For the past couple of days, I’ve been feeling like the internet was this megaphone for the terminally stupid.
Facebook inspired this ire….because, well…it’s Facebook.
I came across someone who genuinely believed that Ato Essandoh (D’Artagnan in D’jango) was actually torn apart by dogs and killed because Leonardo DiCaprio willed it so (apparently, dude is super method) and because racism.
I don’t deny that the US has issues when it comes to race, but dude – fucking really? This? Just…no.
(For the record, Essandoh is fine and just starred that show Elementary on CBS. If you’re working in close proximity with Lucy Liu, I’m gonna go ahead and say you’re doing alright.)
Then, I came across a former acquaintance whose entire life philosophy seems to be a pastiche of bumper sticker wisdom, conspiracy theory paranoia and pseudo-intellectual bullshit about seeking the capital T truth.
You wanna handle this one for me, Jean-Ralphio?
Internet is my boyfriend and I hate when we fight but this morning, we made up and now, we’re back to good again.
So, here’s a bunch of stuff I love (holy shit) and I hope you love it too:
This story about Howard’s Fried Chicken in Chicago. The food sounds great but the exchange between cashier and client just kills me:
Cashier: I have an order for six chicken dinners!
Customer: That’s for me.
Cashier: Is that for here or to go?
Customer: Excuse me? You think I’m going to sit here and eat six chicken dinners by myself?
Cashier: Bitch, I don’t know your life!
This incredible Spanish guitar cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It which makes me wanna run away to Spain and hang out in the sunshine while drinking tinto de verano.
This post from The Pigeon Gazette which features a number of my weaknesses – puns, cute animation and Lil’ Jon.
This comic about a mermaid and a unicorn falling in love.
Bar Amo Super Nachos which seem to be created with love, scientific precision and pomegranate seeds.
24 Hours in Nashville with Alex Thomopolous which is a great start because I’ve been banging the drum about visiting Nashville for a while now and this just added to the cacophony. I’m hoping to visit over the holidays, listen to lots of live music and eat a shocking amount of biscuits.
These images of the Hotel Nord Pinus in Tangier, Morocco because I want to go to there so badly. Guys, I’ve had the most vicious wanderlust lately.
This picture of astronaut Leland Melvin and his two rescue dogs.
This video of a Shibu Inu swimming. So, the love of my life is a Shiba Inu and watching this video fills me with such pride that I can’t refrain from babytalking to the screen – “You’re doing it, little pumpkin! You’re swimming! Who’s a pretty girl? Who’s a little mermaid?” It’s ridiculous but I kinda don’t care because dogs are the best of all things.