28 February 2014

it's 4:19pm and this is me at work


Ultimately, everything that’s not-so-great about the Olympics, is due entirely to the lack of elephants.


the new toni braxton album is #normcore

After years of being told she was dated, that "the old Toni Braxton way is played out", she had to be coaxed back into the studio at all, let alone to write songs: "At first, I was just venting, not making music." But eventually, a new project began to take shape. The scars from her recent divorce were still fresh; Edmonds's own marriage had ended after 13 years in 2005. Braxton, still reeling from self-doubt, felt she wasn't ready to make a solo album. For 20 years, the two had occasionally mooted the idea of a collaborative album, but there had never been a pressing reason to make it. Now, there was. The result is Love, Marriage & Divorce, a multifaceted look at the arc of a relationship (the emphasis, unsurprisingly, is on the D of the title) that's by turns wry, confused, lustful and vindictive. It sounds more 90s than any amount of current 90s revivalism, but less due to nostalgia than a "rebirth" after years of trying to chase trends for Braxton. via

an adorbale puppy dog and an adorable human boy take naps together

that is all.

you read it here second (or third, or fourth)

27 February 2014

Paula Deen is endless fount of awkward pull-quotes

In People Mag where she attempts to turn the page on her P.R. nightmare she says: "I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name. It's like that black football player who recently came out, He said, 'I just want to be known as a football player. I don't want to be known as a gay football player.' I know exactly what he's saying."  ... ok, Paula.

trend alert : normcore

this is important.

Jeremy Lewis, the founder/editor of Garmento and a freelance stylist and fashion writer, calls normcore “one facet of a growing anti-fashion sentiment.” His personal style is (in the words of Andre Walker, a designer Lewis featured in the magazine’s last issue) “exhaustingly plain”—this winter, that’s meant a North Face fleece, khakis, and New Balances. Lewis says his “look of nothing” is about absolving oneself from fashion, “lest it mark you as a mindless sheep.” (via)

raise your hand...

...if you just gave a firm "yes" to going to see miley cyrus in her #bangerz tour stop at barclays!!

26 February 2014

well hello

kylie already knows all of this -> how to win at wheel of fortune

2Pz is your zaha hadid central

When The Guardian recently asked Zaha Hadid about the 500 Indians and 382 Nepalese migrant workers who have reportedly died in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the architect behind the al-Wakrah stadium responded:
“I have nothing to do with the workers. I think that’s an issue the government – if there’s a problem – should pick up. Hopefully, these things will be resolved.”
Asked whether she was concerned, she then added:
“Yes, but I’m more concerned about the deaths in Iraq as well, so what do I do about that? I’m not taking it lightly but I think it’s for the government to look to take care of. It’s not my duty as an architect to look at it. I cannot do anything about it because I have no power to do anything about it. I think it’s a problem anywhere in the world. But, as I said, I think there are discrepancies all over the world.” (via)
real talk.

set your tivos

portlandia is back tomorrow!

and guess what else: the americans starts TONIGHT!!!!!1111

2Pz is beyonce cover central

HAIM does "XO".

nights home alone in the house are going to be changed forever.

Some stoner genius at Ben and Jerry's Ideas Department came up with this delicious pint idea: putting 2 flavors in one cup AND running a core of some other flavor like FUDGE down the middle. See the cutaway diagram here:
peanut butter fudge

thats my jam

hazed and confused

Flavors include Hazed & Confused (see I said it was a stoner genius' idea), Peanut Butter Fudge, Salted Caramel and That's My Jam. 

last word freak.

alec baldwin very publicly announced his retreat from the public eye in a lengthy and tone-deaf new york magazine article this week, and said mean things about pretty much everyone he's worked with in the last five years along the way.

on shia lebouf:
So I asked the company to break. And I took the stage manager, with Sullivan, to another room, and I said one of us is going to go. I said, “I’ll tell you what, I’ll go.” I said don’t fire the kid, I’ll quit. They said no, no, no, no, and they fired him. And I think he was shocked. He had that card, that card you get when you make films that make a lot of money that gives you a certain kind of entitlement. I think he was surprised that it didn’t work in the theater.
on msnbc:
Morning Joe was boring. Scarborough is neither eloquent nor funny. And merely cranky doesn’t always work well in the morning. Mika B. is the Margaret Dumont of cable news. I liked Chris Jansing a lot. Very straightforward. I like Lawrence O’Donnell, but he’s too smart to be doing that show. Rachel Maddow is Rachel Maddow, the ultimate wonk/dweeb who got a show, polished it, made it her own. She’s talented. The problem with everybody on MSNBC is none of them are funny, although that doesn’t prevent them from trying to be.
on rachel maddow:
Another told me, regarding the “toxic little queen” comment, that Rachel Maddow was the prime mover in my firing, as she was aghast that I had been hired and viewed me as equivalent to Mel Gibson. Another source told me, “You know who’s going to get you fired, don’t you? Rachel. Phil will do whatever Rachel tells him to do.” I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.
on bill de blasio:
Bill de Blasio, who apparently gets his news from TMZ, too, distanced himself from me.
on america:
Even the U.S., which is so preposterously judgmental now. The heart, the arteries of the country are now clogged with hate. The fuel of American political life is hatred. Who would ever dream that Obama would deserve to be treated the way he has been? The birth-certificate bullshit, which is just Obama’s version of Swiftboating. And all for the electoral nullification that seems like a cancer on the American system. But this is Roger Ailes. And Fox. And Breitbart. And this is all about hate. It’s Hate Incorporated.
on new york city:
I probably have to move out of New York. I just can’t live in New York anymore. Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed. Manhattan is like Beverly Hills.
on brooklyn:
And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be. I have to accept that.
he also used the word "tranny" and called anderson cooper and andrew sullivan the "gay department of justice".

25 February 2014

speaking of zaha hadid...

The 2012 London Olympics Aquatic Center is now open to the public! They took the bulky seating risers off the sides, replaced them with fog-proof glazing and voila. Now regular flabby Londoners can take a dip where THIS happened.

happy birthday to the NYC street baby born on the crosswalk at 68th and 3rd yesterday



"can't get my eyes off that sausage patty!!!!"

nErD aLeRt!

wanna see where some of the world's most famous architects live? i bet you can guess whose living room this is...

see more here!

janet echelman's floating net sculptures

Artist Janet Echelman stumbled upon the idea of using nets in her art exhibits when her paint supplies did not arrive when she was based in India, planning an art exhibition. While she was walking through the village Echelman was struck by the quality and variety of nets used by the local fisherman and decided to try and use those in her artwork.
Echelman is currently embarking on her largest piece ever, a 700-foot-long sculpture that will be suspended over Vancouver next month in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the TED Conference. In collaboration with the Burrard Arts Foundation, she’s currently seeking funding via Kickstarter to make it happen. (via)

24 February 2014


and a husky tail like THIS.

mike, do your husky tail hand signal!

taco bell to introduce breakfast menu very soon

items include the waffle taco (million dollar idea)

breakfast crunch wrap

and breakfast burritos, obvi

21 February 2014

Le1f got a record deal

SPIN favorite Le1f has signed with XL Recordings in a joint venture with Terrible Records, the label co-run by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. A proper album is in the works, but first we'll be treated to the Hey EP, which will include a re-recorded version of the man's beloved breakout "Wut" (the one with the video starring those Pikachu studs), along with four brand new songs. The first of those, "Boom," can be heard below in all of its left-field "Southern Hospitality"-recalling excellence. Dubbel Dutch lends his production prowess to the darkly popping cut, while beats for the rest of the March 11 digital release (May 6 for vinyl) come from Matrixxman, Harry B, and Boody (remember "Soda"?). To date, the man born Khalif Diouf has released three praise-worthy mixtapes: Dark York, Fly Zone, and Tree House. In a statement, Le1f called working with XL "my teenage dream." via

@FLOTUS was in NYC yesterday and went to the New Museum

here is my unofficial list of favorite first ladies:
1) Michelle Obama
2) Eleanor Roosevelt
3) Mary Todd Lincoln
4) Hillary Rodham Clinton
5) Betty Ford

The More You Know (ab 2Pz Correspodentz)

Hello, hi, Melissa here. This morning I went to the gym and hooked up my iphone and decided to give Ludacris Radio a try. I must say, it was DELIGHTFUL. Normally when I leave the gym I go home and take a nap before I have to leave for work (workout is only 30 mins-leaves about 30 to 45 mins for some extra ZzZzZZZzz's). Well today I was so entertained I decided to keep Ludacris and friends playing. It was great! The pups were a little confused but they seemed to enjoy it as well. I would go as far as to say that we had a mini dance party...which is CRAZY, i mean...it's seven o'clock in the morning. WHO DOES THAT? Any who, I said all of that to say: Ludacris must have had so much fun writing that Ho song. I clearly never took time to appreciate the lyrics (too much serious twerking going on) but this morning as I was picking out my outfit I couldn't help but giggle. What a great way to end the work week and welcome the beginning of the weekend. So, for your enjoyment...i know you'll love it...Ludacris, Ho, suitable for every occasion.
this video is sub-par BUT there's a kitty kat at 2:17 so definitely worth watching.

Beyonce performs XO at the Brit Awards

and kills it (duh)

20 February 2014

Take Me to the River

Take Me To The River (trailer) from Martin Shore on Vimeo.

the trailer for a new documentary about memphis music

MUSIC MIN. W DANGLEZ - Disclosure, Lorde and AlunaGeorge @ BRIT AWARDS



In order, the top five Brooklyn neighborhoods where binge drinkers live are Greenpoint; Downtown Brooklyn/Brooklyn Heights/Park Slope (yeah, the DoH counts these very disparate ‘hoods as one place, so); Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights; East New York/New Lots; and Sunset Park. (via)

too cute

 for st. patricks day. buy it here

oh, bill.

check out mayor de blasio out filling potholes in queefz.

i just love this band

lucius performs "nothing ordinary" in a KEXP session.

nothing to see here #sochiproblems

Beyoncé-obsessed American luger Kate Hansen posted a video to her Twitter account early Thursday morning with the caption "Wolf in my hall?!? #SochiProblems #SochiFail." You know it's been a rough Olympics when an athlete shares footage of a wild animal roaming in her hall and you think, "Come on, it's just a Siberian husky on the loose." via

18 February 2014

katy b does "drunk in love"


kelis has a cooking show

Maybe this is a tie-in to the release of her new album titled Food, or maybe Kelis just really loves to cook. Set your DVRs. via

14 February 2014

thomas wilhelm's valentine's day spirit animal

somebody give tomer a red bull. via

my valentines day spirit animal

tonight is dumpling night.

i hated this but i also couldn't look away.

unfortunately i can't find an embeddable vidya, but please you need to watch this.

the best door since they put it sideways on a delorean

Klemens Torggler evolution door gif

Klemens Torggler evolution door gif

See more of this wackadoo door here.

The only drawback I see is losing the drama of me slamming a door in a passive-aggressive fashion.

this pony has made the transition to a life inside

get the whole story here

❤❤❤ Wishing you all the heart animations you can handle! ❤❤❤

Happy Valentines Day xo DANGELZ

This is a rap video I made called Secret Notebooks 
for Half Straddle theater comapny on Vimeo.

13 February 2014

LOL olympics



so proud (not) to see the boro has attracted the attention of the atlantic wire:
A years-long legal battle over the very existence of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Tennessee has cost Rutherford County $343,276 in legal fees, as a group of plaintiffs opposed to the center's existence continue to pursue their lawsuit against the county planning commissioners who approved it. And that number will likely go up as the county's legal team prepares to respond to an appeal request to the U.S. Supreme Court, as the Tennessean reported on Wednesday. (via)

phantogram - fall in love

check out the beautiful new music video. and click HERE to listen to the new album!


slush puddlez.

my faith sent me this first thing this morning

well kylie, if you like that youre going to love this

thx ashley!


a way to make figure skating enjoyable.

thx hannah! #surfboard

11 February 2014

2/11 #neverforget

introducing, the portuguese podengo pequeno

UNDER THE SKIN, because the sci-fi thriller is so in right now

People are calling Jonathan Glazer the heir to Kubrick and you can see why. This film is about ScarJo as an alien that abducts men or something. It looks pretty!

these two old queens giggle and whisper about being gay in paris

edmund white (who i honestly thought was dead) and dennis cooper in interview magazine

jic you haven't heard yet....

...the winter from hell continues, starting tomorrow night.
Starting Wednesday night, the chance of snow is at 70 percent. The next day: "Snow in the morning ... Snow in the evening." Anywhere from six inches to lots more is expected in Manhattan, according to the cautious National Weather Service. (via)

here's american luge(r?) kate hansen warming up for her run to beyonce.

you're already automatically a badass for even luge-ing at all, but this helps a LOT. i wish i knew which song. i bet it was "blow". what do you think?

oh and btw, her twitter handle is @k8ertotz

johnny weir knows exactly what he is doing in sochi

Shirley Temple Videos

I don't want to tell you why...but I'm sure you can figure it out.
if you have some extra time today they have whole movies on the youtubes too...just click here

10 February 2014

speaking of new robyn, here is another new kelis!

speaking of new Kelis, here is a new collaboration between Robyn and fellow Swede Neneh Cherry. smoooth.


this new Kelis

you might not have ever seen this before


I could really use a Cup O'Noodles right now.

Cup Noodles Shoveling Snow Is Heart Melting
A:  To shovel all the chunky snow from NYC

and B: Who wants to visit the !!! Cup Noodles Museum in Japan with me??!!
Cup Noodles Shoveling Snow Is Heart Melting

adorable SEC football player might be the first openly gay man in the NFL

Michael Sam, the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year from Missouri is getting ready for the annual NFL scouting combine. Oh yeah, he is openly gay, and cute. via

follow him on twitter to keep in touch @MikeSamFootball

07 February 2014


what it is like to spend time with baz luhrmann

nytimes magazine (sort of) long read.

he looks like he has had some work done on his face.

M Shanghai is the best chinese food, and also 2 doors down from my apartment


don't not listen to this

mean tweets

the best internet video you will see today, probably.


stupid idiot bear


mike sent me this

every season is football season.

our 2pz sports commentator bun-bun is about to get his ass laid. off. there has been a veritable FONT of great news coming out of knoxville this week, and you haven't heard a peep. let's get started.

this shouldnt surprise anyone, but at the end of national signing day, butch jones and his recruiting team put together the FIFTH-RANKED recruiting class in the nation. to answer your question: yes, that's better than georgia's.
Butch Jones came out swinging, landing a ridiculous 33 new players in his first full class as head coach of the Volunteers. It includes a massive upgrade at the skill positions, including borderline five-star running back Jalen Hurd, four-star back Derrell Scott, four-star receivers Josh Malone and Von Pearson, and four-star tight end Daniel Helm.
The Vols also got signatures from a U.S. Army All-American in safety Todd Kelly, a ready-to-play offensive tackle in JuCo transfer Dontavius Blair, and six four-star recruits for the defensive front seven. (via)
read how it all came together HERE. (thx dan!)

one should also note that a fifth-ranked class is only third-ranked in the SEC, and that 7 of the top 10 recruiting classes were from the SEC, and that all 14 SEC teams made it into the top 50.

one of the highlights of signing day was the berry twins. jicydak, the younger twin brothers of 2Pz all-time favorite vol eric berry verbally committed to tennessee when they were just 14 years old. playing together for their high school team, they won a (georgia) state championship last year.

read how cute and well-liked they are HERE.

here's a video of a 5-star recruit telling the story of how coach butch jones convinced him to keep his talents in tennessee.

and finally, here's a photo of one of our 2014 recruits, d'andre payne, literally jumping for joy as he enters neyland for the first time as a vol. *single tear*
d'andre, i notice you're wearing modesty harvesty's number, and i like your spirit so far.


oh and i nearly forgot:
The Nashville Sports Council and the University of Tennessee announced today that the Tennessee Volunteers will open their 2015 football season at LP Field in Nashville. The Volunteers will take on the UAB Blazers on Saturday, September 5, 2015. (via)
is it september yet?

06 February 2014

these two are like, "leave us alone we're working"


let's go see the LEGO movie

it is getting really good reviews.

got a case of the winter SADs? try knitting

according to this, knitting makes you happy in mind, body, and soul. KNIT everyone, KNIT!

05 February 2014

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Things I am depressed about:
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  • NYC being a slushfest of nastiness
  • The amount of sour cream I consumed during the Superbowl
  • Wearing ugly boots for the past 18 days straight
  • When is Game of Thrones coming back?
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  • There's not even any movies I want to watch
Are you feeling the same way? Here are some uplifting and vintagey cool gifs from the March on Washington. Because weird things bring me out of a funk and make me (kinda) happy. 

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