TV Quote: "For a while in the 1970's, our town was run by a freaky cult. Every few years the remaining members predict the world's gonna end and they have an all-night vigil in the park. It's so annoying. Turns out when you think the world's ending you don't aim so carefully in the Porta-Potties." (Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation)
The Glitch Mob, Drink The Sea  (***1/2) – I asked my kids to give me a list of musical groups they enjoy so I could broaden my musical listening. This electronic group was on my son's list. It's good — mostly wordless — atmospheric music for driving, biking, walking or writing.
Flick Chicks: A Guide to Women in the Movies – Check out these funny descriptions of women in the movies by Mindy Kahling. She not only plays Kelly Kapor on The Office, but is also one of the show's producers and writers. Her description of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is probably one of the clearest descriptions I've read on this character-type:
The Ethereal Weirdo
The smart and funny writer Nathan
Rabin coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl to describe this archetype
after seeing Kirsten Dunst in the movie “Elizabethtown.” This girl can’t
be pinned down and may or may not show up when you make concrete plans
with her. She wears gauzy blouses and braids. She likes to dance in the
rain and she weeps uncontrollably if she sees a sign for a missing dog
or cat. She might spin a globe, place her finger on a random spot, and
decide to move there. The Ethereal Weirdo appears a lot in movies, but
nowhere else. If she were from real life, people would think she was a
homeless woman and would cross the street to avoid her. But she is
essential to the male fantasy that even if a guy is boring he deserves a
woman who will find him fascinating and perk up his dreary life by
forcing him to go skinny-dipping in a stranger’s pool.
Her other descriptions are equally funny:
One-Hour Shows: The Good Wife, Once Upon A Time, Castle, Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Grimm, and Nikita
Half-Hour Shows: Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory, and Up All Night
Shows I'm Undecided About: Ringer
What shows made your list?