By: Hannah Cook, Editorial Director
1. That Mitchell and Webb Look
I’m not just saying this because 50 percent of my blood comes from the London, England (Hey dad). I’m saying it because it’s true. The English know how to make a person laugh. It’s not that Americans don’t, but there’s something so delightfully sarcastic and bizarre about British humor. Ever heard of Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Yeah, you have, and it probably made you laugh before (or maybe after) you realized that it was the perhaps the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen.
It helps that the British are also a rather unattractive group of people. Gotta love those teeth.
Anyway, I discovered That Mitchell and Webb Look after discovering Peep Show on Hulu. Peep Show is about two painfully sarcastic and goofy roommates living a painfully sad life of denial. And it’s hilarious.
That Mitchell and Webb look consists of the same two guys but instead, they play many different roles in many different skits. This is the best one.
2. Something for Somebody Somewhere, Andy Hull’s blog
Manchester Orchestra was that band for me—The band that I discovered at 15 and decided “aint nobody else can has them.” Well… they may be playing on the same radio station as Kings of Leon now (and playing on a radio station in general) but they still have a small place in my heart. That being said, it’s nice to keep up with them every once in a while, and frontman Andy Hull’s blog is a good way to do so.
Oh my gosh, dudes in bands are like, so funny.
3. Little Baby Girl—the Internet sensation
Did you really think I would make it through this blog without mentioning LBG?
If you don’t know, Little Baby Girl is my guinea pig and she’s a chubby sassy squatch. She has her own Facebook fan page as a public figure. I wanted to make her, her very own Facebook page, but Facebook didn’t think “Little Baby Girl” sounded like a real person’s name, so they didn’t let me. Anyway, she’s at about 41 likes right now, but I’m trying to make her an Internet sensation.
Reddit didn’t love her, but maybe you will.
4. The Sagan Series
Gotta give props to my boyfriend for this one. The Sagan Series is presented in nine parts on Youtube and every single one is incredibly stimulating, both visually and mentally. Carl Sagan’s handsome voice asks questions and provides insight on the idea of traveling to other planets.
For simplicity’s sake, let’s keep it at that. Above is the last of the segments called "The Humans," and it might just be my favorite. It helps that "The Album Leaf" is playing behind it.
“Should we solve those problems first, or are they the reason for going?
5. "Anti Anti" - Snowden
Snowden has been one of my favorites for a while, ever since I saw them open up for Colour Revolt about five years ago. It’s sad though, because they haven’t done much since then besides release an EP (although it is a kick-ass EP. Slow Soft Syrup—check it out).
I’m not entirely sure what the hiatus is all about, but I do know that they’re one of the few bands who I can deem original in some sense.
“Anti-Anti” is one of their first hits off of the 2006 album of the same name. It’s jumpy and progressive and just wonderful.