Mar 22, 2013

Friday Newsflash

Friday. Is. Finally. Here. I've had a bit of a weird week getting back in the swing of things. After Peru and the melee of SXSW, I'm glad to be finally settling back into my routine. Evenings at home, exercising, poodle time ... it feels fabulous. But, right as all that's been happening, my work life sort of threw up all over my zen. I got new projects and jobs this week, which I generally love, but can a sister just take a breath? So, I'm unwinding with mindless internet news... ENJOY!

1. Beyonce's new song. Too weird?

 It's completely badass and definitely worthy of Queen Bey, but it's a little weird to me. I'm going to love it like any thing else she produces (I'm looking at you, Blue Ivy Carter), but I'm not quite there yet. Her upcoming album, by the way, is titled Mrs. Carter. Ugh, SWOOON. In a strange and funny turn, Rush Limbaugh misinterpreted her new track as an ode to being a subservient wife, rather than a totally badass diva beeeotch. He's actually abhorrent. #idiot

2. Science Says: People get dogs.

A new study shows that people might just inherently understand canine emotions. Read all about the sciencey stuff here, but people were asked to identify different doggy feelings and got it right ALOT. Additionally, the people with less dog experience identified the emotions most accurately, hinting that we just naturally get them. This can only be further evidence that dogs are much, much better than cats. Right?

3. Quote of the week:

"I feel a sisterhood emerging around me. I'm less threatening now that I'm 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar. There's a sense of love and support. I feel really lucky." -- Egomaniac Gwyneth Paltrow

Really Gwyneth? Really? I feel like she's always just tooting her own horn about whatever she just learned to cook, or her Oscar or her fabulous best friends. I'm glad her tough road as an Oscar winner and superfamous person is winding down with love and support from her 'sisterhood'. GAG.

4. A man founded a religion based on the Big Lebowski

"Dudeism" is a thing. It's a grassroots religious movement based on "The Dude" of The Big Lebowski. If you haven't seen it, go now, run don't walk, and watch it. I'm a huge nerd for the flick (good quote mashup here, very unsafe for work). Anywho, this new religioun, which seems to be only kind of a joke, is based on the movie, Tao of Lao Tzu and Epicurus...those last two are legit religious figures, BTW. The founder says, "Following Dudeism helps you to keep in mind what's important in life, what actually makes people happy instead of what makes them insane ... simple pleasures are best and that less is actually more." It actually doesn't sound too bad.  Kind of makes me want a White Russian right now.

5. Ryan Gosling taking a a break from acting. GASP!

Yep, that's right. He's leaving our screens temporarily. He says, "I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does." Now that's just stupid. STUPID. He'll appear in one more movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, with his real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes (#luckyB) then take a hiatus. UGH. He better go Clooney it up in Darfur or something and make this worth our while. If you need me, I'll be watching The Notebook repeatedly until he comes back.

6. Just to send you into the weekend right, enjoy this video of Miley Cyrus:

I've been over her since she started. But I can't look away. I really can't.  I'm like oddly entranced by it. If I get famous, I aspire to throw on a onesie and entrance people. I guess she's engaged again, too. #apparentlynotoverher

Have an entrancing weekend! Put on a unicorn onesie and get down with your bad self!


  1. I like the story about dog emotions, but I wanna know, how did the researchers know what the dogs were actually feeling to know that people were guessing correctly?
    I'm completely devastated about cool!
    And Miley...I'm over her. And she needs to wear a bra in that video. Onesie or not...those things are out of control in that!

  2. Yep...all the evidence I needed. Dogs are better than cats. :) I heard about Dudeism on NPR a few months ago...I guess there is a book about it? But I had no idea there was also a movie...must watch now! Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. If Ryan Gosling thinks anyone needs a break from him, he's got another thing coming.

    It is a sad, sad day.


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