Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's a Stampede! Link Roundup - 2/28

Behold!  The manllow - lifesize Twilight body pillows.

Barry Manilow should sue ...

Made of soft cotton jersey, screen printed face, polyester stuffing and love.

via io9

I would like this better if the squirrel shot sandwiches from his gun.

OMG Laser Guns Pew Pew Pew via Neatorama

Seriously interwebs, stop it.  Stop it right now.

Sure the placard says Jacob and the Man in Black ... but we know it's really Lucifer and War.

Griffin Phillips via Doc Arzt

via Jezebel

Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's only a matter of time ...

... before I end up on this page - SuperWiki's gallery of fan tattoos inspired by Supernatural.

Normally, my impulse for new ink is controlled by geography, since "my guy" is in Houston at Shaw's.

Then I happened to notice that this piece was done by an artist in Richmond.

NoShowMo,  I'm counting on you to be my voice of reason.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Drink Wine Day!

I don't know who sanctions these things, but who am I to question?

As always, do enjoy responsibly. Ask Saffy to drive you home.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's a Stampede! Link Roundup - 2/14

I feel like they've been teasing us with this forever, but according to Variety (via io9) its official. We're getting a third Riddick movie.

As I've said before, line forms behind me.

Andrew Dansby considers The Allman Brothers Band (Album Odyssey Part 18), and the judicious application of 45 minute jams.

I don't need to pay my student loan this month, right?  Sallie Mae will understand that I needed this Castiel Pony instead.

So many ponies ...

Although I might need this more.  I do love a spinner ring.

Gear ring by Kinekt Design via Neatorama

This Machine Kills Apathy |

Happy valentines day. May your angel bring you pie.

"Yes sir, anything for her."

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher were married on May 13, 1924.  That's 85 years.  Today they're answering relationship questions via twitter @longestmarried.

I say if anyone is qualified to dispense advice, it would be these lovely people.

I think I have something in my eye ...

via Neatorama

Married 84 years, and still loving | herbert, zelmyra, children - Local - Sun Journal

photo by DL Anderson

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

#Supernatural 5.14: My Bloody Valentine

It's a cross over event, as Sam and Dean must stop Jeremy Piven - made murderous by mercury poisoning - from terrorizing a small Pennsylvania mining town.  In 3D!!  Written by the always twisted and entertaining Ben Edlund.

This is the last new episode until March 25.  Yes, it's another Hellatus.  At least this will give me a chance to finally get caught up on Dollhouse recaps.

Promos and clips, after the jump, but first!

Season 5 debuts this week in the UK, and Living TV is knocking it out with the viral marketing campaign.  Tip o'the hat to @SuperWiki for the heads up.  To wit:

image: Ivan Sazykin

The network has also positioned emergency holy water and rock salt stations throughout London.  In case of demons, break glass.  In theory.  Please do not take that as an endorsement for anarchy.  I'm hoping my friend Candy Buffet will be able to send me an eye witness report on these bits of awesomeness.

photo by nyaubaby


Not content to sit back while all Hell breaks lose, Living TV has also sent teams out into the streets to protect an unsuspecting populace.

Take a page CW.  THIS is how you do a marketing campaign.

Supernatural airs Thursday at 9:00 pm EST on the CW.

It's just snowverkill

During the brief respite between the snowmageddon and the current snowfecta, the United States Park Police made an aerial assessment of the snow's impact on the DC area.

United States Park Police Rescue Technician/Paramedic Sergeant Klebaner (Aviation Section) photographed some of the patrol areas when United States Park Police Helicopter Eagle 1 made these flights on Sunday February 7, 2010.
Some of the scenes you will see are the Potomac River Gorge and Great Falls, Georgetown in Washington, DC, Washington’s Reagan National Airport, the Jefferson Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the approach to the United States Park Police Aviation hanger in Anacostia Park, United States Park Police Eagle 1 at the hanger, and a beautiful red fox running across the snow on Haines Point.
Visit the Park Police's web site to check out the views.  Tip o'the hat to Snowpocalypse on FB.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple.

