1) Broad City. It’s on Hulu. I’m so sad I watched it all so fast. I love these babes.
2) Chickens. Watched all the Broad City and need another mindless funny TV show to watch? Try this comedy about three Englishmen during WWI who did not go to fight (all for different reasons) and the hilarious, deep disdain they get for it.
3) So Sleater Kinney’s new album is the shiz.
4) Numero uno and tres come together for an epic interview:
5) OK, so not funny things for number five. This documentary, “The Blind Spot,” was on Crackle, which I sometimes peruse on my Roku channels when I’ve watched all seemingly interesting options on Hulu and Netflix. It is a compilation of interviews with Traudl Junge, Hitler’s secretary, who lived in obscurity until the end of her life. It’s very sparse and in German, so don’t watch this if you’re not totally invested in reading all the subtitles. As someone who gets physically ill watching movies or documentaries about the Holocaust, this was welcome viewing. She speaks of how banal her time with Hitler was, and you see a woman near the end of her life wrestling with guilt and trying to understand how she could have not seen what was happening. It’s a troublesome reminder of how warped the human psyche can become under different circumstances. She is also a good reminder of why it is important to stay aware of what your government and other people of power are up to and accountable for. Ask a lot of questions. You can watch it online here, too.