Thursday, August 17

The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" In A Cappella Form Is Spectacular

Perhaps more than any band before them, the Beach Boys were incredible at harmonizing. One of the tunes that really shows this off is "Wouldn't It Be Nice," a song written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Tony Asher, though Al Jardine gets a rare shot at lead vocals.

The track is the opener of the iconic Pet Sounds album and features a variety of instruments that were unusual at the time, like accordions and a detuned twelve-string guitar. You won't hear any of those in this video, though – it's strictly vocals. That doesn't make it any less impressive, though. Check out those harmonies!

Saturday, August 5

Drink on the Go with Backpack Wine

Of all the alcoholic beverages one can enjoy, wine is among the least portable. It's pretty silly to bring a giant bottle and corkscrew with you, and yes, while boxed wine exists, it either gets warm really quickly or is tough to properly pour into your cup. That's a problem when you need wine RIGHT NOW.

Luckily, Chicago-based Backpack Wine is available for all of wine-on-the-go needs. The canned wine comes in Cheek Rose and Snappy White flavors, conveniently bundled in four-can packs.

Backpack Wines come from Wahluke Slope, a part of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. The cans are 250 ml apiece, which is about one-third a standard bottle of wine. As many restaurants fill four glasses per bottle, you're getting a very generous pour in each can.

The cans are unbreakable and completely recyclable, and the wine is tasty and refreshing. No longer do you need to lug out a big ol' bottle to get your wine craving while you're hanging by the pool, relaxing on a boat, mini-golfing, BBQing, playing whiffle ball, hosting a gala event, or whatever other summer activities you enjoy.

No matter the occasion, make like Backpack's advice: "Skip the Cork and Grab a Pack." Backpack Wine is available in grocery and beverage retailers all throughout the country, or you can do a lil' shopping straight from their website.

Monday, July 24

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Monday, June 12

Ice Cube Schools Bill Maher On His Language

Bill Maher recently said the n-word on his show, and naturally, there's been quite a bit of backlash. Maher has received quite a bit of criticism over the past week and there have been plenty of calls for his firing. Even as he said it, the audience responded with some groans. At the time, Maher kind of waved it off. He's since apologized, but his rationale for using the word in the first place isn't great.

On the latest episode of Real Time, Maher had regular guest Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who condemned Maher's remarks but also initially came to the comedian's defense. The two had a back and forth that was pretty light-hearted and jovial, and it seemed as if that would be it as far as addressing the issue.

Fortunately, Maher also had Ice Cube on as a guest to promote the 25th anniversary of his album Death Certificate. Cube was kind enough to share his insights on both the word and the mindset of using it. The end result is a powerful monologue that had a notable impact on both the audience and Maher himself. Hopefully, it will have a lasting effect. Well done, Ice Cube. 

Friday, June 2

Let's See a Show! New Found Glory

I've done a pretty poor job of seeing shows this year that haven't involved either my own band or my friends' bands. It's basically been taking my roomie to see Blink-182 – his first concert ever and he just turned 30, come on, man! – and rocking out to some AFI on Valentine's Day, though getting to experience "Reivers' Music" live the first time they ever played it was pretty delightful.

However, seeing New Found Glory on back-to-back days in Dallas and Austin has rejuvenated my concert-going experience, and it's because these guys put on one hell of a show. This summer, they're celebrating two decades of being a band with a "20 Years of Pop Punk" tour. While many album tours involve a band playing one album front to back, this one mixes it up – literally. Not only did New Found Glory play TWO full albums each night, they did so randomly. You never knew if the next song was going to be your favorite track off the album, and I loved it. I'm always on my shuffle setting anytime I'm listening to music anyway. I like to be kept on my toes.

The Dallas show at The Door was a pretty impromptu jaunt up I-35 to see the quartet perform Sticks and Stones and Catalyst in their entirety. While most of the crew I traveled with ranks Catalyst as their favorite album, I'm a slightly older pop punker, so Sticks and Stones is the one I grew up on. It'll always hold a special place in my heart, but even so, I'm not sure I was ready for the insane energy that overtook the entire room as soon as "Understatement" kicked off the night. That song's always been one of my favorite New Found Glory tracks, and if you don't like it I'm pretty sure you just aren't a big fan of smiling.

