Day: MADE. The Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles has teamed up with the West L.A. Children’s Choir, Shia LaBeouf, and songwriter Rob Cantor — who you may know from the “29 Celebrity Impressions, 1 Original Song” video that went viral this summer — to create a performance simply titled “Shia LaBeouf.” The song narrates the viewer’s daring, bloody escape from “actual cannibal” Shia LaBeouf, complete with interpretive dance.
It’s better than words can express, really. You’re welcome. [Nerdist]
Hell yes to our incredibly smooth President. Remember that time that he totally owned the birthers at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner literally a day before Osama Bin Laden was tracked down and killed? If you don’t, enjoy it. It’s hilarious.
Anyway, if he can keep his cool under a situation like that, it’s no wonder he can crack jokes when someone starts acting silly to him while he’s trying to vote. President Obama went to the polls early in Illinois yesterday and was heckled by a man named Mike Jones, who told the President not to touch his girlfriend, who was in the booth next to Obama. “I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama responded, then began talking to the woman in question, Aia Cooper. “Now you’ll be going back home, talking to your friends about this. ‘I can’t believe Mike, he’s such a fool.’” Keep reading »
Taylor Swift is apparently Diet Coke’s new spokesgirl, and in this new commercial, she spends her afternoon surrounded by an ocean of kittens. Her own cat Olivia Benson even makes a cameo at the end, and if I’m being honest I’m totally twitching from wanting to pet all those little furballs. Meanwhile, Taylor’s other cat Meredith receives zero TV airtime and is totally getting the shaft. Sigh. It’s tough to be Mer. [Celebuzz]
I’m not going to lie, male friendship is a mystifying thing to me. Whenever I overhear dude friends having really personal conversations, I feel like I’m hiding behind a bush observing a unicorn. Most of my best friends have been guys, and specifically straight guys, but our friendships have always taken on a different tenor than their friendships with each other. Like, I know that guys can be kind of vulnerable with each other, but again, only because I’ve overheard it, not because they’re publicly open about it in the way that women are — really, are allowed to be. Keep reading »
YouTuber Todd Kenreck of Invader Boom has begun a documentary series on cosplaying called “Cosplay Boom,” the first episode of which has been released and future episodes of which depend on Kenreck’s fundraising efforts through crowd-funding site Patreon.
The first episode is really, really cool: It’s titled “Origins” and it’s a series of interviews with cosplayers and costumers on the subject of how they got into cosplay. You’d think that the biggest trend in their answers would be “I’m nerdy,” but really it’s more “This is so much fun!” There are people who cosplay because they admire the characters they’re cosplaying, and there are people who just like to dress up in costumes. (The gentleman dressed as Carl Fredericksen from “Up” is 100 percent my favorite.) Keep reading »