Dinosaurs are my favorite, so I geek out whenever a new one is discovered. This week, the New York Times discussed the Xenoceratops. Look at this guy! He’s like a Triceratops (Though apparently 15 million years older—doesn’t it freak you out to consider the timespan between the lifespans of different dinosaurs? Fifteen million years!) but with a more badass horn helmet. Although he would immediately destroy me if I traveled back in time to meet him, I am hopelessly in love.
Our friend Seth, of Hunx and His Punx glory, has a new show on internet TV! It’s absolutely spectacular! Watch some of your favorite California superstars get weird and glittery in a solid half-hour segment of bizarre magic and rock & roll. To me, it feels very legendary, and smells quite luxurious. I can’t wait until episode two!!
I am an ardent fan of Johnny Marr’s work, from the Smiths (doye) to The The to Electronic to, well, everything he does, so it should come as no surprise that I totally adore this single and its accompanying goofy video. It’s nice to see such a brilliant artist, who’s been releasing amazing work for like three decades now, strike out on his own.
Am I the last person on the internet to find out about Birdy? This week she visited Paper TV to perform a couple of covers, and I can’t wait to rewatch this Bon Iver one once it’s more wintry outside and I really need a good cry. Just imagine how it must feel to scream “BIRDYYYYY” at your computer through tears.
Refinery 29 had a feature this week on Issa Rae, creator of Awkward Black Girl, including a great interview and some gorgeous photos. Highlights: imagining how awesome a collaboration between her and Tina Fey would be, hearing how she freaked out about her NETWORK TV DEAL (YEAHHHH), and a really cute pink button-down.
At least three people have sent me this post about Claire Danes’s cry face, and with good reason.
Grace Coddington winking on the cover of i-D is, literally, the best thing ever.
Four Nigerian girls created a generator that runs on PEE! With one liter of urine, the generator can create up to six hours of energy. WHOA! Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola (who are all under the age of 16) might work with a professional engineer to develop a large-scale model. The world’s energy crisis might be solved by four teenage girls. Why am I not surprised? TEEN GIRLS RUN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
This handwritten list of Nirvana’s favorite 50 albums was making the internet rounds this week. It’s basically the perfect starting point for every awesome mix, ever.
A fairy tale came to life this week when this 56-year-old granny wielded a wooden axe against a marauding wolf. She describes the attack thusly: “When I raised my arm up like this, the wolf was just holding my hand. Trying to claw my hand. I wanted to open his mouth and put my fist all the way there, all the way to his throat. But I could not open him. So I just left my hand, and the wolf was just clawing into it, pulling on it, pulling away like this. And then I took the axe and hit him on his head.” How’s that for a bedtime story! ♦