I finally watched this commercial after about fifty of my friends linked to it. So chances are, you've seen it already. If not, behold the impeccable comic timing and clever catch phrases of Dollar Shave Club.
Ah, Wegmans. I miss you.
Loved The Muppets. Loved reading about Bret McKenzie writing the songs for The Muppets. I'm going on seven days of having those songs stuck in my head (in a good way).
I knew someone was going to show me how to do my hair in a Katniss braid! Is this hairstyle showing up everywhere in the US yet??? I can't wait to try it.
Downton Arby's. Ha ha. [HT Lili]
Here's an interesting Mormon-focused article about baby names. The name story in the third-to-last paragraph is one of the most bizarre name-related things I've ever heard.
I was really excited to watch this video of AUS Global Day 2012 to see if our family made an appearance. Then I remembered that when the camera was on us (by the Syrian ice cream cone vendor) I happened to be in the middle of sternly refusing an ice cream cone to a whining Miriam. So no wonder they didn't include that footage.
Everything I read in this article I already knew from watching Veggie Tales (but it was an interesting article).
The story of the California Iraqi woman being killed is a bigger news deal than Trayvon Martin over here. I'm glad I can access American newspapers online to keep up with what is going on. I read this article in the NYT and I cannot for the life of me get over this passage:
For Deanna Smith, a retired teacher who brought her 12-year-old granddaughter to a march for the Martin family in Atlanta this week, it is merely about standing up against racism. She also brought a big bag of Skittles. She does not mind that the company is making money from her purchase. The cause is more important.“He was so innocent,” she said. “Just getting candy from the store.”And after the march, they ate the Skittles.“There was no reason to let candy go to waste,” she said.
Is that supposed to be poignant? Or funny? Because it kind of made me giggle. (Just that part of the article, nothing else.)