He was two years younger, but incredibly mature and fiercely intelligent for a high school boy. We both wrote for the literary journal, and we bonded over our mutual love of J.D. Salinger. I texted him on the day Salinger passed away.
“How are you holding up?” I asked.
“I’ve been crying a lot. But thanks for checking in,” he replied.
I was infatuated. Keep reading »
The sad clown with a golden voice named Puddles singing an absolutely awesome rendition of “Royals” by Lorde. The odd, but utterly amazing, music video was posted by Scott Bradlee, of Postmodern Jukebox fame. Watch the video on Huffington Post…
A clever guy by the name of Andrew Hales thought he would get Halloween off to a head start and show up to a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert dressed like Macklemore himself. The lanky blond arrived at the Maverick Center in Utah before the concert began, decked out in a Macklemore-style outfit of a hoodie, sneakers and sunglasses. Hales’ friends filmed him as he fooled fans into thinking he was, in fact, the famous rapper. The best part of the scheme was when he managed to talk security into letting he and his friends into the venue before the show started by insisting he was the performer. I am impressed! You have to admire this guy for his creativity. I’m also LOLing imaging how many fans uploaded gloating iPhone pictures of this guy to their social media thinking it was the real Macklemore. [MISS Info]
Happy Halloween from Britney Spears and her Madonna-esque faux-English accent, which she utilizes to recite the opening monologue of “Thriller” while cavorting, uh, creepily alongside green-screen ghouls and graveyards. I don’t completely understand what I’ve just seen, but Bert-Bert looks conscious, which is ALWAYS a good thing. [Jezebel]
“[A] lot of people see me as a role model, but I’d like to kind of turn that around and say I appreciate that but I’d like to be seen as an inspiration. Because a role model, I think, will fail you. I mean, I couldn’t tell kids when it’s time for them to try things or do things. I mean, that’s not my role. But, you know, it’s funny. I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, ’cause it’s such a strange world. Like females in pop — everybody’s getting naked. I mean, I’ve been naked before, but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. But it’s interesting to see … I’m not talking about anyone in particular. I’m talking about all of them. I mean, it’s, like, everybody’s so naked. It’s, like, put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it too. I’ve taken it off for — I’ve taken it out here and there. And I’m not necessarily judging. I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card, but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck, but I don’t always have to use that card.”
It’s so hard to know what to make of this interview that Katy Perry did with NPR.
Here’s my conflict, after the jump: Keep reading »