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Feel Sorry For Sorkin After His New Show Got Panned? You Won't When You Get A Look At His New Lady

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | June 21, 2012 | Comments ()


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We here at Pajiba HQ have yet to see Sorkin's new, highly anticipated HBO series "The Newsroom," but advance reviews are...not great. Sorkin can console himself with the fact that he's dating the cutest member of the "Sex And The City" cast. Between Steve Martin and Aaron Sorkin, I have to admire Kristin Davis's taste in extraordinarily intelligent men. (Celebitchy)

Do you want to see a meth lab made entirely of Legos? No? What if I promise you that this link uses the phrase "Bricking Bad." Right? Right. (Laughing Squid)

This rather maudlin chart tracks what you're most likely to die of at what age. Sure it's depressing, but at least you won't die of surprise. So....there's that. (The Curious Brain)

I know our site's official mascot is the Godtopus, but I'm sorely tempted to nominate this fancy Narwhal to take the throne. (BioTV)
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Happy Pride weekend everyone! I won't be dishing out the links tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure I got in some super gay love today. Here's an interesting map that shows where there are public pride celebrations and where there most assuredly aren't. (GOOD)

I'm sure, by now, you've heard the horrific story of the Greece, NY bus monitor who has bullied by some sh*t-heel kids. If not, here's an interesting and self-reflective post on the matter by Chez Pazienza. (The Daily Banter) The silver lining, of course, is that The People Of The Internet have raised over 150K and counting for this woman so she can go on vacation. F*ck it, keep on at this rate and maybe she can retire. (Gothamist)

As if I wasn't disgusted enough with humanity today, here's the worst headline I've read in awhile. I'm just posting the headline. No link. NO TRAFFIC FOR YOU! I'll also just leave our Courtney's reaction here, because she put it better than I ever could. "How dare that piece of meat ruin herself like that. Selfish."
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That dovetails nicely into this really fascinating piece in The Atlantic about why women "still can't have it all." Before you give a TL;DR reaction to the headline, please do yourself a favor and read the whole article. It's pretty compelling stuff. (The Atlantic)

Ugh, that's a lot of doom and gloom in The Love today. TONE SHIFT! The lovely Bill Murray was inducted into the Minor League Hall Of Fame. Best of all, he wore essentially the same blindingly plaid outfit he wore to Cannes. (Vulture)

Before you click this link, go ahead and take a guess at what the subject of this photo is. Hint: you may spit it all over your keyboard when you find out. (io9)
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Would I break my "no reality television" rule to watch a show filmed on Mars? You bet your Barsoom I would. (WG)

What do you think of this list of the 10 best Pixar characters, darlings? I think a certain pint-sized fashionista was ranked far too low. (FSR)

Finally, because I'm feeling a little punchy, here's a gallery of Batman fighting basically everyone. That's right, Batman, you punch the sh*t out of that velociraptor. (Unreality)

And I heard a rumor that some of y'all like Joss Whedon. Then, baby, this mash-up is for you.

Joanna Robinson is all for letting Batman take a gentle swing at those middle schoolers.



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  • protoguy

    Eh, a man can mourn a model's flat tummy. Marissa Miller's a person, the Victoria Secret Model isn't. She's a commodity as much as any actor or racehorse. She's a gorgeous billboard for bikinis and blondes. When I care about her as a person I'll watch her soon to be aired reality show, where it'll then be socially acceptable to ogle/despise her.
    Plus, you might as well troll DrunkenStepfather if you're going to WWTDD for enlightened worldviews.

  • That Atlantic piece has already been shared on my Facebook page and stirred up plenty of reactions. Most of the women thought she was a whiney privileged dickhead. (Yes,one woman actually called her that). If you read the article right thru you will see her admit she quit Washington because she wanted to spend more time with he kids, not because she needed to. It's a subtle difference, and remember, she said her husband was doing a fine job as parent. She also says she could have worked a 4 day week and had secure computer installed at home. But if she stayed way from Princeton any longer she twould have lost tenure.
    Methinks the woman doth protest too much.

  • erich

    re: Marisa Miller headline
    yeah, if that offends you, stay away from the rest of Fark (where the headline came from). We Farkers are an incredibly snarky bunch, and the submitted headlines can very easily get a lot worse. If you're genuinely offended by that, your head might actually explode within 5 minutes of scanning the daily headlines.

  • ,

    We're so very sorry. We used to be snarky like that here all the time, it was GREAT! We eviscerated movies and TV shows and each other with gleeful abandon!

    And then ...

    And then Dustin got babies and become a woman (or vice versa) and before you know it things got PC-ed out the ass, and now even Pookie is sometimes civil, and Barbado Slim ... (crosses self and whispers) dear God in heaven, Barbado Slim just ... sort of ... went missing, without explanation. He vanished so completely there wasn't even enough of him left to make an episode of "Disappeared." So many places in the ocean they could have dropped him. No doubt he's crab chum by now.

    As for me ... I'm kind of stuck here at Pajiba because the mortgage on my PajiMansion is underwater and besides, I'm old and have accumulated too much baggage and moving is such a pain in the ass, so I take the continuing assault to my dignity. And take it. They have their tentacles in me.

    But you, dear erich, you have no reason not to RUNTHEFUCKAWAY! RUN LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER! Run from here as fast as you fucking can! Don't let Pajiba seep into you. Don't let it steal your brain, man! They'll absorb you too! They'll make you just like ONE OF THEM! They'll cut off you

  • denesteak

    Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if WWTDD readers and Pajiba readers do cross each other. WWTDD is pretty tongue-in-cheek on celebrity stuff, and you know how I got to Pajiba (like...6 years ago)? It was through Go Fug Yourself, which i got to through WWTDD. He's kidding, y'all!

    Also, that Atlantic article was long but I really enjoyed it. I especially love that she highlighted the differences between the older generation and younger generation of working women, and how the way some high-powered successful females may "encourage" other women might be seen as condescending.

  • ,

    My memory is of course hazy, but I think I got here through WWTDD too.

    8,364,406 comments later ... I'm still here.

  • KV

    The perfect movie for the Greece, NY bus monitor: Harry Brown.

  • Jezzer

    Is it bad that I'm a little gleeful about Aaron Sorkin's show being panned? Because he's kind of a douchebag.

  • Slash

    RE the Atlantic article: yeah, that's pretty much how it is, whether you work at a high level in government or in a law office or at Walmart. Unless you can set your own schedule (and most people can't), you're gonna have to miss a lot of your kid(s) life. There are significant compromises, and people (esp. women) need to know that going in.

    And the reason I say "especially women" is that women are still the primary caregiver (for both children and parents), so they're the ones who are gonna have to either take off a lot of work (or work from home, if possible) or just cut back (if possible) to take care of kids. Or pay someone else to do it. Or quit altogether and stay at home full time and deal with the greatly reduced household income. Have fun deciding which one of those you're gonna go with.

    This is probably why that one Democratic chick said that bitchy thing about Romney's wife. Because Romney's wife had the luxury of staying home with her kids, since her husband was wealthy. Most women in the U.S. don't have the luxury of deciding to stay home and still be able to enjoy the enviable standard of living the Romneys enjoy.

  • Yeaah.. That's definitely a hateful swing-and-a-miss from y'all at WWTDD.

    I guess there's not a great deal of readership overlap between here and there, so I can see how at a glance that didn't sit right. I'm just going to hope you were unfamiliar with the blog and it's humour, 'cos I don't like it when Mom yells at Dad like that.

    It's a good little blog. He at least deserves the traffic.

  • FARK isn't so good though. It got weird.

  • Sara Habein

    Huh. So I apparently have a chance of living to 83-ish.

