One of my favorite internet artists, Scott from “Great Showdowns” is asking us to help him choose which drawings get the print treatment. (Great Showdowns) He’s also done a Halloween series including this fantastic Hocus Pocus Showdown. (Amok. Amok. Amok. Amok.)
Unreality recommends you check out Beastmaster 2. I mean, obviously, it’s no Beastmaster: Original Abs Flavor, but what is? (Unreality)
H&M is releasing a Lisbeth Salander clothing line…I’ve always wanted to dress as a mentally unstable, violent victim of abuse. (The Telegraph)
Popchart Labs has a new Monster poster. I would paper my entire house in these charts.(Pop Chart Lab)
The folks at HarperCollins have unearthed some of Tolkein’s artwork for “The Hobbit”. The last one of Smaug is especially lovely. (The Guardian)
Speaking of hobbits, “Empire” had the four boys reunite in honor of the 10th anniversary of Fellowship of the Ring. Maybe it’s Sean Astin’s resemblance to Turtle, but the “Entourage” vibe is strong with these ones. Does that make Ian McKellan their Ari Gold? YOU SHALL NOT PASS, LLOYD. (Empire)
Even though I claim to be a sci-fi/fantasy nerd, I realize I’m not following nearly enough “genre” TV shows. Here’s a chart tracking the ratings of 13 Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Nerdbased shows. (Blastr)
But if any of you nerds out there love SyFy’s “Warehouse 13” (I’ve heard good things), I’m wagering you’ll dig this Claudia maquette. Signature smirk indeed. (Qmx)
Dustin has an excellent post on pop culture pumpkins this morning. I’m going to pile on with this zombie/world’s largest pumpkin and these completely rad Teenage Mutant Ninja
Pumpkins Watermelons? (H*ll Yeah F*ck Yeah Sh*t Yeah)
Edgar Wright posts an “embarrassing” photo of himself dressed as Ash from Evil Dead. I don’t mean to startle you all, but I would hit that like the fist of god. (Twitter)
Speaking of sexual healing, Michael Fassbender’s Shame has been slapped with an NC-17 rating. Yup, opening night, I’m there, Dora The Explorer backpack in hand. (/Film)
Things went off the rails in Oakland last night when the Oakland PD launched rubber bullets and tear gas at the OCCUPY protesters. You can see a gallery of images here. (GOOD) And you can read a harsh (but possibly earned) take down of the Oakland PD here. (The Awl)
Are you a man? Do you drink Diet Dr. Pepper? What’s wrong with you, you sissy? Drink Dr Pepper Ten. It is a manly soda for rugged men who are covered in hair and sweat and gunpowder. (Snide Remarks)
I love John Hawkes, that’s no secret. I love him so much I own his CD. That’s right, he sings. Here he is performing “Marcy’s Song” from Martha Marcy May Marlene.
And, finally, theirs is an evil laugh.