Things That Made Me Go, “Hmm…” – Week 22

Here it is. The moment you’ve been waiting for ALL WEEK. You’re welcome, Blogosphere. You. Are. Welcome.

  • This happened this week:

I find it fundamentally strange that people are more upset about the hypotheticals regarding a new law in Indiana than they are about 147 Christians being brutally slaughtered in Kenya… for being Christians. What exactly does that say about our priorities as Americans? Seriously… what is the matter with us? Just because we’re protected from such horrors means it doesn’t matter?

  • Here is a video of Prince Harry flying in a World War II Spitfire:

Aside from the fact that “Spitfire” is the single best name for an aircraft ev-ER, here’s what I find annoyingly weird about this whole thing. If you’re going to write a story highlighting the dude’s charity work (The flight was for promotion of the Spitfire scholarship which offers training for wounded servicemen and women… which is AWESOME), then please do so. But does the story need to reflect our obsession with “celebrity” to such an extent that we write the following stupid headlines? “Prince Harry Gleefully Laughs and Cheers During Spitfire Flight” (from People). Or “Watch Prince Harry Whoop with Delight as His Spitfire Rolls in Top Gun Moment” (from the Mirror). “News” like this makes my head hurt, and headlines that use phrases such as “gleefully” and “whoop with delight” make my head hurt even more. Make the story about the charity work, not oohing and ahhing over well-known people acting like normal human beings because… really? Just… STOP.

  • Rotary phones are the bomb. Children who grew up without rotary phones are sad individuals. That being said, watch these sad individuals try to figure out how to text with a rotary phone.

And if you watch it through to the tail end, you’ll get these little gems:

  1. “I wasn’t born in the 40s so…”
  2. “I love old technology. I’m a fan of plastics”
  3. What is a long distance call?  “Letters?”
  • Someone decided to make a chocolate sculpture of Benedict Cumberbatch. First of all… every time I hear that name, I become inexplicably enraged because I can’t figure out if that’s the name of a human being or a dessert or an Anime character or some historical reference to an obscure military battle fought during the Revolutionary War. Benedict Cumberbatch? What is that? That’s totally made up. Right? Like Kim Kardashian’s ass… not even real.
  • This also happened this week:

Oh, Manuela. You are awesome. (I love how she hides behind the sign in horror.)

Okay, kids. That’s all I have for you this week. Over n’ out, good buddies.

But lastly… A Happy Easter to all!

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Things That Made Me Go “Hmm…” – Week 21

Okay, let’s just get to it, shall we? First, for the harrible, terrible, very bad, no good stuff.

  • I know I’ve said it numerous times, but apparently it needs to continually be brought up because it’s reaching new and dangerous heights. What is with the recent Anti-Semitism? Is this Nazi Germany? Is this 1933? WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?! It’s everywhere and for some reason, NO ONE is talking about it because, “Meh. It’s just the Jews. Who cares? Been there, done that.” We can get all up in arms about Indiana’s most recent legislation but the growing Anti-Semitism around the world is somehow irrelevant? Why are we not talking about this?
  • For instance, even “celebrities” (if you can call her that) like Lena Dunham feel the need to jump on the Anti-Semitic band wagon and write absolute garbage like “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz”. And then magazines like the New Yorker publish the garbage as though it has literary merit. Really? REALLY?! (You can’t see me, but I am literally trembling as I type this because I am so outraged…) Lena Dunham is a classless, bigoted, troubled young woman (have you read her book?) who has no business spouting such garbage for others to read. If I never hear her name again, I will be a happy girl. (And yes, I’m disgusted that I possibly gave her even more notoriety for posting about this, but not posting about it was not an option.)

And now to counter the harrible, terrible, very bad, no good things, there is this:

Penguins in Sweaters.

Photo from Huffington Post.

Mind. Officially. Blown.

  • You know what else is adorable? This:

Seriously? How adorable is HE?!

  • And lastly, because we all need a good laugh after the garbage that kicked off this post, there is this. Because I know I struggle daily with figuring out how to spell this silly word that continues to mock me with its bizarre spelling. Silly English language.

That’s it for me, peeps. Over n’ out, good buddies.

Dr. Seuss?!

So, remember how I totally and completely freaked out about the news that Harper Lee’s sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” was finally getting published?

Well, now there’s THIS.

They found another manuscript by Dr. Seuss written somewhere between 1958 and 1962. It’s called “What Pet Should I Get” and it’s coming out July 28th.

Excuse me while I go scoop my brains off the floor because my head just EXPLODED.

SERIOUSLY? In a matter of WEEKS, two of my all-time favorite authors are coming out with NEW BOOKS?!

Is this even real?!

I’m not sure I know how to process this information… The book nerd side of me is all…

OH MY GAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH!

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING….

DO YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH I ADORE DR. SEUSS?!

This has seriously been the BEST MONTH EV-ER for the literary world.

Just.

No words.

