Hello my wind-blown, soggy lovelies. I hope all you East-y Coasty types made it out of the storm intact and that you survived by hoovering all the ice cream in sight before it melted. IT’S YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY. Anyway, the lovely Bierce Ambrose sent me this image as a storm palate cleanser and it did, I admit, fill me with a deep sense of calm. Hopefully it does the same for you. It can be a magical world, friends. (The Chive)
I know our very own tamatha baked her way through the storm. Drool with me, won’t you, over her Hurricane-shaped bundt. (Bundt Cake Season)
Do you think Keira Knightley is pulling off Insane Asylum chic? How has she not convinced someone to cast her as Ophelia yet? That must chap her bony hide. (T&L)
Speaking of Shakespeare, had you heard the rumor that Daniel Day Lewis took a break from acting because he once saw the ghost of his father during a production of “Hamlet”? It’s not strictly true, but it’s a great theater urban legend. (The Guardian)
Baby pajamas that double as a floor mop…convenient Pippi Longstocking-esque ingenuity or absolutely disgusting and unhygienic? (Laughing Squid)
Quick, informal Halloween survey. Which is your favorite costume: this ingenious amputee idea, this brilliant “Saved By The Bell”-inspired couple or my friend Rachel’s political effort? Ahem, VOTE FOR MY FRIEND.
If, in all the storm and drang, you haven’t had a chance to put a costume together, here are some last minute geeky ideas. (Geek Femme)
Ian McKellan invites critics of The Hobbit to jump up his gay, beknighted *ss. (MovieLine)
Check out some gorgeously rendered photos of my SF neighbors being total *ssholes after the SF Giants won The World Series Sunday night. Yeah, jump into a fire, do that. (Thomas Lawn)
Maybe the Giants fans were drinking the world’s strongest beer. If so, I’m surprised their brains weren’t dribbling out their ears. (Food Diggity)
According to Joel McHale’s Twitter account, “Community” has an official U.S. return date. I’m sure you’re, um, bouncing with glee. (Twitter)
And while we’re on the subject of our favorite study group, this here pumpkin is my clear favorite out of all these great pop culture gourds. (Uproxx)
Er, does Tim Burton hate fat people? Jack Giroux makes a somewhat compelling case. (FSR)
Finally, my dears, rest assured, your pumpkin is inferior to this one.