March 9, 2012

The Weeklies #207

The Weekly Beer. Any. All.

The Weekly Internet Phenomenon I Don't Understand. Kony.

The Weekly Read. This week I read A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure by Chris Gethard. I checked it out because it had a blurb by Patton Oswalt and I will do anything Patton Oswalt tells me to because he's the funniest man on the planet. Anyway, the book was good. It was hilarious, actually. Chris Gethard recounts tales of manic insecurity that are both hilarious and cringeworthy. It's a book that made me feel a little less oddball. Or at least confirmed that there were other oddballs out there besides myself.

The Weekly TV. I don't actively seek it out but when it's on I find myself strangely compelled by Celebrity Apprentice. Perhaps it's the magical powers of Donald Trump's hair.

The Weekly Music. I realize that for the majority of you progressive rock isn't your thing but I gave Unitopia's Artificial a spin this week. I've owned this album for a year and never realized just how insanely good it is. If you're feeling musically adventurous, give it a whirl.

The Weekly Question. Everyone should figure out their person of the week, the person who made the most impact or had the most profound effect on them. Mine's my grandmother. Her health is failing but she's a fighter and the very definition of stoicism. Who is your person of the week?

Posted by Chris at March 9, 2012 7:26 AM

The "person" who has most impacted my week is my dog. He has gone on a chewing rampage and eaten a number of important items including the boy's nearly new indoor soccer shoes. He is going to become a dog skin rug if he keeps this up.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 9, 2012 8:17 AM

Great idea to have a person of the week. Love it.

My person of the week is a blogger who has gone out of his way to tell people in his real life about my blog. Trying to connect us all together. How nice is that? Such kindness is unusual and much appreciated.

Posted by: Ally Bean at March 9, 2012 8:39 AM

LOL @ "I will do anything Patton Oswalt tells me to". Are you as bad as us and bought 'Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People"? If not, you totally should...

The person who has probably had the largest impact on me and my life is/was my mother. She is the most selfish and malicious person I've ever come across and I've spent my life learning to try to be the opposite of her. That probably sounds horrible, but it's true. Plus, at least something good (me) has come out of a bad situation. My family and I are stronger for it.

Posted by: Fauve at March 9, 2012 10:02 AM

My person of the week is the significantly older woman I saw strongly jogging with a smile on her face, loosely permed long, grey hair floating along with her every bounce. Oh, that was inspiring!

Posted by: Karen at March 15, 2012 7:31 PM