It was inevitable, Ryan Murphy, he of “Glee” (crap!) and “Nip/Tuck” (spotty!) fame, is helming a new show. I’d like to skip it altogether, I really would, but he had the good taste to cast the unparalleled Connie Britton. So now I have to watch it. DAMNIT. Here’s a teaser, I’ll admit the effects are pretty swanky and creepy but I’ll also admit that the promo could have been 30 seconds of Britton’s hair being tossed about and I’d be equally impressed. (Warming Glow)
Speaking of pretty hair, the lovely Janna O’Shea from Marvel has entered the Mad Men casting call competition. If it can’t be one of you gorgeous Pajibans, I hope it’s her. Seriously, check out her hair. (Mad Men Casting)
And while we’re on the subject of Marvel, here’s a recipe for Captain (As) America(n As) Apple Pie. Actually they sort of look like Thundercats to me, but I appreciate the concept. (Just Jenn Recipes)
Say you ate too many Captain (As) America(n As) Apple Pies and were looking for a way to get back into fighting trim. Well, did you know that banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour? Would I lie to you? Go on, tryyyy it. You’ll liiiike it. (Learn Something Every Day)
“Tryyyyy it, you’ll liiiiike it” is an old commercial slogan that’s been stuck in my head since, well, since before I was born apparently. Are there any rattling around your head? If so, this site could use your help. I’m thinking “Whack and Unwrap” is probably not what they’re going for. (New Condoms)
And I might, maybe, have started singing the Pepto Bismol jingle “Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea” when I saw this photo. I’m not proud, but it did happen. (Fashionably Geek )
Those poor actors from the Pepto Bismol commercial. Can you imagine your former classmates catching that one night while watching “Idol’? Is it better to be in a sh*tty commercial or a huge, high-budget sh*tty sci-fi movie? We should ask Jason Momoa. ANNNYWAY, here’s a graph of the 25 Most Expensive Bad Sci-Fi Movies. Read it and weep. (Geek Twins)
I can only assume Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner reborquel will soon join that list. That’s right. I’m assuming left and right. Here’s the brilliant Nathaniel R with the most snarky and succinct reaction to Ridley’s betrayal yet. (The Film Experience)
Speaking of snarky reactions, TWOP Fan sent me this blog wherein the Scientology Golden Child, Suri Cruise, scathes about the other children of Hollywood. YES IT’S FAKE. And adorable. (Suri’s Burn Book)
But before you weep for today’s youth, ElmoTee sent me this 13 year-old’s Science Fair Project. It involves Fibonacci, solar panels and trees. The kid won a Young Naturalist Award and I have to say I’m pretty impressed. (American Museum of Natural History)
I’m also impressed with the Cleveh Gehls and Boys over at PETA who have produced a “porn” site in order to market to a new audience. I have to admit, “Pleather Yourself” is a pretty great slogan. (Celebitchy)
Speaking of porn, I’ll leave you with this entirely NSFW photo celebration of NYC’s law allowing women to go topless anytime they like. I think it’s so rad. Yeah, yeah, because I like boobs. But also because I like equality. (Gothamist)
And, finally, the wonderful Brent Spiner aka “Data” from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” does a magnificent Patrick Stewart impression. Next Gen was my first sci-fi experience. A gateway drug if you will. So this tickles all my nerdy bits.
Joanna Robinson would absolutely buy all the condoms that said “Make it last a little longer, Longer with Big Red!” Oh and in regards to a comment left earlier today, she’d give ALL the jobs to Fright Night. Not just the handy ones.