1) ALL 141 SNL CAST MEMBERS RANKED
If you’re on a Valentine’s date this weekend, don’t miss the limited return of our Bangkok Sundae in all our scoop shops. The gorgeous, plated beauty for two will be served with the two Convo Cookies—waffle cone cookies lined with conversation-starting topics such as “Beatles or Rolling Stones?” and “Silver or Gold?”
Another lively topic to keep that date rolling: Rolling Stone‘s ranking of every Saturday Night Live cast member since the show’s inception in 1975. Number one is predictable, dead last will may make you ask, “He was on SNL?”, and some could make you scratch your head: Kenan Thompson ranked higher than Norm MacDonald, Chris Elliott, Joe Piscopo, Garrett Morris, Kevin Nealon, Horatio Sanz, Will Forte, Darrell Hammond, Tim Meadows, Jane Curtain, and Tracy Morgan? Really?
Illustration by Anita Kunz; Photographs by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty
2) ANNIE LENNOX ON AGING
Annie Lennox, who lit up the Grammy Awards and also turned 60 this week, has always spoken her mind in an enlightening way. We love this quote (from an interview by PrideSource) that’s been popping up in light of the former Eurythmics singer’s time in the spotlight this week:
“There’s this youth culture that is really, really powerful and really, really strong, but what it does is it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting—women, especially—when they reach my age. We’ve got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we’ve got wrinkles, or whether we’ve put on weight or lost weight, or whether we’ve changed our hair style. I just find that so shallow.”
Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/A.P.
2) MATISSE’S APPROACH
Carey Dunne’s piece for FastCo: Henri Matissee shined a light on Henri Matisse: “I think that art must not be a disagreeable thing. There is enough unhappiness in life to turn one towards the joy. One should keep the disagreeable, the unhappiness to himself. One can always find a pleasant thing. An unhappiness doesn’t remain. It makes experience. One doesn’t need to infect people with his annoyances. One should make a serene thing. One should make a stimulating art which leads the spirit of the spectator into a domain which puts him outside of his annoyances.”
Blue Nude, 1952
3) A GOOD REASON TO REVISIT TAMPOPO
Valentine’s week—it’s the best time to revisit some of the greatest flicks about love and food, including Tampopo.
4) ROB BASE & DJ EZ ROCK’S IT TAKES TWO
This week, our Berries & Chocolate Collection’s tagline—”It takes two”—had us humming a solid-gold tune: