Things I’m Loving

Weekend Links / Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
One of Jeff's orchids is in bloom! You don't even know the excitement.
One of Jeff’s orchids is in bloom! You don’t even know the excitement.

Broad City. Two episodes in, I was totally rooting for Ilana and Abbi, two hot-mess twentysomethings played by show creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Huffington Post calls them “stoner heroines,” but there’s a lot more going on there. Catch up on Comedy Central or Hulu.

“9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do to be More Creative.” Morgue visit, anyone?

ALDI. OK, I’ve avoided this discount grocery for years because of the whole “put a quarter in the cart” thing, but that was before I started eating two or three bell peppers a day and so much more produce. So Alison and I did some veggie reconnaissance there a few days ago, and WHAT WAS I WAITING FOR?! A 3-pound bag of apples for $2? Avocados for $1 each? Next time, I’m going to remember to take some bags with me and wipe that place out.

Probably the Greatest Attorney Ad of All Time (and, yes, it’s really real):

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. If you’ve got even a thimbleful of curiosity about the world, you’ll dig this series. It has amazing visuals and a really great storytelling style. The segment on how our eyes evolved? FASCINATING.

Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society.

Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon doing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Aweema-wep, aweema-wep.

“Teens React to Nirvana.” This Fine Brothers video, with teenagers watching Nirvana videos and answering questions, is amazing. “What the fudge?!”

Bethany Hamilton, the surfer who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack, WINNING the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro. People are amazing.

And 10-year-old me peed her pants over Kevin Bacon’s Footloose entrance on The Tonight Show: