December Favorites: Cat in the Santa Hat, Letters to Satan & Good Mythical Moms

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December 2015 was full of fun, holiday themed pop culture feature articles and videos. There were so many YouTube videos on my favorites list that I had to cut some of them out just to avoid making this post too long!

Here are my favorites in pop culture for the month of December.

Favorite News Articles

1. The cat in the Santa hat. Pure torture.

2. Children’s Christmas letters to Satan. The worst spelling error EVER. I can imagine how fun this must have been to write.

3. New Girl season 5 teaser confusion. Because Jess’ broken legs were honestly the only thing I could think about throughout the entire clip.

Favorite Music

1. “Focus” by P’ARIS. This song’s lyrics are just so captivating, especially the first verse. I’m excited to hear what else P’ARIS has in store for us in 2016.

2. “UGH!” by The 1975. Just from this song alone, I can tell I like it when you sleep, for you are so peaceful yet so unaware of it is going to be amazing.

3. “Learning for Your Love” by Chet Faker ft. Marcus Marr. That guitar melody after the chorus sends me into a frenzy every time.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent came back with a vengeance. One does not simply attempt to take photos up someone’s skirt and get away with it.

💦Pay back💦

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2. “The boys” (Caspar Lee, Oli White, and Joe Sugg). Joe’s face in this Instagram is everything.

The boys

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3. Ava Gordy in blue. Simply. Gorgeous.

my dad got married so i wore this

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Chrisley Knows Best, “Sports Day.” I’m such a schadenfreude for laughing at Chase’s fall during the obstacle course run. 

2. Limitless, “This is Your Brain on Drugs.” Great. Now everyone is going to start getting shot and killed at the agency because of NZT.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Good Mythical Moms. Is it crazy that I actually think this would be a successful spin off?

2. Rachel and Colleen Ballinger’s awkward Christmas dance. I couldn’t handle the awkward.

3. New romantic interest in Joe Sugg’s diary. Young Joe was a hot topic with all the ladies, it appears.

Happy January!

September Favorites: Tanya and Jim’s Wedding, Mindy’s Hulu Premiere & Rhett’s People Watching

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September has ended and the end of the year is nearing. Gosh, where did it all go?

This month brought a ton of fall season premieres and amazing music from some of my favorite artists. Here are my favorites in pop culture for September:

Favorite News Articles

1. Legless model Kanya Sesser. Just goes to show you can’t let life beat you down. Make the best of any and all situations.

2. How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis is the first African American woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama. Wooohoooo!

3. Devious Maids gets renewed for season 4! It better! Pssshhh.

Favorite Music

1. “Can’t Feel My Face” (Cover) by Karmin. I was waiting for something awesome to happen in this cover and it did, and it was hella good. (see what I did there?)

2. “FOOLS” by Troye Sivan. Words cannot explain how proud all of YouTube is of Troye Sivan.

3. “Jaded” by Disclosure. I think this is the first song I’ve heard with Disclosure’s vocals and me really likey.

4. “I Can’t Be Your Superman” by Skylar Spence. I think I listened to this song like 100 times already since it came out. And what do you mean you can’t be my superman, Ryan?

5. “Automatic” by Zhu feat. AlunaGeorge. This collab is too much beautifulness for me to handle…

Favorite Celeb Intagrams

1. Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr are finally married! So happy for them ❤

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I have a wife!

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2. Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee at Jim and Tanya’s wedding. I just LOVE the scarf accessory on Caspar!

3. The boys are looking spiffy. It’s like they all just walked off the page of a men’s magazine and into the wedding party!

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4. Kisses and scruffiness. Is it just me or is Ryan Seacrest looking old?

5. Edy Ganem is pregnant! AHHHHHH! Looks like she won’t be on Devious Maids for a little while…

Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Mindy Project, “While I Was Sleeping.” I’m so happy this show didn’t die because of FOX. And OMJ engagement!

2. The Late Late Show with James Corden, Episode 77. Of course I’m going to be partial to this episode because I watched it live. And come on, BRADLEY COOPER DANCED. HOW COULD I NOT LOVE THIS?

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Rhett’s people watching while in the park. I can’t tell which of these three stories is the funniest.

2. Grace Helbig does Chester See’s makeup. He looks like an Asian girl!

3. Ballroom dancing on NYC crosswalks. This is the cutest thing ever in theory, but I wouldn’t want to try this during rush hour.

Happy October!

December Favorites: Wreath Witherspoon, Manspreading & Flash Mob Wedding

December Favorites

Another year has passed us by, the end-of-year celebrations have come and gone, and now, it is time for December favorites.

 

I promise to get this up by the 10th of every month. This is the latest I’ll ever post them. Please, find it in your hearts to realize that I was basking in the somewhat sad realization that I am now a responsible adult after graduating last month.

