The Young'uns Call It Country, The Yankees Call It Dumb: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week
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The Young'uns Call It Country, The Yankees Call It Dumb: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | June 3, 2012 | Comments ()


I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.

5. Queen Elizabeth II Began Her Four Day Jubilee, Celebrating 60 Years on the Throne.


Her Majesty began a four day celebration with a Saturday trip to the races. Today she'll have a lunch and participate in a jubilee pageant, which includes a flotilla of 1000 boats led by the Queen, herself. Monday brings 2,012 beacons shooting across the skies and Tuesday's celebration includes picnics, storytelling and...donkey rides? It's good to be Queen.

4. The Hulk Celebrated 50 Years in Marvel Comics (with Jujubes?).


Unfortunately there seem to be no parades nor donkey rides for His Greenness, but hopefully he's off smashing stuff.

3. Chaaaalie Went After Jack on Twitter.


Nobody seems to know what exactly set off Dominic Monaghan, but when a fan suggested the actor nudge his former "Lost" co-star, Matthew Fox to get a Twitter account, Dom responded thusly:

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And when that same person asked, "But what about all the good times you shared?"

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Meanwhile, Fox clearly has some ongoing issues with alcohol. He just struck a plea deal for a May 2012 DUI charge; in exchange for no jail time, he cannot drive or drink for twelve months. The actor had also been accused of (drunken) assault after an incident in Cleveland last August, but the female bus driver--who alleged Fox got physical with her when she refused to let him board--just dropped the charges.

2. Benedict Cumberbatch Joined Twelve Years a Slave.


Steve McQueen's film adaptation of Solomon Northup's memoir stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup, a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender plays a plantation owner and now our own Sherlock has come on board to play another, who is "won over by Northrup's' engineering skills." Oddly, I can already hear Cumberbatch's southern accent in my mind's ear. Twelve Years a Slave also stars Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy and Ruth Negga.

1. A Drive Sequel Was Announced.


Author James Sallis has completed Driven, which he wrote with Ryan Gosling in mind; "I think he really made the character his own." The story takes place seven years later and...

*****SPOILERS: Stop here if you don't want to know the book's major plotline. *****




Driver is living in Phoenix and engaged to be married. A couple of goons attack the couple and his fiancée is killed; Driver goes on a vengeance spree. Sallis says a film is in the works--"They love the book"--though at this time there is no identification of "They." Clearly, we need Baby Goose.

Cindy Davis believes we should all have our own Baby Goose.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Zirza

    Those pictures of mister Cumberbatch make my loins all tingly.

  • Frances Gonzalez

    Why are both those Cumberbatch pictures related to his feet? Are you just trying to emphasize how large they are? Is that related to how large other things on his person are?

    ...well then. Carry on.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    How is it that "We have a new comments section thingy" NOT one of the 5 things we've heard about this week?! 

    And in a get-of-my-lawn moment, I don't want to "like" somebody else's comment - it makes me feel like I accidentally stumbled across the comments section of CNN. I like the good old days of either 1) being made cranky enough to write my own rejoinder 2) giving a person a shout out in my own comment for their awesomeness or 3) just doing F^&*ing nothing because that's what you're suppoed to do when you read something.  I feel like we're going to loose out on good discourse now that we can all just go "yeah,  like" with all half-assedness implied by that one click motion, and importantly, now I'm going to feel compelled to "like" all the really good commenters or be a jerk.  Pajiba, you're becoming all facebook-y and I suppose it's only a matter of time before you begin to post embarassing photos of me at parties.

    Come with me to Sugarmommylove...sorry, I even missed the bots for second.

    Ok ok (deep breath) I understand.  I just...HATE.

  • SaBrina

    I feel like people are so vain here that the like button won't dissuade anyone from spewing out their own word soup. If your whole comment was going to be "I like," then I don't want to read your goddamn comment.

  • Jezzer

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    Here's to testing the spam filters!


  • Anna von Beav

    NOW I MADE A THING. OMG, this is so exciting.

    I may need a hobby.
    Or several.

  • mona sterling

    Oh, hell. I was feeling chicken when commenting the old way.

  • Not even out yet and 12 Years a Slave is making a bid to become my new favorite movie.

    THE BOTS BROKE THE SYSTEM ALREADY. There is no justice.

    Also, someone stole my username. Definitely Monday.

  • Nadine comment thing...Okay, cool, actually.

    Dominic just about won my heart right thur, stick it to the (probably) douchebags.

  • Chrispeare

    So, this is weird.

  • Trixie

    Ok, so all the whining has made me have to try this.
    Also, Drive sequel sounds like it could be good. As long as there is Baby Goose.

  • Rocky

    Argh I am going to take a long time to get used to this.

  • LaineyBobainey

    We got a new internet blocking program at work - I'm curious to see if Pajiba will still be blocked. 

    YEP, that was a fascinating comment, Lainey. (I just wanted to test this FANCY new thingamabobber.)

  • Just testing:)

  • Guest


  • Guest

    How do I get a face?

  • Lauren_Lauren

    Um . . . it said my name was already registered . . . so . . .

  • Shonda

    Well, for a moment I thought the migraine and meds were making me hallucinate but I guess not. Nothing endures but change. Change is good. 

  • superasente


  • superasente

    So I guess this is a test.

  • I wonder how having a "like" feature will mix with my relentless need for validation?

  • PerpetualIntern

    Well the comment section just turned into a popularity contest.

  • JoannaRobinson



    I'm so excited.