Just….

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

This sort of visceral reaction is just further confirmation that I’m the nerdiest geek of all time.

Admit it, you love me.

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So, about those taxes…

Okay, okay, okay. I know I should be finishing my taxes instead of posting on here. But, in my defense, I woke up and there were all these fantastic headlines and stories that would be shameful not to comment on. And if I don’t comment on them, I won’t be getting a lick of tax work done anyway because I’ll be too busy obsessing about them since I didn’t get a chance to comment on them earlier. So, really… it’s for my own good. Plus, I have the head cold from hell, so who I might as well have some fun before I DIE.

*sigh*  Life is hard.

Anyway… so about those stories…

  • Um… This Kid Theater with Michael Keaton and Jimmy Fallon is FANTASTIC. If you need a good laugh today, watch this. It’s totally worth it. “No. Your name is Thomas.” Hysterical!
  • This kind of garbage makes me insane. As in, do not show these kinds of things to me unless you want me ranting about them non-stop for the rest of the day. I mean… seriously? Looks like Anti-Semitism is alive and well in Europe! I hope we’re all okay with that…
  • Lastly, whenever Marie Harf opens her mouth about anything, I do this:

I mean, you gotta think even Obama is like, “Really, Marie?” Seriously. How is she the state department spokesperson? He may want to revisit that decision. I’m just thinking out loud here…

Whew! Okay! Got that off my chest… Thanks. I’m going to go finish my taxes now…

Or not. Whatevs.

HARPER LEE’S SECOND NOVEL?!

Um… WHAT?

So, I leave to go have coffee with a dear friend of mine, and while I’m away the whole literary world explodes with the biggest news in a very, VERY long time? What is that about?

My inner book nerd is TOTALLY freaking out about this.

This. Is. Epic.

HARPER LEE IS COMING OUT WITH HER SECOND NOVEL.

You know… the author of To Kill a Mockingbird? My favorite book of all time?

Her second novel. Finally.

WHY ARE YOU NOT FREAKING OUT WITH ME?!

This is HUGE.

On the outside I’m all totally normal.

But inside? I’m all…

If you have not read To Kill a Mockingbird, I’m pretty much ordering you to get it from the library, the local bookstore, or Amazon RIGHT NOW. (Here. I’m even providing a link for you. That’s how awesome this book is.) It is the most exquisitely crafted story of childhood and social justice and race relations and the loss of innocence… and it’s funny and the characters are complicated and… simply put… It. Is. Brilliant.

SQUEEEEEEE!!!!

Best. News. Ever.

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Things That Made Me Go “Hmm…” – Week 13

Okay, so it’s been a full week of nothingness, and yet I’ve managed to wrangle up a few fun interesting  “Hmmm…” inducing topics for this post. (Also, some of the topics are on the more serious side, so if you don’t feel like being serious, read it anyway.)

Are you ready? Okay, I don’t really care if you are, I’m going ahead with it anyway. Try and keep up this time, okay?

  • Normally, I try to stay away from politics, BUT… this whole Mike Huckabee thing is really starting to annoy me. The dude needs to figure out whether he wants to be a pastor or a president. IF he’s running for president, his job is not to convert people. It’s not a theocracy, dude. Stick to the issues. Seriously. And yes, I know the news reports are always slanted, but the words that are coming out of his mouth are pretty embarrassing, so just… no.   (Also? How cool is Megyn Kelly?)
  • Okay, now that that’s out of the way, have you guys seen this video of sons cat-calling their moms? No lie. Hopefully, they’ve learned their lessons, but it’s still pretty hysterical to watch.
  • KIIIIIIIITTENNNNNNN BOOOOOOWLLLLLL II !!!!  (Said in Oprah’s give-away voice.) Okay, I’m not watching it (are there actually people out there that watch this???), but I’m not watching the Super Bowl either(I mean, as long as I can’t root for the Packers to lose, I don’t really care who loses…), so… looks like I’m renting some movies tonight.
  • The following, because you know it’s true, even if you can’t admit it to yourself.
  • And this e-card that I found on Pinterest. You know… in honor of Black History Month. Even though I’m fairly certain it makes me seem insensitive, it still made me giggle.

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Okay, that’s all I got, peeps. Enjoy the Superbowl/KittenBowl/MovieNight/AnyExcuseToEatCopiousAmountsofFoodAndNotFeelGuiltyAboutIt. I know I will.

Things that made me go Hmm… Week 10

Okay, here we go. I’m just going to jump right in.

  • This post by the always awesome Lisa Arends about being blamed for your divorce. (Not her being blamed for your divorce. You being blamed for your divorce. When it wasn’t your fault. You pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down? Or did I just confuse you further?)
  • This… because you know it’s true.
  • And finally, this. Because these are my thought-processes after every single social interaction I have. I may have a smidgen of OCD.

That’s all for this week, peeps. Enjoy the weekend. Catch you on the flip side… whatever that means…