Listen my brave little toasters, you don’t need to be a “Battlestar Galactica” watcher to agree with me on this one. Angelina Jolie as a sexy sort of femme bot sent here with a mission to destroy us, or preach to us or something? That makes all the sense in the world. BBC America has a few other Cylon candidates and I’d like to submit, for their consideration, Alexander Skarsgård. No way that thing is humanoid. (BBCA)
Did you know that it is perfectly legal for women to walk around topless in New York? (Men too, of course.) All you aforementioned sexy Cylons, feel free to test this theory. (Village Voice)
Speaking of technology that won’t be ignored, I know a lot of people still discount Twitter as frivolous and stupid, but after the Presidential Twitter Town Hall meeting, I’m not sure they can continue to blow it off entirely. #itsstillmostlyfullofdumbpeople #justliketherealworld #noIdontmeanMTV (TechCrunch)
I don’t usually like linking to paparazzi photos because, my vibrant voyeurs, none of us look our best when getting off a long flight or going to yoga or whatever. However, I do want you to take a look at these photos of Nicole Kidman and her little ones. That baby’s face is completely hilarious. (Celebitchy)
While we’re on the subject of music (oh yes, Keith Urban definitely counts as one of Kidman’s “little ones”), here’s a nifty piece on 50 relatively unknown bands from each state. A) Unlike my piece on 50 Pieces of Eye Candy, some actual thought and research went into this project B) you Massholes commenting on that Eye Candy post need to have your eyes checked…Ben Foster IS the sex C) Puerto Rico gets the shaft again. (The Phoenix)
Who know who got the shaft in this Disney-fied version of the “Firefly” cast? Good old Wash. He looks mighty, um, “special” to me. (Shirtoid)
Speaking of the most lovable misfits in the ‘verse, does John Sayles’ new film feature Chris Cooper as Captain Tight Pants? Why did nobody tell me? (Fandango)
Well, John Sayles DOES love his plot twists. Unreality has a cute little round-up of one word plot twists for the following films: Fight Club, Star Wars, Sixth Sense, Hangover, Se7en, Psycho, Oldboy, Vanilla Sky, The Prestige, and The Usual Suspects. That? That’s me warning you so you won’t brat at me about spoilers. (Unreality)
I don’t think there are any spoilers in this great interview with Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs (a.k.a. Lucius Malfoy), but he does make an interesting point when he said he thinks Draco is the hero of the entire series. I say it’s Neville. Who would you pick? (LA Times)
By the way The Prestige, Fight Club, Harry Potter? All, obviously, great books as well. Whitcoulls, a bookshop in New Zealand, has a clever ad campaign called “Read More Movies.” (Ads of the World)
Also clever are these “boring” magazine covers. I’m working on a “Time” parody called “Tome.” (Boing Boing)
Finally, my sweet, sensitive sickos, this may be in poor taste, but it made me laugh. From The Duty, it’s two of the wormiest Americans to ever wriggle off the hook reimagined as the Bed Intruder Song.
The only way I could love this geeky Bill Bailey Metallica cover more is if someone had been playing a Millenium Falcon Guitar. I know Bailey best from two of my favorite British comedies (“Black Books” and “Spaced”), but he is a gifted stand-up comedian as well. Watch him head-bang with all the scraggly hairs he has left on his head.
Okay, I’m with you, I don’t like “Twilight” or any of the untalented people it has foisted on us. However, I do love Field of Dreams (this being my favorite Pajiba piece of all time), so I admit I enjoyed the hell out of this Funny Or Die parody starring Taylor “Camelface” Lautner. Come to see him get tackled several times, stay for Dennis Haysbert’s James Earl Jones impression.
Joanna Robinson often busts out that “No, this is Iowa” line. Most people think she’s quite insane.