What's cool about a full album show is that you get a handful of tracks that you really don't ever hear live. It was cool to see a deeper cut like "No News Is Good News" in between "Sonny" and "Head on Collision," which are both played a bit more frequently (side note: holy moly "Sonny" was getting that crowd emotional). The band also dropped in "Happy Being Miserable," the first single off their newest record, Makes Me Sick, which came out last month, and it sounded just as well-rehearsed and spot-on as their classics. I was also proud of myself for remembering that "Ending in Tragedy" hadn't been played as the band took a little encore break – guitarist Chad Gilbert said that it wasn't supposed to be an encore, it was just to give drummer Cyrus Bolooki some rest after playing 24 songs (they played 27 in total). The guy next to me was telling his friend that they just needed to come back and play "Intro" from Catalyst and then close with "My Friends Over You." I said, "pretty sure they haven't played 'Ending in Tragedy,' either." He told me, "No, they played it at the beginning," and I nodded and said, "okay." Then when it came on he hung his tail between his legs and came over and told me I was right. It's one of those little moments that literally nobody cares about except me, but made me feel like I had won one of the B-level Price is Right games, like "Coming or Going" or "Master Key." It's not a new car or "Plinko," but it's something.

We also hung around in Dallas for the after party, which was kind of weird at first. Two dudes played a bunch of emo songs and jumped around and played air guitar and air drums while occasionally yelling things like "what's up, Dallas?" The songs were terrific early-2000s nostalgia, but still a little strange. At some point, they brought New Found Glory back out, and the guys took over on the 1s and 2s. Cyrus, in particular, played several great tracks, so maybe he's got a nice side career as a DJ in the mix.

The second show in Austin – at the always enjoyable Mohawk – might have somehow been even more energetic. For whatever reason, I found myself in the pit, which just had people going nuts in it. This one guy kept wanting to high five me, a girl told me "I'm going to get up on stage and give Chad a hug" – and then she did it! – and the whole crowd was singing along to every word. This set was Sticks and Stones and their self-titled album, which are probably my two favorites New Found Glory has put out. Special shout out to "All About Her," which is just quite the delightful jam.

I'll also note at both of these shows just how inclusive the band was to letting their fans have fun. People were stage-diving left and right, a girl leapt up on the stage to take a selfie with lead singer Jordan Pundik, bassist Ian Grushka wore a sombrero someone threw up on the stage, and my friend Liz even gave Jordan a hug and sang a line from "Head On Collision." Spectacular, and the fans loved it. As it should be.

Before these shows, I got to interview Chad for Paste Magazine. We chatted about the new record, music video fiascos, and playing at pool parties. Check out the interview here. And pick up a copy of Makes Me Sick. It's a great reminder that pop punk is still alive and well.

Wednesday, May 31

12-Year-Old Girl Goes On "America's Got Talent" and Absolutely Crushes It

Darci Lynne Farmer is a 12-year-old from Oklahoma City. She first discovered ventriloquism at church and decided she wanted to pursue it as a hobby. Her parents surprised her with a puppet on her 10th birthday to help her overcome her shyness. And my goodness was that a great move.

Farmer appeared on America's Got Talent with her rabbit puppet, Petunia. She explained she wanted to keep ventriloquism alive because it's "not very common." To the awe of the audience and the judges, Farmer and Petunia performed "Summertime" by George Gershwin. It was so impressive that Mel B used her "Golden Buzzer," which is apparently a free ticket to the final live show that each judge can only use once each season.

I have honestly never seen someone sing while controlling a puppet or dummy. This is incredible. Watch it and enjoy.

Monday, May 29

How to Write an Ed Sheeran Album

Ed Sheeran has been one of the bigger names in pop music over the past couple of years. With current hits like "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" dominating the airwaves, it doesn't seem like that's going to slow down anytime soon. You can either hate his tunes or embrace them – and if you choose the latter option, you can even write an album much like Sheeran would himself!

YouTuber John Fassold has dissected the key elements to every Ed Sheeran album, including bangers like a "hippity-hop acoustic ballad" and a "childhood song about being rebellious." Follow these steps and you too just might be able to release a record that's celebrated around the world. Enjoy!

Friday, May 26

Hanson Just Dropped a New Song, and the Video Has Mini Hansons

Hanson released a new song today called "I Was Born," and the music video is a delight. Shots of the band performing are interwoven with little kids singing along to the tune, as well. And, in natural Hanson fashion, this is a pretty catchy jam. Though the band plans to release a Christmas album this winter, this song appears to be a standalone track. Maybe it'll end up on another record later, but for now, enjoy!

