You know, as I ramble and roam around these here Internets, collecting links I hope will strike your fancy, I come across a wide range of quality. But it’s rare for me to get both the top and the bottom of the spectrum on the same subject in the same day. And yet, I present to you both the best “Harry Potter” link I’ve seen in a long time (it’s the margin doodles that make it) and the worst. That? Right there? That is some sh*tty punning.
Michael K. Williams reveals a possible explanation for his blindingly brilliant performance in “The Wire.” Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby. (WG)
If you thought the Victorians were a bunch of gloomy motherf*ckers before, wait until you hear about the “professional mourners.” Consumptive urchins and chimney sweeps won’t bury themselves, you know. (Retronaut)
You can watch the new JJ Abrams pilot online in its entirety. Right now. Instead of working. Do it! You JJ fans know it’s all downhill from the pilot, right? (IndieWire)
Go behind the scenes of one of the best shanking/shiving montages in the history of television with the crew of “Breaking Bad.” (CB)
Put away your face paint (you keep it out on your desk, right?), there’s no way you’ll ever top this woman’s Venom. (Captain Sara Sparrow)
The Hugo Awards were presented over the weekend, and though I’m woefully behind on my sci-fi/fantasy reading, I was delighted by the television prizes. (The Hugo Awards)
Speaking of which, Neil Gaiman revealed during his acceptance speech that he’ll be penning another “Who” episode for this upcoming Spring. (Nerd Approved)
And in other TV news that makes you want to bite/kiss your neighbor, Mitch Hurwitz reveals that more “Arrested Development” may pave the way for resurrecting other beloved, dead shows. Like “Freaks and Geeks” and (shrieks Kristen Bell from somewhere in the Hollywood hills) maybe “Veronica Mars?!?!?!?” (WG)
High School (featuring a super bedraggled/tattoed Adrien Brody) is out on Blu-ray this week. The film was a hit at Sundance but didn’t get much love in wide release. If you want a taste of Brody in all his inked and braided glory, FSR has an exclusive clip of some of his deleted scenes. (FSR)
Do you think this Chainsaw Dress is available at your local S-Mart? (Boing Boing)
Reba directed me to this fundraiser auction which we hope you’ll contribute to because of the gold in your heart, not because you would claw someone’s face off for a chance at one of the prizes including lunch with Nathan Fillion or a behind the scenes tour of “Community.” (Bidding For Good)
Finally, some person has meticulously cobbled Rick Astley’s notorious “Never Gonna Give You Up” from “Mad Men” footage. If that’s not your cuppa, then go ahead and watch it on mute from some sweet Hendricks Conga and Alison Brie doing the Charleston.