Things I’m Loving Friday #6

American Ninja Warrior

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American Ninja Warrior is one of my favorite summer shows.  In case you have never heard of this show (you must live under a rock), it’s a sports-competition series where contestants complete obstacles courses.  The courses get progressively more difficult throughout the course of the show.  The show profiles certain competitors and some of them have simply amazing stories.  You’d think that watching people complete the same obstacles course over and over for an hour would get boring, but it really doesn’t.  I find myself on the edge of my seat, rooting for certain competitors, and wondering if I could complete the obstacles.  It airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC!

23 Struggles Kids Today Will Never Know Or Understand

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(image via Buzzfeed)

Buzzfeed never fails to disappoint.  This article is no exception.  If you’re a 90s baby like myself you will relate to nearly every one of these struggles.  Mapquest, Beanie Babies, the Magic School Bus, Mango Sour Altoids…the list goes on and on.  My favorite “struggle” from the list: “Remember in 2006 when you accidentally hit the internet button on your flip phone and then you had to press end 40 times to keep your parents from paying for such a luxury.” #TheStruggleWasReal

This Summer’s Gonna Hurt

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(image via Maroon5.com)

Maroon 5 debuted a new music video this past week for their new song “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker.”  It follows Maroon 5’s lead singer, Adam Levine, as he preps backstage, huddles with the band, and emerges onstage in front of a packed arena.  The grainy, black & white video is beautifully shot and appears to be filmed in one take (though apparently, there is one cut…still impressive).  If that isn’t incentive enough to check it out, you also get a flash of Levine’s backside at the beginning of the video.  The video was co-directed by Levine and Travis Schneider and promises not to disappoint. 

Caitlyn Jenner

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(image via Vanity Fair)

Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner made her public debut on the cover of Vanity Fair on June 1.  Photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the photos of Jenner and “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger wrote the accompanying article.  Many celebrities showed their support for the former-Olympian on social media using the hashtag #CallMeCaitlyn.  It is a historic day for LGBT people around the world. 

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