The Sooner You Accept Adele As Your Overlord and Mistress, The Easier Things Will Be For You
Listen, I’ve been at this gig for under a year, but I can say with certainty that in all my weeks and weeks of loving you, Pajiba-style, my most favorite comment section of all time was the hurricane advice left on Friday’s PL. I am so beyond glad that the storm did not cause too much damage, but I’m even gladder to know that should we ever be hit by something more devastating, Pajibans will be ready to drink and make-a-the-love through the whole thing. But please, my dears, f**k responsibly. (GOOD)
But, let’s not forget that people did die this weekend and houses were destroyed. YOU HEAR ME MICHELLE BACHMANN? So please refrain from using it as part of your political agend-ahhh, too late? Okay, go on M. Bach, show your true colors (red, white and batsh*t), I’m SURE the hurricane was a message from God that the left needs to cut back on spending. Oh Glenn Beck agrees with you? Always a good sign. (Think Progress)
Also of note this weekend? The sound and fury known as the VMAs. Listen, I’m not going to go into much of it (because I didn’t watch it) but here are some salient points: 1) Gaga did something she thought was “sensational” but which reminded me of an Adam Sandler movie 2) Beyonce is preggers and announced it onstage by patting her tummy suggestively and waggling her eyebrows 3) Adele is the queen of everything forever and for all time and any of you who are holding out should just admit her inherent supremacy and get it over with. (Celebitchy)
Even though Adele was sliiiiiightly off-key for some of her performance of “Someone Like You,” it went well with the vulnerability and heartbreak of the song. No, honestly, it did. WATCH IT. Anyway, in case you’ve got a relationship that needs ending, some heartbreak of your own to dish out, here are some literary examples to help inspire you to end that summer fling. (Flavorwire)
Because yes, my summer winds, fall is here. There’s a chill in the air and the kids have gone back to school. In honor of the first day of classes, here’s a list of the queerest subjects currently being offered at U.S. Universities. “Biology of Jurassic Park?” Yes please! (Mental Floss)
That JP class is rather lame, actually, because it’s just a straight paleobiology class dressed up to LOOK like it’s related to the Best Film Involving Dinosaurs Of All Time. (Sorry Tree of Life.) Soon all literary classes will be called something like “The Legacy Of Feminism and Twilight” or “The Classic Lovers of History from Romeo and Juliet to Edward and Bella.” Honestly, I hate the world sometimes. If you need me, I’ll be under the stairs with all my books. (Fab)
Maybe I was under the stairs when Armie Hammer became such A Big Deal. I mean, I saw The Social Network, but I didn’t understand why he was suddenly a household name. The incomparable Nathaniel R points out that Armie has been around for awhile now. (The Film Experience)
I don’t have any form of OCD (just look at how this column rambles) but I really dig this German photographer’s series of organizational photography. Check it out. Don’t worry about ze Germans. (Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin)
Is it too harsh to say this duct tape Tron is better than Tron: Legacy? Tough but fair, right?
Finally, my loves, here’s a supercut of the smooth moves of Stephen Colbert. Something to help you shake your groove thang.
Joanna Robinson thinks calling your paper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin” is redundant. Is she wrong?