Today In As-You-Wish Fulfillment: Paul Rudd Is Playing Wesley In The Princess Bride
Ahh, my little Buttercups, as you may have heard, Jason Reitman is staging a live reading of The Princess Bride at LACMA. That means if you don't live in L.A., you're S.O.L. Joining Rudd are Mindy Kaling as Buttercup, Patton Oswalt as Vizzini (who else, really?) and, my current fav, Nick Kroll, as Count Rugen. You can see a few other members of the cast here. (EW) Or drool over the rad poster. I want it SO much.
Speaking of Nick Kroll, Dustin remains unconvinced of his genius. FEH. You can check out his skepticism on this list of 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "The League" Cast. (Warming Glow)
Alright, kids, you know I'm not usually a fan of the meme, but I couldn't resist these two. The first (via katers) reminds me of the wonderful Judgmental Bookseller Ostrich. Warning, it's punlicious. (Condescending Literary Pun Dog) The second is for the computer geeks out there. It's cats acting out common http status codes. I'm sorry. It's delightful. (Uproxx)
As if it wasn't bad enough to tease you with that production of The Princess Bride you'll likely never see, the internet is once again taunting us with the idea of new "Firefly." Having brought "Arrested Development" back from the dead, Netflix is alleging that if we watch enough of their original content, they'll give us more "Firefly." Or something like that. Come for the empty promises, stay for this hot as hell cast photo. (Bernardin)
Let's be honest, it's not as if Nathan Fillion is going to be able to shimmy back into those Tight Pants any time soon. (Photo courtesy of Dustin Rowles' Joel McHale Porn Stash)
Ooof, that was rough. Here, ease your eyeballs with this gallery of the 15 Best Pictures Of Emma Stone. (Unreality)
We spoke earlier this week about The Krampus and what a weird holiday tradition that is. Well, seriously, it's got nothing on El Caganer. A defecating peasant figure from sunny Spain. Someone has made a 19 ft tall statue of him. I'm not going to lie. This is link to a giant statue of a man in a Santa hat pooping. End of story. (Laughing Squid)
My favorite off-beat Christmas story will always be "Six To Eight Black Men" by David Sedaris. Read it for the first or hundredth time and I dare you not to crack a smile. (Esquire)
Speaking of writers I admire, Charlie Kaufman gave a fantastic lecture on screenwriting. It's just great advice for any of you out there attempting to write. Screenplay, novel, shopping list. Whatever. (/Film)
Over at FSR there's a great collection of holiday gifts for film lovers. Anyone wearing that Scorpion Drive jacket? Call me. (FSR)
Another cute stocking stuffer idea is this spaghetti measurement tool that has an "I could eat a horse" setting. (This Is Colossal)
I appreciate that the male and female settings on that tool are virtually identical. Because boys and girls ain't all that different, right? Oh, Lego begs to differ. They're marketing a new line of Lego figurines for girls. They have boobs, shop and are very pink. Siiiiiiiiiiiigh. We already have Barbies, why do we need boobs on our Legos? (The Mary Sue)
Finally, a little schmaltz from our friends at Google. It's 2011 in review through the lens of the Google search and while it features some lame high school yearbook language ("We Made It!") it's pretty impressive to see the year play out in two minutes.