feb. 2

Links we love today: Counterproductive PSAs, awkward flirting, drunk cheesecake and more

Links we love today: Counterproductive PSAs, awkward flirting, drunk cheesecake and more

Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to.

Here are the links we loved today:

12 things you probably didn’t know about (the movie) Groundhog Day; The 6 most counterproductive PSAs of all time.

Washington State Senate passes gay marriage legislation.

Dana Gould and Dave Grohl teaming up for FX rock band comedy?!

Toronto-based band The Darcy’s have released a free digital full-album cover of Steeley Dan’s Aja.

Don DeLillo and trance states; Stephen Fry and manic depression.

Study finds two thirds of all tweets are “useless.”

OK Go teach Sesame Street viewers about primary colors; Coolest teacher ever schools student in rap battle.

The latest episode of My Drunk Kitchen takes on raw vegan cheesecake.

Headlines: “Nelson Mandela’s personal chef launches a cookbook featuring the statesman’s favorite meats”; “German eats 64-year-old US lard”; “Man arrested for stealing a glacier.”

Is sugar the new booze?

The Guardian’s Michael Wolff discusses what’s next for Facebook’s IPO; Early copy of the Mona Lisa found; Kanye West to make a film in the Middle East?

Nicki Minaj’s rider is as weird as you’d expect.

Meredith Vieira’s awkward crush on a Who Wants to be a Millionaire contestant is WAY WEIRDER than you’d expect:

Hunx’s new video, “Always Forever,” premiered this afternoon on Rookie:

One of the films we’re psyched to see at SXSW, Tim Sutton and Seth Bomse’s Pavilion:

John Murray’s Hitchin’ a Ride rolls into Queens with Chris Gethard: