In An Unexpected Coup, Mariah Carey Comes Out Of Left Field To Win Christmas
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In An Unexpected Coup, Mariah Carey Comes Out Of Left Field To Win Christmas

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | December 5, 2012 | Comments ()


Was I cracking on Mariah just last week for her Holiday special? I was. Am I forced to eat my words today? I most surely am. With figgy pudding on top. More on that later. First, some non-denominational Holiday cheer! Here are some dazzling close up looks at frost and snowflakes. (This Is Colossal)

In more somber news, music legend Dave Brubeck has passed away. Laughing Squid has a loving round-up of Brubeckian songs to honor the man. (Laughing Squid)

If I were in the business of flagging down cabs in New York City, I would throw all the elbows to have first crack at this DeLorean beauty. (BF)

Slash Film has the first look at Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield (aka Hugo) in Ender's Game. Hmmm, I love the book but this looks a little too Hunger Games-y to me. Yes I am basing that impression off of one image. Why do you ask? (/Film)

Speaking of big sci-fi film projects, Patrick Stewart says that he and Ian McKellan are not, in fact, confirmed to return for the next X-Men movie. Damnit, Captain. (TMS)

My darling Amy Poehler was on Conan O'Brien and the two compared high school yearbook photos. Oh so many secrets in that hair, high school Amy Poehler. (TeamCoco)

On the opposite end of the vanity spectrum, here's Gwyneth Paltrow, photoshopped into oblivion, for "In Style." The cover is, indeed, Gollum-level CGI, but this shot from the interior isn't so bad. Does that glossy glimpse of macrobiotic thigh make you forgot about Country Strong? Just for a second? (T&L)

What does it say about me that I want one of the items on this list of 13 Terrible Christmas Presents For 13 Terrible People. Car powered espresso maker, you will be mine. Oh yes, you will be mine. (Inventor Spot)

I also lust after these dinosaur and zombie polo shirts. For the preppy geek in your life. (Nerd Approved)

For your consideration, here is John Waters' list of favorite movies from 2012. I, ah, I've only seen one of them. Who among you has been better about haunting your local art house cinema? (TFE)

And here is my absolutely favorite Christmas song as performed by Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and some adorable kids. I've ruined more than one Holiday party by playing this song over and over, so enjoy it in your cubes, mates. (via Warming Glow)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • TheAggroCraig

    I liked that Fallon video at first, but when the kids showed up I couldn't stop smiling. Thanks for sharing.

  • She's no Eartha Kitt.

  • Formiga

    Ender is supposed to be six! It's f*#king important!

    Everything about this picture chafes me. Where's the baby powder?

  • Holy crap! That InStyle cover has the worst cut-and-paste job I have *ever* seen in something that's not done by a 17 year old learning photoshop. I can't believe they actually printed that!

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    It may look Hunger Games-y, but it also looks pretty much right, so blame Hunger Games for ripping off Ender's Game. And then consider not seeing the movie if OSC is getting anything out of the box office. Dude's cray-cray, guys.

  • JoannaRobinson

    True facts.

  • Leelee

    Honestly, Mariah's Christmas album is my number one signifier of the holidays. The tree goes up, the album goes on, and it is CHRISTMASTIME, BITCHES!

  • Kris

    "Ender's Game" cannot come soon enough.

    And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to "Shadow Puppets".

  • NateMan

    OSC's one of the few writers with whom I can't separate his politics from his writing. It helps I wasn't a big fan of it to begin with. But his homophobic tendencies leave me disliking him too much to read anything he writes without feeling tainted.

  • Slash

    Mariah's boobs are the gift that keep on giving, apparently.

    I don't mind the song, but ask me again in a couple of weeks, after I've heard it about 20 times.

  • e jerry powell

    Carey, I can see your dirtypillows...

  • lowercase_ryan

    For the record this is my favorite Christmas song ever. Laugh all you want, you're the one's getting shit in your stockings.

  • That video is pretty good, but not enough to beat our reigning champion - the Muppets on SNL doing "I Wish It Was Christmas Today". Although Fallon is heavily involved in both, so it's just more proof that the guy is determined to become a beloved late night icon through sheer will and whimsy.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Say what you want, the woman can sing.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I read "car powered espresso maker" as "cat powered espresso maker" and thus wanted to see the machine that would essentially mean everyone would want to own a cat. In my fantasy world, it appears.

  • TK

    I read "cat powered espresso maker" and thought you meant "Cat Power espresso maker," and thought it was an espresso maker powered by really bitchin' music.

  • Bedewcrock

    also, isn't there a new fancy coffee where they feed cats coffee beans and you brew their poop. i swear!

    yes! i found it. The kopi luwak from Indonesia.

  • BWeaves

    I thought the germ-killing UV wand was a kitchen light saber. I want one.

  • googergieger

    Not often I have an excuse to link to Grandaddy. THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME. Well, my favorite at least.

  • havalina

    Love that one.

  • Bodhi

    The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, little kids, & classroom instruments are the only things in the world that can make Mariah tolerable

  • Well, didn't THAT just kick my Christmas-hating ass. All I want for Christmas is DIVA, apparently.

  • Patty O'Green

    I saw three things on that Terrible list that I would steal in a White Elephant gift exchange...

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Mariah Carey might have the emotional maturity of a slightly addled 14 year old girl, but goddamnit if she is not a national treasure despite that.

  • in_heaben

    Behold this immortal gif:

  • JoannaRobinson


  • in_heaben

    Its just so beautiful

  • mswas

    She's no Darlene Love, but she'll do.

  • BendinIntheWind

    And damn if she doesn't still love her tatas.

  • Luckily, we do, too.

  • Indeed. One wonders whether she thinks we've all forgotten she has them, and so she must shove them in our collective faces at every opportunity. And wiggle them.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    I hear you, but as someone who had those for a while (after having the boy, whilst nursing), it's really hard to find anything that fits and that doesn't expose large quantities of boob. Bob knows I tried, but when you've got the big ones, pretty much your choices are show 'em, or look like grandma. And she had twins, and I'm guessing those puppies were working overtime.

  • Clancys_Daddy

    Oh I do hope so,

  • Brown

    I want to say the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John link doesn't work, but that's a good thing.

  • lowercase_ryan
  • Bedewcrock


  • JoannaRobinson

    That video is being pulled down all over the Internet. THE SCIENTOLOGISTS STOLE CHRISTMAS, YOU GUYS.

  • layla

    The Roots, Jimmy fallon and classroom instruments = pure sunshiney brilliance.

    Bah humbug, say whut?!

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