For Christmas I Got You A Sweet Lullaby About Children Killing Each Other. You're Welcome.
Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! The internet is a bit deserted this fine Christmas Eve Eve. Folks are driving to see their families and the like, I suppose. BUT WHERE HAVE ALL THE LINKS GONE? Well I scrimped and saved to bring you these slim pickings. Unreality has coverage of an Action Figure Nativity Scene Contest. Praise busty Barbie Jesus in the Highest. (Unreality)
Speaking of our favorite plastic blonde, Barbie’s Dream Prison is just one of the “Truther Toys” advertised in this cute little piece. (Who Killed Bambi?)
TV Line has compiled all the Christmas specials you can look forward to ignoring this weekend. Except, you know, for a certain Time Lord. (TVLine)
To all you parents out there, Science is saying, in their sciency way, that your kids start to form solid memories when they’re two years old, so stop fretting about what to get the newborn, okay? Wrap up some of his diapers for him, he’ll be thrilled. (io9)
Speaking of awful gifts, here are fifteen, well, not awful, but extraordinary gifts from history. Including, ah yes, Savannah Georgia. I do declah. (Mental Floss)
I’ll consider the fact that the new Buffy The Vampire Slayer film seems to be foundering a personal gift to me. Honestly, it’s already had 7 seasons and a movie. Leave it be. (/Film)
Speaking of kick ass women, here’s a cute cartoon round-up of what today’s most popular young actresses would look like if they had been chosen to play Lisbeth Salander. (But You’re Like Really Pretty)
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” was undoubtedly the best in the trilogy and the wheels sort of come off the whole thing by book three. Sequelitis is not a new problem. Here are 10 Used-To-Be Badass Characters Who Are Neutered By A Sequel. (Screen Rant)
The film version of “The Hunger Games” (another trilogy that fell apart in book three) is coming in just a few short months. The producers just released Taylor Swift’s version of the film’s lullaby. And it’s, well, breathy and awful. But the tune ain’t bad and if Jennifer Lawrence sings it at a certain pivotal moment, I might fall to pieces. (CinemaBlend)
Yesterday I linked to a frame by frame breakdown of The Hobbit trailer. The lovely geeks over at io9 have done one for Prometheus. Yeah, who IS that guy? (io9) And the fine fellows over at /Film have some potentially spoilery analysis of The Dark Knight Rises trailer. (/Film)
Finally, to our avid Druid fanbase, I hope your Solstice was, um, long? As long as your beards? I don’t know. Here, however, is a rad shot of Stonehenge on Solstice. (Boing Boing)
And, finally, I leave you with this holiday video from my internet soulmate, The Drunk Kitchen Wench. Spackle that frosting, folks, and I’ll spackle you with my love. Thanks for an amazing year. Truly, I think you all are the best. Oh except for you. You’re a d*ck. MERRY CHRISTMAS!