Is Amy Poehler Even Doper Than Knope?
Oh my fetching fillets, I’m not usually a fan of clothing with words printed across the bum region (seriously, Juicy Couture, die in a fire), but this Cuts of Meat dress is just too cute. Rack it up, rump around. (Etsy)
Speaking of cuts, you craven carnivores, did you know that it’s perfectly legal to eat lion meat? Now that facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has sworn to only eat meat he has killed and butchered himself (next stop on the Crazy Rich Person Tour, peeing in jars!), I wonder if he has the stones to take on the king of the jungle. (Vanity Fair)
Speaking of technology giants, Google has introduced something called Google Wallet that aims to put all of your credit cards onto your phone, eliminating the need for a wallet. While I appreciate the efficiency, all of this feels one step closer to all of our information being stored in a retinal chip…and then I think about The Minority Report and eyeball surgery and I get grossed out. (Gizmodo)
See, I’m no luddite, my loves, but sometimes the low-tech way is the best. Check out these remarkable hand-cut paper portraits mswas sent my way. I sort of want all of them, but if I had to narrow it down, I would say it’s between Red & Andy and the lads from Reservoir Dogs. (Olly Moss Papercuts)
Speaking of art, I have a great weakness for the art nouveau movement. Here is a series of movie posters and pop-cultural images done in that style. I’ve seen some of these before but it’s nice to see them all in one place. Also, HELLO, GAMBIT. (Unreality)
From the fantastical to the very literal, here is a great article detailing the life stories behind some of the world’s most famous photographs. Oh yes, including that green-eyed beauty down there. (Listverse)
Speaking of beauty, the ladies of Celebitchy have outdone themselves with the male specimens this Friday. They cover all the bases from the brutish, hulking types (Jason Momoa), the cuddly, comedic types (Chris O’Dowd) and the totally-baffling-to-me-why-this-guy-is-on-the-list types (Malkovich, Malkovich?). (Celebitchy)
In baffling news, I don’t understand all the hot fuss over Anna “Sookie Stackhouse” Paquin. These new “True Blood” posters have her surrounded by her impossibly attractive suitors when we all know the truly worthy ladies are the ones on the far right. Seriously, Vampire Jessica, Vampire Pam? Call me. (BitCast)
Ah, but there is no TV lady more worthy of our love and affection this year than Parks and Recreations’ Amy Poehler. She gave a fanastic commencement speech at Harvard which you can both read and see here. So dope. (Warming Glow)
Speaking of Havard, the residents of Cambridge Mass topped this year’s “Most Literate American Cities” list. Well, that list was made by Amazon and only using data compiled since January, so I’m not really buying it. BERKELEY SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE!! Ahem, let’s just hope that the good readers of our nations’ most literate cities are too clever to be duped by an Onion headline. These folks? Not so much. (Literally Unbelievable)
In terms of books you should get from Amazon, I hope Bonnie Burton’s fantastic Star Wars craft book is at the top of your list. While you’re waiting the 2-3 business days for it to arrive, check out these adorable homemade costumes. That little girl is so in danger of getting Yoda-napped by me. (Geek Tyrant)
And while we’re on the subject of fantastical things, as we approach the final film, the retrospective “Harry Potter” stuff is pouring out of the woodwork. This video where the cast sums up their experience in one word made me well up a bit. And this compilation of scenes from all the films is worth a watch mainly so you can see Daniel Radcliffe transmogrify from fluffy little owlet to the thick-necked young man he has is today. Ignore the stupid music. (Harry Potter Through The Pensieve)
And on the flipside of fantastical literature, we have the dunder-headed “Twilight” series. If your disdain matches mine, you’ll get enjoyment out of the lovely Michael Sheen reading some “Twilight” fanfic. How he keeps a straight face is beyond me. Acting!
Finally, my brawny music buffs, there’s a clever little video going around ye olde internets where rando New Yorkers talk about what music they’re listening to. It’s pretty great, but I much prefer this musical interview with “Doctor Who” actors Arthur Darville and Matt Smith. Mostly, well mostly because Rory listens to the “Talking Heads.” That’s a crush intensifier right there.