So, siiiiiiiigh, Apple didn’t announce the iPhone 5 yesterday. *kicks rock* They did however introduce these nifty iPod Nano watches, featuring a couple of adorable Muppet designs. Man, the muppet merchandise machine is in full swing for the upcoming film. Those adorable fuzzy faces are being used to sell everything from nail polish to shoes. Ah, yes, just as Jim Henson intended. (Apple)
Speaking of huggable fuzzy things, check out this fantastic rendition of “Visible Tom Waits.” (Laughing Squid)
What, you don’t find Tom Waits cuddly? Well, how about a bearish Russell Crowe? Here are some fuzzy set photos of him grabbing a smoke in his Jor-El costume. Oh, sure, you can see the faint monochromatic “S” symbol, but there’s something about the way the costume hangs that screams “vagrant.” The cape is much more “soiled and raggedy blanket” than “Kryptonian splendor.” (Daily Mail)
Speaking of Superman, an uber fan has undergone several plastic surgery procedures to turn himself into the Man of Steel. More like “Man of Sillicone,” amirate? Thigh implants, blech. (io9)
I guess he’ll never have to worry about what to wear for Halloween. Speaking of Halloweentimes, THE MONSTER CEREALS ARE BACK! (Badass Digest)
And Unreality has The Ten Best Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen. I have to agree with them on The Ruins (also a great book) and The Crazies. If you haven’t seen the Olyphant and Rahda Mitchell take on a slew of zombie/infected/demented/stabby/ohgodputdownthepitchfork yokels, you haven’t lived. (Unreality)
Another disturbing film, Primer, gets the infographic treatment. This chart attempts to suss out the mind/time-bending twists and turns of this great film. Spoilers, um, obviously. (/Film)
Speaking of horrors, check out this intense photograph of a microscopic copepod. I’m not sure if the colors are enhanced, but that is some creepy alien looking sh*t right there. (Boing Boing)
From micro to macro, check out these nifty looking rugs based on Google Earth images. I would love a crop circle carpet. (GOOD)
Some of those rugs look like they belong in the groovy offices of Sterling Draper Cooper Pryce (and Campbell). I really miss that show. In the meantime, check out these vintage “Man Men” Playboy covers. They’re totally SFW. Well, mostly. (Uproxx)
Speaking of dream girls, Moviefone has rounded up 26 to create a Manic Pixie Dream Girl alphabet. There are some stretches, as you might imagine, but none stretchier than Holly Golightly. That is NOT a MPDG. (Moviefone)
Finally, GOOD has an interesting article on Republican candidate Herman Cain. As the article mentions, Manic Pixie Dream Governor, Mitt Romney, is something of a foregone conclusion for the nomination, but Cain’s presence in this race is worth a look. (GOOD)
I never get tired of these super cuts because of the way they juxtapose so many different genres and styles of films. Here is a truly bizarre subject: staircases. Also, will it ever stop hurting when Heath Ledger pops up on my screen?
Finally, I don’t allege to be a huge Nicki Minaj fan, but this completely ferocious cover done by a wee little British girl totally killed me. a) It brought me back to my juvenile Salt-n-Pepa attempts and b) SHE IS DRESSED LIKE A PRINCESS.