5 Lunchtime Links: Tina Fey returns as Sarah Palin

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This Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 image provided by NBC shows Tina Fey, left, as Sarah Palin and Darrell Hammond as Donald Trump during the “Palin Endorsement Cold Open” sketch on “Saturday Night Live.” The sketch kicked off the cold open to “SNL” on Saturday, with Fey and Hammond skewering the former Alaska governor’s endorsement speech in Iowa on Tuesday. (Dana Edelson/NBC via AP)

1. Tina Fey returns as Sarah Palin on “SNL.”

Tina Fey again returned to the role of her lifetime when she encapsulated the hand motions and strange, rambling speech Sarah Palin gave to announce her endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on this past weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Fey as Palin took a break from her “full-time career of writing things on Facebook” and made it out to Iowa to give her official, kooky stamp of approval. At one point, Darrell Hammond who plays Trump turns to the camera and admits, “She’s crazy, isn’t she?” You can watch the full skit here.

2. Vince Young arrested.

Ex-Longhorn quarterback Vince Young was booked in Travis County Jail Monday after being arrested on a DWI charge. Young, who serves as a community engagement officer for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT, appeared before a Travis County judge who set his bail at $2,000.

3. Story behind new deaf-owned Crêpe Crazy.

The simplest way to order your meal at South Austin’s new Crêpe Crazy is written on a sign beneath the menu: “Point and Ye Shall Receive.” The all-deaf staff is led by a couple originally hailing from Russia, excited by the possibility of starting a deaf-run business in America. Their new Austin restaurant will be the business’s second location, with another one thriving in Dripping Springs. “We hire deaf people, because they have a hard time getting a job out there,” co-owner Michelle Giterman writes.

4. Where else can you get Voodoo Doughnuts?

How can you get your hands on a famed Voodoo Doughnuts without either trying to find parking near Sixth Street or flying to Portland? The Buzz Mill, a coffee shop and bar soon to be found at both its original Riverside location and on South Congress Avenue, will begin stocking the sweet, quirky pastries. Major plus? It’s open 24 hours a day.

5. Long-stay animals at Austin shelters equally deserving of good home.

While puppies and kittens fly of the shelves at animal shelters, some older or less obviously adorable animals wind up taking up a more permanent stay. Old dogs need love to! Watch this video to get a peek at the behavioral training and socialization programs used by the Austin Humane Society to help make long-stay pets more appealing to those looking to adopt.


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