It should be noted (before you get your knickers in a twist) that I am not at all referring to that unfortunate incident where some scumbag paparazzo caught Anne Hathaway in a compromising position and Matt Lauer leered at her about it on national television. No, I’m referring to this cover of Glamour wherein Hathaway posed (one presumes willingly) sans pants. Or, if you must, wearing “hot pants.” She looks fine, if a bit “I’m gonna live forever!” (Go Fug Yourself)
Should “Dexter” get another season? HAIL NO. Saran wrap that puppy to a table and be done with it, Showtime. (WG)
Here’s a round-up of the most controversial photos of 2012. The first one still angers me. (FlavorWire)
The lovely and talented Ravi Shankar has passed away. The Guardian has gathered some tributes from musicians around the world. (The Guardian)
And here’s the man himself.
Many folks are having fun with the fact that today is 12.12.12. (And some killjoys are having fun ruining it.) Whatever your take on it, this NYT article from the last time we had a 12/12/12 is worth a look. (Think Progress)
Beer snobs, rejoice, one of the world’s most famous and treasured beers is, for the first time, on sale in the U.S. You may need to drown your sorrows in some Natty Ice once you’ve seen the price tag. (NPR)
Instead of finishing all three Hobbit films in one go, Peter Jackson is going to take a break to shoot the next Tintin movie. I hope it’s called The Desolation of Snowy and clocks in at over three hours. (Bleeding Cool)
The Awl has a year-by-year breakdown of when and how to lie to your kids about Santa. (The Awl)
Me? I still believe in Black Santa.
Check out the cool kids cast Jason Reitman has assembled for the LACMA Live Read of Ghostbusters. (You may remember his Princess Bride with Paul Rudd and Mindy Kaling.) Mae Whitman as Annie Potts? Inspired. (/Film)
Any fashionable geeks in your life? Then they might enjoy these (surprisingly high quality) Death Star earrings. (Etsy)
And while this “Doctor Who” shirt may not be entirely fashionable, I double heart it. Thanks, Sarah. (Tee Fury)
Here’s a round up of the best and worst media errors and corrections of 2012. Ah yes, that chime you hear when they misspelled “correction?” That would be the print media death knell. (Poynter)
Finally, because his boy Ben Affleck is getting all the love this year for Argo, here’s Matt Damon with a killer Clinton impression. It’s only three degrees of hillbilly away from his McConaughey.