199. iPhoto, You So Artsy

I love how iPhoto recognized my face (and my sister’s) via a painting from when I was 12 years-old. Not only is this creepy  but it makes me feel like my computer is human. Let’s just hope I don’t have to buy it an easel for Christmas.


198. All Hail Lorne Michaels

Sometimes I wonder if Lorne Michaels is really God. He has his hands in everything (ahem, SNL, Portlandia, Up All Night, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 30 Rock, Baby Mama, Mean Girls, etc., emphasis on the etc.). He probably laughs like Dr. Evil and sits in a Brookstone massage chair (courtesy of NBC) while calculating how many people owe him big time. Up next? Kenan Thompson’s latest endeavor.

I just realized that he and my Dad are not only the same age but they were born within 2 days of each other. It’s like they’re long lost brothers, except my Dad was born in Ohio and Michaels in Toronto. That would explain a few things. Mainly why my Dad ends every sentence with “eh?” and refers to Steve Martin and Paul Simon as his “best friends”. Maybe I’ll get him a Brookstone massage chair for Christmas and invite Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon over for some ham.

30. My Drunk Kitchen

No, not mine.  But take a look at Hannah Hart’s.  This funny lady is putting every day kitchens and drunk cooking/eating on the map.  Her web series, called My Drunk Kitchen (MDK), has taken YouTube by storm.  Many of her episodes have reached more than 1 million views and now you can buy MDK merchandise online, become a fan on Facebook, listen to MDK podcasts, or talk directly to Hannah on her website.  Her quick wit and random thoughts about life are what makes the show so entertaining (i.e. “At brunch people whine about problems that aren’t actually problems, so let’s do a little bit of that.  I think Whole Foods has really gone down hill.”).

The Huffington Post, Time.com, and LAWEEKLY.com have all written about why she’s so appealing.  She’s even recorded an episode straight from Burning Man.  Here’s a look at one of my personal favorites, her very special Christmas episode:

Season 2 is on its way to the Internet so stay tuned!