  • It hurts and stings

  • googergieger

    This disqus thing both frightens and confuses me.

  • KatSings

    Testing this out so I'm good by the time TK's review of the GoT finale goes up.  

  • Harborwolf

    This is probably because I've been simply steeping in Game of Thrones over the last week (read some, watch an episode, lather, rinse, repeat), but all I can do when I read about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is wonder how much money they'll owe to the Lannisters when all is said and done.

  • Matchetes

    Hey there, Comment Section. You look different. No wait, don't tell me, let me haircut? You started working out? Whatever it is, you look good....really good. I'm, um...what do you think about getting drinks later?

  • MRod

    Okay... This is pretty weird. The end times really are coming aren't they?

    Um...the editing typos thingy is pretty cool... And the no more spambot, that was prett annoying... Okay... I think everything will be okay...

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Now I must test this intriguing new comment section.

    By the way, I finally caught up on second 'series' of Sherlock and I found it strangely unsatisfying.  And the ending was ridiculous, I can't imagine how they're going to explain that.

  • RudeMorgue

    I got one episode in and realized it was actually a new season of Doctor Who. Hallucinogenic gas? Wacky GUI brainspace? 

    No thanks.

  • SaBrina

    God, seriously. I mean, I powered through it, and Hounds was the worst of them, but give it a fucking rest, Sherlock. Granted, Hounds was the worst of the Jeremy Brett episodes too.

  • Leelee

    AHAHA shiny new comment system! It's like Christmas with a load of drunk, belligerent Santa's waving glasses of port and sherry in the air and mumbling "it wasn't like this in my *hic* day".

    What I mean to say is: I fear change, but I do love pajiba so I will put on my big girl pants and try to get through the shock.

  • pajiba

    I haven't tried it out on the phone yet. Here I am trying it out. And remaining logged in. Can I send this from the future? Look Mom! I'm in the future! Shatner's frozen head is President.

  • Purplejebus


    That is all.

  • Scully

    Fuck the whaaaaat? What the hell happened up in here? It's Pajiba, right? It's not the vast consumption of rum I've indulged in today, right? RIGHT? Shiiiiiiiiiiiit.

  • Return of Santitas

    Guys, but how will I find my sugar mama now that the bots have been foiled?  I knew I should have clicked on those links but I just didn't feel like I was ready for a sugar mama yet, you know?  Damn my low self esteem and poor forward planning. 

    On the bright side, I do like to like things, so...silver lining!

  • celery

    I barely ever comment but still want to know how this works.

  • Clancys_daddy

    Thanks for that Stop Obama/McCaskill add.  I know who I won't be voting for now.

  • Malware


  • Anna von Beav

    Oh, but we can "Like" comments now?


  • e jerry powell

     ROAST BABY GOOSE is why.

  •  + 1

    (What? I'm getting with ALL the programs.)

  • Anna von Beav


    Also, why does there need to be a sequel to Drive?! DUMB.


  • pissant

    Oh, fucking hell, goddammit, no!  You put the newest comment at the top?  Are you fucking shitting me?  In what world does that makes sense?!  And "Reply"...oh, god fuck it all (including the Queen).  And the comment preview was fucking amazing.

    Pajiba had the best comment system I've ever seen.  Was it the bots?  It was the bots, wasn't it?

    This really fucking sucks.

  • pajiba

    You can sort those bad boys anyway you'd like: Oldest or newest up top. And yes: The bots (and trolls) were killing me. Oh, and you can reply but it's not threaded. ALSO you can edit your own comment when you make a typo or a dumbass of yourself.

  •  Edit button? All is forgiven.

  • meaux

     Oh wow, I can like things...and reply to things!  I'm trying both, just for the sheer novelty!

  • pissant

    OK, I see the sort now.  I'll probably warm up to Reply.  Does this really stop bots?  Does the "Post As" button do that?  Also, how would this ever stop trolls?  I can still post and call myself anything*.

    So..."Like", huh?  I think I'll be making an account for myself** with a pic of a real, live, human female and watch the "Like"s roll in.* - I always thought it was cool that I never noticed (though, it could have been happening) anyone stepping on someone's established name and posting as if they were that person.

    ** - I will die before I do that (this better italicize 'die' and not make me look stupid)

  • space oddity

    number 6: pajiba gets disqus and tells no one.

  • pissant

    I'm just testing out the new comment system.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have to log-in or anything...

  • annie

    It didn't even occur to me that Cumberbatch would have to pick up a drawl with that gorgeous voice of his (his American was passable in The Whistleblower). As if I wasn't excited enough for the movie and all the hotness and inevitable raging discomfort thanks to McQueen. 

  • bleujayone

    "Queen Elizabeth II Began Her Four Day Jubilee, Celebrating 60 Years on the Throne."

    -Dear Lord won't someone get that poor woman some prunes already! Or maybe some apricots or even a bowl of Cracklin' Oat Bran.  After six decades she must be backed up something fierce. And the ring she must be sporting on her thighs.... it must look like she's been straddling a giant cherry Life Saver.

    Give her some fiber and maybe you really will see a four day jubilee.   Just be sure to stockpile enough toilet paper because sistah, she's gonna need it! Maybe THAT'S why she always has a sourpuss expression all these years.  I know I'm cranky after a couple of days. After threescore years, she must be ready to coldcock the first manservant she sees who looks at her wonk-eyed.

  • e jerry powell

    Maybe we have roast baby goose!


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