Dustin has some pictures of the ultra-decomposed walkers from next season’s The Walking Dead, including what looks to be a zombie melded with a tree? If this show starts inventing zombie trees, I promise I’ll start watching it again. (Uproxx)
Brad Pitt got a tattoo to honor his family, but to me it looks more like a scorecard (or maybe a pro/con list template?) designed to pit his kids and wife against each other. In other words, it’s my favorite tattoo ever. (Celebitchy)
A group hacked into AshleyMadison.com (basically OK Cupid for the extra sleazy) and is threatening to release all the names and personal info of the site’s users. This has nothing to do with any moral issues on adultery, though. The hackers are upset over the site charging $20 for an add-on privacy protection that doesn’t exist. So I guess it’s about ethics in adultery or some such nonsense. (DListed)
As a fun bonus, here are the states where those Ashley Madison users could be sent to jail for adultery. (Or, if you’re in Maryland, pay a $10 fine.) (Daily Dot)
Ian McKellen almost chose Mission Impossible II over both X-Men and Lord of the Rings. Of course, the loss of his Magneto and Gandalf from the world would have been terrible, but the real casualty would have been never having had the world’s (and Instagram’s) greatest friendship. (Vanity Fair)
There have been a lot of horrific details to come out in the Bill Cosby deposition, which the New York Times has been releasing lately. Cosby made no secret of the fact that he equated silence (specifically the silence that comes after you drug a woman, rendering her unconscious) with consent. Or at least, an “area that is somewhere between permission and rejection.” Disgusting. (Hollywood Reporter)
What can Go Set a Watchman tell us about the mystery that is Harper Lee? (Vulture)
Oh, hey, look. Gawker is on fire. (Gawker)
Vin Diesel’s birthday cake is the best birthday cake.
A company started a hashtag contest last week to ask men #WhatWomenLove. It didn’t take long for women to let them know they’re all dummies. (Mary Sue)
Remembering Alex Rocco, the great gravel-voiced gangster we lost this weekend. (AV Club)
The Day of the Dissonance by Alan Dean Foster is one of sabian30’s favorite fantasy novels. While it’s your basic quest fraught with danger, in this novel the protagonist who’s far from home can use his Earth abilities and knowledge to save the day. Stuck in a jail cell? Why not start singing Eye of the Tiger? That giant white tiger that’s conjured up might just save the day. (Cannonball Read 7)
Happy Monday. Here’s a bubble-destroying lizard to get you through the week.