Best & worst week ending 9 March 2014

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

Best and worst weekly wrap


LIKEThe Simpsons version of Ellen's selfie

If you have to ask "Who's Ellen?" or "What selfie?", you clearly don't spend enough time on the internet. Meryl Streep is all kinds of perfect as a Simpsons character, but Matt Groening appears to have forgotten to draw Jennifer Lawrence's chin. For shame, Matt Groening.

LIKEBars outside the lockout zone

The first weekend of 1:30am lockouts and 3am last drinks is now over, with it being hailed as "a roaring success" by police and politicians and "the worst thing to happen to Sydney" by everyone else. Start looking towards your new late night venues outside the zone: The Soda Factory in Surry Hills (5am), Tokyo Sing Song in Newtown (6am) and Minskys in Cremorne (4am).

LIKELupita Nyong'o

The world needed a new girl crush since it began to suffer from Jennifer Lawrence fatigue and judging by the fawning media coverage, 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o fills that role. Oscar winner, can't-put-a-toe-wrong style and the most gracious acceptance speech about slavery ever, we are in the height of Lupita-induced fever.


Ellen orders pizza at the Oscars, the delivery boy get's a $1000 tip and we have photos of celebs eating pizza in $10,000 suits and dresses forever. They're just like us, you guys!

Prediction: pizza takes over from sliders and tacos as the hand held food of choice within two years.

LIKEFree dessert at CHISWICK

Who doesn't like free things? Especially when said free things come from Matt Moran? His restaurant with Peter Sullivan, CHISWICK, turns two this month, so to celebrate they're giving each table a signature blackberry "birthday bombe" dessert to share, all throughout March. (Lunchtimes Monday to Friday only.)


DISLIKEEvery Australian creature that isn't a snake.

Everything tourists ever said about Australian wildlife is true, you guys. Every creature is clearly trying to kill us, including the gentle koala. When a snake eats a crocodile, you know nothing is safe and we should probably all just move countries.


Sorry, Hobart. Don't take this personally, but when Katy Perry called you 'Hogwarts' during the weather segment on Channel 7, we realised you will never, ever actually be Hogwarts, which can only be a bad thing.

DISLIKEFalse hope

For about 2.5 seconds the world gasped and thought that Back To The Future-style hovercrafts were finally here (it is nearly 2015 after all). Then reality caught up. Funny or Die claimed responsibility for the most elaborate, cruelest hoax in history, which proves a) they know their target market very well and b) are massive jerks. If only it was true...

DISLIKEThe "I'm just running down to the store because I forgot eggs" look.

Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais in Paris into a supermarket for his Chanel Autumn / Winter 2014 show. Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner all walked the runway aisle and now whatever you were planning to throw on to run down to the store has been proven woefully inadequate. Thanks, Karl.

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