Here are my favorites in pop culture news, music, celeb Instagrams, TV and YouTube videos for the month of December 2014:

Favorite News Articles

1. Wreath Witherspoon. Mindy is a pop culture genius. I might consider making one of these for Christmas 2015.

2. Manspreading. It’s a male epidemic in the NYC subway system. So happy this is being addressed, even comedically.

3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is married. Congrats, man. Such great news to start the new year!

4. Misheard lyrics of 2014. Buzzfeed nailed it with the 2014 lists. How did anyone hear number 7?!

5. Korean Air nut rage. Talk about spoiled brat…

Favorite Music

1. “Earned It” by The Weeknd. Oh. My. Gosh. I am so in love with this song, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack!

2. “Riptide – Original Mix” by NTEIBINT feat. Birsen. This song is a weird juxtaposition between dark, melancholy vocals and bright bell-sounding synth.

3. “Handful of Gold” by Chela. Can we have a full length album this year, Chela? Please?

4. “Simple Science – Todd Osborn Remix” by Zero 7. This remix is brilliant.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Ellie angel. Can I have that dress?!

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2. Ian Harding eats…DOG? No, Ian. Dogs are a man’s best friend, not his food.

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3. Holiday class, Dorsey style. These two are adorbs.

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4. Meghan Camarena and Joey Graceffa’s vintage drama shoot. You’ve gotta check out the rest of these on the Strawburry17 Facebook page.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Mindy Project “Christmas.” Those interviews Mindy got for that reel she made for Danny were amazing. She should consider taking a few video journalism classes at Stanford while she’s there!

2. Pretty Little Liars “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas.” I’m really suspicious of Detective Holbrook. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that I think he killed Mona.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Flashmob Wedding. Stressful wedding plans aborted.

2. Link’s High School Gym Bag. I can’t believe Link kept that breakup letter. I wonder if she watches Good Mythical Morning…

3. Mike Falzone gives advice to a woman who’s been cheated on. For sunbathing. To hell with the cheaters.

 Hope your 2014 was awesome! Happy 2015!

October Favorites: Demi Lovato’s Engagement, “Froot” & Skittle Milk

October faves

It’s the end of October, and you know what that means…

Halloween and monthly favorites!

This month gave us a taste of the cold weather to come, but October’s pop culture and gossip was enough to warm us right back up!

Favorite News Articles

1. Demi Lovato is engaged. Who’s the lucky guy? A 5-year-old cutie named Grant!

2. Buzzfeed’s “35 Things That’ll Make You Reevaluate Your Entire Existence.” Best Buzzfeed list I’ve seen in a while!

3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s baby girl Wyatt has arrived! Can you guess which baby pic is hers?

4. This kid totally photobombed a Las Vegas newscast. And it was divalicious.

5. Long lost bird returns to British owner speaking Spanish. That was a very educational four year disappearance!

6. Obama meets a jealous boyfriend at the polls. That’s gonna be a story to tell the kids.

Favorite Music

1. “Froot” by Marina and the Diamonds. Farewell, Electra Heart. I just love the ominous opera-like vocals and reference to Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Definitely looking forward to her next album!

2. “Numb” by Nick Jonas. Can’t say I’m not digging his new R&B vibe.

3. “Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis. These guys have mastered the art of baby chipmunk voices.

4. Hellbent by Mystery Skulls ft. Snowblood. Even though I wasn’t that impressed by the album, I really love this pre-released track!

Favorite Celebrity Instagrams

1. Grace and Chester are official. I don’t care if it’s not confirmed. Can they just skip to the engagement announcement already?!

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Good morning. I am ready for the day.

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2. Even though Sarah Jessica Parker got in so much trouble for this, I think it’s adorbs.

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Look what I found promenading.

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3. Sawyer Hartman in film noir. Spiffy.

4. Work that flower Jesse. Werk. It.

5. Lucy the Twitter bird. I just love how creative her costumes are!

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This year I go as the Twitter bird.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. New Girl “Dice.” I can’t even begin to imagine what Jess would be like on Tinder!

2. Castle “Clear and Present Danger.” Can I borrow that invisibility costume for a day?

3. Pretty Little Liars “#WeLoveYouToDeAth.” I love how laid back the cast was in their interviews. I especially love how they brought back all the dead characters for the questions!

4. Mindy Project “Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-BFs.” I can’t believe she pretended to break up with Danny to get her taxes done. What even.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Rhett & Link’s Good Mythical Morning, “Will It Cereal?” These guys get too excited about drinking the milk from the Skittles test.

2. Taylor Swift’s Diet Coke kitten commercial. She’s drowning in a sea of kitties!

3. Mike Falzone’s Poppy Seed. Too much talent.

4. Meet PewDiePie’s mom and sister! Johanna and Fanny are too cool.

Goodbye, October, and Happy Halloween!