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Mumford and Sons “Hopeless Wanderer” Video

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Here are a bunch of things we like:

Awesome of the Day: Movie Simpsons.

Redd Kross: “Researching the Blues”

Birth of an Album: In the Studio with Neko Case.

Fun. “Call Me Maybe”

Bobby Womack is “Cancer Free.”

RIP: Led Zeppelin II

50 Shades of Grey Sales: An Infographic.

The Avengers Inspired Cocktails.

Dark Knight Rises Posters.

Infographic: Wes Anderson Actors.

Threequel: Even More Famous Faces in their Film Debuts.

Back On: Pretty in Pink Rivalry.

Leaked: Community Memo About Dan Harmon

HuffPo’s Best Series Finales Ever.

7 Minutes in Heaven: Tina Fey.

Amy Effing Poehler.

Andy Samberg: Harvard’s Class Day Speech.

Reggie Watts and Will Forte Sing the Blues.

EIU’s War with Hannibal Buress.

Life Story in Getty Images.

John Malkovich Siri Ad.

Update: Menu at Great GoogaMooga Festival.

As God as My Witness I thought Hot Dogs Could Fly.

Evil Cows.

Fuck Yeah Smiling Dogs.

Pups First Venture Outside.

PopDust Supercut: “Call Me Maybe” (via)

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You are busy and I’m unemployed so here’s some things that you might have missed over the last couple of days.

WSJ: Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed. Deadspin Reacts. Vintage Wrigley Field Photos.

Pulp’s “Common People” is NME’s Best Track of the 90’s.

New Mystery Jets: “Greatest Hits”

New Music from The xx.

Listen: JEFF the Brotherhood “Sixpack”

Watch: Feist Perform “Cicadas and Gulls” with Turf Feinz.

Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Album Art.

Mucca Pazza “Boss Taurus”

New York Times piece on Best Coast.

Jim DeRogatis on The Mayne Stage in Rogers Park.

Bill Ward Not Part of Black Sabbath Reunion.

Get Your Gotye Fix Here and Here.

Name 10 Things That Aren’t Skrillex. Also: Skrillex Reviewed By Kids.

New Moonrise Kingdom Videos.

Aaron Sorkin to Direct Steve Jobs Film.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. Trailer.

The We and the I Trailer.

Margaret Extended Cut Coming to DVD on July 10th.

Will Forte and Bruce Dern to Nebraska.

Toy Story 2 Was Almost Deleted.

Sounds of Aronofsky.

Brad Pitt Eating Things.

Amy Meets Abed: Karen Gillan Talks Inspector Spacetime.

Hannibal Buress on Conan.

Ellen DeGeneres Wins Mark Twain Prize.

A.V. Club Interview: Bob Newhart.

Sarah Silverman Added to Just for Laughs Festival.

Gingers Have Souls.

“All You Can Eat” LIES.

Best Friends “Fix at Four” PSA.

Barack Obama with a Hoagie. The Meme.

Mayor Booker: “Don’t Worry, I Got This.”

The Path of a single e-mail.

Kim Kardashian’s IMDB Bio.

How Alinea Prepares a Dish With 86 Ingredients.

St. Vincent +1 via Pitchfork:

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SNL Recap: Will Ferrell and Usher

I’ll watch anything with Will Ferrell. Well, I’ll watch anything with Will Ferrell when he speaks English, as I haven’t yet had the opportunity to see Casa de Mi Padre, even though I’m almost certain he’s terrific in the film. Like almost everyone, I first became aware of Ferrell during his 7 year run as a cast member on SNL. He is arguably one of the best cast members of all time, and his post show success is unparalleled. He’s hosted twice previously, and I was looking forward to seeing him once again return to Studio 8-H as host of the show he once dominated. On one hand, I admired the attempt to try out new sketches rather than rely on old Ferrell classics (save for the Culp’s sketch with Ana Gasteyer back to reprise her role as Bobbi-Mohan Culp). But I have to admit that I could have used an Alex Trebek or James Lipton or Neil Diamond to spice things up. Thankfully, we did get an appearance by George W. Bush in a very amusing cold open featuring a jealous-of-the-attention-President-Obama-was-getting-because-of-the-gay-marriage-endorsement Joe Biden, hilariously portrayed by Jason Sudeikis. It was also a nice touch having Biden’s room decorated with a toy train set and posters of his home state of Delaware and Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt.

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It was also great to see the return of Will Forte and his clueless ESPN commentator character, Greg Stink.

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The Weekend Update segment was above average with some pretty decent jokes, but Mollie felt that Seth’s take on the “Really?!” segment was easy and narrow-minded. That Time cover was ripe for a Kristen Wiig bit–not just another judgmental opinion.

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Andy Samberg gets a lot of grief, but he will forever get a pass from me because of his “Get in the Cage” segment (also “Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals”). Last night’s segment with Liam Neesen was another great one.

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And of course, I can’t mention Andy Samberg without mentioning his Digital Shorts. Yes, he’s had some clunkers over the years, but the good shorts are exceptional. And the 100th Digital Short was one of the greats. Samberg is one of the cast members rumored to be leaving and if that’s the case, this was a nice way to go out.

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Like I said, I admired the attempt at new sketches, but for the most part, the other new sketches (Broadway Sizzle, Funkytown Debate, Anniversary Party) were just average, and I was expecting a lot more from a powerhouse like Ferrell.

I enjoyed the first commercial parody but wish they would have spent more time on the goodbye segment rather than squeezing in the (previously aired) “Almost Pizza” commercial. Because of  the extra commercial parody sketch, we only got a brief goodbye from Will Ferrell. I was really looking forward to seeing Ana Gasteyer, Will Forte, and Usher, mingle with the rest of the cast.

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Next week  is the season finale, and Mick Jagger is host and musical guest (with help from Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Jeff Beck). I really hope Jimmy Fallon shows up as well.

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