Did we know Aubrey Plaza and Michael Cera dated? For a “long time”? (Which, in young speak is a year and a half.) Plaza says after they filmed Scott Pilgrim they drove across the country and almost got hitched in Vegas. (Yahoo)
I’m finding myself coming up empty on feelings about the Beauty & the Beast remake. None of these images are bad, but none of them color me interested. (DListed)
Matthew McConaughey dances exactly like you’d expect: with soulful chest-thumping. (Lainey)
I’m a huge fan of Cracked, but this may be the best thing they’ve ever published: 7 Reasons So Many Guys Don’t Understand Consent. (And take a quick glimpse at the URL for a not-so-subtle difference.) (Cracked)
Twitter’s cracking down on those voter suppression memes and fake ads. (Variety)
I would totally watch Paul Ryan! The Musical.
When is Starbucks going to learn, we don’t want “unity,” we want our goddamn Christmas cups and we want them NOW. (CBS)
Well, will you look at that? Invincible Iron Man’s artist figured out it’s not so hard to draw unsexualized teenagers after all. (Complex)
Joanna took an ultra-deep dive into the many mysteries of Westworld. (Vanity Fair)
The “I Waited 96 Years” project wants you to meet the women who were born before the 19th Amendment was ratified. They were born in a world where women couldn’t vote and they’re all voting for an exceptionally qualified female president next week. (Refinery 29)
So… what exactly is the dark web? (The Atlantic)
We all know J.R.R. Tolkien is a massive influence on the fantasy genre, but do you know who influenced Tolkien? Cannonballer Ale is reading pre-Tolkien fantasy for her Master’s thesis and she has some thoughts on Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter. One of those thoughts is, "The plot literally ends in the first five chapters, and then the rest of the book is just words." Read the rest of her thoughts and be grateful that Tolkien, and not Dunsany, is the grandfather of modern fantasy. (Cannonball Read 8)
Congratulations, Cubs fans! I hope you’re all celebrating like this little cub.