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Just for Fun

Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do. 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland delivered some amazing reads this week.

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Music

The Perfect Drug

When I say music is my drug of choice, I’m not making an offhand statement. I don’t know how it is for other people, but music truly is a drug for me. The effects it can have are as real and intense as if I ate some speed or smoked a big ass blueberry blunt. […]

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Pop Culture

Do We Still Need the VMAs?

For years now, MTV hasn’t aired music videos the way they used to in the early days, or even in the 1990s. Even when the channel aired just a few reality shows (The Real World and Road Rules), I remember videos airing in the morning, and of course during TRL and some countdown show with […]

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Pop Culture

What I Watched Last Night: Drunk History

Oh, I could have watched something classy. Or thought-provoking. I had good intentions of perusing the neglected portions of my Netflix queue, but in the end, my husband went down the Vimeo-rabbit-hole, and I watched.

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Open Thread

Open Thread: Shakespearean Style

YOU GUYS. Check this out. My friend found this and put it on Facebook and it does not have nearly the number of hits it deserves.

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Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread!

Happy Friday, team! I’m in an ’80s mood, so you all have to deal with it. It seems like it’s been a crazy busy week for a lot of people, so I hope everyone has a good, restful and/or fun weekend! 

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Open Thread

Open Thread: Sir Elton Edition

Well, it’s Wednesday night, which means you’re closer to Friday than you are to Monday! I don’t know about everyone else, but it’s been a rainy dismal day on the East Coast, and I’m ready to kiss this day goodbye.

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Science

Think Girls Aren’t Good at Math? Meet Vi Hart and Think Again.

Maybe you have already heard about Vi Hart, the early 20s math genius whose youtube math videos have gone viral, even resulting in a New York Times profile. Vi could probably tell you the percentage chance that readers of Persephone have heard of her.  But I hadn’t, and I spent entirely too much time today […]

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Humor

It’s Not Paranoia If Someone Is Actually Watching You

A friend posted this video on my Facebook today and it had me cackling the whole way through.  I commented that I have been so willing to throw down with rude people in public spaces these days, that this guy would be sorry he ever even conceived of this prank.  Most people seem to just […]

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Just for Fun

This is Where My Gleecap Would Be…

…if January wasn’t a a giant suckhole of suck.   Instead, I was going to randomly find something on TV and liveblog it, but that turned out to be a much better idea in my head.  So it’s a lazy YouTube post, where I type stuff in the search box so you don’t have to.  Today’s […]