I know, I know, my twisted twenty-four hour news cycles. That Daniel Craig Rachel Weisz wedding happened DAYS ago. Why link now? Well…Weisz is pretty? I dunno, I am sort of sad about this union because I loved Weisz and Aranofsky together. I have a thing for actor/director couples (pour one out for Sam Mendes as well). Anyway, here’s a piece about how James Bond has been after Weisz for quite awhile now. We, none of us, can blame him. (Celebitchy)
Speaking of romance, here’s one of those nifty Maps Of The United States As Defined By ______. This time it’s Romantic Comedies. The Sweetest Thing for the San Francisco area? I’ll take it! (Blame It On The Voices)
Let’s take a moment to discuss irony. Is it ironic that “To Catch A Predator” host Chris Hansen was caught on camera cheating on his wife? I think not. I think it’s merely a crazy random happenstance. A black fly in your chardonnay, if you will. (The High Definite)
Attendez, s’il vous plaît. I know I’ve been accused of being pretentious, but this is too snotty even for me. It’s photographic compositions of a popular (and stupid) food trend here in SF and elsewhere, Deconstructed Foods. Listen, I was going to snap a gorgeous photo of my deconstructed dinner last night, but I couldn’t keep the Mac N’ Cheese box from casting a shadow over the butter, milk and, the pièce de résistance, a can of StarKist tuna. That being said, if you like food porn, feast your eyes on this. (French Cuisse)
Tuna is still the chicken of the sea, right? Jessica Simpson didn’t ruin that for us? Well speaking of birds, they’re still *ssholes. And apparently crows are grudge-holding *ssholes who will remember the faces of their enemies for FIVE YEARS. A lot can change in five years, crow! For example, crow, in 2006 the top films at the box office were a Pirates sequel, an X-Men sequel and that Pixar movie about cars. So, you know, um, learn to let go, crow. (Discovery)
In other @sshole news, presidential candidate for the Batsh*t Insane Party, Michelle Bachmann is being told by several musicians that they do not want their music associated with her particular brand of nutjobbery. I dunno, Tom Petty, I say let her keep that song that makes me think of skin suits and abduction vans. (Angry Black Lady)
Speaking of demented treatment of women, the cleveh boys over at Film School Rejects have come up with a Sucker Punch drinking game. I’d like to add a few rules. Chief among them is “Drink Every Time You Wonder What These Girls Have Against Pants.” (Film School Rejects)
While I really like these Rockwellian “Geek Art” portraits, nothing beats this bang-a-rang drawing of geek elite Simon Pegg wearing bits and pieces from all his various roles. You can see the breakdown here:
Pegg looks a little over-prepared. Reminds me of this kid. Apparently, Google was not over-prepared for the flood of people wanting to try their new Google+ product (a facebook replacement that xkcd promises your mom and dad won’t join). Google has put a “freeze” on invited to the new product due to “insane demand.” Well, either Google was unprepared or they are craftily building up demand for the product by limiting supply. I dunno, we never studied this in literature class. (LA Times)
Did that sound too “math is hard you guys, let’s go to the mall (today)”? Well, I can do math! Especially this adorable fairy tale math that serves as a clever ad for a toy shop. And speaking of clever ads, I love these Penguin ads for audiobooks. Super cute concept. (Laughing Squid)
But I am Leia Buns over teakettle in love with this Greenpeace campaign which spoofs the VW Darth Vader ad in order to shine some light on VW’s dubious practices. You can see Episode I on their website and I’ve posted Episode II here because of the part where they dance like Ewoks. Tasty, tasty Ewoks.
Finally, I don’t know what it is about this stop-motion video of some hipster dude drawing out T2: Judgment Day, but I was super enthralled. Is it that the line-drawings evoke A-Ha’s “Take On Me” video? (One of my favs.) Is it the drippy candles? The old school computer? I don’t know what to tell you. I love it.
Joanna Robinson is doing an Ewok dance to Take On Me right now. Swearsies. She’s changed all the words to “Jub Jub.”