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By Seth Freilich | Pajiba Love | May 28, 2013 | Comments ()


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Happy post-holiday weekend. We're all on "Arrested Development" overload at this point, so this will be my only reference to the fourth season - after two episodes, I was severely underwhelmed and disappointed with the new season. But as the season progressed, I found myself warming to it, and though I maeby didn't love it as much as I would've hoped, I'm certainly happier to have it than to not. Anyway, that it got off to a slow start is something that Mitch Hurwitz says is to be expected. (Hollywood Reporter)

Back in the day, "Arrested Development" aired on Fox. Fox is facing a pretty big change in its routine now, as its reality guru, Mike Darnell, who is probably the individual most singularly responsible for the modern reality TV landscape, is stepping down. (Futon Critic)

Speaking of "Arrested Development" on Netflix, the streaming service has decided that it's not going to let us know in advance before they start yanking titles. Arrogance! And good business sense. (WG)

Turning from TV to the movies, Universal is planning to reboot Timecop. Despite having a wholly unjustifiable sweet spot for the leg-splitting Van Damme classic, there is potential here for a legitimately good movie if Universal does it right. We can all agree that's unlikely, right? (Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of doing it right, this $249 highly-detailed Darth Vader figure is absolutely doing it right. WANT. (Nerd Approved)

Let's move from nerd figurines to nerd photos. First, we'll go super tiny, with the awesome first ever image of the actual wave function of a hydrogen atom's electron orbit:

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(Source: io9)

Now let's zoom way the hell out to a nebula. Io9 notes that it looks like the Eye of Sauron, which it does. But looking at it right after the above pic, what strikes me most, aside from the sheer beauty of it, is the remarkable similarity between the macroscopic and microscopic. The universe is a helluva thing, ain't it:

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(Source: io9)

With summer here, it's time to start getting our beach reading on. Yesterday, I spent my time at the beach reading appellate briefs. It was f*cking rad. For my next beach trip, hopefully I can get to proper summer reading. Wondering what books could be this summer's "Gone Girl?" Though I'm not sure that any of these will break out quite like that, here are a few suggestions for ya. I'm particularly looking forward to Max Barry's latest, "Lexicon." (Salon)

Could Netflix's next revival be "Xena: Warrior Princess"? Maeby? (Uproxx)

Fun fact: it only takes 5 million Legos to build a life-size X-wing. (Unreality)

This whole interview, where Will Smith compares African-American parenting styles to slavery, makes me exceedingly uncomfortable. (Celebitchy)

Word is that Dan Harmon has been asked back to "Community" by NBC, although it's unlikely he will accept. (Vulture)

Finally, speaking of Barry, the movie Syrup, based on his first book (he did the screenplay too), comes out in a few weeks (June 7) and is currently available on demand. It's not great, but it's an amusing enough distraction and that Amber Heard sure is purty. I'll leave ya with the trailer:



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  • Uriah_Creep

    Calling Amber Heard "purty" is like calling that nebula "large"; it doesn't do them justice.

  • The Mama

    Delurking to say a) thanks for link to the books, and b) I found it kind of hysterical that the first line of the book link read, "Step away from that Dan Brown novel!" and the ad that popped up was for Dan Brown's new book.
    Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps Netflix movies for days/weeks/months before returning them.

  • Literally just clicked on this post and ctrl+F'ed to find the Amber Heard link. I would let that woman do terrible terrible things to me.

  • Cazadora

    The nebula looks like a pansy. And I've been gardening too much.

  • BWeaves

    Oh, crap, I thought you were calling the nebula gay.

  • e jerry powell

    Why can't I ever find pansies that look like that? I would plant the shit out of those.

  • OMGLookPanda

    First "Butter" now "Syrup"? I can't wait for "Pancakes".

  • toblerone

    I'd prefer waffles, but pancakes are fine too.

  • e jerry powell

    "Gingerbread Pancakes."

    Prozac on a plate™, people.

  • bleujayone

    We can take these movies have a film fest along with "Canadian Bacon", "Milk" and "Coffy(ee)".

  • toblerone

    Amber Heard sure is purty... Yup, and so is Brittany Snow.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'm only about halfway through the new season (trying to maximize my viewing experience you see), but I definitely agree that it's getting better the further I get into it. Hurwitz has definitely done the legwork to tie everything together, and I've had more than a few belly laughs so far.

    But man, poor Steve Holt(!) is barely recognizable.

  • the dude

    but he's wearing a bald cap with a wig over it I think, he made a video last year to rally to bring steve holt back to AD and he looked pretty much the same as in 2003.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Ok not exactly like before but definitely has better hair

  • bonnie

    It's true. My husband and I turned to each other and asked, "Is that a different actor?" The fact that the show also harped on it and made into a running gag was genius.

  • Anna von Beav

    UGH, just when I was ready to quit discs and halve my Netflix fee.

  • the dude

    At this point it's better to quit the physical format, although I DO NOT want dvds and blurays to disappear under any circumstances, I love having something to see in real life, the packaging is as important as the product.

  • Anna von Beav

    Yeah, I meant strictly Netflix-wise. I've got two discs sitting in my house since last July. I mean, I just take forever to watch them and it seems silly to keep it. On the other hand, if they're going to suddenly yank a whole bunch of stuff....

  • A. Smith

    In the year 2011 I had two discs of Your Under Arrest, I had those discs for an entire year before I give them back to Netflix. I know of few companies that would allow that.

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