Every week FRANK151 suggests a collection of people, podcasts, and/or social media accounts that you should get into if you want to make your life better, or at least if you want to make the time waiting in line for carryout go faster.
Look, I know life is terrifying and there’s no real need to pump your brain with anything else to keep you up at night, but sometimes you’ve got to feed your creativity with the illness it’s never seen before. The Instagram account Retro Horror reaches into the dark recesses of cult film fandom and posts up obscure posters and VHS cover art for horror films from decades past. I’m happily shook.—Eric Ducker
Earlier this year, when Microsoft introduced Tay, its artificial intelligence chatbot, to the public, in just a few hours it turned into a racist and homophobic monster. Fantastic job internet!. But not all AI is just out here to troll. The hilarious and way less offensive TV Helper on Twitter is an artificial intelligence program that watches television non-stop, then inserts garbled, Mad Libs-esque subtitles along the way. Follow as TV Helper captions Diddy’s recent visit to the Today show with, “Lipsmackin’ thirstquenchin’ motivatin’ childrenbuzzin’ fastlivin’ evergivin’ coolfizzin’ carousel,” because I think that accurately covers whatever he was actually talking about.—Paolo Veloria
I have a serious shopping addiction. It took me about two days to write this blurb because I was too busy shopping. That is why my recommended follow for this week is Instagram account for Shop Super Street. The e-commerce site with a tiny storefront on La Brea has taken its own direction by selling clothes curated for a chic tomboy who lives in Levi’s and envies her boyfriend’s streetwear clothing. Which is me. Which is why I use my lunch break to walk to the store and my coffee break to online shop for little pieces of cashmere and denim. Their Instagram account is great for the person who doesn’t make the time to repeatedly check the store or site like I do, since the feed is filled with daily posts about new inventory or stuff on sale. I really encourage anyone who lives on debit to order a credit card (with a points system!) and make their way to Shop Super Street to buy IT ALL. Unless I do it first right now.—Lily Waronker