“Does this mean we can call him Bo Purr-ini?”
— Commenter ToeMek at Deadspin.com suggests a new nickname for Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini, who led his team to the field before Saturday’s spring game while carrying a cat. Pelini hoisted the feline in response to the parody Twitter account @FauxPelini, which features a Photoshopped portrait of Pelini in a sweater holding a cat.
“Other things recently linked to an increased risk of death:
* The pleasant smell of rainfall
* Playing with adorable puppies
* The wonder of a child’s smile … ”
— Commenter ParryLost at io9.com imagines a future where all wonderful things could kill you after a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology, which suggests that napping more than an hour each day could lead to an increased risk of early death. Researchers at the University of Cambridge asked more than 16,000 people about napping habits. Of the participants who died over the next 13 years, more of them were frequent nappers.
“Peets is about as independent as Burger King these days, but I’m sure the hipsters will fall for it.”
— Commenter Alan at Dcist.com is convinced there is a place in the D.C. coffee scene for Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which opened its first of 23 local locations last week on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Many of the stores are former Caribou Coffee locations (Peet’s parent company bought Caribou in 2012), but DCist contributor Ashley Wetzel found little difference in Peet’s execution, suggesting prime real estate may be a big factor in helping the brand succeed here.
“Instagram is down. Does that mean they cancel coachella? I mean whats the point of going now. To hear the music??”
— Comedian David Spade tweets his surprise that attendees at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival managed to soldier on Saturday after Instagram crashed. Celebrities and hipsters alike descended on Indio, Calif., this weekend sporting floppy hats, bandeau tops and artfully frayed shorts to hear the likes of Lorde, OutKast and Nas perform.