Television and movies are important to us, as a society, which is why that's what everyone's talking about this week.
Ryan Gosling quits acting
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that yesterday's video about Ryan Gosling Staring at Things was up at HuffPo because of Gosling's recent announcement: he's breaking up with us. Well, actually, he's taking a break from acting, but this definitely feels like a break-up, and it is not mutual. What did I ever do to deserve this misery? I guess I'm not entirely surprised by this news, since he's said before he's tired of looking at his own face. He also recently made his directorial debut with the film "How To Catch A Monster." But I still get to be bummed. In the meantime, I guess I'll just keep watching videos of him staring (see the one at left for his impressive work in "Drive"). Dearest Ryan, come back to us soon. xoxo, The World.
I have a 45 minute commute into work, sometimes longer, in my really old car, with no iPod hookup. To say I get tired of the Top 40 hits on the radio would be a severe understatement. So I always love when those hits are re-imagined in a new way that make me love listening to the song again. (That’s also part of what makes YouTube so great.) Here are a few of my favorites!
Suit and Tie
I’m pretty sure I post about Justin Timberlake almost as much as I post about Beyonce, so he’s obviously on my list of people I like. It hasn’t gotten too much radio play that I know of, at least not on the stations I’m listening to, so I haven’t gotten sick of the song just yet. Still, I think YouTube’s Tori Kelly does a pretty great cover of the song!
Taylor Swift said what about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey? And also, super-cute impressions of Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj.
I mentioned it briefly earlier this week, but it’s quickly become "a thing" that everyone is weighing in on. Back in January, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — AKA comedy royalty — poked fun at Taylor Swift and her dating record. (See video at left.) In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Taylor’s response to the joke was, "There is a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women." She didn’t outright say Tina and Amy were going to be punished for eternity for that one joke, but then again she kind of did. Whoops.
Following Taylor Swift's insult of two of my heroines, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I needed a pick-me-up yesterday. (Seriously, man, Tina and Amy are pretty much the most likable people ever and now Taylor and I are never, ever, ever getting back together. Tim says Taylor is now on his dunzo list. This is serious stuff. But Amy's response was on point and perfect as usual, restoring everyone's faith in humanity.)
Thankfully, Iron Man/Robert Downey Jr. came to the rescue, as usual. The official "Iron Man 3" trailer was released yesterday and it. looks. awesome.
An army of new suits! A new villain! Don Cheadle! People falling out of airplanes! Tony's desire to protect Pepper! Slow-motion explosions! Revenge! What more can you ask for? The only thing I'm unimpressed by is at 0:56 in the trailer some guy is using a flip phone to take a video.
I mean... who still uses a flip phone? Oh well, I'm willing to let it slide because everything else looks so great. April 25, where are you?
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.