Interspecies love stories always make me squee, but the friendship between Mr. G, a goat, and Jellybean, a burro, made me SQUOB. (Squobbing, a word I just made up, is when you are squeeing and sobbing at the same time because something is equal parts adorable and heartwrenching.) Mr. G and Jellybean were both rescued from a hoarder’s home earlier this year and were taken to live in separate animal sanctuaries, despite having spent their whole lives in each other’s company. Mr. G was so depressed about being away from his ride-or-die bestie that he was refusing to leave his stall or eat, spending his time writing bad poetry and listening to Daughtry. (I’m kidding about those last two, although Daughtry does provide the background music to this video.) It was clear these two soulmates needed to be together, so Jellybean was brought to live with Mr. G at Animal Place in Grass Valley, California. The minute Mr. G heard Jellybean arrive, he started to perk up and within minutes of being reunited, Mr. G was back to his usual goat self. SQUOB!!! [Huffington Post]
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this holiday weekend!
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HOLY. SHIT. WHAT. THE. HELL. JUST. HAPPENED.
The season two finale of “Hannibal” was, hands down, one of the very best episodes of any TV show I have ever watched. I was stunned almost the entire time — by the beauty, by the writing, by the subtlety, by the violence, by the turn of events and by the “conclusion.” Spoilers after the jump. Keep reading »
We knew Elisabeth Moss played the president’s daughter on “The West Wing” and Jon Hamm once promised a lady a “fabulous foot massage” on a now-cancelled dating show. Thanks to this BuzzFeed, we now know that the rest of the “Mad Men” cast has been under our noses this whole time. Well, if you watched that “Buffy” spin-off “Angel,” anyway. [YouTube]
Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But what if host Neil deGrasse Tyson took a few bong rips before jetting of in his Spaceship of the Imagination” to show us how ”fucking rad space is”? It might look something like this. [TIME]
In case you hadn’t ever noticed, Will Ferrell and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers are practically twins. But do their similarities extend beyond the physical? Can, say, Will Ferrell drum his balls off like Chad? “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” wanted to find out, so Chad and Will stopped by for a drum-off. What’s next? A sing-off between Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel? Yes please!
When a horrific tornado damaged the community of Cedarville, Ohio, local news station WHIO went to the scene to cover the damage. Weatherman Rich Wirdzek was filming a segment about the devastation when he heard loud mews for help coming from a kitten buried in the rubble. Wirdzek warmed up the kitten in the station’s news van and eventually set out to locate his owners. WHIO later found out that the kitty had been one of several born in a barn belonging to the Dobbins family, who live in the area. The barn has since been destroyed, but this little nugget miraculously made it through the storm. Two of his siblings were also found alive. His family previously thought he didn’t make it, and I can’t imagine how overjoyed they must have been when they heard he was okay. He and his siblings have been named Twister, Storm and Lucky after the ordeal. It’s so comforting to see something sweet come out of such an awful experience. Rich Wirdzek and his team are total heroes! [Jezebel]
Tired of your current indie-rock playlists and completely dissatisfied with the artists Spotify is suggesting you listen to? Take a breath. We’ve got you covered. With festival season in full swing, we can’t think of a better time to compile a list of our favorite new indie bands you should check out—before they end up headlining Coachella next year.
For those who consider yourselves true audiophiles, you might already be familiar with a couple of our picks. No problem. Your indie cred is still in tact. (Whew! That was a close one.) So let’s not ruin it for some of our newbie brethren who’re discovering these artists for the first time. After all, if you’ve never heard them before, they’re new to you! Keep reading »