When I’m not robotically doing my version of the Kottke, I like the idea of crafting a little home alone project… (those of you picturing a diorama with little Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern figurines trying to penetrate the defences of a young Macauley Culkin should just skip the rest and spend your day making that.)
I spent an hour making a mix CD for that family member who craves current, ‘relevant’ culture (you know the one); a carefully made and curated line-up of fun songs, aka. the mix that makes you smile the most.
Think about it.. better spent time than the hour you might spend on devour or the buzzfeed viral video & meme hunt you were about to embark on.
So.. Watch, listen, grin, repeat as needed.