Friday, May 19

Linkin Park Reacts to Teens Reacting to Linkin Park

Fine Brothers Entertainment recently shot a video of teenagers listening and reacting to Linkin Park songs. One of them was the debut single off their new album, One More Light, while others were jams from their first two records, Hybrid Theory and Meteora. The kids had a variety of responses, and at least one of the girls didn't even recognize it was Linkin Park until the end. Amazing.

Anyway, with One More Light debuting today, FBE decided to bring in a member of Linkin Park to react to those teenagers reacting to Linkin Park. If the whole thing sounds very Inception-like, you're not alone. It is pretty entertaining to watch Shinoda make little comments, though. He says he plans to never show his kids the "One Step Closer" music video, and that's probably for the best.

Sunday, May 14

Olympic Athletes Apologize to Their Moms

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Thanks for being patient with your children and for teaching us how to be humble...even if it takes a few people years to show it.

Friday, May 12

Blink-182 Reveal New Song That's A Love Child of Enema of the State and California

Blink-182 has been dropping new songs from the deluxe edition of California, the album they released last year (and the first featuring Matt Skiba). There's going to be a full set of new tunes on the deluxe album, which bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus described as "a lot of high-energy songs, punk rock, some more ballad-y songs, a little more electronic experimentation."

So far, Blink has released four songs from the deluxe version of the album. The latest, "Wildfire," is a mix of the band's newest and best-selling albums. From the official lyric video itself:

Think of your favorite song from Enema of the State. Now think of your favorite song from California. Now imagine them falling in love and starting a family of their own. That's what this song is.

There are definitely elements of both albums here, so that description might not be too far off. Either way, we've got a week until the deluxe edition of California drops on May 19. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 7

This Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Ad Is Incredible

With Mother's Day fast approaching, Kraft is putting a new spin on honoring mom. With 74 percent of moms admitting to swearing in front of their children, the company brought in mother, author and swearing expert, Melissa Mohr, Ph.D., to offer some kid-friendly sayings when the need to curse is just too strong.

And hey, if you lose it and go on a George Carlin-esque tirade, just feed the kids a little Kraft Mac & Cheese. That always helps.

Tuesday, May 2

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of his Son's Birth and Heart Disease

Jimmy Kimmel was noticeably absent from Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, which naturally got the world wide interwebs ablazin' with all sorts of conspiracy theories.

Naturally, the real reason had nothing to do with any kinds of wacky rumors. Instead, upon returning to his show, Kimmel revealed that his son had been born with a heart disease and walked the crowd through all of the emotions of learning that your son has a problem with his heart. This story does have a happy ending and his baby boy is healthy, though he'll still have to have multiple surgeries down the road. We're hoping all goes well and Billy lives a perfectly normal life.

Check out Kimmel's monologue from when he came back. It's a long one but well worth the watch. 

Sunday, April 23

SNL's "Basketball Scene" is Simply Magical

Jimmy Fallon hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend, and it had a handful of enjoyable sketches. Perhaps the most hilarious, though, was the very last one of the night. Fallon and Mikey Day serve as extras that are trying to simply play some basketball behind a dramatic scene starring Pete Davidson and Kenan Thompson. However, these extras don't really know much about basketball, despite having great experience like taking a sports movement class at Juilliard and starring in a recreation of Basketball Diaries 

Monday, April 17

Gabrielle Union Delightfully Roasts Dwyane Wade After Missed Dunk

Actress Gabrielle Union is married to Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade. Apparently, they were having a bit of a tiff at home – Wade left the seat up in the bathroom, and Union did not take too kindly to it. So when Wade blew this dunk...

...Union had the perfect response:

Either way, Wade can't be too upset. His Bulls stole Game 1 from the Celtics, 106-102.

Tuesday, April 11

Steph Curry Has a New Life Coach, and it's James Corden

Steph Curry has become one of the most popular players in the NBA over the past few years. Sure, a good chunk of that is because of his insane ability to shoot a basketball, but another part of it is that he's just so darn likable. Doing bits like this with James Corden doesn't hurt. See what happens when Steph and James hit the town to try and up the two-time MVP's game in other areas of life.

