31 January 2013

beyonce to the haters: "FUCK YOU"

  "Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper soundcheck, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud. So I decided to sing along with my prerecorded track which is very common in the music industry," she explained. "I'm very proud of my performance." 

 And then there was the question as to what she would do at the halftime show, which is under more intense scrutiny following the inauguration scandal. "I will absolutely be singing live," she said. "I am well-rehearsed. This is what I'm born to do." Beyoncé almost seemed to welcome the controversy: "I love haters," she said. "No shame. No hate." any questions?

quit it, bey.

some more souper joel tease.

keekerz speakerz

i just wanted to tell you guys that the new tegan and sara is 11 biscuits. this one's the one i keep putting on repeat. but they are all good. give it a listen, and tell me your favorite.

joel, watch this.

NFL players talk about Beyonce

eric berry is in there. this sort of cracks me up. via.

goodbye rudy gay

the grizzlies traded my 4th favorite player today to the toronto raptors. goodbye rudy gay. you were awesome and you will be missed. the good news is that we might actually be better without him. via.

30 January 2013

get ready

just a few photos of beyonce's souper joel prep:

if you only read one internet article today.

make it this one, starring the nashville zoo's newest addition, noah the baby tapir, whom's life they saved at birth.

(there are like a million more pictures.)

NEWSFLASH - people like guacamole

(not you kelly howard) but according to nymag, people really really like guacamole and order it frequently at mexican restaurants.

guacamole is priceless.

but why does it cost so much?
Even though Mexico has an array of vibrant salsas, complex moles, and deeply nuanced adobos, there is one dish that graces nearly every Mexican menu in New York: fresh-made guacamole. As Empellón’s Alex Stupak says, “Margaritas and guacamole are the marquee products for most Mexican restaurants in the U.S." Diners love it, of course, but surely restaurateurs must love it, too: A cheap, easy-to-make dish that customers are almost universally unable to resist is the kind of high-profit product that business owners count on.
Maybe that's why many diners experience guacamole sticker shock in New York's high-reaching Mexican spots: the latest splashy opening, El Toro Blanco, charges $12 for a single order, or $24 for a double order. At Empellón Cocina, and Taqueria, it's $12. Fonda, where it's served with fresh-made tortillas: $11. Toloache, where it's served in three varieties: $13. Rosa Mexicano: $14. Dos Caminos: $14 (though you can get a crab-and-chipotle version for $18). (via)

today in, "did you know i'm gay"

gomer pyle (jim nabors) was just married to his partner of 38 years. what, you didn't know he was gay? you mean you barely even know who that is? doesn't matter, he is GAY .

are you going to watch The Americans?

it is a new show kind of like homeland that is going to be on FX and it has felicity and the gay brother from brothers and sisters as russian spies or something. i'm going to find a way to watch this one. read a review here. it starts tonight.

gabby giffords speaks at congressional hearing on gun control

"be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you." (via)

don't mind me one little bit

m just gonna... ok.

g.animalz spirit animal

thx flim

the bone zone

The Boneyard, aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, accumulates retired aircraft for maintenance and parts. Directed by Andrew Breese, this video from the U.S. Air Force's Airman Magazine pairs beautiful time-lapse video of the Boneyard with interviews with retired pilots. (via)

29 January 2013


The Transportation Department has finally realized that drivers don't even see those "Don't Honk" signs littering the streets, let alone obey them, and hopes to have all of them taken down by the end of the year, the New York Times reports. (via)

i counted 7 honks while posting this.

thx phil!


which team has the most footvols?

this is how i choose who to root for when the titans aren't in the souper joel. the verdict:

the san fransisco 49ers : zero footvols
the baltimore ravens : one footvol

not great in either case, but there is a clear winner. that's two points in the ravens' column so far!

the more you know:
this year, tennessee tied the record for having the most former players in the pro bowl at six. (the other teams that tied don't warrant mentioning. you've probably never even heard of them.)

they are some of our favorites: eric berry, dustin colquitt, arian foster, peyton manning, jerod mayo, and jason witten.

with the exception of pey pey, all of these guys played at UT when i was a student. those were our salad days...

daily ri ri

rihanna is "designing" a fashion line for river island with her costume designer adam selman

gd it, marnie.

i want to like you, but the more i learn, the more difficult it is.

don't date john mayer.

don't do it.

the ravens play cornhole

i guess i know who i'm rooting for on SoUpEr JoEL SunDAE

America's Dowager Countess, Cissy Houston

via context

it's new music tuesday!

here are some new albums that came out today:

tegan and sara - heartthrob

local natives - hummingbird

ducktails - the flower lane

and now the nations of the world, brought to you by yakko warner

28 January 2013

these jerks took my joke to a whole 'nother level

excuse me ladies and gentlemen!

music video monday continues

this time from a couple of our neighbors:

mykki blanco - kingpinning (shot in wburg. see if you can spot joel in his grizz hat)

grizzly bear - gun-shy

its end-of-30-rock week ;(

here's everything kenneth's ever told us about where he came from.

