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Knock-Knock, Who's There? What Do Jennifer Lawrence and "Game of Thrones" Have in Common? Plus, Your First Look at Catching Fire

By Rob Payne | Pajiba Love | January 9, 2013 | Comments ()


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How you doin', my fellow Pajibans? For my first ever Pajiba Love, I thought we should talk about sex.

Specifically the interview that comic book writer Joe Casey (Godland, Automatic Kafka, Uncanny X-Men, so many good things) gave about his new monthly series called SEX. (See? I wasn't lying.) For those, like me, who were way into discussing the foibles of Alison Brie as Captain America, check out what a professional has to say about sex in comics and why it's a worthy subject matter. (Comics Alliance)

Meanwhile, also at Comics Alliance... these are are some of the best costumes and photographs of cosplayers that I've ever seen. Little Doctor Doom is by far my favorite. (CA)

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Don't worry, I didn't forget about the Lady Lawrence. Apparently J-Law is the new Li-Lo, stumbling drunk out of the Chateau Marmont with questionable friends? Maybe it's because I've finally gotten into the Song of Ice and Fire books, but, I'm not entirely sure what this story is about. I kept reading it as "Chateau Mormont" and was disappointed every time I realized it wasn't. (Celebitchy)

Speaking of J-Law, here's the first image from Catching Fire, featuring Katniss and Finnick.

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With the subject of ladies and their parts still fresh in our heads, "Justified's" Walton Goggins waxes poetical about the female anatomy. Our Mostly Benevolent Overlord points out the most salient bits, and, really, who could disagree? (Uproxx)

Since we're tangentially on the subject of TV shows we love, Danger Guerrero has an excellent piece up about why it's OK for NBC to cancel "Community." Hey, at least with Dan Harmon leaving, if the show sucks when it returns, we can always pretend the season three finale is actually the series finale, right? (Warming Glow)

Before you ask: Yes, there's a theme here. Mostly that I'm using the crutch of semi-natural segues to get us from link to link. In that vein, the best animated series on TV that isn't named "Archer" is coming back! Here's some new pics to tide you over until "Venture Bros." returns later this year. The subtlety of a pterodactyl mounting a jet intrigues me greatly. (BoingBoing)

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Stepping away from the fictional for a moment, it looks like researchers (students? student researchers?) at the University of Texas at Arlington have devised a better way to understand supernovae. You know, those things that can cause black holes and neutron stars, two of the most deadly phenomena in the galaxy? Since these guys are in my neck of the woods, if they successfully prevent our cosmic destruction, I would gladly meet them at Bentley's and buy them the adult beverage of their choosing. (PhysOrg)

If you weren't blinded by that science, here's the trailer for the upcoming retro-effects short film, C: The Movie . Last year, I wrote an article about the Kickstarter funded project and I've been looking forward to it ever since. Good news, everyone me, C is coming out January 28th!

C 299,792 km/s (preview) from Seaquark Films on Vimeo.


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Lastly, but most certainly not leastly, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, a haberdasher's wet dream, sings the theme to Skyfall. He's no Adele, but his rendition quickly stops being funny and starts being real(ly pretty good) by the first chorus. Truly, the "F" stands for F*ckin'. Enjoy!


Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter, tumbls on the Tumblr, and his wares can be purchased here. He honestly hasn't been this nervous about a post since his first.




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  • Dragonchild

    If you're wondering what "Song of Ice and Fire" is really about. . . it's about nothing, really. It's really more like hanging out in a restaurant kitchen where the cooks are letting you sample everything. You may like the flavors, but you'll never be served a complete meal. Readers can pretty clearly state whether they like or hate it, but they seem to have serious issues with qualifying its strengths or weaknesses. By far the best review of the books is Matt Hilliard's: http://matthilliard.wordpress....

  • alwaysanswerb

    Headlines are the worst.
    Title: "Is JLaw the new LiLo?"
    Body of article: "No, obviously."

    Because for reals. If all it takes to be LiLo is to get caught drunk at a bar once, well, you may as well suspend my driver's license and drag me in front of Judge Stephanie right now

  • googergieger

    Go team Venture!

    *does the V with his penis*

  • Drake

    I think we need a picture of that.

  • Tina

    Paul F. Tompkins is a national treasure. He's the best thing about owning an iPod.

  • Enas Malakas

    I knew that this whole Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper business was going to ruin her.

    He's brainwashed her with his d*. Men are a*holes.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Nah. She didn't even look drunk, although that fur coat is seriously ugly.

    Btw, you are allowed to swear here.

  • Three_nineteen

    Bob's Burgers is already back - there was a new episode on Sunday.

  • I tried. I like everyone on it?

  • Lauren_Lauren

    Oh, oh . . . you use GoT in your header but it's naught but a tease, a TEASE?! Damn you, Payne! Link Wenches must deliver, or we shall beat you with forks. It is known.

  • Apologies, but it made me laugh. My original header was even more of a tease, for what it's worth?

  • Lauren_Lauren

    *Brandishes fork menacingly*

  • pixi

    Rob, your inclusion of this Paul F. Tompkins video means that you win at Pajiba Love. Congrats.

  • John W

    It really pisses me off that a little kid can get the Dr Doom costume right and a major movie studio can't.

  • sean

    Roger Corman did it right too.

  • Protoguy

    Even his choice of shoes.

  • Yes, to this.

  • Sad Rockstar

    Ahhhh new Venture Bros. Can not wait. I love how much the animation has evolved. Looks gorgeous.

  • Natallica

    There's no fun at Chateau Mormont. Only working and fighting every day just to find out your pay is never there. Also, getting friendzoned constantly by your hot but sometimes ruthless boss.

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