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Colbert Lambasts Thanksgivikah, Attempts to Draw a Hand Menorah

By Cindy Davis | Pajiba Love | October 9, 2013 | Comments ()


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Every year I wonder why all the good holidays—and themed coffees—are lumped at the end of the year…


Batman is just like you and me, and this is my new favorite thing ever. (Art of Sara J via The Mary Sue)

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And so is John Travolta’s perfectly aged hair wig. (Celebitchy)

Octopuses/Octopi are the closest thing to alien intelligence we can study. They can open jars and childproof caps and if you try to give them less than fresh food, they might even stare you down like a sullen teenager. Fascinating! (Wired)

Also fascinating are these 20 Fun Facts About the 20 Best Seinfeld Episodes. Did you know that Rosie O’Donnell, Patricia Heaton, Mariska Hargitay, Jessica Lundy, Amy Yasbeck and Megan Mullally all auditioned to play Elaine? (Uproxx)

Surprise! Lance Armstrong lied about doping because he didn’t think he’d get caught. (This is your brain on ego.) Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie, a documentary intended to chronicle the cyclist’s comeback, was sidelined by scandal and ended up more like A View to an Asshole. (Slashfilm)

The royals have separated! I repeat, King and Kween Kardashian have been living apart and are reportedly “much happier this way.” As with all celebrity splits, they expect to remain best friends 5-eva, or until one of the lawyers pisses off Kriss. (DListed)

When I was in the military, I wanted to get into intelligence (shush!) and had to take a test to see if I could pick up a made up language; it was super fun. So is this Great Language Game, created by engineer and language lover, Lars Yencken. (Mental Floss)

Fox News goes futuristic. (Unreality)

Some critic called Charlie Countryman “Absolutely crazy and thrilling.” I’ll tell you what’s crazy—the idea that a woman would choose Shia LaBeouf over Mads Mikkelsen. Also, Evan Rachel Wood’s accent… (via Yahoo)

Syfy has ordered up Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, a competitive critter creating series for aspiring Geppetos and animatronigicians. Between this and its upcoming new original series (Bryan Fuller’s High Moon and Ron Moore’s Helix), Syfy may just make me forget the ridiculous name change. (Vulture)

These digital stained glass renderings of Lord of the Rings passages are stunning. (Buzzfeed)

And if your little one dresses up as an adorable little Elmo or Kermit this Halloween, will he be as ticked as you were when someone threw an apple in your bag? Nobody wants fruit, or any of these other 7 Worst 80s Halloween Treats. (Underscoopfire)

American Horror Story: Coven starts tonight, and the only person I’m not looking forward to seeing is Evan Peters’ real life girlfriend, Emma Roberts. She’s clearly negatively influencing his hair color and wardrobe choices. (Go Fug Yourself)

Let’s end on a funny note, shall we? Steven Colbert is a little riled up over Thanksgivikah. Hannugiving? I don’t know what to call it—just watch. (via Warming Glow)

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) wonders what a Hannugiving latte tastes like.



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • Mark

    Octopodes!

  • e jerry powell

    I still haven't forgiven Henson & Co. for letting Virginia Hey slip through their fingers. Farscape and Sebastian Spence's butt were the only reasons for that channel to exist, name change or no.

    Where's my damn blue lady?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Maryjanes and Sugardaddies/babies. Those were the worst.

    Also, I don't like Tootsie Rolls, but I'm willing to admit that's just me. (JuJuBes, Nestle Crunch, Sweet Tarts and Smartees were the best)

  • e jerry powell

    That hair is NOT HUMAN HAIR. That is some jacked polyester. I wouldn't put that on a Barbie doll, it's so bad.

    Malaysia, John. MALAYSIA. ASK A BLACK WOMAN.

  • Edwina the Magnificent

    That first Batman gif is pretty much my favorite part of any work day: shooting backward to the printer to grab stuff, then footie paddling back to computer. Sometimes I get real crazy and spin around while rolling to the printer, so I can then shove off backward to the computer. Man, I could do that shit all day long. In fact, now that I think about it....*wheeeeeeeeee*

  • chanohack

    The promotion of "octopuses" as the accepted plural of "octopus" is one of my lifelong hobbies.

  • Berry

    But... why? Octopi is such a cool word. English pluralization is usually so boring too, just slap an s on it and you're done.

  • chanohack

    But "octopi" is actually incorrect (sort of, read on). The plural of "octopus" is actually "octopodes," which is an awesome yet little-known word. But because of "cacti" and "Jedi" (just kidding), people think "octopi" MUST be right when it isn't. "Octopi" is only acceptable because so many people use it that it has become a word even though it's technically gibberish, much like "irregardless."

    And since "octopodes" (which my computer autocorrects to "octopuses," as an interesting aside) is a little stuffy and confusing, "octopuses" gets my vote.

    I'm super fun at parties.

  • Berry

    Well, you know what they say: you learn something new every day.

    "I'm super fun at parties."

    I wouldn't mind sharing a cocktail and talking grammar with you. The people who can't appreciate how crazy awesome the intricacies of languages can be are the boring ones, if you ask me. (People usually don't ask me.)

  • chanohack

    :D Let's make this cocktail happen.

  • bastich

    So what's a group of octopuses called?

    A herd? A pack? A gaggle?

  • chanohack

    Octopuses don't really hang out with each other unless they are GETTING BUSY. But apparently they are called a consortium! I love this fact!

  • e jerry powell

    The next time you kiss your boyfriend on the lips, you'll taste my OCTOPUSSY! HAAAA!

    (I love the 90s.)

  • Bedewcrock

    I need someone to tell me if ERW's accent IS cringeworthy OR is it just me?

  • Bert_McGurt

    I didn't even know that I was missing out on Ordinary Batman. I particularly dig the little details like his birdwatching list (they're all birds, but they're also some of his allies/villains).

  • BWeaves

    My mother used to give away the worst Halloween treats. Pennies. 1970's era pennies.

    Also, Chanuka ends up being celebrated on Thanksgiving at our house every few years, as there are 8 days of it, and it overlaps nicely with a 4 day weekend. Plus, it frees up everyone to go to their in-laws for Christmas.

    Since the Jewish calendar has lunar months, leap years add an extra month instead of an extra day. That's why the holidays jump forward and backward so much in time. A Jewish leap year occurs 7 times in a 19-year cycle. The 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th years are leap years in this cycle. I'm not religious, and yet I remember this stuff.

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