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    Wall-E needs to be at the top of that Pixar list.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    If I remember my gossip history correctly, Kristen Davis also went out with Damian Lewis way back when. She's got good taste in men.

  • Jezzer

    "What Would Tyler Durden Do" is pretty tongue-in-cheek, like "The Superficial," "DListed," and "I Don't Like You In That Way." I don't think the headline is meant to be taken seriously.

  • $27019454

    Narwhals narwhals, living in the ocean, causing a commotion, cause they are so awesome.

    My kids sing this in the car and I have it in my head for all the day long.

    They are the Jedi of the sea, doncha know.

  • Slash

    The Marisa Miller thing is Fark. Yeah, it's a wretched hive of scum and villainy over there.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    And that caffeine is beautiful. I'll imagine those inside me when I get kidney stones from drinking too much of it.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ok, having read the first page of The Atlantic article (wow, it is really long, so I'll have to read the rest at home) - I disagree with some of her points. A two-income household is NOT indispensable. But more than that - no man working government hours could be there for his family in the same way either. No one who works all week remotely can parent in the same fashion as someone who commutes daily. My brother-in-law just did 3 years as a weekend commuter. Like the woman writing the article - that was the family's choice. Let's not uproot and move for a temporary job; we'll deal with the reduced contribution of one parent.

    On most levels, that author DOES have it all. A high-level, successful career, freedom from want, flexible hours. It's unreasonable for anyone to think that there aren't some sacrifices to be made. I just feel like - again, from the first page - the writer has an unreasonable idea of what "having it all" is.

  • JenVegas

    When you read further down the article you'll see that she addresses this as well. I didn't get much farther though because I am trying to balance, work, reading this article, getting home to my toddler, putting him to bed, getting the grocery shopping done and possibly a load of laundry. After which I will probably fall asleep watching one of the shows I DVR'd from earlier this week.

  • DizMixen

    For a second I thought the most widely consumed psychoactive drug on Earth was rhubarb. 'Cause that picture so looks like rhubarb.

  • chipwitch

    Edna Mode is by far the best Pixar character. I don't even see how this could be a debate. Carl Fredrickson and Syndrome are also up there, but there's a huge chasm between Edna and the rest. That is all.

  • PerpetualIntern

    I really enjoyed the article. I work in DC in government and see so much of that every day. I am trying to figure out my own work/life balance and it's very, very difficult. The hours government employees work is absolutely crazy. Guess that's why we make the big bucks.

  • Martin

    Guys, that fancy narwhal is probably funding a Romney SuperPAC. I mean, LOOK AT HIM.

  • jj

    Are you trying to solicit votes, because anyone selling that has mine. I care not for "issues" and "stances", I want more things with monocles (and sparkly horns).

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I want to marry that narwhal, and have sophisticated little narwhal babies.

    Ok, I didn't read The Atlantic story yet - I'll get to it though - but...can men really have it all either?

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    A girl friend of mine one drunkenly remarked "Men and women will be equal when a reporter interviews a prominent man and asks him how he plans to balance work and family". Not sure if it was original or she was quoting - alcohol and such.
    Love the narwhal. His horn is like a tiny, sparkly wizard hat. Please make the babies

  • L.O.V.E.

    Do yourself a favor and opt for the C-Section.

  • idgiepug

    No one can have it all. However, we still haven't reached a point in our society at which the majority of people accept a father in the primary parenting role, so there still seems to be more pressure on women to "balance" career and family. It's unfair both ways.

    In our house, sleep and housework get sacrificed to jobs and kid. It's an okay trade-off.

  • John W

    If they can create a reality tv show on mars they need to hire the folks behind that show to run this country.

  • hapl0

    ...but advance reviews are…not great.

    Praise the Old, Drowned and New Gods! Please let this be the nail in the Olivia 'Look at me! Look at me! LOOK. AT. ME' Munn's actressin coffin. PLEASE!

  • Anna von Beav

    THAT IS ONE FANCY-ASS NARWHAL.

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