Monday, April 10

Wade Baldwin IV Has One of the Best Bad Beats of All Time

How fantastic is this? The Grizzlies were leading the Knicks 98-88 the other night, and Memphis's Wade Baldwin IV was dribbling out the clock. He walked over to the official and started chatting a bit. Who knows what they talked about, but as the clock ticked down, Baldwin launched a three-pointer from just in front of halfcourt.

It went in, giving Memphis a 101-88 win. Apparently, the crowd wins a free chicken sandwich if the Grizzlies score over 100 points in a home game – perhaps Baldwin (who's shooting 14.3 percent from deep this season) was just trying to help a few hungry folks out. The line was Knicks +12.5. If you bet on the Knicks, MAN, you were probably furious. But're betting on the Knicks, so that's probably your own fault. 

Tuesday, March 28

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Meets Sesame Street

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are one of the most influential rap groups in history, and Sesame Street helped pioneer a whole new era of children's shows. Naturally, the two must be combined. From creator isthishowyougoviral:

The cast of Sesame Street performs the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony classic, “Tha Crossroads”. Starring Grover as Bizzy Bone, Elmo as Layzie Bone, Cookie Monster as Krayzie Bone, and Telly as Wish Bone. This was, by far, the toughest song choice out of all the mashups I’ve ever created, but it’s one of the best rap songs ever, so it had to be done. Video by Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn. 

The end result is magical. Enjoy!

Monday, March 27

March Madness Press Conference Questions You Will Never Hear

This year's Final Four is set – we've got two teams who have never made it, one who hasn't been there since 1939, and...North Carolina. Hey, you have to have one stalwart in there, right?

In any case, Funny or Die has a delightful parody of the postgame press conferences that follow each matchup. It starts out harmlessly enough, though after a bit, the reporters gathered start asking some more peculiar questions. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 25

Florida's Chris Chiozza Hits Crazy Buzzer Beater Against Wisconsin to Advance to Elite 8

After some thrilling games on Thursday night, Friday's Sweet 16 games were fairly boring in comparison. UCLA/Kentucky didn't really live up to the hype (which is not too big of a surprise since those games rarely do), so we were left with Florida/Wisconsin as the final game of the evening and one last chance to give us some madness. And boy, did it deliver.

Wisconsin was down eight in the closing minutes and they tied the game on a crazy shot with 2.5 seconds left in regulation. Then, in overtime, Florida found themselves trailing by five with under a minute remaining.  They tied the game up at 81, then the Badgers scored on two Nigel Hayes free throws to get back ahead. NO MATTER.

Florida's Chris Chiozza raced the length of the court and hit a three, much in the same style as Wisconsin's end of regulation shot was thrown up. Just like that, we've got our first buzzer beater of the NCAA Tournament. WILD.

Tuesday, March 21

BBC Mom Spoofs the Now Famous BBC Interview

If you've been near the Internet at all over the past couple of weeks, you've seen the now famous BBC interview where a man's children walk in on him as he's chatting with a news anchor over Skype. It's quite delightful and a good reminder that we're all human and life is pretty funny sometimes.

Jono and Ben have taken the comedy one step further with their version of things, the "BBC Mom." She handles her children walking in, and also does some baking, ironing, and even defuses a bomb. Not too shabby!

Saturday, March 18

Weird Al Yankovic - Medium Rarities

"Weird Al" Yankovic dropped a video the other day announcing Medium Rarities, a 23-track collection of rare, unreleased, and other non-album tracks from 1978 to 2017 (40 years! Holy moly!). The video, created by TruScribe, is an homage to the traditional Mario games on Nintendo, only we've got a virtual Yankovic wandering around and collecting items from the course of his career.

Medium Rarities is a part of the 15-album box set, Squeeze Box: The Collected Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic, which will be released on November 24. Check out more about these packages here. Enjoy, and as Weird Al himself would say, "dare to be stupid."

Wednesday, March 15

Locally Sourced Joey Episode 36: Going Mad in March with Chris Hayes

Man, it's a good time of year. The NCAA Tournament is among us, which means it's time for fellow Miami Hurricane and resident bracketologist Chris Hayes to chat a little March Madness. We discuss our brackets, crazy upset picks, and chat about the incredible sense of humor the NCAA selection committee has. Listen along, won't you?

