Maybe I'm in the minority, but I am really going to miss The Office. Sure, the middle parts after Michael left were not the show's strongest (Robert California? barf), but after all of the shake-ups and weirdness, it evened itself out again, and I am going to have A Moment when I watch the finale tonight. Although I don't think my dream of Pam and Jim divorcing is going to happen (listen, an amicable divorce for each character to CHASE THEIR DREAMS would have been amazing), I'm sure the finale will still have some surprise moments. In the meantime, let's take a look back at some of the best Office moments. —Katie
Michael Scott on hunting
Pretty much everything out of Michael Scott's mouth on The Office was gold, especially the quicker, throwaway moments. The above clip is right after Michael spent like, a solid 8 hours going back and forth on who to fire. It is hilarious. Plus, he gives us really good life lessons, like, "I am Beyonce, always."
Michael Scott on dating
See? Hilarious! "Hi, I'm Date Mike. Nice to meet me." All he wanted was someone to love. :(
Dwight on the perfect crime
Dwight, you beautiful weirdo. Sadly, Dwight's spin-off about his beet farm didn't get picked up, but we'll still have plenty of OG Dwight moments to remember him by, like his idea of the perfect crime and his weirdest friendship with Pam.
Thank god Mindy Kaling got her own show because Kelly Kapoor was one of the best side characters on The Office. This day is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s! Without her none of us would know how to use the cayenne pepper diet to look amazing in our bikinis.
Michael and Holly
DID YOU EVER LOVE SOMEBODY SO MUCH IT MADE YOU CRY? Listen, whatever fictional universe Michael and Holly are existing in, I hope they're happy. If Michael Scott makes a cameo on tonight's episode and things are anything less than perfect between this flawless couple, then you can rest assured that I will burn down my television. Pam and Jim divorce? Fine. Michael and Holly divorce? Universe is broken.
Tonight this will be me, constantly refreshing the iTunes sample of James Blunt's "Goodbye My Lover." GOODBYE, MY OFFICE.
This past weekend, Urban Outfitters took over The Saguaro (1800 East Canyon Drive, Palm Springs) with Hello Stranger and OM Records to present the Love Me Pop-up shop featuring our exclusive collaboration with Curtis Kulig! We started Coachella's 2nd #festbest weekend off right with a pool party. From noon until 6pm, our DJ sets and live performances echoed across Palm Springs with music by Warpaint, Wynn from Twin Shadow, Turbotito, Data Romance and Oh Boy Les Mecs. In attendance was Mr. Kulig himself, pictured above with his new friend who probably got the most love out of everyone at the event. Just be careful Curtis—sometimes love bites! Special thanks to Friends & Family and Juke Magazine.
Just in time for 4/20, we get to wish our favorite stoner a very happy 35th birthday. Here's to you, Mr. Franco (a.k.a. how I envision myself singing HBD to him)! Xoxo. —Ally
Breaking up is the worst, right? Back in my day you had to actually dump a girl to her face, then pretend to care while she sat there crying, and you stealthily checked your watch, wondering how long you were obligated to wait before you could go call her better-looking friend.
Kids these days can just break up via text and it's not even considered bad manners. Or, an even easier route, use the Internet to do your dirty work for you. Don't have the balls to let him or her down yourself? Let BreakupText do it for you. A combination of an ad-libs style fill-in-the-blank form and drop down lists of premade statements, BreakupText takes guiltless, nonchalant heartbreak to the next logical level, sending your dismissal from a different number so you don't even have to deal with your deserted lover's anguished replies. —Angelo
Remember how funny the internet was back in 2005? Remember "Drinking Out of Cups?" (That was 2006 but it's close enough, so give me a break.) Getting home after a hard day of high school and hopping onto eBaum's World to see what weirdo videos were cool that week was the teenage equivalent of crackin' into a cold one after work. The internet was really on a roll then—YouTube, anyone?—and it was the beginning of a glorious upswing. If you're celebrating 4/20 this month, these sites might even be a little bit funnier than you remembered. (Or if you're not celebrating, there's a good chance you'll be like "WTF am I looking at here and why was everyone on crack in the mid-'00s?") —Katie
Remember when that guy got tased at some rally? And he called the cops bro? That's the kind of shit YTMND lived for. "Bro Eyed Don't Tase Me" is a true delight, as well as every other ridiculous thing on this site.
eBaum's world was the spot to watch the dubbed GI Joe videos. "I'm a computer, stop all the downloadin'." Another classic from eBaum's world: This cat video.
