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This week in Going Downs: I got jealous of celebrities taking fabulous trips to Europe. Brenden broke down the inclusion rules for the Academy Awards. And Karlie Kloss put the A in STEM to make STEAM, and it confused me.
📼 Media Log 📼
Reading: I just finished The Great Gatsby again, so basic. It’s great, though, and every year I get older, I wonder why they even read it in high school when a key theme is about turning thirty.
Watching: I just started ALONE on Netflix. My favorite part was when the grandpa guy, convinced he was going to catch a bear and live off of it, fell into his own bear trap, broke his ankle, and was disqualified. I also watched Mystic Pizza for the first time, and dear lord I am obsessed with Lili Taylor, who played Jojo. What a relatable, honest actress. Um, Lili if you ever want to act in a short film…call me.
📸 Photos of the Week 📸
The big bad in the new Dune looks like something that should be bleached at a spa in West Hollywood.
This is how Stephen Baldwin engaged with politics this week and I’m here to say NotAllIrishAmericans, nor would we ever be photographed wearing a shirt that ugly.
Here’s a headline I read:
I’m thinking any number of XXX things. Thrilled for her. I scroll and get this picture:
And now I’m bored. Next. Here’s a $90 Travis Scott x McDonald’s nugget pillow that “ships in 9-12 weeks.” Lol. When your home decor just needs a je ne sais quoi, I guess you can wait.
Kim Kardashian “finally” addresses rumors that she has 6 toes…
Speaking of…cheers to the graphic designer who had to photoshop out the apple boxes they were stepping on.
For me it’s this series of Paula Abdul learning Akido.
There’s a WAP drink at a Philadelphia Starbucks and I truly love these newscasters tasting it and making bucket/mop jokes.
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