Famous People

The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week

by James Rickman + Gabby Bess
<br/><b>Best Repurposing of a Gaming Innovation That Was Originally Total Bullshit of the Week:</b> Robot Chicken animator Dillon Markey's Bluetooth-assisted Nintendo Power Glove. It's also this week's best excuse to revisit the Angry Video Game Nerd's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYDuy7wM8Gk">Power Glove episode</a> -- surely one of the funniest things on the Internet. <b>-- James Rickman</b><br/> <br/><br/><b>Best Award Acceptance Speech of the Week:</b> <a href="http://jezebel.com/jenny-slate-reps-reproductive-rights-in-acceptance-spee-1679944165">Jenny Slate's for her Best Comedic Actress win in <i>Obvious Child</i> at the Critic's Choice Awards.</a><span> H</span>er heartfelt speech championed reproductive rights and women's stories, asserting that <span>"activism and creative expression can go together.</span>" You go girl. <b>-- GB</b><br/><br/><b>Best Excuse to Do a Shot Every Time Someone Uses Illness as a Metaphor of the Week:</b> It's Susan Sontag's birthday. She would have been 82 today. We miss you. <b>-- JR</b><br/><br/><script async="" src="//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js" charset="utf-8"/><br/><b>Most Compelling Reason 2 Chainz Should be President of the Week:</b> This <a href="http://www.papermag.com/2015/01/watch_2_chainz_and_nancy_grace.php">debate</a>. In case you missed how 2 Chainz calmly destroyed Nancy Grace in a debate about pot legalization (or you just want to see it again for the 100th time), <a href="http://www.papermag.com/2015/01/watch_2_chainz_and_nancy_grace.php">HERE YOU GO</a>. You're welcome. <b>-- GB</b><br/><br/><b>Best Peer Pressure of the Week:</b> <a href="http://dlisted.com/2015/01/16/bad-influence-taylor-swift-fed-booze-to-her-18-year-old-friend-lorde-at-a-golden-globes-afterparty/">Taylor Swift's on Lorde</a>. Reportedly, Taylor Swift convinced her 18-year-old bestie to sip on some rum and coke by simply saying, "Rum is so good!" File to: more proof that Taylor Swift is a very powerful cult leader. <b>-- GB</b><br/><br/><b>Best Dressed of the Week:</b> <a href="http://www.papermag.com/view/gallery/54b3fd9eb6de82397f6f7f2e#27">Amal Clooney's hands</a>. Two words: THOSE GLOVES. <b>-- GB</b><br/><br/><b>Best Future BFFs of the Week:</b> Solange Knowles and Miranda July. <br/> <br/><center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Real talk. I used to live next door to <a href="https://twitter.com/Miranda_July">@Miranda_July</a> & left creepy "let's be friends" note on her door once. Cant wait to read her new book!</p>-- solange knowles (@solangeknowles) <a href="https://twitter.com/solangeknowles/status/556151350740803585">January 16, 2015</a></blockquote></center> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"/><b><br/>Best News for Las Vegas of the Week:</b> <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/finally-mariah-carey-gets-her-vegas-residency.html">Mariah Carey's impending takeover</a>. National treasure Mariah Carey is finally getting a Las Vegas residency. Move over, Celine Dion. -- GB<br/><br/><br/> <div><br/></div>

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