Let’s just get this conversation out of the way and move on
to happier things. Logo’s upcoming reality show Kept, meant to be about sugardaddies and their pretty young things,
has been renamed The
Gay Socialites of New York in an effort to find enough famewhores for a
cast. For all of you wondering about my editorial independence around here, in my personal opinion the
show is still going to be an abomination that even Bravo wouldn’t touch. Keep sending those checks.
Viacom is pulling The
Daily Show and Colbert Report from Hulu next week. This is probably a bigger deal for Hulu
than it is for Comedy Central, because The
Daily Show is a consistent Top 5 show. Both programs will continue to be
available through the Comedy Central website.
The untitled comedy movie formerly titled I’m With Cancer has replaced James McAvoy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt without explanation. I like both actors,
so it’s a bit like swapping out Macallan 25 with Springbank 26 in my liquor
cabinet – sure I’ll notice, but I doubt I’ll mind.
should play a cheerleader for his next role, because he’s a natural. I
have no doubt that I never would have just watched the first episode of season
two of Southland without his
enthusiasm for promoting the show. Here he
is pitching the realism.
A California physics student has requested the universe be declared 1.4
hellameters in size. It’s not that he has suddenly discovered the size of the universe,
it’s just that he feels we need an actual way of expressing 1027 which
is the size of the known universe – 1.4×1027. The last new
designation was in 1991 when the International System of units added “yotta” as
has decided to try acting in a feature film again. Why? Because he’s Justin Timberlake, and nobody has the stones to tell him no. He’s joining the comedy Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel,
Lucy Punch, and Modern Family’s Eric
The world’s most common pesticide, atrazine, plays havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs. It
turns 75% of them sterile and one in ten turn from male into female. If
agribusiness weren’t one of the Republican party’s biggest contributors, I’m
sure they’d be saying it was to blame for turning our kids gay.
New York Mag has a
great gallery of A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane Things,
which he is mightily skilled at. You can almost believe he cares.
Tivo has two new models coming out, the Premiere and the
Premire XL. They integrate Flash and internet video into the interface, and
will have an optional keyboard remote so you can search for your Justin Beiber
videos right from the couch.
I’ve been online forever – and I remember when those of us
who were online also understood how the Internet worked. The basic principle is
redundancy, so in the first word in this blurb, the “I” goes through Texas, the
“’” through Virginia, the “v” through Chicago, and the “e” through
Berkeley. It was conceived as a self
repairing system that could survive a nuclear war. So the fact that modern maps show massive data centers
tilting the map into likely vulnerable nodes scare me a bit.
Jason Mraz visited the San Diego LGBT Community Center to
discuss marriage equality work and other projects at the center. I used to live
about 3 blocks from the center, and I don’t think any hot, straight, activist musicians stopped by when I was those parts. He also mentioned a desire to make a song for the equality
movement with Sir Elton John.
Presented without comment: A Muppet Wicker Man.
As you know, I love all things Muppet, and I’ve vowed a
never ending hell on earth for Jason
Segel if he screws up the next big screen Muppet movie, which Disney is
allowing him to write for unknown reasons. But I do like the basic idea – Miss Piggy as a Lady GaGa-esque
performer, and coming in to save the historic Muppet Theater from an evil oil
baron, and Kermit homeless in a gutter. Still…Jason – don’t screw this up.
Starz, flush with the success of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has bought the U.S. rights to an eight-hour miniseries
event based on Ken Follett’s book The Pillars of the Earth. I read the
book when it came out, and I recall it being epic, excellent, and completely
unlike the junk Follett used to write, but it would be so incredibly expensive
Cracked has a spread of 17 More Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped.
Several I know to be real, but that doesn’t make them any more believable. The
wife in the chair is something I can never unsee.
If you can afford to take your dog to a spa that has a doggie hyperbaric chamber, you had better be
contributing massive amounts to Haiti and Chile, because otherwise, I hate to
tell you, you are an a**hole.
I know I keep bringing this up in one way or another, but I’m
fascinated to know that the Olympics distributed 100,000 condoms. I’m even more fascinated that they had to have an emergency
shipment of another 8,500 condoms brought in near the end. Did athletes have
trouble keeping warm or something?
Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov are going to make a movie based on the Seth Grahame-Smith book Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. You may
start the jokes and the outrage in the comments.
This is sadly just a concept car at this point: Posche 918 is a plug-in hybrid – start with a 500hp V8, pair it with two electric motors, you get 718hp with an absolutely insane amount of torque that gets 78 mpg with a top speed of 198mph.
I’m in lust.
I do love a good browse through deviantART – it can yield so many lovely things, from Disney Heroes to some really twisted takes on life. I remember when Line Runner was an experiment for them, these days it’s a McDonalds commercial. Now it gives me this.
I’m on record as bursting into tears when Count von Count came on Sesame Street.
These days, when furry performers finish their Hollywood careers, they generally live out their golden years in a beautiful sanctuary. But we weren’t always so enlightened.
Right in front of George Lucas‘ fireplace.
Meet the muscular insect warrior from Toy Story 3 – Twitch.
Conan O’Brien is having a little trouble understanding the principle of Twitter, or of downsizing, or unemployment. This picture came out today of his writing staff. I guess they each get four characters.
If you weren’t CoCo, you’d be doing it wrong.
So I’m sitting here wiping away a few tears right now. I’m going to try and make light with this, but Twitter is abuzz with this exchange between a closeted teen and Neil Patrick Harris. So in addition to everything else he does, he’s doing counseling now.
If Family Fued can have a Home Edition of the game, I guess Olympic sports can too. Curling!
I’ve written extensively about the Texas school system dumbing down textbooks, making conservative political figures more important than they are, and generally contributing to the demise of modern society. I really think this is down to genetics though.
She’s not technically wrong I guess.
I’m stupid. I had never noticed.
Wearing this to the club is the only way I’d be welcome at the kind of places I used to spend my weekends.
Artificial hot body – anybody know where I can buy one?