As a part of my ongoing efforts to (A.) write more and (B.) write more often, I'm stealing an idea from one of my favorite podcasts: Pop Culture Happy Hour's "What's Making Us Happy." At the end of each week's show, the panel members each go around and list some piece of pop culture ephemera that's, well, making them happy that week. Sometimes it's something they saw on TV, sometimes it's a movie they're looking forward to, sometimes it's a paragraph in a book or magazine article that caught their eye. It's kind of a happy-go-lucky catch-all.
So, what's making me happy this week? This.
In short: watching Dance Moms makes me an American hero.