Okay, other things on Homestar Runner are hilarious, but Teen Girl Squad is the most hilarious.
Badger Badger Badger
It's pretty special that this website still exists. Bless the internet.
Oh, you thought you were going to do things on Memorial Day, like go camping, have BBQs, hit the beach? WRONG! Fifteen new episodes of Arrested Development will premiere on Netflix on May 26, which means you will probably spend the holiday curled up inside, glued to the TV. Which is exactly where you should be. Oh, Buster, we've missed you so much.—Kate
It's March 22. That means it's time for you to grab your girlfriends, go to your local movie theater and get ready to experience the film of the year: Spring Breakers. It's finally time to see what we've been raving over, quoting and full-out obsessing about for the past few weeks. Whether you end up loving it or hating it, just be ready to FEEL something in a movie theater again. We guarantee it's not something you'll be able to fall asleep during—it's about to invoke some spirits up in y'all.
(via A Dandy in Aspic)
Prince Stash De Rola is one of those dudes who could have only existed in the '60s, when everything weird was accepted and having a haircut like his was normal and even cool. There's not much out on Stash, aside from one ridiculously in-depth interview with him in the Ugly Things magazine, excerpts of which can be found here (or if you feel like killing your eyes, you can read the whole thing here).
Just in a coat Brian Jones gave him, NBD.
Stash was a seriously wacky dude. He grew up in what was essentially a castle? And hung out with The Rolling Stones all the time? And apparently (according to him) like, gave Paul Simon the courage to be a musician? IDK, MAN. Wacky stuff. If you have the time, he's definitely worth reading up on, especially in honor of Brian Jones' recent birthday (February 28).
BFFs gettin' busted for pot.
Aside from being besties with The Rolling Stones, he also had impeccable fashion sense. Like, he was rockin' a lot of fancy coats, and it was pretty incredible. Just look at this guy:
In the back; look at that SUIT
Overall, Prince Stash is one of the more awesome mystery dudes of the 20th century. He was friends with all the right people, and yet managed to keep himself relatively far from the limelight, something that totally couldn't happen these days, what with the internet and all. Thankfully we can forever peruse these pictures of him with his pageboy hair and paisley coats so we can feel inspired when our Doc Martens and leather jackets just aren't cutting it.—Katie
Get the look:
MINKPINK Cruella Faux Fur Coat
When your real fur from Brian Jones is at the cleaners, you can rock this one. No one will be able to tell the difference.
Tripp NYC High-Rise Antique Stripe Jean
Now you just need to find a matching blazer and you'll be good to go.
Silence & Noise Ex-Boyfriend Blazer
UNIF Psychic Poncho Cardigan
You don't even care that this is a lady's cardigan because all you can think about is how good it's gonna look with your striped trousers.
Ecote Multi-Buckle Pointed Toe Oxford
Sadly, these don't look exactly like those pilgrim shoes you really want, but they'll do for now.
Contego Block Sunglasses
The paparazzi just keep hounding you about the drug bust, ugh. Hide behind these sunglasses and keep it cool, man.
Speert Fold-Away Comb
Keep yr pageboy bangs lookin' fresh!
Remember how in that post I did like 10 minutes ago I said that the make-out potential was high at SXSW? Was not lying. —Kate
RISE AND SHINE YOU LITTLE SOUTH BY SPRING BREAKERS! That's right, it's 9AM and I'm writing to you from Austin, Texas after a wild night of petty-cabs, flaming shots and lots of music. Not pointing any fingers, we're all over 21, amirite? JK. We mostly chugged Red Bulls so major shout out to them for keeping us awake until four.
So, today is day one of our UO Backlot Sesh, which will be kicked off by a pizza party and some cutesy DIY crafts hosted by Rookie Mag and a few of their contributors! After we stuff our faces, adorn ourselves in flower crowns and try to bring out the Rookie in all of us, we'll have a day filled with killer music and the hot sun of this weird town. Come grab some free music and free beer! Beer is 21+ obvs, but the shows are all ages.