"this is an old parcell family recipe, but i like to replace the union solider meat with boiled potatoes."

diet coke break

19 years ago. new

Booth Jonathan, Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, Andy Samberg, and someone else sing DJV's theme song.


puppy has no spatial reasoning


'sbout gatdam time

Chipotle will open its New Haven branch next Tuesday, Jan. 29, a representative for Chipotle has confirmed to the News.
Finally, Chipotle is opening within walking distance.  I know guac is extra.

kendrick lamar was excellent on SNL this weekend

adam levine was not.

on sunday chris brown punched frank ocean in a dispute over a parking space

The internet hates Chris Brown and loves Frank Ocean. How do you think this is going to turn out? Chris Brown is an idiot to keep getting into fights with beloved R&B artists. He is a hot head with serious anger management issues and Rihanna needs to watch her back. Hit me twice, shame on you! via

 In unrelated news, BRANDY! SHOW ME THE NOTE!!!

new song and new video from the knife

new album out april 9th

26 January 2013

thx internet

here's the video that gif is the only funny part of the video.

25 January 2013

bo obama is in the snow and looks great


charlie is a good doggie

with a special trick

mystery solved : 30 rocky top edition

boy, oh boy, do i have an article for you. a query that has been pestering me for years came to an exciting conclusion during this morning's commute. let me begin at the beginning.

on november 15, 2007, i was watching 30 rock. you probably remember. it was the episode guest starring edie falco as a democratic congresswoman from vermont, with whom jack has a tryst. in one of my favorite scenes in all of 30 rock history, the two are conversing at a party, and the following dialogue ensues:
ALEC BALDWIN [to bartender]: I'll have a white rum with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime.
EDIE FALCO: Wow. I never would have pegged you for a University of Tennessee sorority girl.
[EDIE FALCO exits]
BARTENDER: Sir, here's your "Nancy Drew."
ALEC BALDWIN [looking offended]: For men it's called a "Hardy Boy."
LOL, right?

i've always been curious about how this honor came to be bestowed upon my prestigious alma mater, and i assumed i would never ever ever know.

then, i was watching last week's 30 rock episode, in which jack and liz travel to his mother's home in florida after her death. there, they learn that the woman believed to be her housekeeper is actually her live-in lesbian lover. spoiler alert retroactive.

while attempting to confirm their suspicions, the woman drops the following line on her way to heat up a pot of blue gatorade for them:
"I DVRed a documentary about the woman who designed all of Pat Summitt's blazers."
LOL, right?

anyway, i texted fellow 30 rock aficionado thomas wilhelm that i thought there must be a UT alum involved in the writing over there. this was no coincidence.

speaking of coincidences (!!), you may remember yesterday when i alerted you to the latest episode of alec baldwin's podcast in which he interviews lena dunham. i listened to it on the subway last night, and they mentioned a guest from a couple episodes ago, paula pell.

she is a writer on SNL, and lena had some very complimentary things to say about her. i still had that episode on my phone, so this morning, i gave it a listen. alec reminded us that she was mentioned in tina fey's book, during a story about how tina once fought to keep this kotex classic sketch, written by pell, in an episode. they also played the audio from her tylenol BM sketch, in which alec appeared while hosting.

in the midst of their conversation, which was pretty entertaining, alec asks paula where she went to college. first of all, what are the odds that he asks that question. second of all, THE ANSWER WAS THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE.

i followed up with a little more research at my desk when i got to work and confirmed that she has done some writin' for 30 rock.


(follow @perlapell on twitter)


15,000 crocodiles escaped from a farm in south africa. now they are running wild! what is it with animals today? am i right?

these dummies got themselves captured. more than likely by a man like this:

what the what?

there is a dolphin in the gowanus! just swimming around in all that muck.

he looks pretty happy. I hope he doesn't end up like sludgie...

zach randolph is an ALL STAR

everyone's favorite big ol grizzly bear will be joining the western all stars at this year's game in houston. WAY TO GO Z BO!

important tina turner citizenship news!!

