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Marcus Mumford May Have Lost At The Grammy Awards, But I Think He's Winning At Life. Damnit, Has Sheen Permanently Ruined That Word?

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | March 28, 2011 |


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Happy Monday, my titillating toboggans! I've heard rumblings that it's snowing again in some of the frostier climes of our fair nation. ALAS, ALACK! Well this collection of dog sledding photos are for you, my frostbitten readers. If glacier-eyed canines mushing in the slush aren't your cup of iced tea, at least check out image #10 which is another jaw-dropping photo of the Aurora Borealis. . .can you picture that? It looks unreal. (The Big Picture)

Meanwhile this weekend in foggy old Londontown there was a bit of a dust up between the police and 500,000 protestors. A contingent busted up The Ritz and 1,000 anarchists occupied Fortnum & Mason. So help me god, if they put one dent in a decorative tin. . . (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, across the globe, the Japanese people continue to set an example for the rest of us as they cobble their country back together. In "You'd Never See This In America" news, the Japanese Business Lobby has given up a hefty tax cut in order to reroute the funds into reconstructing the nation. (Yahoo)

Did you just call me unpatriotic? Me? Oh, tush, I do not only report inspiring news about furreigners. Lookie here, an American man put over 2,000 toothpicks in his beard! (Laughing Squid)

Seriously, don't feel bad, Americans, there's a new highly scientific and not at all suspect map that breaks down the nations of the world by penis size. Good news, America, you're beating ALL of Asia! (The Shanghaiist)

Speaking of snakes, an Egyptian cobra has gone missing at the Bronx Zoo. No I WON'T make a parseltongue/Harry Potter joke, you can't make me. (NYT)

Oh! Harry Potter! That reminds me, have I told you lately that I loathe 3-D? I do. I HATE IT. (Mostly because it makes me ill.) Someone at NPR hates it just as much as I do and breaks down why it's wholly unnecessary. Also, those glasses? They make you look like a dumb@ss. (NPR)

That being said, check out these delightful 3D images taken in 19th and early 20th century Japan. Don't worry, you don't need the doofy glasses. (One Cool Thing A Day)

Marcus Mumford, of Mumford & Sons is dating actress Carey Mulligan. Hear that Matt Bellamy and Chris Martin? That's how you date a famous actress. (Celebitchy)

Does anyone else think Muse's Matt Bellamy is some sort of Thom Yorkian clone? The ratty features? The haunting falsetto? No? Well think about it as you listen to Radiohead's most recent album. You don't have it yet? What would you do without me? You can stream it for free here. (Slate)

I don't care if you think you don't like The Pixies or if you think beatboxing is intensely dorky, this video of a young man laying down live beatboxing tracks while playing the guitar and singing "Where Is My Mind?" is amaaaaaaazing.

Okay, so maybe you dislike The Pixies, but if you hate The Beatles, you have no soul. Check out this adorably collaborative cover of "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da."

Joanna Robinson is, if you haven't noticed, in a highly musical mood. Send your recommendations for this frosty but sunny California day to godtopuswept@gmail.com or @quityourJRob


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