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!

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10. If only Marcel and I could be friends

For those of you that know me, I’m slightly obsessed with a little shell named Marcel (slash I wish I created him myself).  His parents, SNL alum Jenny Slate and filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp, are super cool Brooklynites who one day made a video out of boredom.  The short stop animation film, which is set in their real life apartment, is about a little guy with a little voice (who happens to be a shell).  He has one eye and pink shoes (and lots to say). His first video (see above) got lots of attention (as in 15 million views), which led to a second video.  Now, he’s the star of his very own book called Marcel The Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, he has a Wikipedia page and an iPhone App, and he is now in talks (with his agent, of course) to do a television series about his little life.

…I can see it now.

FADE IN

The audience claps as MARCEL runs up to the stage at the Emmy Awards.  His little pink shoes aggressively run towards the platform just before the closing music begins.  The presenter (who happens to be his arch nemesis, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS) rolls his eyes and lowers the mic for him.

MARCEL

(breathing heavily into the mic)

I’d like to thank YouTube for letting me take the creative liberties I wanted to with this project and for getting my name out there.  My parents, who see me as more than just a shell…and, God.  I couldn’t have done this without Him.  

He pauses and sniffles.

Marcel (continues)

And, God?  Please try to find my sister who’s still missing after holding onto a balloon.  Thank you.

Jenny and Dean cry lovingly from the front row and nod in agreement.  

FADE TO BLACK

I guess this idea isn’t too far from reality.  Jenny and Dean did just pick up a Sundance Award for Best Animated Short in 2010.

(credit: nymag.com)

The best part about Marcel is I constantly think about what it’s like to live in his world.  A straw must be like a super duper slip ‘n slide while a piece of dust must look like a tumbleweed.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, click on the link below to watch an interview between Brian Williams, Marcel, and his parents.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

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