The back doors open at 1PM (NOTE: NOT 12! Oopsies. Or you could just, like, help us set up if you're antsy?) with artists Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms, Nu Sensae, White Lung and Icona Pop (plz no Hannah-inspired ideas, y'all). There's going to be a lot of chicks but that's even more of an excuse for you cute boiz to come check out the bands. See you babes there, and don't forget to pick up one of the totes below on your way out the door! ;) -Ally
Ladies and gentleman, my favorite novelty Tumblr of the week: Pretty Little Liars Annotations. It's simple. It's stupid. I spent an hour going through page after page, and you should too. But more importantly, I'll basically take any opportunity to write about Pretty Little Liars. Yeah, I watch PLL, and totally not because all the storylines revolve around high school girls hooking up with 20-something dudes (it's okay anyway, all these actresses are like, 25).
As a super sophisticated and educated critic I can comment on how the writers basically reuse the same mangled plot points over and over. It's not like I really like the show (yes I do). And what's more fun than coming up with arbitrary power rankings for the main foursome each week based on a combination of their wardrobe choices and how boring their individual storylines are? This past week ranked as follows: Hannah, Spencer, Aria, Emily (though it took a heavy dose of Alex Mack to bring Aria back from the brink of irrelevance). I digress. For now let's just enjoy these irreverent annotations in all their elementary glory.—Angelo
The Spring Breakers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is full of... Skrillex (it totally makes sense for the movie, don't worry), and it's now available to stream on Pitchfork, via their new music streaming platform, Advance. The composer for the Drive soundtrack, Cliff Martinez, also has a hand in this one, so be prepared to hear some super-epic dubstep tunes, as well as tracks from Gucci Mane, Philly's own Meek Mill, and even James Franco himself (because of course). (Via Pitchfork)—Katie
Rookie did an interview with Morrissey and I just want to swoop all of them up in a big hug. Well, not Morrissey. Morrissey is kind of a bummer. He may be the best dancer ever, but like, he'd probably be so judgy if I started to casually eat a hot dog in his general vicinity, so that's a dealbreaker, ladies. No, I want to hug every Rookie girl individually because those ladies are living the dream! They are talking to their idols, writing amazing essays, and being totally fashion-forward while also being approximately 8 years younger than me. So kudos, ladies. You all rock!—Katie
(via Perez Hilton)
Apparently Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have called it quits and man, I really thought these guys were in it for the long haul. (◕︵◕) So many celebrity relationships have been crushing my dreams lately! I guess that's just the way it is in showbiz, but that doesn't mean I have to feel less destroyed by these relationships that will never directly affect me at all. Let's take a look at some other relationships that were supposed to renew all of our faith in love, but instead destroyed our hearts.—Katie
Will Arnett & Amy Poehler
Love is dead, guys. Love. is. dead.
P. Diddy & J-Lo
Was this my favorite celebrity pairing of all time? Yes. Like, I kind of want it to happen again. J-Lo is amazing! P. Diddy is hilarious! Their children would be beautiful, hilarious whirlwinds of money.
Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams
Here is a fun personal anecdote: My boyfriend has a picture of himself next to Ryan Gosling and he looks like a monster. Ryan Gosling is too hot to exist next to normal people! That's why I'm convinced that Rachel and Ryan will find their way back to one another; they're both just too perfect looking to stray for long.
Heidi Klum & Seal
I mean... there aren't even any words.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
Apparently their breakup happened 8 years ago, but it still feels fresh to me. Like, Brad Pitt is seriously dead2me until the end of time for hurting sweet baby Jen. She's had to deal with being "The Woman Who Will Never Be Lucky In Love" in every single tabloid since, so, yeah, you can go shave your back now, Brad.
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake
This entire photoshoot was so magical and led us all to believe that they'd be living in a storybook cottage for the rest of their days. But noooo, idiots had to go and break up.
Kanye West & Amber Rose
Whatever, I loved these two. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME.
Julia Sarr-Jamois, the fashion stylist over at Wonderland Magazine, has incredible style of her own and she should be everywhere on the internet, basically. Here are some her looks that we love, but the list could really just go on and on and on...—Katie
Get the look:
Motel Gracie Silky Floral Romper
Junk Food Solid Destroyed Crew Sweatshirt
Urban Renewal Boyfriend Denim Short
Silence & Noise Ex-Boyfriend Blazer
Sparkle & Fade Vegan Leather Skater Skirt
Lolli Peplum One-Piece Swimsuit
Vogue Kelter Plastic Heeled Sandal
Miista Zoe Hologram Oxford
The Postal Service was, and still is, a great band. They totally rocked every emo kid's mind in the early '00s, and they deserved all the love that they got. I don't even care that I've heard "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" no less than 4,000 times since 2003. This year their album turned 10 years old and they'll be out on the road again, much to every 20-somethings' delight. This year also marks the 10-year anniversary for some other classic albums because apparently 2003 was like, the year to be making indie music. Let's take a look at some other albums that we're probably all still loving just as hard as we did in 2003.—Katie
Radiohead Hail To The Thief
The opening song, 2+2=5, is still an incredibly great song, and I still have no idea what the lyrics are so singing along is like, "MEDITATTTION, NYEEEAHH IN ATTENTION, BAD ATTENTION." Good ol' Thom Yorke, you wiley little singer, you.
