As this week marked my last issue as Entertainment Editor of InQuire, I thought I’d share my Listen, Watch, Use and Follow column with you. It’s something I came up with at the beginning of the year which has proved to be very popular with writers, so I thought I’d have my turn and write it myself. It’s the song, video, app and twitter account that you need for this week’s procrastination. Here’s what I stumbled across:
Listen: #Selfie by The Chainsmokers
Somewhere, in some hip and happening place, this duo of DJs are sitting back, counting their dollar and laughing, mocking (and secretly thanking) every selfie-taker out there for helping create this crazily catchy anthem. I love a good selfie. Come on, we all do. But even more than that, I love that The Chainsmokers are making fun of it. I’m just going to listen to it again. But first #LetMeTakeASelfie.
Watch: Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown
It’s the Ellen Degeneres Show, it’s Kristen Bell and it’s her hysterical obsession with sloths. She loves sloths. No, she worships sloths. Well, this is what happened when she came face to face with one. Go to YouTube, type that in and don’t say a word for the next 3 minutes and 42 seconds of sloth mania. Trust me on this. And once you’ve become fully acquainted with it, take a look at the auto-tuned version.
The app to end all apps is here. Those multi-coloured plastic blocks awkwardly waddling across the cinema screen was the most exciting thing I’ve seen in the last 12 months. (I’m not one of those cool, indie, artsy editors… I like films about plastic blocks). This app makes dreams come true and letting you create your own LEGO movie with your own figurines. How cool is that?! Mum, send me my LEGO! Now! Who needs a degree anyway?
“Emergency! I need cheerin- awwww a kitten! I feel so much better now”. Yep, that’s right, that’s how it works. Emrgency Kittens is just pictures of kittens and oh so ca-ute ickle puddy cats, there for whenever you need some cheering up. It’s my twitter addiction. I retweet them everywhere so life can be full of cute bundles of fluff… and rainbows and sunshine and unicorns and cuddles. (N.B my life comes with a genuine fear that one day I’ll become that crazy cat lady.)
‘Lego Movie’ photo by Stavos and ‘Kitten’ photo by Julochka