Oh, don’t look at me like that, I’m just kidding. Of COURSE Kate aka Evangeline Lilly aka one of the most obnoxious TV characters in recent memory didn’t deserve to get smacked around. Well except that one time she and Juliet got into it. That was muddy, exploitative, and glorious. But as little as Kate deserved a smack, the bus driver who tried to bar Matthew Fox from boarding a private party bus deserved it even less. I think this makes old Foxy the anti-Baby Goose. (Blame It On The Voices)
Speaking of men who pack a punch, it looks like the new Bond movie has a title and that title may indicate that the film is based on Jeffrey Deaver’s Bond novel “Carte Blanche.” I had no idea Deaver had done Bond. Has anyone here read it? Bleeding Cool has a synopsis. (Bleeding Cool)
Speaking of authors, check out this strange and unusual letter Roald Dahl wrote to some fans. As Vince over at Film Drunk points out, the most important thing to note is that Dahl uses two spaces after a period unlike the writers here at Pajiba. YOU’LL HAVE TO PRY THAT EXTRA SPACE OUT OF MY COLD, DEAD HANDS, ROWLES. (Film Drunk)
I read a LOT of Dahl when I was little, but I’d like to think that if this “Space Oddity” picture book had been around, it would have been a favorite of mine too. You can see the WHOLE thing here. (Kolb Is Neat)
And I really don’t care what the author’s excuse is, this kid’s diet book will only serve to give children a bundle of new neuroses. Yes, absolutely, obesity is an epidemic. Yes, I would like young children to be educated and encouraged to eat well and exercise. But this? This should be called B is for Bulemia and I think it could be damaging to young ladies. (Gothamist)
Speaking of ladies and fiction, a hilarious if totally overstated attack on George R.R. Martin and The Song of Ice And Fire went up on Tiger Beatdown. (Tiger Beatdown) In it the author claims that the depiction of women in the series is less than flattering. I disagree but whereas I merely shouted, “NUH UNH,” this feminist writer went a little more in-depth with her rebuttal.
While we’re on the subject of internet nerd battles, someone over at Gizmodo decided to publicly humiliate a date of hers because he happens to play Magic: The Gathering (like, a lot). (Gizmodo ) Yeah, that kind of sh*tting on nerds doesn’t fly on these here internets. The gorgeous and talented Kiala Kazebee wrote a parody of the article and then a more straightforward, but still hilarious response here. Seriously, suck it Alyssa. (Nerd Puddle)
Ah, but when it comes to verbal sparring, it’s Richard Dawkins who delivers the TKO to both Gov. Rick Perry and the Republican Party in general. It’s vicious, it’s cutting, it’s. . .well…it’s somewhat true. (Dave Chen)
See, Dawkins, Kiala and their ilk are much more eloquent in their anger. I am more inclined to mail the offending party some fake barf. That’s my maturity showing through. Speaking of fake barf, here’s everything you never needed to know about its production. (Collector’s Weekly)
See, do kids still use fake barf and whoopee cushions? Those seem like bygone things. Like they belong back in the 90s with stirrup pants, slap bracelets, neon and the cast of “Saved By The Bell.” Oh, by the way, Dustin wrote a completely evil post over on Uproxx about the 30 Worst TV Theme Songs of All Time. Careful you may, like, me, end up singing “what ever happend to pred-ict-uh-biliteeeee?” all day. (Uproxx)
Speaking of Uncle Jesse and those Rippers, Flavorwire has a list of the real-life bands behind TV and film’s most famous fake ones. Oh yeah, you bet Almost Famous’s Stillwater is on there. WE’RE NOT THE ONLY ONES WHO KNOW IT’S A GREAT MOVIE. (Flavorwire)
Speaking of 90s nostalgia and real-life bands, there’s something about Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale still being married that warms my little Lollapalooza-going heart. Rossdale’s spread in “Rolling Stone” came out when I was in high school and it was the closest I ever got to a “Tiger Beat” experience. They both still look smoking hot and pretty adorable with their kids. (Celebitchy)
But if we’re talking adorable, nothing beats Alan Tudyk’s present to Joss Whedon which he stole from the set of “Firefly.” That and a heapin’ helpin’ of other factoids can be found on this “Firefly” infographic. (Carsort)
It’s a contentious sort of day, I suppose, because here we have two A.I. robots who have been set up on a little date. They sort of bicker, he calls himself a unicorn but I think we all know where this is going. Yes, they fall in love, resent our overbearing meddling and…blah blah blah…Skynet.
Well, should the Robocalypse come, I’d like Guy Ritchie to direct it. According to this supercut it’ll be grimy, violent and full of shirtless men, dahgs, and sparing amounts of Madonna.