Oh, Mike Huckabee, By Attacking Natalie Portman You're Making Me Accept Her As A Feminist Role Model. Don't Wanna.
Hey! My sister has a new baby! Hey! He's really cute! Hey, in totally related news, I'm sort of punchy and tired. I can't stop laughing at this. I may have lost my mind. (The High Definite)
You know who else has lost his mind, apparently? The mayor of Providence, RI who has terminated the contract of every single teacher in the city. Every. Single. One. EDUCATED RIOT! (NPR)
Would you riot in an educated fashion, my dear ones, if I were to defend hipsters to you? This article outlines 10 Great Contributions Hipsters Have Made To Society. I'm with them on the handcraft revolution but they lose me with "Men's Pants That Fit." Um, hipster lad, when I can see the outline of both your Charles and your Bukowskis, your jeans are too tight. (Flavorwire)
But are hipsters responsible for the Typophile Renaissance? If so, I thank them. Check out this boss Typographical Scrabble Set. Now I'm hungry for taco dip. Old School Pajiba Shout Out! (Design Taxi)
Please have a look at this gorgeous audio slideshow for the BBC series "Human Planet." Seriously gorgeous. (BBC)
Also gorgeous? Miss Natalie Portman. And yet, I don't like her. Listen, I don't hate Natalie Portman and I don't begrudge her that Oscar, I just don't like her. I think she's not nearly as smart as she thinks she is. However, I think we can all agree that Mike Huckabee is a total dillhole for criticizing her for having a baby out of wedlock. (Feministing)
As far as feminist role models go, I'd prefer the chicks over at The Mary Sue, a new website devoted to and run by female geeks. This article, in response to Patton Oswalt's lament over how popular geek culture has become, examines how this popularity affects ladygeeks. (The Mary Sue)
The thing that bothers me about the mainstreaming of geek culture is the blatant money grabs made by film studios. Unnecessary reboots and 3-D rereleases? I'm looking at you, Lucas. (IGN)
There's a difference, however, between celebrating something and bastardizing it. This impressively thorough book on the history of DC Comics is absolutely worth a look. And, hey, it's half off! (Amazon)
Also on sale is the complete Blu-ray collection of the Die Hard films. Yes, even the really bad fourth one you like to pretend doesn't exist. (Walmart)
Did you know that if you make an anagram of my name you get "In On An Arson Job?" I would totes be in on an arson job. Can I be the bag man? I don't know what that means, but it always sounds like a nifty job. What's a good anagram of your name, kittens? (Dean Jackson)
Miley Cyrus is hosting SNL tomorrow night with musical guests The Strokes. Guess how thrilled The Strokes are? Did you guess not thrilled at all? Good job. (NY Mag)
In other, "reactions I'm totally unsurprised by" news, the perpetually greasy Shia LaBeouf has declared his admiration and support for National Train Wreck, Charlie Sheen. Bear in mind that the source here is The National Enquirer, so take it with sackfuls of salt. (Celebitchy)
And I am including this video of Jimmy Fallon's Charlie Sheen impression not because I relish talking about Sheen anymore, but because it makes me nostalgic for the days when I found SNL funny. Remember how people got on Fallon for breaking character during a sketch? We didn't know how good we had it.
Hey kids, it's a cute animal video! Okay, it's also a creepy animal video. But it's pretty great. And is that Tim Curry during the voiceover or am I being a total Britishist?
Joanna Robinson wants to know what it will take to get George Lucas to stop. Just stop. Send any ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @quityourJRob