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Friday Download: May 2, 2014


Listen, I'm not going to make that "IT'S GONNA BE MAY" joke because it's totally tired and overdone and it's already May, but I still want to call attention to it because 'NSYNC is a really important part of the world and culture, and this occasion only comes around once a year and it's a good excuse to watch an 'NSYNC video. So, anyway, to sum up: it's May, we all love Justin Timberlake, and here are some things that happened this week. Katie



The Fault in Our Stars trailer
At first I was like, "I'm not going to cry at this," and then I watched it six more times and cried a lot. When Augustus smirks and says "The whole thing? Oh man!" the teenager inside of my soul falls in love with him. Can't wait to be the oldest human in the theater seeing this.


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"Flaws Only A Protagonist Could Have" Mallory Ortberg
This post about protagonist "flaws" over on The Toast is the funniest thing in the entire world. It reminds me a lot of Bella Swan's terrible character. And every other garbage protagonist in this world.



"Do It Again" Royksopp and Robyn
Every Robyn song is a good Robyn song and this one is no exception.



Landfill full of ET Atari games
There is just something about this hunt for the ET Atari game that was really attractive to me. Like, "Hey, we made a bunch of ET games in the '80s and they were garbage so we buried them in the garbage but now we want those trash games again so we are going to spend time and money to dig in the aforementioned garbage for them until we find them." Human nature is beautiful.



They Came Together trailer
"You like fiction books?! I have never met anyone else who likes fiction books!" This movie will be amazing or the universe has failed us.