Carpe diem everyone! What are the Ides of March? It refers to that time in the moon cycle when you should keep an eye out for flying, stabbing things. Like, you know, the knives of your friends and countrymen or Todd McLellan’s artwork. McLellan specializes in taking apart gadgets and then photographing them in mid-air. I’ve included my favorite, “Wind-Up Clock,” below, but you can see more of his photography here. (Todd McLellan)
Speaking of time and flying and all that nonsense. Remember when Emma Watson was a tiny wee thing? Well now she’s all grown up and dropping out of school. Hey man, I get it, if I had the chance to leave school and work on a cool movie project I woul-oh. She’s going to be the face of Lancome? What would Hermione say?! (Celebitchy)
Some of my favorite drop-outs, the cast of Freaks and Geeks assembled (sans Franco) at the Paleyfest this past weekend. Reader L.O.V.E. sent this link to me because he(?) was confident you would want to see the Linda Cardellini oglefest slideshow. I can’t say I disagree. (Warming Glow)
In other television nostalgia news, Splitsider has a round-up of memorable guest stars from “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” Well at least I’m not the only one who remembers Larisa Oleynik. (Splitsider)
As Japan struggles to recover from the unbelievable devastation of last week, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was hit this morning with a third explosion. This comprehensive photo essay of the last few days in Japan captures not only the staggering damage inflicted by the earthquake and tsunami, but also the brave and unrelenting endeavors of the Japanese people to preservere. (Boston)
So what lessons can be learned from the nuclear threat in Japan? Germany appears to think it’s wise to shut down several reactors and review their safety options. The U.S.? Not so much. (Slate)
Surprisingly one of the advocates for nuclear power is a Democratic Representative from Wisconsin. I wonder what the Democratic Wisconsin State Senators have to say about it. What’s that? They don’t get a vote anymore? Oh, cool, that sounds democratic. (WisPolitics)
Russia is another country which refuses to halt their nuclear power plans, but, you know, Russia is a notoriously strong-willed country. Take, for example, this young Russian doctor, who OPERATED ON HIMSELF AND TOOK OUT HIS OWN APPENDIX AND LIVED TO JOURNAL ABOUT IT. (The Atlantic)
This graphic designer has done a series of fascinating posters representing several mental disorders. I think the OCD one is my favorite. He’s hoping to donate them to help promote mental health awareness. Very cool. (Adapt Creative)
Even cooler is this website that sells objects that look like they belong in Q’s lab. Seriously, this is spy stuff. I wouldn’t know how to use it to infiltrate the KGB and steal microfiche, but I think just owning it would make me feel Bond-y. (The Inventables)
Alright, this weekend, the internet put a crater-sized dent in my opinion of the young ladies of America. First of all, some young maidens, struck dumb with Bieber Fever, posed as chambermaids and broke into his hotel room. (I actually find that one rather enterprising.) Then this charming lass released a deranged response to the tsunami. Followed by this fetching blonde’s insanely racist comments about her UCLA classmates. And, finally, of course, we have this appallingly bad song which is sweeping through the internets like hellfire. If by some miracle you haven’t heard it yet, maybe you’re asking yourself, “How bad can it possibly be?” Go ahead. Watch it. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.
I just really wish the young ladies of today could be as badass as these Disney Princesses. What? Badass Disney Princesses? Oh yes, CINDER PUNCH.
Joanna Robinson is pretty sure that deranged religious zealot girl called it “Lentil Season.” That doesn’t sound right. [email protected]