Best and worst week ending Feb 22 2014

A round-up of what we're loving this week... and what we're hating.

Best and worst weekly wrap


LIKEGay pride.

Ellen Page’s awesome coming out speech. Jane Lynch telling her not to be hard on herself for "lying by omission". Cara Delevingne dating Michelle Rodriguez may just be a publicity stunt, but then again it might be a sign of the times that sexuality is fluid and people should just accept that. With celebs being unafraid to be who they are – something unheard of a decade ago – and Mardi Gras around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get your gay pride on.

LIKEPop-culture overload.

Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen got married in secret and now we know as a society we’ve reached the epitome of celebrity/pop-culture crossover. This could only be exceeded if there was a reality show about their lives where Sandy Cohen popped in for bagels and Chuck Bass was around to cause tension.*

*Required watching: The OC and Gossip Girl. You can get by on Season 1 of both.

LIKEModern Family.

Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, they’re currently filming in Sydney. The last big overseas show to film here was Geordie Shore, so this is clearly a Very Big Improvement and you should be proud of yourselves, Sydney.

LIKE90s light up sneakers..

...are coming to an adult near you. Be prepared for the Ashish x Topshop partnership in May, where the light-up platform sneakers will be available for purchasing and Instagramming. This just in: Lily Allen is way ahead of everyone and wore them backstage at the Brit Awards.

LIKEThe Stanky Leg...

And other such hip-hop dancing styles as demonstrated by Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith. Sweet Jesus. It’s things like this that make you so grateful the internet exists. Memo: will be trying out every single one of these this weekend.


DISLIKEHating Cate Blanchett.

Here’s a guideline for hating Cate Blanchett: don’t. Sydney Morning Herald columnist Alan Stokes wrote an article about why Cate should not win an Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine, while failing to comment on the one thing that should matter: her performance. You can’t hide from the internet, Alan.

DISLIKEAny profession other than being a developer

Facebook just announced it’s going to buy mobile messaging company WhatsApp for $16 billion. SIXTEEN BILLION. Just let that sink in for a minute. And to think, that could have been YOU writing code in your sweaty dorm room.

DISLIKEPerfectly normal reactions to drugs

A US man tripping on LSD broke into his neighbour’s apartment, put a frozen crab in the closet, the cat litter in the sink and the owner’s credit cards in a chocolate muffin. When the police approached him, he told them he was Jack Bauer from 24. Uh-huh.

DISLIKEFreak weather.

Because who doesn’t like a bit of unexpected torrential rain and flash flooding on a Wednesday afternoon? Oh yeah. Nobody. Cheers, Sydney.

DISLIKECleavage trends.

According to the tit trend-forecasting team (who’s name just I made-up), we’re seeing a 70s resurgence of preference for boobs in a teardrop style, which means the 70s have extended their influence beyond bringing the bush back. Ok, enough. Like Daily Life columnist Kasey Edwards wrote, can we stop trying to make boob trends happen? Let’s just call this what it is: the world woke up from the 90s and decided boob jobs were tacky. The end.

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