OK, probably not—if you want a serious analysis of what Beyoncé sounded like at Obama’s inauguration, read what Mike Doughty has to say. But if you’re in the mood for something lighter—it is Friday, after all—turn to the comic wizards behind Bad Lip Reading, who have done it again. And definitely stick around for Beyoncé’s big number at the end.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.