This has been a really rough week, guys. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning watching the Occupy Wall Street raids. The press was shut out as NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park of protestors and their possessions. The Occupy Library was thrown into dumpsters. That’s 5,000 books, into dumpsters. So, not to hyperbolize or Godwinize this more than necessary, but that’s one lit match short of a Nuremberg Rally, yes? (Boing Boing)
No, you’re right, that’s unfair. Things could have been *much* worse last night. But the whole dead of night, no press allowed aspect gave me the creeps. Also creepy is this anti-Occupy polemic from Frank Miller. (The Atlantic Wire)
Ah, but even creepier, of course, was Jerry Sandusky’s cringe-worthy interview with Bob Costas. It’s not enough that Sandusky has destroyed lives, he’s now completely sullied the phrase “horsing around.” (Warming Glow)
Speaking of forever sullied, I think it’s impossible to over-state my contempt for Twilight. For the films, for the books, for the characters that perpetuate terrible stereotypes of both men and women. I’m terrified by the slavish culture that’s popped up around it as exemplified by this photo essay of the people who are camping out for the premiere. That’s one tent city that should be evacuated. (Grantland)
I care even less about the so-called “talent” that has been thrust upon us by this franchise, but I bless Celebitchy for this photograph which I’m considering placing in the Pajiba Stock Photo Archives under “Llama, Taylor.” (Celebitchy)
That’s quite enough Link Wench Ire, don’t you think? Here are some dazzling new images from Pixar’s Brave. I can’t tell you how excited I am by the description of this character. She’s the anti-Bella Swan and a joy to behold. (/Film)
Another cool girl we’ll soon see on the big screen is The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen. I’m so fully stoked about this film that I’m trying not to get my knickers in a twist about these Hunger Games nail polishes. I think it’s a REALLY weird tie in. Like the Lisbeth Salander clothing line. (The Mary Sue)
Ahhhhh, sorry, I was veering into angry again. Hey! Look at this adorable geek girl and her fingerless Gameboy gloves! Want! (Geeks Are Sexy)
Speaking of geek gamers, how many of you are knee deep in Skyrim right now? I wish I liked video games, I really do. Look how gorgeous Skyrim is! (Unreality)
Inspired by that Marine and Justin Timberlake, a young lady with cancer has asked Joseph Gordon-Levitt out on a date…via youtube. There is no way he can say no…right? (Uproxx)
For those of you who dug those luscious “Art Nouveau” Firefly posters, Qmx has released the male counterparts. Just in time for the holidays! (Qmx)
Folks, I *did* have a pretty tight “Game of Thrones” death reel video to share with you, but it has since disappeared from the internets. If it reappears at some point today, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, watch the latest Marcel the Shell video. It’s f*cking enchanting and you know it.
Joanna Robinson wishes her lord and master a Happy Birthday. And, because it’s his birthday, she’ll say that thing she doesn’t like to say. Just for him…Butthole.