I was going to launch into a long list of reasons why Tom Hanks is awesome " you know, mentioning his involvement in everything from incredible animated films like "Toy Story" and "Polar Express" as well as some of the most classic films of all time, like "Forrest Gump" and "You've Got Mail" — but no. I don't have to.
The thing is, you already know who Tom Hanks is, and you know he's seriously awesome. So here's one of my favorite things Tom Hanks ever did instead! Here's a video of him in a skit on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show where he spoofs "Toddlers & Tiaras."
Tom Hanks, man. Others shouldn't even try to compare.
Are today's boy bands better or worse than the boy bands of the '90s? Buzzfeed has 63 reasons why 90's boy bands like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98 Degrees and the like are far superior than One Direction, The Wanted, and Big Time Rush. I won't say one way or the other which way I lean, I'll just let this post about awesome singles released by '90s boy bands speak for itself.
Backstreet Boys are the best selling boy band of all time (I hope you are imagining Kanye West saying this), with 130 million records sold. I will never get tired of their choreographed dance moves or cheesy love songs because these five boys were my first loves, even though they're all old and married now. BSB released "I Want It That Way" (video at left) in 1999, and it broke the record for most radio station adds in its first week (it had 165). I actually know so much information about them I could write a book. Obscure things, too, like favorite colors. I'll leave now.
This week we’re impressed with some superhuman basketball skills, moms dancing, and singing goats. Things keep getting weirder.
NBA player Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, scored a whopping 54 points against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden this week. According to Mercury News, Curry joined "an elite group" of players who have scored 50 or more points at Madison Square Garden. What's even more impressive is that the night before this performance he put up 38 points against the Indiana Pacers. I’m lucky if I can make one basket, and that’s at Chuck E. Cheese, so I’m majorly impressed.
"Psych" fans like me have been waiting what feels like forever for the show to return. It left us almost a whole year ago and we’ve been waiting for new episodes since. The wait was long and painstaking and it felt like a pop culture hole was missing in our hearts. And honestly? We missed the hijinx of fake-psychic-detective Shawn and his sidekick, Gus. Here are some of the reasons why we were so excited for the show’s seventh season premiere last night.
The show's premise is a little silly, but "Psych" tries to show viewers the showrunners don't take themselves too seriously with funny things like Shawn’s never-ending list of nicknames for Gus. Some of my favorites: Galileo Humpkins, Ovaltine Jenkins, Chocolate Columbo, and Felicia Fancybottom.
As a follow-up to yesterday's post about one-person theater shows, this video of a one-person band is pretty impressive.
Meet 9-month-old baby Rex, who is in the first-ever (probably) one baby band. His dad writes, "[O]ne morning my little (9 month old) guy was looking for some fun, so we set up the camera and let him get his hands on some different equipment. He loves making sounds, and even smiles when he watches the video. I planned this as a series, and we're already coming up with some ideas for PART 2, stay tuned!"
For now, here's Rex, who officially plays more instruments than I do. (I can play a mean hot cross buns on the recorder, though!)
Man, I never get tired of cute videos on the internet.