Happy Birthday To YouTube

YouTube turns ten this week. To celebrate, staff pointed to the first video ever posted to the platform. It’s perfect in an assuming way:

Best. Vine. Ever

Trench posts vines. They’re very popular, but a lot of them are really hammy, too. Most of the better ones star his golden retriever, Maple. In this, maybe my favorite of all Trench’s vines (and maybe my favorite vine of all time), Maple tells Trench to just stop when he tries to play Sam Smith’s now well-played out “Stay With Me.” Tom Petty received his royalties.

Thanks, T.

Get Billy Idol To Play Your Birthday Party

How to get Billy Idol to play your birthday party for free (in five easy steps):

1) Make ridiculous videos

2) Make ridiculous videos with B-list celebrities

3) Start a band

4) Throw charity events in his honor

5) Listen to the latest sideshow podcast:

Full Fishy Massage

Having a rough day? Try massaging a blood parrot (fish):

Thanks, Ethan!

42 Degrees, Brah

Thanks, Phil.

Turn Down For A Thousand Miles

Brunch Is Coming

This past weekend, I had the good fortune to attend a friend’s annual Game of Thrones brunch in Williamsburg, a.k.a. “The Eighth Kingdom.” I typically avoid brunch as a rule, but the gods themselves would praise this event.

Homesnake Zach Poole welcomes guests with a customized “Hodoor,” keeps milk of the poppy on hand, and has the best system imaginable for distinguishing cups. He once tried to hold his yearly celebration of his favorite television show in Staten Island, but was promptly sent back to Brooklyn where these types of things ruffle fewer feathers.

HBO famously frowns on public viewings of its shows, but I’m almost positive they would approve of this Game of Thrones bunch. For starters, Zach sets such a great table that you don’t even feel like screening episodes. But you could if you felt the need — just watch out for a cease and desist.

There’s a quick how-to @sideshow.

Tattoos Are Forever

Tom Arnold had one of the most unfortunate tattoos in the history of the form. Here, he discusses it with a paparazzo in great detail. The conversation begins with Roseanne and somehow ends up on Jet Li. It’s wonderful.

Thanks, Barfly!

This Modern Love

How British Am I?

Seldom is the question asked: Bond, how British am I? Here, it is asked over and over.

Thanks, Jordan!