January 7th, 2011
What’d We Miss 1.7.11
It’s Friday. You’re stuck at work. The boss has already left because he managed to invent a volleyball tournament his daughter is playing in that he just can’t miss. You’re left to pick up the slack… or as we like to call you, a “slacker.”
That’s ok, because we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of links to articles and various time wasters from around the web that you can serve as a filler for the next few hours. And just because you asked nicely we’ll add our own brand of snarky commentary to each. Don’t say we never did anything for you.
- Last week we posted our favorite albums of the year. Gorilla Manor by Local Natives took the top spot. This week they appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform “Wide Eyes” (even though the Late Night blog post gets the title of the song wrong). Just another validation as to why you should take our opinion as the Gospel According to Houston.
- Take a look at this documentary “The Mona Lisa Curse” which you can find on the mental_floss blog. It’s a story about how art ceased being art and became an investment. Makes you appreciate having a place like the Menil in Houston. It’s time to make a trip and dive into the Rauschenberg collection they have.
- The above video went viral this week. Ted Williams has since become the official voice of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, appearances on the Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and was reunited with his Mother. Who said that the internet was just for porn and pwning noobs? It has got its benevolent side too.
- Richard sent along a link he found via a Black Sheep tweet that we’ve been having a bit of fun with. It’s a single-serving Tumblr called Never Said About Restaurant Websites. “Why would anyone want to skip this intro? I think I’ll watch it again.” Never said by nobody ever. Black Sheep followed up with a blog on the subject. Read, restaurateurs.
- If you know me, you know I am partial to “Cool Runnings.” Therefor, I’m glad that Sanka’s insult makes the cut on “The Other 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time.” Plenty of language unsuitable for work in that one. Beware.
- “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” You are wrong, sir. That is in fact a pipe. And a surrealist’s pipe at that.
- Hey, Mr. Inflatable Snowman. Would you mind toning it down a little bit? Get that stupid grin off your face and stop waving at me. I’m not going to wave back. [An open letter at McSweeney's]
- Comic Sans makes everything better. [Cyanide & Happiness]