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New Photos From The Hobbit Prove It's Not Too Late To Vote A Dwarf Into Your Pajiba 10

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | July 3, 2012 | Comments ()


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Happy Fireworks Eve to all my favorite American Citizens! To you Canadistanis, you already had National Poutine Day or whatever so get off my expensively manicured lawn. For a more scientific enjoyment of your July 4th, here's a breakdown of which chemicals produce the colors you see in a fireworks show. So, this year, unimpress your date by cooing "ooooooooohhh, Soooodium Chloriiiide." (Boing Boing)

Speaking of patriotism, is anything more G-D American than this sentence? "Not long after allowing his pubic hair to be shaved into the shape of a eagle for GQ's July issue..." That's the lead in to this Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson aka Duke Silver) interview. It's fan-bleeping-tastic. Excuse me while I go hand-hew a canoe out of an oak tree. (GQ)

You know, Marvel, just when I thought the new Spider-Man had me burned out, you pull me back in with Lizzy Caplan. Both she and Swimf@n alum Jesse Bradford (seriously, why is that not always the first thing people note on his CV?) will be starring in an Avengers adjacent short that will appear, one presumes, on the DVD release. Caplan, by the way, is one of my Pajiba 10 alternates. (/Film)

Speaking of the Underwhelming Spider-Man, NPR's Linda Holmes has an interesting article on how this new Peter Parker is much more of a geek than a nerd. And yes, she claims, the difference matters. (NPR)

For all you geeks and nerds, here's a series of famous photographs re-enacted with Star Wars action figures. It's better than it has any right to be. (365 Days Of Clones)
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Speaking of 80s sci-fi memorabilia, have you all seen the original ET finger toy? It's, um, frankly it's lewd. (io9)

Also lewd (in, one hopes, a more intentional way) is this Magic Mike action figure. Ladies and gay/bi-curious dudes, what you do with your very own bendable Charming Potato is your business. (Toy Cutter)

I promise you that, eventually, we'll stop talking about Magic Mike, but if you've seen it, you know that the cheesy-*ss dance scenes/skits were the best part of the film. Please take a moment and read this piece by the film's choreographer that breaks down each one and details the, er, hands-on involvement of the actors. (EW)

Not to be outdone by Magic Mike Peter Jackson is bringing sexy back to Middle-earth. I mean, all due respect to John Rhys-Davies, but Aidan Turner and Richard Armitage are turning it up to 11. Here are some new photos of them, Gandalf, hobbits and elves, oh my. (Screen Rant)
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And now for something completely different, The Independent attempts to class the five types of bad mothering. Look deep into your wounded psyche, where does your mum fit in? (The Independent)

This is not a joke. I repeat, this is not a joke. R. Kelly blames his divorce on The Notebook. (FilmDrunk)

Here's the cover of JK Rowling's first adult novel, "The Casual Vacancy." Guys, this book is locked down TIGHT, I can't get any good info on it. (Gawker)

Everyone knows that you can send a coconut in the mail just by writing the address on its hull and slapping a stamp or ten on it. But did you know that, back in the day, you could send game through the Royal Mail? Game as in animals that have been hunted. But that's not the best part. Click here to read the caveat. (Neatorama)

IFC gives us 10 reasons to love Paul Rudd. Please, I'm pretty sure we just needed the one. (IFC)

Kate Beckinsale, who I quite like, gives a lovely and mature interview about body image and aging in Hollywood. All of which I find a *little* hard to swallow given the great Orange-ing/teeth veneering of '01. (Celebitchy)
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Finally, speaking of pearly whites, here's a fantastic poster for one of my favorite films of 2011, Attack The Block. (FYMP)

Finally, barring Attack The Block, Cabin In the Woods and a few others, this supercut proves that most of what Hollywood has to offer us is a retread. But, then again, you already knew that.



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  • Elfie

    Is Pajiba finally getting on the Richard Armitage bandwagon? It's about time!

  • I loved that Offerman interview so much I tried to feed the GQ website all the bacon and eggs I have.

  • cece

    You had me at Richard "North & South" Armitage...

    p.s. Joanna, please don't bury the lead like that again.

  • charlottebrontesaurus

    Oooh! I was thinking of adding Armitage to the Hot Limeys growing list.

    Yes on the eyes, and a double yes on that voice.

  • Vi

    The Marvel short is cute, I like the Coulson ones. It's less expensive and it ties the world together nicely.

    In fact, I always wanted to see a short where a civilian comes back to his car and it's been flattened after some superhero shenanigans. You see it towed away, he's crying, he loved his car and he was already having a shit day. Then he ends up at the insurance office trying to get some sort of collateral damage claim on his poor beloved car, but alas, they don't give him any money for it due to some bullshit loophole.

    The next time a villain shows up, the guy goes postal, he just walks up behind the villain and shoots him right in the fucking face. And the superheroes just stand there going: WHAT THE FUCK?! DID YOU JUST FUCKING KILL HIM?!

    They spend an hour debating this because the civilian did shoot a villain, but he's not a superhero... blah blah blah...

    The civilian tells the superheroes they're all a bunch of cunts and the next time he'll show up dressed like Lady Gaga.

  • Oh, Mr. Thornton. You're right. I don't need Henry to explain.

  • $27019454

    Look back at me...

  • Rocabarra

    Oooh just reading the words gave me shivers!

  • John G.

    Joanna, was your second "finally" an encore?

  • Funky_Brewster

    I blame Nicholas Sparks for most things in life. I see nothing wrong with R. Kelly doing it.

  • Rooks

    Oh Richard Armitage. Oh Guy of Gisborne. I loved you, even though (or because?) you wore the same and allegedly unwashed leather outfit for 13 episodes straight no matter if in Sherwood, Locksley or the Arabian Desert, but that thing you did in that last episode of the second season - it killed the whole show dead. While you were still in it. It was heartbreaking.
    Also, the devolution of your hair was becoming really disturbing in season 3.
    And anyway, you should've just hooked up with Alan. You were already halfway there.

    That said: He's got my vote for the 10. Hang on, how many non-Americans can I vote for? (All of them?)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Last time we used the fire pit at my parents we threw pennies in, trying to get some green flames. No go. We even pulled out some older ones, from when they were actually made with copper.

    Btw, yesterday's link about upcoming books had some info on The Casual Vacancy. Though not critical, if that's what you're looking for. I bet Andy Sachs could get you a copy.

  • JoannaRobinson

    a) Adorable Devil Wears Prada reference. b) I just meant that usually publishers get me the books I want in advance and this one is locked down tight. So, yes, I'll have to use good 'ol Andy or go straight to the Simon Baker source.

  • Miss Kate

    That header pic...oh MY.

  • Slash

    Mmmmm, Richard Armitage. Those eyes. And everything else, really.

  • damnitjanet

    Oh, Aiden Turner....my absolute favorite vampire...you are DEFINITELY in my 5!

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