I am not kidding when I say I think about this scene from The Cosby Show almost every day.
This is easily Stevie Wonder’s worst song, right? I mean, the man’s a musical genius, and this is the song Phylicia Rashad has to sing? Which is not to say that I don’t actually kind of love this song. I love it very much, even the terrible “cha cha cha” at the end.
My favorite parts of Tina Fey’s and Mindy Kaling’s books were their stories about getting their careers started. Whether it’s Mindy writing ‘Matt and Ben’ or Tina working at a gym in order to make money for classes, I’m always fascinated to learn how people got their start. For one thing, I’m just curious because I’m a nosy person. Mostly, though, I find stories like this inspirational.
Making It is a great podcast hosted by Riki Lindhome (of Garfunkel and Oates fame), and it’s entirely about this subject! She interviews writers, actors, comedians, directors, and general “creative types” about their careers and how they got to where they are now. It is the most interesting thing in the world to me. Since it’s my job to let you all know how nice Ben Schwartz seems, allow me to direct you to his episode. I really admire his work ethic. He figured out what he wanted to do and then took every opportunity he could. He talks about lying his way into the MTV studios, how nice Seth Green is, writing for the Oscars, UCB, and all sorts of other things. He keeps asking if what he’s saying is boring, and I just wanted to yell, “THIS IS LITERALLY THE MOST FASCINATING THING I COULD EVER HEAR!” It really is.
This picture of Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter:
This past Halloween, I saw a girl working at Jeni’s dressed up as Rosie. I wish I could do this, but I just don’t have the forehead for it.
Self Esteem: Jenny Slate from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.
This video is the perfect mix of funny and sad.