Here is the latest video directed by WFMU radio host Tom Scharpling, who is becoming a sort of indie-rock video auteur. His work is full of people in goofy costumes in pedestrian places and marked by a dorky, let's-put-on-a-show enthusiasm—albeit one tempered by a New Jersey native's acceptance that nothing's ever going to really work out anyway. Scharpling used to be a writer for the TV show "Monk," which was funny and great just like his videos. Watch more of them.
The seven lion cubs at Washington, DC's National Zoo (four of whom we watched learn to swim last fall) are celebrating their first birthday this morning with individually wrapped "bloodcicles," which are just what they sound like. As an extra treat, zookeepers might also want to let them watch the new video for Wild Flag's "Romance," because it is totally excellent.