Credit Where Credit Is Due: People, Places, and Things I Acknowledge as Pure Genius.

This is not comprehensive.
  1. Hamilton the musical
    The phenomenon that's sweeping the nation. Gold from the first line.
  2. Seinfeld
    Definition of genius.
  3. GPS on my phone
    Siri is my co-pilot.
  4. Jimmy Fallon
    He is beautiful inside and out.
  5. JK Rowling
    In some ways, this woman helped raise me.
  6. People who figure out road systems
    I think this every time I drive.
  7. I think we can all agree.
  8. The original Napster
  9. F•r•i•e•n•d•s
    I started watching as a third grader (makes me question my parents judgment a bit), and I've seen it over and over since then. It only gets BETTER.
  10. Google
    Teaches me so much.
  11. This American Life
    Changed MY life.
  12. Ira Glass
    My true love.
  13. Serial podcast
    Dream job.
  14. StartUp podcast
    Another dream job.
  15. Apple marketing
    Most especially the campaign where they had rows of photos that said "shot on an iPhone 6." Powerful stuff. It made me want to re-buy an iPhone 6.
  16. The original Oregon Trail game
    Playing that for hours, hoping my family didn't die of diphtheria. Ask anyone who grew up in the 90s - it's a national treasure.
  17. Legos
  18. Adobe
    Like, what?!?
  19. Spotify
    The world of music is at my fingertips. I don't think I can live without this anymore.
  20. Amazon
    I once got an order just 4 hours later! HOW DO THEY DO IT?! And they always know what I want even before I know what I want.
  21. In-N-Out burger
    I can eat this at any time of day.
  22. Jennifer Lawrence
    This needs no explanation. If you have any doubts, watch any YouTube clips of her with Jimmy Fallon, Josh Hutcherson, David Letterman, or ANYONE.
  23. Disney
    Their plan is to own the world, and the potential is there. When they bought Star Wars, they started to show their hand.