Ryan Gosling Grows Weary Of Your Adoration.
Oh yes, I know. It's The Year of the Gosling. (Well technically, The Year of the Fassbe-sorry, I'll stay on topic.) But, listen, Ryan here is obviously a little worn out. A little tuckered by the constant, rabid devotion he's been getting from both the ladies and the dudes. Shall we focus our loving gazes elsewhere today? First of all, we've got Keanu who, while riding the subway recently (LIKE A REAL PERSON WOULD), gave up his seat for a woman. Um, and if that woman would like to slap the writer who called her "elderly," I wouldn't blame her. (Moviefone)
Alright, alright, enough of that. The only things more over-exposed than the Gosling, are the Muppets. NONETHELESS, this gallery dedicated to Henson and his creations is f*cking magical. So go enjoy it. I insist. (Uproxx)
Speaking of weird looking creatures, have you ever watched two octopus go at it? Knock the suckers? Make the beast with 16 tentacles? No, well, you're in for a treat. So, this is totally safe for work, probably, because they're octopi, but there's some disconcerting pulsating about halfway through the video that made me uncomfortably warm. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. (io9)
Aw, speaking of uncomfortably warm, check out these cute melted snowmen cookies. There's a pretty straightforward "how-to" on the site and it appeals to me, The Person Who Hates Cookie Cutters. (Truly Custom Cakey)
Speaking of clever winter crafts, check out these rad scarves. One was made using the Fibonacci sequence. One is a crazy puzzle scarf with interlocking pleats and panels. And the last one is a Hypercolor scarf. Well it's not CALLED that, but we lived through the 90's, we know Hypercolor when we see it. (Diana Eng)
If you don't know, Hypercolor was basically a cloth version of the classic mood ring which would helpfully point out which part of your body was the sweatiest. Oh yes, it made puberty that much better. Over in Germany, someone has created The Fühlometer ("Feel-O-Meter"), which is basically an abstract mood ring art installation for the city. A camera reads the facial expression of passing citizens and a giant face on top of a tower either smiles, frowns, or stares blankly. Frankly it's creepy. (Laughing Squid)
Some might think this ninja artist from Edinburgh is creepy, but I disagree. Some mysterious crafter has been leaving little sculptures made of books and paper in notable literary spots around Edinburgh. He's yet to be identified. (NPR)
Speaking of notable literary spots, have you checked out the new season of Cannonball Read yet? They've got a Facebook page, the always wonderful Twitter feed and, of course,
The Cannonball Read IV Blog. Much love to both our current mod, tamatha and our future mod mswas. Just awesome people. Sign up today!
Speaking of awesome peeps, GOOD has put forth a list of 2011's most excellent people. There's nary a celebrity, just ordinary folks doing extraordinary things. (GOOD)
I'd like to buy them all a drink. Only probably not any of these drinks made by celebrities. "Mansinthe," Marilyn Manson? Really? (Mental Floss)
Finally, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to the most recent Louis CK special. You can buy it off his site for $5. It's phenomenal. (LouisCK)
David Fincher has directed a video of Trent Reznor and Karen O's "Immigrant Song" cover for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack. While it's only the second best version of the song available on the internets (THANK YOU SHONDA), it's pretty sweet. (Pitchfork)
Finally, this is a little old, but I had never seen it, so, voila. The lovely RG sent us this alternate "Firefly" opening credits sequence. I, for one, f*cking hate that damn sappy Serenity song so am all for MacGyvering up the joint.