Weekend Open Thread

February 23, 2013

It’s the weekend, y’all! So I do hereby present a random potpourri of stuff that caught my eye.

First, my very favorite advice column: Thatz Not Okay. Caity Weaver at Gawker is KILLING it. Her response to the first question had me laughing like a loon. So. Very. Snarky. LOVE!

From Deadspin: The Haters Guide to the Oscars. I am a total Oscar geek and will be watching eagerly on Sunday night (saw 6 of the 9 Best Picture nominees, HOLLA!), but I stil l appreciated the snark in this article. For example, this passage on Amour pretty much captures the reasons I did not go out of my way to see it:

Amour: Hey everyone, I’ve got a great movie for you! It’s about two old French people in an apartment, and one of them DIES. Doesn’t that sound fun? This is the perfect movie-critic movie. Roger Ebert once said that, “No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.” BULLSHIT. Complete bullshit. I saw Kids, buddy. It’s a good movie, but I’d rather have that Casper guy fuck me in my sleep than watch it again. No, thank you. Movie critics are always like, “You can have your car chases and fighting robots. To me, there’s no greater suspense than watching Emmanuelle Riva wither before my very eyes!” I asked my mom, who is in her late 60s, if she wanted to see this movie and she was like, “Are you out of your mind? Why would I want to see that?” Whoa hey, you don’t want to see a terrifying vision of your possible near-future death? I guess there’s just no accounting for taste.

Here’s one more delightful reason to love our totally awesome FLOTUS. Srsly, I want to drink margaritas and eat chips and guac and gossip and dance with her. LOVE.

And finally, here’s a list of 20 sentences guaranteed to start an argument on the Internet. Among them:

6. Samoas are the best Girl Scout cookie.

12. New Orleans is lame.

13. Bacon’s all right, I guess.

So let’s come up with sentences guaranteed to start an argument in the mommy blogosphere! I’ll start:

1. I think parents who use the Crying It Out method are just cruel and I could never, ever do that to my baby.

(In case you’re wondering, I used the CIO method with both of my children. Worst mom EVAH!  😉

What are you up to this weekend? What’s on your mind? Chat away!