Happy Leap Day, folks. It is my understanding that nothing I write here today counts. So, in that spirit, I’ll confide this to you all: I think Malcolm Tucker is better a television character than Ron Swanson (*flinches*). (WarmingGlow) (And while you’re over there, check out the 25 Bizarre Celebrity Commercials You’ve NEVER Seen).
In politics, Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum in last night’s Michigan primary in a very unconvincing fashion. On the same day, my home state’s Republican Senator Olympia Snowe (who I like) decided against running for re-election (the Tea Party up here is small, but it has a stranglehold on the GOP). Could it be that she’s planning to jump into the Presidential race with a third-party candidacy? Maybe? (NY Mag)
This list of 15 Sad Products Designed for Sad Girls — which includes a “Grow a Boyfriend Kit” — is positively depressing. (Gurl)
Did you know that penguins have been around for 27 million years, and that back in the prehistoric days, they look like they could’ve speared a dolphin with their beaks. They may have lost some utilitarianism through evolution, but they’ve gained adorableness. (History)
Hey, “Buffy” fans: You remember the mad vampire villainess Drusilla? She’s getting her own comic-book series. (EW)
I know this is uncharacteristic for us, but after Steve Martin’s viciously tongue-in-cheek putdown, I actually feel bad for Gwyneth Paltrow. (The Daily What)
There are rumors — again, RUMORS — that Benedict Cumberbatch may show up on the 50th Anniversary episode of “Doctor Who” as a very familiar foe. (Gamma Squad)
Over at ScreenJunkies, they take a look at the post-“Community” careers of its cast members. WHY ARE YOU JUMPING THE GUN? There’s still three-and-a-half seasons and a movie left. (SJ)
This image of Uggie the Dog hanging out with Oscar the Grouch is totes adorbs. (Videogum)
But, this video of the first ever appearance of the Cookie Monster — WITH TEETH — is mindhole blowing. (Neatorama)
While we’re on the subject of Jim Henson, The Muppets Blu Ray has a blooper reel. You can watch a minute of it here and you should. (Slashfilm)
“Eastbound and Downton Abbbey” is the perfect blend of period style and contemporary profanity-fueled bluster. (Uproxx)
Baby news! Ben and Jennifer popped out another this week. Also, those two are adorably geeky in this photo. (Celebitchy)
I honestly have no idea if this is a joke or a real ad for H&R Block, but Ellie Kemper is supporting the Moustache Act for some reason. I think viral video may have gotten a little too subtle for me. (Buzzfeed)
It’s Leap Day, but the girl in this video doesn’t understand Leap Day, nor why she can’t have two birthdays and she’s rather upset about it. Ladies and Gentlemen: The YouTube Generation.
And on this sad Leap Day, Monkees lead singer Davy Jones passed away at the age of 66. Heaven is a little groovier today.