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Hi, it’s Friday. How was your week? It’s almost the weekend. What are your weekend plans? Anything cool? I’m seeing My Bloody Valentine tonight, which should be really good. What about you? Got anything going on?

Anyways here are some things from this week that you can look at to wind down the last few hours of your day.


Speaking of weekend plans, we gave you ideas for stuff to do in DC, DC (gay), NYC, and Chicago.

Few things are better to sip on while basking in your backyard/on your patio/rooftop/whatever meager outdoor space you can muster than a margarita. There are a lot of options when it comes to buying premade margarita mix, many of them bad. We tried a bunch of them and gave you our thoughts on the best and worst ones.

Margarita Taste Test

Continuing on the booze train, in honor of National Tequila Day, we shared a bunch of stories of the dumbest shit we’ve done while drunk on tequila. There are some real gems here.

Joel Boyd was our Funny Human of the Week. You’ll be seeing a lot more of him soon.

We went and saw The XX. Things got sensual.

We also saw Netta, winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, live in NYC.

San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend, check out a photo gallery of the suitably nerdy festivities. People really go all out on those costumes, huh?

We chatted with indie pop duo Sylvan Esso. They seem like nice folks.

Not On BYT

Rolling Stone took a deep dive on the Summer of Owning the Libs. It’s a bummer!

Our friends at Rolling Stone also put up this excellent piece about their experiences taking LSD and going to the Neoliberal Coachella of News, Ozyfest. It seemed bad!

The singularly great musician Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) has plumbed the depths of grief in a deeply effecting way over his last few releases, following the death of his wife in 2016. He recently remarried, wedding Michelle Williams, which is really great. Here is a Vanity Fair piece that does an ok job explaining who Phil is to people who read Vanity Fair.

A lady came home to a mountain lion taking a nap on her couch and in general looking very cute. What a tale!

The Chicago Reader’s got an interview with one of the members of “Soros foundation-sponsored antifascist supersoldier cell”/hilariously antagonistic black metal band Neckbeard Deathcamp.

This piece, Bring Back Irony, in the Outline, is a great read.

Catherine Cohen is extremely funny and is currently “having a moment” in the NYC comedy scene. Here’s a very good profile that the Village Voice did of her.

This dog sounds like “Toxic.”

That’s all for this week!