A Norwegian TV show does “Let It Be.” Succeeds.

When you first watch this, you’re not quite sure what it is you’re seeing – but you know it’s freaking awesome. I mean, Sheryl Lee shows up. And Leslie Nielsen (RIP). AND STEVE GUTTENBERG!!!!!!!!!!!! And they’re all digitally superimposed onto a beach, singing one of the best songs of all time.

The TV show, apparently, has a retro theme and is dedicated to profiling people who were pretty famous back in the day, but are mostly straight up chilling out of the public eye nowadays. Or, you know, straight up chilling to the extent that such a thing is possible (in the case of Pam Anderson, Mickey Rourke, etc.).

I don’t know whose idea it was to bring “Let It Be” into all of this, but that person deserves a Nobel Prize in a category they need to make up exclusively for such attacks of random genius. I mean, this video made me smile when Tonya Harding appeared. The people who made it knew what they were doing. Ave.

The mandatory feel-good animated gifs post

Because I’ve been in trouble as of late – for serious this time – I thought I’d put together this post, both for myself and for anyone who has wandered by this blog in search of some sort of comfort (I have no idea why you’d look for it here, but it’s true that we all do get help from strange places, sometime – like, I’ll never forget this really shitty birthday I was having back home in Charlotte one year, and the random hot guy who randomly bought me cake).

One of these I’ve featured before, but must absolutely include in this collection.

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Monday music: handfuls of goodbye

До свиданья, друг мой, без руки, без слова,
Не грусти и не печаль бровей, —
В этой жизни умирать не ново,
Но и жить, конечно, не новей.
– Сергей Есенин

Khaled, this is for you, for obvious reasons.

Also, real life has walloped me over the head since I got back from Moscow, but I appear to be standing, all major organs intact. Not so for a friend of mine. So Alan, (1984 – 2010), this is for you as well.

You Only Live Once – the Strokes
Animal (Fake Blood Remix) – Miike Snow
New Song – Beat Crusaders
Further and Further Away – Ghosts
Honestly – Zwan
The Lisbon Maru – Fuck Buttons
Do You Remember – the Horrors
Motion Picture Soundtrack – Radiohead
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1) – the Beatles
1-800-288-SLAM – Meanderthals

Late-Term Abortion, Honour Crime…

Please read this powerful account on a late-term abortion from a guest-blogger at bastad.logic.

Also, check out my review of Rana Husseini’s Murder in the Name of Honour on Feministe.

OK, since all of that was really intense, here’s something to bring a semblance of balance to the Force:

(It gets funnier and funnier as it goes on)

Found via Cara.

Monday Music: The Cream of Devonshire Edition

I am exhausted from the coolness that was heaped upon me in the last week. I am in thrall to the peculiarities of life and the importance of having friends who know just what kind of beer to order at a crucially emotional moment. Until I am able to sufficiently recover while in London, here some (hopefully appropriate) music:

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