Other than starting game 7 of the NBA Finals at power forward for the Boston Celtics and giving an earnest, idealistic speech that changes the President's mind about a pressing matter of domestic policy after righteously firing a couple of douchebags who insulted Emily Procter, there are few things I would rather do than watch The National at the Pitchfork Music Festival with the staff of The Onion A.V. Club.
The Onion A.V. Club also scored this week with this hilarious article about the songs its staff members would like to hear played at their wedding. The comments are funny, too - giving the 'always be closing' speech from Glengary Glen Ross? Introducing the wedding party to the treble guitar and "NA NA NA NA NA NA NA" opening of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," while is only slightly less trashy than introducing them to "I'm Shipping Up To Boston," which people of the Irish persuasion have been known to do in my hometown. Of course, the best thing I have seen at a wedding recently was when Arsenio Billingham and his bride read Sandol Stoddard Warburg's "I Like You" at their wedding ceremony.
Hendrik Hertzberg's "A Very Merry Malaise," marking the 30th anniversary President Carter's Crisis of Confidence address, is a fascinating look into how spin and political myth-making work.
Former President Jimmy Carter's most recent op-ed in The Guardian UK is really inspiring to read. I vaguely remember being taught that Christianity is about loving your fellow man, performing good works, and forgiving trespasses against you, instead of codifying a political playform antagonistic to the interests of women and homosexuals. That is Jimmy Carter's Christianity.
Changing gears, Deadspin's "Dear Pixar: Stop making me cry like a little bitch" is both hilarious and depressingly accurate.
And, finally, just because its awesome: Wilco and Feist perform "You and I" on The Late Show and knock it out of the park.