Happy Tuesday, y’all. I hope you do carpe the hell out of this damn diem and enjoy your truncated work week. As you know, we at Pajiba Love are somewhat of a forgiving lot when it comes to typos and superficial errors. We’re not perfect ourselves so who are we to ju-OMG THE BBC USED A COMPUTER GAME LOGO INSTEAD OF THE UNSC LOGO. Yup, some intern is currently enjoying a significantly truncated work week. (Telegraph)
Speaking of delightful British things, Ridley Scott gives a great interview in advance of his entry in the Summer Of Charlize, Prometheus. Did you know that he almost was the one to design the “Doctor Who” Daleks? Can you imagine a Giger-esque pepper mill?
Our friends over at Hobo Trashcan have a caption contest going. Play your cards right and you might end up with a “Third Rock From The Sun” DVD set. That’s right, vintage JGL baby! (Hobo Trashcan)
Speaking of contests, The Cut Blog is asking you to submit your best prom photos…so, um, teenagers of the 80s, please submit them here first. For…for science that’s why. (Facebook)
You’ve no doubt heard that Donald Trump is back on the Birther Express. Is it naive to admit that I’ve long-considered this election a foregone conclusive Obama victory? Is this honestly the best the Right can drum up? (Slate)
Now that NBC has picked up their “Lecter” series, Lifetime is jumping in with their own Clarice Starling Show. Casting ideas? Don’t aim too high. After all, this is the network that brought us Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. (Movies)
Okay, dear talented actresses of “Community,” until your male counterparts (preferably Joel McHale and Donald Glover) participate in some super skimpy shenanigans, I’d like to call for a moratorium on the blatant sexy pandering. Why? Because you shouldn’t have to, that’s why. Because I just watched this week’s episode of “Mad Men,” that’s why. BECAUSE MORE NAKED JOEL MCHALE PLEASE. Until that time, folks, enjoy Ms. Jacobs as Esquire’s “Official Summer Camp Counselor.” Somewhere beneath the layers of cheesecake, you’ll find some decent recommendations on new albums, books and films. But neither Esquire nor I really expect you to get that far. (Esquire)
Speaking of hit whoring, The Business Insider posted a really thought-provoking article this morning. “Dear internet,” it asked. “Why do people hate jews?” I’m not kidding. I really wish I were kidding. (Mediaite)
Let’s drown our sorrows, shall we? Take your pick of any of these U.S. breweries on an extensive new map from the detail-oriented folks at Pop Chart Labs.
Ah, but given the prototypical Pajiba propensity for over-thinking, may I suggest this drinking game? I’m pretty sure they made it just for you. Yes, YOU. (Thought Catalog)
Here’s the general critical consensus on the best films/performances from Cannes this year. A sort of Tomates Pourries if you will. I’m delighted to see Moonrise Kingdom rank so high. (CriticWire)
As any of you who enjoyed Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones” will attest, it’s not big exciting explosions that most of us film and TV snobs object to. It’s the sh*tty characterizations and messy plot lines behind them. You hear me, Bay? Here’s a fantastic piece on sloppy third acts and why Whedon’s emphasis on character in The Avengers makes for a much more interesting (though no less explosive) time at the movies than any Transformer film. (FSR)
Finally this will, admittedly, mostly appeal to a certain subset of ladies, but if you try, gents, I think you can find something in this adorable Garfunkel and Oates song to enjoy.