Whole Shebang 04/19/2015
Jen is the host for this edition.
1. The 2015 HGTV Smart Home sweepstakes has begun! This year’s home is in the Zilker neighborhood of Austin, TX. We reviewed the “smart” features of the home.
Sign up to win this remote controlled house here.
By the way, the HGTV show whose name I couldn’t think of where they do a beautiful job fixing up houses and speaking to each other with genuine love and affection is Fixer Upper.
2. Dr. Oz is on the outs with some in the medical community that want him ousted from Columbia’s faculty.
I really enjoyed The New Yorker article by Michael Specter which explains Dr. Oz’s show, his relationship to Oprah, his wife, his current surgery schedule, and his career as a celebrity doctor.
Dr. Oz on This Week Tonight:
3. The Atlantic has started a video series following middle schoolers. This week’s episode was about their slang. It is a delight to watch middle schoolers express themselves.
Cait doesn’t use slang. But I said: “Yo mama, your snazzy outfit is on fleek. That purple hat is hella cute and, dude, dude, dude, it is representing the G Funk Era, bruh.”
I think I nailed it.
Enrichments or Enragements:
||Mom is enraged by the whole presidential campaign gambit (already!). She thinks we should all just stay home. If candidates want to reach us, they can film their presentations and we can watch if we so choose at a later date.
||Cait, after being slapped with an additional $3000 in taxes owed, is enraged by our tax law’s oppression of the poor and struggling.
||Jen is enriched by her eight downy, goofy, brilliant chicks. I am sure there are more chicken stories to come.
The “Fuck” scene from The Wire:
The lady bug water saving showerhead:
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