Justin Timberlake, Stand-Up Guy Or PR Super-Genius?
How are you all holding up? Is the NBA lockout getting you down? Well Pajiban Brandon has a handy guide to help you drink your way through the pain. He's assigned a drink to each game that you're missing. (NBA Sobriety Strike)
I believe some of you folks are Kate Bush fans. I haven't listened to her much and I confess what little I heard of this album didn't strike my fancy, but if she's your bag o' tea then go ahead and soak in this first listen to her new album. (NPR)
I have to say, as much as I love him as an SNL host, etc. etc. Sexyback etc., I never, not once believe in Justin Timberlake's sincerity. So while I think it is *very* cool that he made good on his promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball with some random youtube stalker, forgive me if I don't exactly buy his unctuous, overly emotional letter in response to the evening. (Radar Online)
Well at least Timberlake doesn't travel around with his own personal cheerleaders. I mean, who would do tha-oh, the president of Russia? I see. Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Medvedev's Girls. (With Leather)
There is a fella who is currently perfecting the most expensive tea in the world. Its key ingredient? Panda feces. Oh joy, Austin Powers flashbacks. I'm 17 and Gagging* again. (Neatorama)
Speaking of things that make you go "herk," here's a breakdown of germs on your technical devices. Silkwood shower time for my fingers! (BioTV)
Speaking of sanitation issues, some kindly doctors and veterinarians are volunteering their time to offer free medical care to the OCCUPY protestors in Zuccotti Park. (GOOD)
Mental Floss has Eleven Scientists Who Experimented On Themselves. No Monday is complete without a story about injecting cocaine into spinal fluid. (MentalFloss)
Is this "Determine Your Religion" flowchart offensive? Yes. Did it make me chuckle? Yes. At least it's equal opportunity offensive, ya dig? (Holy Taco)
Book Porn! Some authors show off their book collections. Oh, Phillip Pullman! (FT)
Space Porn! Amazing time lapse images of Australian Star trails. (My Modern Met)
Joanna Porn! Michael Fassbender was named one of GQ's Men Of The Year. I'm just going to leave this here. (Celebitchy)
Unreality has a cute round-up of Sci-Fi Road Sign Hacks. Mine would say something like "Hold Onto Your Butts." (Unreality)
A little more Space Porn for you all. From Michael Konig here is footage from the International Space Station of us. Aren't we gorgeous?
In addition to Fassbender, GQ also voted Jay-Z, Kunis, Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon as Men Of The Year. . .even though Kunis is. . .I may have read this wrong. Anyway, here's one of GQ's "Persons Of The Year" doing a stellar Jim Morrison impersonation.
*DON'T YOU DARE, TLC.