New Orleans is getting the David "The Wire" Simon treatment.  That being said:
Simon cautions that Treme will not be The Wire: New Orleans. Its seasons will not be loosely divided by subject, and the show will provide a smaller, more intimate focus on people picking up the pieces without much help. Simon went to one of the first post-Katrina second-line parades, and witnessed unbridled resiliency and a longing for home; many attendees drove in for the day from wherever they sought refuge from the storm. “The band started up and people were crying. It was like they realized, ‘Oh shit, this is what I’ve been away from,’“ he says. “They had come to do a four-hour second line, and then they got back in their cars to drive back to Baton Rouge or Atlanta or Houston.”
The chronological series will explore life in New Orleans starting three months after Katrina devastated the city.   Treme is named after, but not based in, the city’s most historically significant and musically influential neighborhood.  Through the eyes of the people that live within its signature milieu of parades, jazz funerals, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indian tribes, bars and restaurants, the show will trace the city’s collective efforts to get back on its feet. “You’re going to watch the city being rebuilt, or not being rebuilt, year by year,” Simon says. “The whole thing is thematic to what New Orleans is, to what it represents in the American psyche. It’s an affirmation of why cities matter.”

New Orleans Gets Wired: David Simon Turns His Sights on the Big Easy :: TV :: Features :: Paste

Treme: 3 Things We Know About Our Favorite New Show - Treme - Jezebel

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Are you ready for some football?

via Neatorama

It's a Stampede! Link Roundup - 2/7

It's been 15 years since we said goodbye to Calvin and Hobbes? *sigh*

Yeah, I don't really know what's going on here.  Selleck Waterfall Sandwich.

Via current ... with a tip o'the hat to @addled.

Slaughterhouse 90210 is the inspired marriage between random pop culture images, and literary quotes that seem to have been written just for them.  Behold:

“Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.” 

— Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

via Neatorama

Ooh, shiny!  Quantum Mechanix is taking pre orders for this Serenity key chain.  You can't take my keys from me!

via io9

I have nothing but love for someone who can nerd out this hard over a piece of 6 second animation. Especially since he's not wrong.

via Neatorama

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Raise a glass to the #snowmageddon

If you're anywhere on the East Coast right now, the only color you see is white. Blinding white. If your local liquor store is still open - mine is! - any one of these colorful cocktails is well worth the trek through the tundra for ingredients.

Personally, I've been enjoying the pale lavender deliciousness of the Aviation cocktail.  The creme de violette might be difficult to source - again, big ups to Pearson's - but it is essential.  It adds a floral hint that's a perfect balance to the nuttiness of the maraschino and the brightness of the lemon and gin.

tip o'the hat to punky and @bobbyhank!

photo by Flickr user jen_maiser

Vintage Violet Cocktails Make a Comeback | Food and Think |

Purple Haze: 2000s Archive :

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

#LOST Chat: LA X

After all the anticipation, last night's LOST premiere did not disappoint.  "It worked"!  Smokey!  Where's Christian! That actor returned!  And that one!  Juliet lives!  Oh, wait ... The Island is at the bottom of the ocean!  Alternate reality?  Lots of questions.

And how excited was I to finally see Doug the Extra's scene?  "Do you have anything to declare?  Only a murderer."  SQUEE!

We may not have answers yet, but the idle speculation and theory spinning is all part of the fun.  Come dive in with the first Tubular live chat of the season, today at 1:00 pm EST.

T has missed you too.

I know Benry, right?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010



I'll be wearing my muu-muu.  Will you be wearing yours?

Clips, links, and promos after the jump ---

Monday, February 1, 2010

#musicmonday: The Muppets two-fer

Therese at Tubular passed on the exciting news that Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin has signed on to direct a new Muppets movie, from a script by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller.

This actually sounds like it has the potential to be a winner.  Inspired lunacy and crazed whimsy are both a hallmark of the original Muppet Movies and FotC.  I wonder if he'll tap Brett and Jemaine to write the music?

You can either tip your hat, or blame T when these get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

Your Monday morning moment of #LOST!

36 hours! 36 hours!

It's been a long brutal hiatus, and it's easy to get ... well, you know.  Fortunately, Therese at Tubular has compiled all of the significant episodes and moments from Seasons 1 - 5 in the LOST Rewatch Lite.

And if you still have questions, she has answers.  Who's Christian?

Would a visual aid help explain things?   John Cabrera is the awesome.

Maybe a nice interactive chart to help keep track of all the characters off-island connections?

scordit via io9

UPDATED! The Sydney Airport scenes get the 24 real time treatment. Tip o'the hat to Melanie!

Fantastic LOST bunny poster above by Ty Mattson.  Check out his site Mattson | Creative for more designs.  Here's hoping he slaps a few of them on t shirts.