To Cake! The Cause Of and Solution To All Of Life's Problems.
Greetings and salutations you hep cats and smitten kittens! I know you’ve seen some changes here on the P. Love and I want to set your troubled minds at ease. Link wenches may come and link wenches may go, but our love of Allie Brosh will remain ever steadfast. Here’s her latest (posted yesterday) if you’ve yet to see it. (Hyperbole and a Half)
And, on the complete opposite end of the classy spectrum from yesterday’s Shackleton Whisky, we bring you whisky in a can. Too bad it doesn’t come in a Trenta size. (Eater)
Alright you typeface nerds and general malcontents, Princeton University conducted a recent study that points out the (gasp!) benefit of fonts such as Comic Sans. I know, I know. Click the link once you’ve stopped shaking with rage. (Salon)
Are you still angry? Here, have a Helvetica cookie. There, that’s better. (Typography Daily)
Coachella has just announced their line-up for this year’s festival. See I’m not a legit hipster, nor one for festivals, so my favorite part about these announcements is picking out the best band name. Right now it’s a dead heat between “The Bloody Beetroots” and “Joy Orbison.” (Coachella)
I know how you little monkeys like to be know-it-alls. We few, we happy few, we band of bothers. Here’s some more trivia (food-themed) you can plague people with. DID YOU KNOW CARROTS USED TO BE PURPLE? Me neither. (Today I Found Out)
So Regis is retiring from “Regis and Kelly.” I cannot believe these people (Larry! Oprah!) have the effrontery to leave these shows I don’t even watch. I can’t be bothered to learn a whole new set of names, damn you. (Celebitchy)
In case you missed it, it’s been snowing a lot. Some NY lad decided to go cross-country skiing in Prospect Park and stumbled across a film canister. He had the film developed and is trying to track down the photographer with the power of youtube. I love these “Power of Youtube” stories. I also love the part where he tries to guess the nationality of the people in the photo based on, like, their hair. I do that all the time. Do you know these for’ners? (Gawker)
Loath (LOATH) as I am to agree with Glenn Beck on anything, but he may have a point about excessive violence in Philadelphia. Some Philly guy shot his friend…in the chest…OVER A PIECE OF CAKE. Also, the cop quoted in this article used the technical term “Bang! Bang!” It’s no “Bling! Bang!” but it’ll do. (NBC)
Okay, I know I oughtn’t crumble to the slavering hordes who cry out, “MOAR CUTE ANIMALS! WHITHER THE LOLCATS?” But these monkeys are very cute and there is enough science talk in the article to make me feel comfortable with myself and my principles. (National Geographic)
I rarely watch “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” because sometimes I choose sleep over larffs, but I love catching up with his sketches the next morning and I really dig the excellent use he makes of having The Roots as his in-house band. Here’s Steven Tyler (who’s sold out, yes yes) doing “Walk This Way” with Jimmy doing one of the whiter Run-D.M.C. impressions you’ll ever see.
Joanna Robinson has some friends who let her play Rock Band at their house and you better believe there are fancy scarves tied to their microphone. If you want to jam with us sometime, you’re going to have to pay your dues on the drums. Set up a play date here: [email protected]