Jokes about The Shining Twins? I'm Going to Stop You Right There
As some of you may know already, my wife and I welcomed two identical twin girls into the world yesterday, on Valentine’s Day! I won’t bore you too much with all the details, but they are what is called monoamniotic twins. The pregnancy was very high risk, the lives have been endangered since the beginning, and my miraculous wife has been in the hospital for 7 long and exhausting weeks. Because of the nature of the pregnancy, the twins were necessarily delivered early, so they will be resting in the intensive care unit (where I’m writing from) for another month or so (please excuse the occasional typo). It’s been a fairly harrowing journey, but the twins are not only gorgeous, but they’re not redheads, which rules out any potential horror movie sinisterness (and before you make any The Shining jokes, note that Tracer has already done so. Tracer also has an ass-whooping coming to him).
Moving on: Of all the things I’ve written for Warming Glow, this post — inspired by Dan Carlson and Joanna — is my absolute favorite. I think fans of “The Wire” will dig it: Every Show Has an Omar Little. (WG)
Take a second to wrap your head around this: Michael Bay has been confirmed as director of Transformers 4, which will be a REBOOT. (Slashfilm)
Michael Bay is also producing another live-action version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and you might be surprised by who he’s hired to direct (hint, it’s the guy behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake). (FSR)
Why are animals smarter than people? “Animals never think they’re smarter or more capable than they actually are, but people do it all the time.” Eric Snider explores. (Snide Remarks)
Here are 8 Giant Movie Plotholes explained with 8 Awesome Images. (Unreality)
The “Honest Movie Poster” series has taken a bold new step into movie trailers. Check out this great one for Phantom Menace 3D. (Screenjunkies)
Speaking of The Phantom Menace, our friend Dave Chen discusses the AV Club’s exploration of racism and ethnic stereotypes in the film. (Dave Chen)
Ready to have your mind blown? Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING. (Videogum)
RAGE ALERT: Do you know why Oliver Stone’s son converted to Islam? Or why Whitney Houston’s daughter is a drug addict? Or why Warren Beaty’s daughter will soon be their son? Because their parents were liberal. OBVIOUSLY. (Big Hollywood)
Bummer news: Despite the best efforts of Bill Lawrence, the media blitz, the promotional screenings, and even the push we tried to give it, “Cougar Town” returned last night with pitiful ratings. So much for a fourth season. (EW)
Last week, I suggested that only Ryan Gosling could look good in that Drive jacket. I was wrong: Japense folks can not only pull it off, but they can look equally bad ass. (Kotaku)
While we’re on the subject of Drive, here’s the Drive/Mario Kart mash-up you’ve all been waiting for. (Mr. Hipp)
I hate to sully a perfectly great Pajiba Love with garbage, but Lindsay Lohan posed for Terry Richardson again, and the results look like this. (Dlisted)
As you may have heard, CBS is making a contemporary version of “Sherlock Holmes” (hmmm, where have we seen this before) and now they’ve cast their Sherlock. He’s no Benedict Cumberbatch. (Collider)
Chris Brown: “Hate all you want, I’ve got a Grammy now.” Apparently, Chris Brown is under the assumption that a Grammy makes you a decent human being. It does not. (Celebitchy)
Finally, in case you missed “The Daily Show” last night, Stewart and Ricky Gervais hilariously discussed interspecies sex in very specific detail.
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