Hello, darlings! It is far earlier in the day than I’m used to speaking with you, so be patient, be kind, and most important of all can we turn the lights down a touch? Thanks. Onto the links.
I doubt anyone who frequents this site honestly believes that the moon landings were faked. However, I am certain that many of you will be interested in this video that demonstrates that they could not have been faked by giving a thorough run-down of the technology available at the time and why it couldn’t have been used to fake the moon landing footage over at Gizmodo. (Gizmodo)
Speaking of conspiracy theories, professional rumor investigators Snopes have gone and covered the ones in that awful video about the Sandy Hook shootings. Bad news: Anyone who shares that video will read this and immediately tell you that Snopes is a tool of the government to cover up their disinformation campaign. (Snopes)
Let’s have a palette cleanser before we move on, shall we?
Oh, and one more. Just for fun. (Pusheen)
Do you know how much male eye candy has come to our attention thanks to the tireless efforts of HBO casting directors? Well, me neither, but here’s a partial list. Though really, I have to disagree on Jacob Pitts, he was introduced to us in the amazing EuroTrip. (Warming Glow)
Who’s the real victim in this whole Lance Armstrong rigmorale? Basically all of us who had to be aware of it at all, ever. But, you know, Matthew McConaughey had his mellow harshed and that’s sad for him. (Celebitchy)
This is one of my favorite things on the Internet. Many of you have probably already seen it. I don’t care. (Animals Talking in All Caps)
Do you have a pathological need to keep up with all things pop culture even though you know most of it’s crap? Then we have that in common. If you’ve been looking for a way to learn enough about the 50 Shades trilogy to make intelligent arguments about it without actually reading it, romance writer Jenny Trout has you covered. (Jen Reads 50 Shades)
I should say something about the inauguration, right? Other than about Katy Perry dressing like a dipshit and Bill Clinton checking out that sweet Clarkson action? (The Superficial)
Oh! Here’s something cool: Inauguration artists over the years. Complete with Spotify playlist! (Mashable)
I still miss Crystal Pepsi. Here’s some other 90s snack foods to mourn. (Not the It Girls)
Here is why you’ll probably never see another episode of “Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt. 23” again. (Uproxx)
Something a bit more in my wheelhouse to wrap up: a new teaser video for “Game of Thrones” season three. There’s no true spoilers, but there’s a few new characters who show up for the first time, and if you really don’t want to know ANYTHING going into the third season then you probably shouldn’t watch. The rest of you, dig in: