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Lou Costello was born on this day in 1906. His work with Bud Abbot made them one of the most successful comedy teams of all time, and their “Who’s on First” sketch is still one of the funniest exchanges ever […]

I love this commercial! Thanks to my friend Sammie Young for sharing this with me.

I love this sly parody of the “Old Spice” commercials. Go libraries!

Thanks to my friend Desson Thomson for recommending this touching version of the Beach Boys classic, sung by Vance Perry with his three sons.

Thanks to Slate’s Procrastinate Better blog for this lovely clip:

The glorious Esperanza Spaulding sings “Overjoyed” at the White House tribute to Stevie Wonder. Heaven. And here it is sung by Stevie himself. This is one of my favorite songs, ever.

This irresistible summer confection from Hanson (yes, the MMMBop kids are grown up and married with kids of their own) is inspired by a scene from “The Blues Brothers.” Just for fun, take another look at Hanson, circa 1997. I […]

An adorable response to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.”