The Kills Keep On Your Mean Side
The Kills debut album showed how badass they are as a band, and shows how bands in 2003 were bringing back the early '90s garage sound. Check out "Superstition".
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
Man, remember how awesome this album was? And how "Kissing The Lipless" was so hard to sing along to when he went into those high falsetto-y screams?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
Oh shiiiiiiiiit, "Maps", y'all.
Beyonce Dangerously In Love
Remember when she was a fresh new solo artist? Remember the video for "Crazy in Love"? (I still want the satin jacket she's wearing.) 10 years later and I'm pretty sure Beyonce is the actual ruler of the United States at this point, so way to go, girl.
Brand New Deja Entendu
This album still has such a crazy cult following, it's hard to believe that it'll have been out 10 years this year. Screaming along to "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" is still as cathartic as it was when I was 15.
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto put out this amazing ska album (which kind of seems like a contradictory statement in my brain these days) and then they never did anything as great, but "A Better Place, A Better Time" will forever be the teenage anthem of sad ska lovers out there.
Jay-Z The Black Album
A flawless album, a flawless tool for pop culture references ("99 Problems" is an actual phrase now, basically), and Jay-Z just keeps getting better. And a bitch still ain't one of his problems.
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
"Passenger Seat" is still a magical, tear-filled journey. LYLAS, Ben Gibbard.
Now that NYFW is behind us, we can spend the next couple of weeks going through all the runway shots. Even though weddings break me out in hives worse than Carrie Bradshaw, sometimes it's fun to look through the collections to see what dresses would make totally unaffordable wedding gowns. I mean, where else are you supposed to wear these things? Before my throat closes up from all the anxiety, let me post my favorite "wedding-ish" dresses from the Fall RTW runway shows.—Katie
Chloe Sevigny for O.C.
(A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SWAN I WILL BE.)
(Whatever, this would make an amazing wedding dress.)
(Sometimes I imagine my ideal wedding to be just like, a dirty glitter explosion. And I think that's okay.)
(Crying. Weeping and crying.)
The most perfect, flaw-free advice about crushes from Amy Poehler. Let's all go tell our cute baristas exactly how we feel about them.—Katie
Here at the UO blog we spend a lot of time trolling the internet. Like, a lot of time. I mean, there are thousands of cat videos out there. And although the internet is the greatest thing the world has ever seen, we can't forget about dear, sweet books. Books are still awesome! Plus, sometimes it's just cozier to curl up with a book instead of a metal laptop. So, even though none of us are book experts, we thought we'd throw out the titles of our current fave books. Spreadin' the book love, yo!
I've been re-reading Dave Egger's A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. A Gen-X manifesto, I liked the book when I first read it at 18, but now that I'm in my (guh) mid-20s, I'm really appreciating Eggers' skill and honesty. I'm also reading a comic called Y: The Last Man, about a world where every male on Earth dies in a sudden and violent manner, except for one dude. Sounds good, right? I'm just getting into it but so far it is badass.—Angelo
Right now I'm totally on a Stones binge, and this is a great book to go along with that. Aside from just chronicling the insanity of their 1972 American tour, Robert Greenfield gives a good commentary on the rock and roll scene at the time.—Maddie
The last novel I read and finished (ha!) was I Love Dick by Chris Kraus. Me and a lot of the Rookie gals are really obsessed with this one. It's a semi-autobiographical account from Kraus about falling in love with a man named Dick and the transformative, introspective journey she takes to get close to him through letters. It's radical and redefines feminism and is really great.—Hazel
I received this book over the holidays and have spent the past couple months getting acquainted with Ms. Coddington. Grace's memoir is filled with delicate illustrations that bring to life the people, places and stories that have been scattered throughout not only the book, but her long-lasting career in the fashion industry. This is one of those books that fills your eyes with wonder the minute you open your hardback and are greeted by front row she has so frequently called home. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Grace's life. —Ally