Those famous legs will soon no longer be the famous legs of an American: Tina Turner is handing in her U.S. passport and becoming a Swiss citizen. It's not quite as nefarious as Gerard Depardieu's exodus from France — though inevitably comparisons will be made, Fox News — since, according to the AFP, the Tennessee-born singer has lived in Switzerland since 1995, when she moved along with her partner, Erwin Bach, a German record executive. (via)

puppy bowl live stream

Streaming live video by Ustream via

"don't worry, the album is ALMOST done"

there were two "don't worry the album is ALMOST done" news items out this week:

1) D'Angelo- According to Questlove, the comeback album we're all waiting for is 99% done and should be submitted to the record label in February. It is supposed to be an instant classic.

2) Jenny Lewis- her next solo album is 80% finished and will probably be out late 2013 or early 2014. She just needs to write a few more awesome songs. Also Rilo Kiley is never ever getting back together, so forget it.

you think youre cold?

at least youre not in chicago (wait, are you in chicago??) where this building froze after the firefighters put out a fire that was inside. brrrrrr

starting line-ups for puppy bowl IX released

copper is my vote for most valuable puppy. who's yours?

24 January 2013

don't act like you weren't wondering.

nscience cured aids!

jk, our nscience didn't but some other nscientists in australia might be on the right track, according to an article a sort of friend from high school posted today on his Facebook wall.

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nscience said the study is "crap"

please welcome : fivla and vitamin!!

The cardigan-sweater-wearing Shetland ponies are the official ambassadors of VisitScotland's new campaign celebrating Year of Natural Scotland. (via)

mad men, season 6

premiering april 17. ;(

lena dunham on alec baldwin's podcast

"I used to be really into Rihanna, that pop star, and then it's like -- again, I don't want to ever throw stones from my glass house -- but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna. Like, you know, she left Barbados, she's had this amazing career, she's won a Grammy. . . She's talented. And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I'm 95 years old." (via)

18 January 2013

thomas wilhelm showed me this video he and starla made together

i didnt believe it at first, but it is really them. thx caroline.

a new SSION music video, brought to you by CVS. also, the drag queen at the end is really the one singing. in the song.

Here’s another little film masterpiece from Kansas City pop star SSION nee Cody Critcheloe, who, with elaborate costumes, sets and drag queen cameos, always manages to take us somewhere else with each of his ever-ambitious music videos. “Luvvbazaar,” the catchy hit from last year’s Bent album, gets a video treatment that traipses through some heavy black-and-white, ’90s dance-pop nostalgia, reminding us how exuberant pop can be at its best. The joy of SSION is that it’s never ironic—a triumphant moment when a queen in a glittery dress takes the stage to sing some backing vocal ad-libs is life-affirming the most unembarassing way. Also: see if you can spot House of Ladosha dancing in the crowd. via

are you doing anything fun this weekend?

POP ETC - keep it for your own

keekerz speakerz

song of the winter. happy friday!

some black swan shit

MOSCOW — A masked man threw acid in the face of Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet, on Thursday night, leaving him with third-degree burns and possibly threatening his eyesight, Bolshoi officials said on Friday morning.
The attack followed a series of anonymous threats to Mr. Filin, 42, a dancer who rose through the ranks of the world’s largest ballet company to become its head.
As dancers kept an overnight vigil at the burn unit where he is being treated, his colleagues said they suspected that professional jealousy was behind the attack. In recent weeks, his tires were punctured and his car scratched, and his cellphones and personal e-mail account were hacked and correspondence published, his associates have said. A relative had offered to supply Mr. Filin with a bodyguard, but Mr. Filin refused because he did not believe that the threats would lead to physical violence, said Dilyara Timergazina, his assistant and adviser.

The threats, she said, “don’t show that someone with great conceptual thinking is behind that, but someone very primitive, with unhealthy aspirations — I don’t know how to put it — someone full of hate.”

what did you think was going to happen jerk


))>><<(( forever

they are performing poo transplants! apparently, if you put healthy person poo inside a sick persons guts it'll cure them. grrrrrrrrrooooooooooossssssssssssss

this is the senior author of the study. just look at that shit-eating grin.

17 January 2013

ok, i'm interested

the death of vignelli

american airlines has redesigned their brand. take a look-see at the process:

meow!! let me-out!

About 1,000 cats were rescued in China from a delivery truck that had stalled on its way to restaurants. What I'm trying to say is that these cats were about to get eat up.

In other news, Emilube can't wait to move to China for some reason. via
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