"Saturday Night Live" Hires America's Dullest Leading Man To Host. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Yes, it's true, "Dullest Leading Man" is a title I usually reserve for Sam Worthington. But he's been mercifully absent from my radar of late, and, if I'm being honest, Worthington's new project, Man On Ledge looks pretty great. Charming Potato, on the other hand, gets no love from me. He and Zooey Deschanel are slated to host "SNL" in February. (Vulture)
Much love, as always, to "Community" for their upcoming (at some point. . .some vague date from now) "Law & Order" spoof. Omar's back, y'all. (Warming Glow)
I read a lot of the internet. I read a lot of the internet everyday. And there are still things I don't understand. Like this "My Little Pony" fixation. Did you know it's reached such a fever pitch that there's a convention for "My Little Pony" enthusiasts? Oh and they're called "Bronies." But you probably already knew that depressing fact. (Uproxx)
Speaking of costumed convention-goers, how quaint are these images from a 1980s convention? Oh there's still flesh aplenty, but it's somehow sweet. ( LASFS)
Speaking of adorable I present to you, apropos of nothing, Jon Hamm walking his dog whilst wearing a newsboy cap. You're welcome. (Tom & Lorenzo)
For all you depressed musical fans who are still kicking cans and wearing black over the news that Taylor Swift has been cast in Les Miserables, have I got some potentially okay news for you! Rob Marshall, who did a fine job with Chicago (shut up, he did), will be directing Stephen Sondheim's fairytale musical "Into The Woods" for the big screen. It's one of my favorite musicals and I suppose the timing is finally right what with the fairytale mania currently occupying film and television. All I have to say (nerd alert) is that Bernadette Peters is still young and hot enough to play the witch. Casting anyone else would be a crime. (/Film)
One of the few things the physical mail still has going for it (I do love receiving letters but am impossibly lazy about writing them) are postage stamps. The UK has released a set of Roald Dahl stamps that make me wish I had a letter to send. . .um in the UK. (The Guardian)
Speaking of mail, one of my favorite sites, "Letters Of Note," has published this scathing letter from Raymond Chandler to Alfred Hitchcock after the famous novelist was fired from Strangers On A Train. (Letters Of Note)
For what it's worth, I think this insufferable d-bag of a vegetarian tried really hard not to sound like an insufferable d-bag when complaining there was nothing to eat in his new hometown of Kansas City, MO. (NYT)
I love vegetarians, I sometimes am a vegetarian, but that article rubbed me the wrong way. Speaking of things one cannot, should not eat, check out this incredibly realistic E.T. cake. Um, those eyes are positively limpid, I'm not slicing that. (Between The Pages)
And, finally, if you're a fan of tofu. . .particularly Killer Tofu, you'll dig today's 90s nostalgia T-shirt from RIPT. (RIPT)
The good folks over at Film School Rejects run a great short film series. Here is today's entry, the adorable Pigeon: Impossible.
And, speaking of spies, here's a lewd, offensive and ultimately hilarious video of the James Bond theme. . .with words. He WILL ski on your lunch.