Rise and Shine: The Internet Told Me So…
Alyssa | Feb 12, 2013 | 8:15AM |

Happy Mardi Gras, Internet!

  • Get revved up for a night of eating, drinking, and debauchery by watching 49 of the most popular Harlem Shake videos all at once.
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Announcing NMAH & BYT Present: We The Party People – A Smithsonian After Hours 2017 @ Smithsonian National Museum of American History
$35 / $65
The National Museum of American History & Brightest Young Things Present: We The Party People  JFK 100 A July 4th Weekend National Museum of American History After Hours! Ask Not What Your Party Can Do For You- Ask What You Can Do For Your Party July 1st, 7:00pm – 11:00pm @ National Museum of American History Limited quantity early bird tickets on sale now! Happy Birthday Mr. President / America! The National Museum of American History & BYT are joining forces again for an exclusive tourist-free all-access party-time takeover of the greatest museum in the world. Cause it’s JFKs 100th birthday and it’s the July 4th weekend and we live in Washington DC and we deserve a party. ~~FEATURING~~ Purity Ring DJ Set! (ft. Megan James) DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off) DJ Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club / The Cramps / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) DJ Little Bacon Bear (Adorbs) + more talent TBA soon! ~~~ OPEN BAR featuring: SKYY Vodka Wild Turkey Bourbon / Appleton Estate Rum + cocktails from our friends: Cafe Saint-Ex + More TBA AND Lite bites from our friends: Awkpie, Sospeso, Highline RXR, Franklin Hall + More TBA ~~~ Turn on, tune in, and drop out with tons of special objects out of storage like the Merry Pranksters’ Acid Test sign! + Smithsonian history nerds around every corner to get yer infotainment on! PLUS TED-Style lightning talks brought to you by the Washington Post: Claire Jerry—JFK: A New Speaker for a New Generation Shannon Perich—JFK through the lens of Richard Avedon Peter Manseau—Fear of a Catholic President Steve Olikara—Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Americans & more TBA! BONUS The epic outdoor terrace! OM Digital photobooth and Instagram printer! Face painter / Caricature artist / Roaming performers Scavenger Hunt with prizes! Gift shops open! THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER Y’ALL! and endless Instagram opportunities with swanky Jackie O gear on display! Croosh Deets July 1st, 7:00pm-11:00pm The National Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW Federal Triangle / Smithsonian / Archives #WeThePartyPeople Limited qty early bird $35 open bar tickets ON SALE NOW! This is a 21+ event Jackie and John F Kennedy by Richard Avedon, mounted gelatin silver print, January 1961 As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend: Peggy Olsen / Don Draper / I dunno, The Rutles? War & Peace / Hollow Moon / Manson Family The Beach Boyz / Irish Goodbye / Captain America Austin Powers / Yankee / Doodle / Dandee Marilyn Manson MonRoe vs Wade ~~~ Our friends: Skky Vodka / OM Digital / Jackson Pro Audio / Lyft ~~~ Brought to you by: The National Museum of America History / America Now / BYT Productions Stay informed: http://www.brightestyoungthings.com http://www.twitter.com/byt http://americanhistory.si.edu/ https://twitter.com/amhistorymuseum Look how much fun THIS GUY had last time he partied with us at the NMAH:
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  • Pope Eggs Benedict is the first Pope to call it quits in over 600 years, and he’s also the first Pope to have an official MySpace playlist with Tupac and Fleet Foxes on it. (This is not a joke.)


  • It’s Fat Tuesday, so EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT – starting with these colorful Mardi Gras cupcakes with cinnamon frosting.


  • Or try whipin’ up this super-sweet lemony interpretation of the ruling monarch of baked goods, KING CAKE
  • You may want to exclude Burger King in your all-day eating extravaganza, since they just admitted to USING HORSE MEAT in their food.
  • On a significantly less disgusting note, Bill Murray proved he’s still the coolest living human at the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament last weekend.billmurray1
  •  Check out this video of our beloved Bill taking an approach shot and then feeding grass to a fan.  


  • Here’s a convincing argument as to why stream of consciousness will kill off websites. It’s been real, y’all.
  • Jennifer Lawrence didn’t win Best Actress at the BAFTA’s and David O. Russell is pissed.


  • Also in celeb news, Dave Grohl did an AMA on Reddit last weekend ..and it ruled.
  • Do you hate Anne Hathaway? (Yes.) Check out her cringeworthy cameo in this Oscar-themed installment of “Between Two Ferns.”

  • Ever wonder what happens when you point a video projector at a blizzard? MAGIC, you guys.

  • Hey, remember Jack White’s mega-awesome Grammy performance? Yeah, he didn’t rehearse that. Why? Because he’s Jack f*cking White.
  • Speaking of music, if this little girl rockin’ out to Bad Brains doesn’t make you want to procreate, nothing will.


  • Finally, in the spirit of Mardi Gras, here’s a Tumblr dedicated solely to photos of the gratuitous nudity this holiday provokes.

So until next time.. have fun, eat Cajun food, and don’t spray paint a pink corset onto your body.