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today is a google holiday, hooray!

    

Today’s Google Holiday: 2010 FIFA World Cup. As you no doubt have noticed, there’s been a pretty popular soccer tournament going on for the past few weeks. Today was the final, which I faithfully watched (read: pretended to watch while I read a book and took mini naps). I decided I was rooting for the Netherlands, because they wear orange, and because they seemed a little more like the underdogs. Unfortunately, my arbitrarily-chosen team lost 1-0 in overtime. I’m clearly devastated, and I’d like to make it known that I’m happy to comfort the Netherlands’ goalie in any way he sees fit:   

    

UPDATE:  So Iker Casillas, Spain’s goalie, didn’t seem as attractive to me during the game (though he did earn major points for being all weepy after they won. Oh, SPORTS). Turns out I might have jumped the gun. I think I like him better now, based on this adorable video embedded in a Gawker post. In the video, he gets emotional and then kisses his girlfriend who happens to be the reporter interviewing him. Um, hi. Perfect.

What I was Googling: josh ritter. Phenomenal singer/songwriter. I’ve known a few of his songs for a while now, but I’m starting to get more into him courtesy of Heather Browne over at I Am Fuel, You Are Friends. It’s my new favorite source for all things music, and this interview made me love both Josh and Heather even more. Take a listen to Josh’s “Good Man”:

 

   

And speaking of Google Holidays, I missed one a few days back: 

   

July 6’s Google Holiday: Frida Khalo’s 103rd Birthday. Again, with the celebrating birthdays of dead people. Stop that, Google. 

What I was Googling: rick steves. Love the man. 

[Posted by Mallory]

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youtube clip of today: friggin’ twilight.

As much as it pains me to give one more second of publicity to the Jersey Shore kids, I feel obligated to post this… I did chuckle a bit. And as BuzzFeed put it, “Snooki’s acting shows way more range than Kristen Stewart’s.” See for yourself, readership!

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youtube clip of today: bp spill.

Brilliant! That is all I can say about that.

In other BP related items, the geniuses over at AutoTune the News made a new video with Barack’s ass-kicking comment.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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lady gaga’s alejandro video. sex. yawn.

Gaga’s new video for “Alejandro” was released today on the Youtubes, and I just had to watch it. (Me and my roomsies are huuuuuuge fans.) From the very start, let me just say that I get a leeeetle irked with musicians who are so popular they think I want to watch a 9+ minute music video of them lip syncing (“Thriller” excluded, obvi.). Before I go on any more, feast your eyes on this!

This is one of those things where you have to sit back and wonder– is she trying to make a social statement or is she desperately trying to remain culturally relevant by being weird?

First scene: a commentary on gays in the military? Also, she looks like Johnny Depp.  Then there is the usual shocking scene that is sure to get every “pro-family” group (hey, did you see THIS?!) denouncing practically everything, where she simulates sex in nude undies! Yawn, Gaga. It’s been done. Cue the religious symbolism montage! A commentary on the oppression of women in the Catholic church, or a “Like a Virgin” rip-off? COME ON. Annnnnnnd then she is a fembot. Normal. That’s happened before, too. To sum up the rest of the video: sex, sex, gay men, sex, allusions to religion, sex, Gaga trying to have sex with gay men, fembot, obligatory rockstar scene with cool side angles and sun glasses, Gaga ooh la la, machine gun boobs, ambiguous social conflict scenes, sex. Oh, and sex!

I think I have some Gaga-trying-to-shock-me fatigue. But that song sure is catchy. ALE-ALE-JANDRO. ALE-ALE-JANDRO.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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six degrees of john mayer’s manhood.

Thank you, GQ, for this brilliant and way too entertaining chart. (Click to enlarge)

I love how it connects Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Remember that?

[Posted by Kathleen]

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belated roundup of some google holidays!

Hi guys! GUESS WHAT?! I OFFICIALLY GOT GRADUATED! After three hours of wearing polyester and sitting in the most miserable heat (let’s just say my “friend” who was sitting next to me kept saying things like, “Um, Mallory, the sweat is dripping down your legs. Again.” And I was like, “Want me to wipe it off with my hand and rub it on your face?” And he was like, “Want me to MURDER you?” Stuff like that…), I was given a diploma and partied the weekend away with my parents (who are cooler than me) and my friends (who agree that my parents are cooler than me). Point is, with all of the chaos leading up to the big graduation day, I missed a few Google holidays. Without further ado:

That day’s Google Holiday: 170th Birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Insert some cool facts about ballet here.

What I was Googling: NOTHING, OKAY? I was in a hurry to get a screen shot.

That day’s Google Holiday: Mother’s Day. Yay! We all love mamas, although I also love Anne Lamott, and she wrote a great article on why she (a fellow mama) hates Mother’s Day.

What I was Googling: keep calm love blogs

That day’s Google Holiday: Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversary. This was easily one of Google’s best. It was a real game, and come on, who doesn’t have fond memories of playing Pac-Man at the local pizza shop? (I might be confusing my childhood with the movie version of my childhood, but I did love that game.)

What I was Googling: crumping. Turns out, it’s krumping. Thanks, Google!

And speaking of Google, remember how much I love Google’s predictive feature? Whelp, I stumbled upon another excellent one, and I thought I’d share:

Never fails. Have a good Monday, everyone! (I know you will, because you’ve already said your daily affirmation.)

[Posted by Mallory]

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