THINGS I FIND ODDLY COMFORTING

  1. Instagram accounts of Simpsons-inspired tattoos
  2. Dazed and Confused
    I watch it all the time, especially when I'm sick.
  3. Saltines
    Especially unsalted top Saltines. Yes, I'm that boring.
  4. The sound of a washer or dryer
  5. This Soviet-era children's cartoon called Cheburashka
    Watch this and tell me it's not a jam: http://youtu.be/chg_TwUjzG4
  6. Grunge music
  7. Dr. Strangelove
  8. The British teen drama Skins
  9. Old show choir videos on YouTube
    I was in show choir in high school, but I haven't found my own old choirs' videos there, at least not the years I was in them.
  10. The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner
    The first time I read it, I found it harrowing. But now there is something about its honesty that I find really satisfying.
  11. Sublime
    LOOK, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN L.A., WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME
  12. Old internet culture
  13. Fifties "educational" propaganda videos, with or without MST3K accompaniment
    Especially ones about nuclear war. OK, so I have a Cold War thing.
  14. Making lists