Monday, February 27

Breakfast Tea & Bourbon: A Novel That's Also a Treasure Hunt

Have you ever wanted to discover some buried treasure? Maybe as a kid, you'd take a prized possession, dig a hole in the backyard, and create an entire map to find it a few days later. Breakfast Tea & Bourbon by Pete Bissonette takes that to a whole new level. Not only is it an entertaining novel, complete with self-help tips and bourbon recipes, hidden inside the pages are clues to a treasure hidden somewhere in the United States worth $50,000.

"I printed out a big map, closed my eyes, twirled my finger, and pointed to a spot," Bissonette said. "That's where the treasure is hidden." 

For his part, Bissonette is not giving away any hints to where the treasure is hidden despite people's best attempts to get the truth out of him. He's enjoyed seeing how people have gone about searching for the treasure, which also includes a $5,000 donation to their favorite charity and 100 bottles of wine delivered to their door.

"A class of fifth graders is reading it as a class and sharing where they're going through the book," Bissonette said. "I've also heard from a North Dakota nursing home. If they figure out where the treasure is one of them will send their son to dig it up."

The novel is an entertaining read in and of itself – Bissonette suggests reading it at a leisurely pace the first time around, then go back and look for clues – but it also provides a few life lessons that we could all benefit from. It's something Bissonette has been practicing and advocating with his company Learning Strategies for more than 30 years. The company teaches people all over the world a number of things, including ways to improve memory, enjoy more success in your career, and eliminate behaviors like procrastination or self-sabotage.

Pete Bissonette
One practice that Bissonette really emphasizes is how to savor the moment. Taking a walk in the woods is one such way to just appreciate the beauty around us, but even more common things like really engaging in a conversation or not letting a distraction – say, people holding up their cell phones to record a song at a concert – prevent you from enjoying what you came to see. The book also provides the "Meaningful Rule of Toasting." If you've ever been to a wedding or other gala event where you need to clink glasses, you can relate.

"It's always so quick. We clink our glasses and we're already moving on to the next glass to clink. We don't make a connection with anyone," Bissonette said. "It can be uncomfortable, but make eye contact with who you're toasting. It makes it much more special. I like to bug my eyes out really wide – the person on the other side will then similarly bug their eyes out as a natural response and then we've made a connection."

Want to see some lessons from Learning Strategies in action? Once you purchase your book, share the proof of purchase on their website and you can get one of their "Paraliminal" releases, a technology that helps you make changes, whatever they may be.

Check out a copy of Breakfast Tea & Bourbon – who knows? You may just find yourself digging up a treasure worth more than $50,000. And if you want to send a few dollars or a bottle of wine my way, I certainly won't complain. Cheers! 

Sunday, February 26

Moonlight Wins Best Picture After La La Land Is Announced As Best Picture

Well, I guess this is why people watch the Oscars. Taking a page out of the Miss Universe pageant, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the winner of Best Picture for the 2017 Oscars. The card said "La La Land," so Dunaway made the proclamation that it had won.

As they celebrated onstage, the La La Land folks realized they had actually not won, and Moonlight, in fact, took home this year's Best Picture. In an incredibly gracious display, they invited the Moonlight team up onstage and presented them with the award. Beatty, who took an awfully long time to read the card, came up to the microphone to explain why: the card had actually said "Emma Stone, La La Land." The pair had the card from the previous award for Best Actress. It was mass confusion, and made the end of the award ceremony a little more entertaining than in years past. This is also the second time in less than a year that a major award has been announced incorrectly. We can do better than this, America.

Tuesday, February 21

Greg Maddux Pranks Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant is getting back in the swing of things after helping the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. But even he's not impervious to a good ol' prank. In a promo for Red Bull, former Cub Greg Maddux donned an impressive disguise and then took to the mound to fool Bryant. Turns out the sound guy's got a pretty good curve!

Friday, February 17

Bad Lip Reading: 2017 NFL Edition

Are you sad that the football season is over? Fear not, "Bad Lip Reading" is back with another edition of the NFL season, and once again, it is incredible. All your favorites (and probably least favorites) are in here: Cam Newton, Tom Brady, and Clay Matthews just to name a few. And they're all saying ridiculous things. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 2

Lexus End Zone Anthology Features Lil Buck Performing Touchdown Dances

Try as they might, the NFL cannot take away touchdown celebrations. Sure, you get fined or flagged for just about anything you do other than spiking the ball directly into the ground or dunking it over the goalpost, but it's still fun to see the creative ways players will give up 15 yards for their team.

