Month: January 2009

People Got A Lotta Nerve

Obama is in and I couldn’t be prouder of my country. I watched the Inauguration online at my desk at work and had it playing for my entire shift. There is a beautiful and moving photo collection here that I highly recommend.

Some things I love about the Obamas:

  • The way Barack looked at Michelle while they danced, every single time at every single ball. You can tell from their body language that it’s not just for show like it is with other political couples (*cough* Clintons *cough cough*). He is constantly reaching out to take her hand, he pulls her close when they’re dancing, and that is so refreshing to me.
  • I will admire Michelle Obama forever for going through that entire day, (and it was a long day,) wearing heels. She stood for most of it, walked part of the parade and was still able to dance at the end of the night.
  • The way they have managed to inspire people all over the world. It felt like the whole world stopped to watch him get sworn in.
  • How Barack is pretty much the total opposite of our last president.
  • Their kids are down-to-earth and seem genuinely happy. They also sported J Crew when they could have worn just about anything.
  • The Hawaii connection.
  • Their first dance as the first couple was completely appropriate and to one of my all-time favourite songs, “At Last”. Even Beyoncé got choked up while singing and she’s usually all pro.

I can’t stop beaming when I think about it all. Nothing remotely political has ever caused this sort of reaction in me, so that’s got to say something.

Ninja-star tacks. Yes, I want some and so do you.

This 13 year-old girl is not someone you would expect to be a Rush fan. Or a ridiculously good drummer for that matter.

I don’t know anyone who actually hates Coldplay. You can not be into their music, sure, but I think most can appreciate them on some level. Their new video, I love.

I’m not sure how I feel about the Microsoft Songsmith. Interesting. Kind of cool. But WTF. You make the call.

 

On the other hand, I am fully digging new Animal Collective.

Also digging the new Loney, Dear.

That is all.

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Against All Odds – Phil Collins

We all know someone who is *shriek!* not all that familiar with Star Wars. Have you ever thought about asking them to summarize the plot based on what they know? Behold the hilarious results of just that.

I’m not sure how to feel about this commercial. All that squeaking is troubling.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why can’t I just lay around on a tropical island and get paid for it?” Well, now you can.

The hinge for the lid on my garbage can just died and I am shopping for an adequate replacement. This seems fantastic, though not available for purchase.

This five/one-man acapella version of the Legend of Zelda is pretty hip:

$500 for a 3-bedroom house? Typo? Nope, just the legacy of the Bush administration. Thank goodness that train-wreck is almost at its end.

One Last Woo-hoo! for the Pullman

Holy shit turds. I bet you thought Ben Gibbard and Jenny Lewis were the indie-rock couple to end all time. Well he’s topped himself and is MARRYING ZOOEY DESCHANEL. Fuck. Right. Off.

And speaking of Jenny Lewis, I had no idea she dated Jake Gyllenhaal. As if I didn’t have a love-hate relationship with her already.

But I don’t know, Ben seems to have Jenny on the brain…

Keep an eye on your man, Zooey! Jenny will give you a run for your money!