2013 - where you at!?
CAULIFLOWER ARE THE NEW B-SPROUTZ!
In 2012, brussel sprouts made a Mickey Rourke sized comeback. We doused them in oil and bacon and called them king of the veggies. 2013 is a whole new legume game. Rourke and brussel sprouts took a back seat to the most aryan looking veggie there is.....the cauliflower. We made it into pizza crusts, we curried it, we roasted it, we souped it. We gave it a makeover and set it free on the culinary runway and it shed it's pasty white tree trunks for all to enjoy. Mazel, Cauli.
You can't have a year end pop culture countdown without mentioning the queen of the scene Ms. Miley Cyrus. I think on some level she served as both a cautionary tale for youngins and their sexuality by creating a benchmark for grossdom, but for me she was also an inspiring catastrophe. I'm pleasantly surprised that I can still be shocked and I love it. I may not want to emulate her as a 31 year old married old bittie but I'm going to hold her up in a cultural trust fall while she blasts her brand of crazy cause I believe in pushing the needle on the norm.
THE FALL OF FACEBOOK
Are we in stage three of the downfall of facebook? So many ads, so many links. I miss the old days of inappropriately shared feelings and photos. I miss the good old days of tagging photos without a forced hand. Stalking exes is only sporadically fun now, only little nuggets of the true potential of facebook eek through. I had to give up twitter for a few months but I can see a migration in my future. Currently, Insta is my pleasure and I feel the most comfortable and myself there.
WELCOME TO THE POPE PARTY
Is anyone just like super into this pope? Gay rights tweeting, selfies. I Get it, Francie!
BOB ODENKIRK FOR CLASS PRESIDENT
In one year we saw the magic man kill it on Breaking Bad's final season and get his own spin-off, front the sketch comedy show The Birthday Boys on IFC, and then take a dramatic turn in both The Spectacular Now and Nebraska. Can we give this man a key to our city yet or what? He owns me. I will follow him, follow him wherever heeee may gooooo.
CRITICAL ANALYTIC THINKING EXPLOSION
So.....we've come pretty far I think. The hottest most trafficked articles being shoved around the internet this year are from a website called waitbutwhy doing some really relatable things like telling us the social science behind naming, proving why millennial have happiness issues. I think it's great to share a common conversation on the internet that isn't always about stupid shit (arguably started by me).
DEATH OF THE SITCOM
Name me ONE above average prime time network OR cable comedy sitcom from 2013. Parks and Rec is the only borderline still sometimes funny comedy sitcom. If you answer Modern Family I don't trust your taste. You are settling. You only like it out of obligation on your DVR. I promise you haven't laughed out loud in years. Mindy is awesome but not consistent. New Girl is meh. How I Met Your Mother feels like a web series with no funding. Everyone in CBS is a mess. Brooklyn Nine Nine is eeeeeking out something but I'm not sure if it will last. In my time of crisis and need I turn to the classics...let's go on a Season 1 bender of Happy Endings.
Never has the bro-mance been so alive and appealing. Here's a few I picked up along the way and even may have coined myself - keep em coming, kids!
Welcoem to the BRO-deo (okay that was bad)