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Just Let It Happen: The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place

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If you’ve been talking to your clothes while folding them lovingly in an attempt to make your life more “tidy,” you should take a long, hard look at yourself, according to author Jennifer McCartney. Her new book, The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy (Countryman, May 24, 2016) is the perfect guide to free yourself from the shackles of over-organization. McCartney encourages you to give in to your messier urges because being too clean is a sure sign of a dreadfully boring and uncreative personality. This book is a too-real parody of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which encourages readers to throw out old belongings to help declutter their…

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Big Birdman: Sesame Street’s spoof of the Oscar contender

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We love a good parody and few do them better than everyone’s friends at Sesame Street. When we came across this parody of Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance it was facepalm time — of course! But how would a kid’s show do a spoof of the edgiest of the Oscar contenders? Then we watched Sesame Street veteran Caroll Spinney in Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants and fell in love. It’s so wonderful it deserves to be shown at the Oscars. Or at least have Big Bird do the presentation. But we won’t keep you a moment longer. Here is Big Birdman.

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