Have you missed me, poppets? I’ve missed you. I hope your babysitters have been taking good care of you in my absence. (I know they have. They’re the best.) I’ve had a little free time since I stopped excavating linkage on the daily and am currently moonlighting over on a new site. So, yes, go check out the post I wrote about 9 TV Theme Songs You Wouldn’t Be Ashamed To Have On Your Playlist. (KQED Pop!)
I didn’t read this post as I tend to shy away from “Doctor Who” spoilers, but apparently some new action figures may give away un upcoming Moffat plot twist. Look at your own peril. (io9)
Alas, this link comes a wee bitty bit too late for Burns Night, but here’s how you can make a set of bagpipes out of PVC pipe and duct tape. You know, in case you have some neighbors that you despise. (Hack A Day)
Splitsider has an excellent piece on what the Kings and Queens of Comedy were up to when they were 25. a) You aimless twenty-somethings will feel better about your prospects and b) the images are priceless. (Splitsider)
We aimless thirty-somethings will just have to console ourselves with distracting Internet ephemera. From the Sick, Sad minds over at Warming Glow, here’s a twisted round-up of the weirdest stuff the Internet has to offer. (WG)
I love all these BAFTA illustrated posters for the best films of the year, but the one from Argo has to be the favorite. (Unreaity)
Kate Arthur has a fantastic, in-depth piece on how “Smash” became TV’s biggest train wreck. What did I learn? We have Spielberg to blame for that damn Ellis character. But who can I blame for the scarves? WHOOO? (BF)
I’ve got a one-two punch of photography links for you. First, this awesome project where a mother and daughter posed the same way in the same clothing. (Carra Sykes) And, secondly, this stunning B&W photograph that’s like an Escher painting come to life. (This Is Colossal)
Speaking of photography of a less arty nature, check out how the Google Street View Team captured The Grand Canyon. Those guys had to hike down wearing all that insane equipment? They couldn’t burro that sh*t? (Boing Boing)
Vanity Fair has a long-read/oral history piece on Pulp Fiction. Daniel Day Lewis was almost Vincent Vega? Do tell. (VF)
I know you competitive nerds love games so here’s a fun movie math game you can play over at Vulture. 27 Dresses plus 7 Pounds equals Miracle On 34th St. Get it? Got it? Good. (Vulture)
And for you music/neurology dorks, here’s a very cool MRI music video.
And, finally, as promised, here’s some more footage from the upcoming Star Trek juggernaut. Go ahead and ignore the bit where they try to sell you on the virtues of 3-D and focus on the steamy Uhura/Spock lip lock.