Here is a collection of music videos that have made me smile lately. They don’t really have much in common other than they are kind of older and mostly hip hop. Since a few of them (like Dizzee’s “I Don’t Need A Reason” and Wiley’s “Numbers“) seem heavily inspired by gif culture, I’m also embedding The Idea Channel’s episode on that topic too.
After a hard day of internetting, I usually come across one or two particularly cute and uplifting videos. But this week I feel like everything I watch is driving my post-election anxieties rather than easing them.
To be clear, these videos aren’t gross or violent at all. In fact most of them are actually kind of funny, but I feel like each one of them has somehow tapped into some fear I never realized I had before. So grab some popcorn and enjoy this nightmare fuel.
Tay Zonday playing Team Fortress 2
Being passed by a free climber while on a multi-pitch climb
I recently gave Christine a copy of Cooking with Fernet Branca, a silly book about a biter writer who has to suffer the unpleasant company of his neighbor. The book isn’t actually a cookbook, but it does contain some rather adventurous recipes. In fact Christine just made chocolate fried mussels from one the very first recipes in chapter one. It was great, but sadly lacking in the Fernet department.
So I went through and found this super simple recipe for homemade Fernet jelly. I’ve never made a jelly before, and this recipe is about was a great starting place. If you love Fernet, you’ll really enjoy this jelly. It’s a bit figgy, sort of savory, and very boozy. We used Fernet Branca for this first batch, but I bet it would work fantastic with Fernet Francisco too. It goes great with peanut butter too!