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The Women of "Downton Abbey" Get The Tim Burton Zombie-Clown Treatment

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | July 20, 2012 |

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | July 20, 2012 |

It’s hard, in the wake of of what happened in Colorado last light, to get too frivolous with Pajiba Love today. But I did try because distractions can be healing too. But I also wanted to start with this beautiful piece from Adam Gopnik on the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. His reflections helped me process this morning and I include it in the hopes that it might do the same for you lovelies. (New Yorker)

Also, in the wake of the shooting, does anyone really give a sh*t about what Fred Willard did in a theater? PBS fired him from his new show for it. Perspective, people. (THR)

“Girls” writer/director/star Lena Dunham wrote one of my favorite tweets about Willard yesterday. If you, like me, are a fan of Lena and her work, Unreality has a list of 15 movies and TV shows that will help you fill the whimsiquirkilicious hole “Girls” has left in your heart. (Unreality)

Dear young women of the world, be careful who you idolize, someday they may end up in a shirtless group photo with child molestaches. (Vulture)

In related manufactured pop group news, the Spice Girls might maybe reunite for the Olympics closing ceremonies. Slam your body down, wind it all around, y’all. (The Mary Sue)

Speaking of refined musical taste, I imagine this folding travel guitar might be handy for wandering minstrels. Though, you would lose out on sexy/cool guitar case cachet. (Laughing Squid)

This fashion spread featuring the women of Downton is all well and good, but now I’m wishing they had tried smearing the clown make-up on Maggie Smith. (Tom and Lorenzo)

Speaking of old birds, here’s a funky little photo gallery of rare images of avians who are now extinct. (Environmental Graffiti)

And for my beloved sci-fi bookworms, Tor books is now offering all of their titles DRM-free. Which, I believe, means they can be read on any device. Yes? Right? (Boing Boing)

And good news for coach potatoes, Viacom and DirectTV have settled their dispute so now all programming should be available. Meth and The Daily Show for everyone!! (WG)

Finally, because I feel like I need a hug, here’s the magnificent Joss Whedon performing in a short written by a kid. It’s like the internet is giving you a snuggle. Don’t fight it.

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