Sure, Fassbender Is Bummed About That Oscar Snub, But Somehow I Think He'll Muddle Through
The lovely Herr Fassbender has another one of his demure, buttoned up photo spreads in GQ. In it he gives a sort of lovely account of his disappointment in not being nominated for an Oscar this year. We feel for you Fassbender, truly. Sidebar, anyone else getting a Drive vibe from this photo? Don't dress like the competition, Mike, stay true to you. (Celebitchy)
As much I loved The Avengers, I don't think adding a few more kickass females could ever be a bad thing. Whedon has said that's exactly what he has in mind. If you're not into feminism, just envision the clingy possibilities. (/Film)
One female I didn't miss in The Avengers was Natalie Portman's rather bland scientist girlfriend character. The AV Club has a great list on the various ways she and other characters have been quickly disposed of in sequels. (AV Club)
And, in a final Avengers-related link, here's what the soundtrack for Whedon's film might have looked like if Will Smith had been cast as Nick Fury. Trust me, this fake rap is better than most fake raps. (Screen Junkies)
I know we've all been programmed to believe that Joss Whedon is the greatest geek in history, but The Oatmeal has some evidence to the contrary. H/T Scully! (The Oatmeal)
I swear to you I was all set to write this exact same post about all the things we can look forward to in the upcoming season of "True Blood." io9 not only beat me to it, but they did it far better than I ever could have. GOTH HOYT! (io9)
Via this glorious prohibition slideshow I discovered that bootleggers wore these shoes with hooves on them to make it look like cows had been there. Cleverrrrr. To see some more fun vintage hijinkery, click the link! (New Yorker)
Speaking of fetching men in GQ, dig this gorgeous spread of Idris Elba in British GQ. (VV)
My favorite online series, Scandals Of Classic Hollywood, takes a look at Laurence Olivier. (The Hairpin)
And for the center of the Alcoholic/Science Nerd Venn diagram, here's a cute shirt of the alcohol molecule. That one Hydrogen looks like it's about to spew. (Boing Boing)
Unreality has a great "That Guy Actor Of The Week" series and while I usually don't post them here (less you roll your eyes at me and shout "EVERYONE KNOWS THAT GUY, JOANNA"), I couldn't resist a little tribute to John Hawkes. He's my favorite Ugly-Hot actor. (Unreality)
Brace your self for the most adorable Beastie Boys cover known to man.
And, finally, I had so much fun playing "guess which kind of teacher" with these adorably dorky dancing educators. I spotted a Science teacher, a Math teacher, the Spanish teacher and the Cool teacher. Spoiler alert: the Cool Teacher is the one with the dark beard and the ridiculous dance moves.