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Who Should Play He-Man? I've Got Your Left Field Candidate Right Here.

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | July 31, 2012 | Comments ()


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When news broke yesterday that there may be a new He-Man film, folks immediately started dreamcasting. Like you do. But, as MovieLine's Jen Yamato pointed out, the film producers will be hard-pressed to find an actor who can convincingly, macho-ly rock the He-Man pageboy. Ladies and gentleman? For your consideration. Matt Damon on the set of Liberace. (Bleeding Cool)

Listen, sometimes a link is just too perfectly weird for me not to share. Your favorite book covers as bathing suits. Yup. Someone made this. (Mashable)

In my favorite development in the AMC/Dish Network feud, AMC unleashed a horde of zombies in NYC to protest the fact "The Walking Dead" won't be available to Dish subscribers. I mean, I don't know how effective a shambling protest is, but cute idea. (The Mary Sue)

For those of you who care about the Olympics (not meeee, sorry!) and are pissed at the NBC coverage, allow Jon Stewart to take them to task on your behalf. (Cinema Blend)

The easiest job on TV? No contest, yo. (Unreality)

The most creative/creepiest tattoo I've seen in awhile. Though, imagine tending to your child in the middle of the night with this tattoo on your arm. Wait, today's youth don't consider these things when choosing a tattoo? Hunh. (Laughing Squid)

And for those among you who are fashion aficionados, Vanity Fair has released their Best Dressed issue. I wouldn't bother with this but one of my lady crushes, Jessica Chastain, unexpectedly made the cut. She doesn't deserve it, but I don't much care. Full gallery of winners here. (VF)

You like The Professional? You like puns? Then have I got the print for you. (Instagram)

In case you've been tucked away in a Hobbit hole for the past seven months, Dustin recaps the 7 most important TV stories from the first part of the year. (WG)

Similarly, erstwhile TV critic for Salon, Heather Havrilesky, runs down the three tired TV tropes that were exploded in 2012. That's right, she liked "Girls" too. (The Awl)

Finally, to celebrate the Murican athletes in the Olympics, I present you with this video that can be summed up in precisely three words. America, F*ck Ugh.




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  • wolfgangh Mistruth

    " Though, imagine tending to your child in the middle of the night with this tattoo on your arm."

    Why is your kid sleeping under a black light?

  • Quatermain

    That 'America' video was pretty funny. There are only a few things in the world better than hot girls firing guns, monster trucks, or football. I can guarandamntee that that Marine that dropped his rifle did not enjoy his life for roughly two weeks or so after that incident.

  • John W

    You wrote Jessica Chastain and my eyes for some reason saw Brandi Chastain and I was like...huh...wtf...?

  • John G.

    Matt Damon as He-Man, member of the Master's of the Universe, The Most Powerful Man in the Universe, Holder of the Sacred Sword, Brother to She-Ra, Son to King Randor and Queen Marlena, Friend to Battle Cat? yeah, I guess that could work

  • POINGjam

    Fillion.

  • Jezzer

    "Similarly, erstwhile TV critic for Salon, Heather Havrilesky, runs down the three tired TV tropes that were exploded in 2012. That’s right, she liked “Girls” too."

    I'll add her to the list of people who are horribly wrong.

  • give me some Matt Damon anytime. Sigh.

  • SugarSmak

    And I thought the easiest job in TV belonged to the person responsible for making Jon Hamm look handsome...

  • He Man =

    Jai Courtney

  • CM Towns

    Can they hire Frank Langella as Skeletor again?

  • Thor was pretty much the best He-Man movie we're ever going to get. Probably best just to leave it at that.

  • BWeaves

    The Life of Pi men's trunks are wrong. If they really wanted to do them right, there would be a single boat on the fly, if you see where I'm going with this.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Geez, Olympic spoilers, Joanna!

    Just kidding. The NY Times and, well, every media outlet already announced the victories.

    I approve of the And Then There Were None bikini. It's PC.

  • Three_nineteen

    I'm kind of annoyed about the Olympic spoiler, which I managed to avoid until now, but I'll probably get over it.

  • LizLemon

    I too had managed to avoid spoilers until now...lamesauce. I'm sure I'll still spend the same 4 hours on my couch this evening though...

  • JoannaRobinson

    AHHHHHHH! I'm so sorry I've been moving non-stop and completely out of the Olympics news. When I saw it mentioned all over all my newsfeeds, etc., I thought it was old news. I AM SO SORRY. I had the Women's Figure Skating ruined for me in 2002 and I threw a fit and possibly a lamp as well. I am SO sorry. I've changed the text.

  • LizLemon

    Dont fret! I was so busy yesterday I didn't even have time to glance at my computer and last night I had so much fun watching the coverage with zero knowledge that I thought I would try to do it again today! Its just not meant to be with the time differences.

  • ironypants

    The greater Hemsworth's giant arms would look pretty nice holding that Power Sword JUST SAYIN.

  • Hemsworth was my first thought, too. I think it's more because I see He-Man as basically Thor.

  • laylaness

    Yeah, CH would be the best choice. I mean, he wields a hammer in such a poetic manner. Just think what he could do with a sword.

  • InternetMagpie

    I would wear that Slaughter House Five bikini RIGHT NOW.

    Erm, after I do some crunches.

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