Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday I'm in Love

Weekend! I personally feel like every weekend in the summer should be three days, don't you? We're off to Connecticut to hang out with T's family for the weekend, but before I go, three picks for the week:

Arrested Development: The Action Movie

Lest you think I'm a film snob who hates summer action flicks, please check out this re-imagining of Arrested Development... as an action film. Amazing! I love anything Bluth. (And fine, all I really want to see this summer is "The Kids Are All Right" and "I Am Love.")

Tovicorri iPad Case

I've decided that an iPad would be the perfect complement to my kitchen. I know, I know, this is kind of ridiculous. And I need this food processor first. BUT. Cooking with my laptop, where many of my recipes are, is a huge pain, not to mention not very good for my laptop. I worry about it and have to move it a lot and it gets in the way, or I have to keep stopping what I'm doing to walk to it in its safe place far from heat and splatters, etc. So I have it all figured out: a sleek iPad with every cooking link and app my heart desires, lightweight and limber and propped up on a cheap knockoff of this minimalist stand so that I can read easily. But outside of the kitchen, say on the train to Connecticut or hanging out at my local lunch spot, I will carry it in this Tovicorri iPad Case, which looks like me and is the opposite of the minimalist kitchen stand. And then all will be well in my consumer world. (After the additional acquisitions of the food processor, new patio furniture cushions, new living room chair, and new bedding, of course!)

The Crisis of Capitalism, in cartoons

In a natural segue from the egregious consumerism shown in my last entry... The Crisis of Capitalism! Whether or not you agree with this economist (or if you're not sure), this video is fascinating to watch for the rapid-fire cartoon interpretations of the lecturer's words. It's kind of like that UPS guy and his whiteboard, only ten times cooler. This video makes me feel rather skill-less, so be prepared for that if you also lack any sort of artistic talent. If you're feeling contentious or want more sides to his presentation, there are great debates about capitalism and Marxism in the comments of both the YouTube video and the blog post. Like my newfound appreciation for Van Gogh Espresso Vodka, this link is brought to you by my childhood pal Allie, who is a community banking rockstar when she's not pressuring me to consume mysterious liquor.

Happy, happy weekends, everyone!


  1. I love that iPad case!! so stinking cute!!!

  2. As a fellow Arrested Development devotee...I love the trailer! Now if only the real movie would come out.

  3. Check this out: -- an iPad built right into your kitchen cabinet! Yes, please.

  4. Oh man, I love that arrested development trailer -- I think I'm inspired to go buy all the dvds and watch it all over again!


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