most pertinent and pressing reaction. HOW WILL THIS AFFECT* “HOMELAND?!?!” (CinemaBland)
In other news, Frank Ocean has followed Anderson Cooper out of the closet. Why is this important? Well even though I, in my elderly white person bubble, don’t know who he is, he is the “most high profile hip hop/R&B artist to go public with their homosexuality or bi-sexuality,” and that’s pretty rad. OREOS FOR EVERYONE. (The Awl)
Yesterday scientists sort of mostly confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson particle, causing science nerds everywhere to lose their collective sh*t. My favorite reaction? This wry smile from Stephen Hawking. (io9)
On the one hand, this Brave print is magical. On the other hand, I guess I’m supposed to put a spoiler tag on it? How long do we keep a lid on this whole thing? (Dark Ink Art)
Decidedly unmagical are all of the images we’ve seen thus far from Lindsay Lohan’s portrayal of Liz Taylor. I think Courtney and TK should have a fight to the death over who will drunkenly RTR it. (WG)
And though this layout looks much more IKEA than WalMart to me, I dig the hell out of this superstore that was turned into a massive library. In an era when library closures are the norm, it warms my hardened little heart to see such a creative space dedicated to books. (Galley Cat)
You’ve no doubt heard by now about San Diego’s little, ahm, problem last night. That all of their fireworks went off in the span of 15 seconds? Don’t worry, San Diego, it happens to a lot of cities. Regardless, this footage proves the crowd didn’t seed to mind one bit. Shock and awwwwwwwwwww. (Laughing Squid)
But if you were somewhere last night (drunkenly passed out, right?) where you couldn’t see any fireworks, here are some nice shots of the NY display. (Gothamist)
And, finally, because you’re maybe still a wee bit hungover from yesterday’s glut of freedom, here’s me, breaking all my rules, to bring you some pandas playing on a slide. Let their fuzzy frolicking soothe your fried brain.
*I did that right. RIGHT?!?!?!