Lexus knows what I'm talking about, as they've partnered with Lil Buck to showcase 16 of their favorite touchdown dances from the NFL's storied history of celebrations. Maybe we'll see one of these pulled out on Super Bowl Sunday. If nothing else, I hope YOU dance when the team you're rooting for scores. Enjoy the game, everyone!

Saturday, January 28

Snap Kitchen: Making Delicious Meals a Snap

I have a bit of a confession to make: my office is about a mile from a Snap Kitchen location. My two-year anniversary at the company is coming up, and every week someone talks about heading to Snap and asking if anyone wanted anything from there. Somehow, this always fell on a day when I had already brought lunch (or had already eaten), already had lunch plans, or was working from home.

Today was different, though. I would be a stranger to Snap Kitchen NO LONGER. After a particularly rousing Escape Room-esque game at the Seventh Room in Austin, TX, I found myself craving some food. Fortunately, one of the seven locations in Austin was right nearby, so I headed over.

Upon walking in, I was greeted by a cashier who asked me if I needed any help. "Why yes I do," I replied, explaining it was my first time and not knowing what the heck I was doing. I appreciated her guidance in picking out a few items for me, though all of the items in Snap Kitchen are nicely labeled, with ingredients listed right there for you. Gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan, the sugar detox I'm doing currently, or no diet at all, you can mix and match to your heart's content. Meals are chef created, dietitian blessed, and made from scratch every day in a local kitchen.

The dietary restrictions are clearly labeled, as well. So if you are doing, say, a dairy free diet, meals are easily color-coded and marked so that you know what you're getting into. It's as simple as scooping up some meals, bringing them home, and heating them up. Or, for things like salads, you can eat them as they are. Why would you want a warm salad, anyway?

I really enjoyed the organization of Snap Kitchen. I know I'm not alone in wandering around a grocery store for hours on end, looking for peanut butter or a jar of spaghetti sauce or something else that's not in the aisle it should be in. You don't have any of that nonsense here. It's a real simple deal.

Of course, while the idea of healthy meals is nice, sometimes the taste leaves quite a bit to be desired. That's not the case with Snap Kitchen. I popped my dish into the oven (a microwave also works) and within minutes, out came a delightfully vibrant meal, ready to be me, by me.

I gave three dishes a try. Check out the whole menu here, and let me know if you find a new favorite!
  • Naked Beef – grilled and sliced petite tender, with snap peas and roasted cauliflower
  • Naked Chicken – grilled chicken, roasted cauliflower, and garlic snap peas
  • Hot Chicken – Baked hot spiced chicken thighs with collard mac and cheese, lightened up with butternut squash
I like to consider myself a gourmet chef, but between you and me, I'd much rather have the prep work taken out for me and simply work my oven or microwave (now THAT I'm a pro at). The fact that I can do that to create a really tasty meal and one that's healthy? That's pretty terrific.

I'm glad I finally made the trip to Snap Kitchen. They really do make healthy eating a snap. Heck, you can probably even fool some of your friends into thinking you did all that cooking yourself. It'll be our little secret. Find the closest location to you right here.

Oh, and for my Chicago friends – check out the Snap Kitchen app, where you can get these meals delivered right to you. I know I sure wouldn't want to go outside during the winter if I can stay cozy and have food brought to me.

Monday, January 16

Mark Hamill Reads Donald Trump Quotes as The Joker

Oh man, this is fantastic. Mark Hamill recently released the first two of his #Trumpster series, which is him reading Donald Trump quotes in character as The Joker. Hamill hasn't been subtle about his dislike for Trump and this is a clever way to express his disdain. H/T to Matt Oswalt who gave Hamill the idea, and of course, to Hamill for pulling it off. Looking forward to additional entries into the series.

Sunday, January 15

Michelle Obama Surprises Fans Recording Goodbye Messages to Her

Michelle Obama has been a fantastic First Lady. She's worked hard to improve the physical health in this country, improve our educational system, and has shown women everywhere how to carry themselves with dignity, class, and grace.

I'm not alone in feeling this way. The Tonight Show had fans record goodbye messages to the First Lady, and they're incredibly heartfelt and touching. The best part? Michelle and Jimmy Fallon are backstage watching people record their messages. When they're finished, they get greeted by Michelle and Jimmy. And everyone's reactions are wonderful. Check it out, and thanks Michelle. We'll miss you.