Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

September 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm , by

1. First, a Word of Warning

Never say no to Panda. Just don’t.

2. Remembering Eileen Nearne
I wish we could’ve featured Eileen Nearne in Ladies We Love. The 89-year-old British woman, who died earlier this month, was one of 39 women who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France as part of “Churchill’s secret army.” She gathered intelligence for Allied Forces and coordinated weapons drops to the French resistance, helping prepare them for D-Day. Eventually the Gestapo caught up to her, placed her in a concentration camp and repeatedly tortured her, but she managed to escape with two French women and meet up with American soldiers. She led a quiet life after the war, and never sought celebrity status for her actions. “It was a life in the shadows, but I was suited for it,” Nearne said in an interview years earlier. “But I wasn’t bored. I liked the work. After the war, I missed it.”

3. OK Go Is Always Welcome on Cheat Sheet

We’ve already featured a fun video by OK Go here before, but they keep coming out with great ones! This one, for White Knuckles, has some special four-legged guest stars.

pug in pea coat4. Season’s Change
It’s officially fall: time for apple cider, pumpkin picking and my personal favorite, sweaters! As always we’ve got great fashion advice here on Ladies’ Lounge, but I have to say, these 22 kitties, pups and pigs are very on-trend for the season.

(Dog photo via Rover Dog)

Cheat Sheet: 4 Things You Maybe Missed This Week

March 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm , by

1. Ok Go’s This Too Shall Pass

For anyone who loved the game Mouse Trap growing up (or even for those who dread when their kids ask them to play).

2. The Sandpit
Another “I can’t believe they did that” video. An artist named Sam O’Hare took over 35,000 photos of New York over a week last August and strung them together into a day-in-the-life movie, one that appears to be filmed on a miniature set.

3. Corey Haim Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose

In memoriam, the trailer for my favorite of the two Coreys’ work.

4. Betty White to Host Saturday Night Live
You asked for it, you got it. The 88-year-old comedian will host SNL on May 8. The Mother’s Day episode also will feature a reunion of six former female cast members, most of them moms: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Rachel Dratch.