Variety’s Picks: 15 Symptoms of Life in L.A., New Burt Bacharach Book, Goodie Mob Album, More

15 Symptoms of Life in Los Angeles

More than a little inspired by the now-classic “Shit People Say in L.A.,” one of Buzzfeed’s highly shareable series of lists includes Only-in-L.A. observations such as “You refuse to walk anywhere, but you love to ‘hike,’” and “$16 cocktails seem normal”:

It’s Not About the Nail

“I just need you to listen,” pleads Monica Barbaro to writer-directoractor Jason Headley, the helpful but fumbling boyfriend in this short, which successfully combines humor and brevity with a twist that comes in the middle, instead of at the end, as in most shorts:

Snore (Downton Abbey)

Well-known drag queens — including Michelle Visage and Willam — perform an infectiously energetic number about the difficulty of staying awake while watching “Downton Abbey,” cautioning “The BBC takes it slow” and “If you haven’t watched, pretend you have”:

Snore (Downton Abbey) – watch more funny videos

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Listen

Keith Jarrett Trio – “Somewhere”

Goodie Mob – “Age Against the Machine”

Mavis Staples – “One True Vine”

Read

Burt Bacharach – “Anyone Who Had a Heart” (HarperCollins)

Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman – “Louder Than Hell” (HarperCollins)

Neil Gaiman – “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (HarperCollins)

Work and Play

“The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment, Naughty Dog)

“Where’s My Mickey?” (Disney Interactive Studios)

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