Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Supernatural 4.20 "The Rapture"

It's a Castiel episode this week! YAY!

Or ... is it?

Everyone's favorite perdition gripping angel is called back to Heaven (probably for "not" helping Dean in Monster at the End of This Book) and the boys meet his vessel.  Jimmy.

Oh, Show.  First the Prophet Chuck and now this. 

Behold! I am Jimmy, Instrument of the Lord!

Charles Beeson directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver.

And, bonus this week! Interviews with all three actors from Australian TV.

Oh, silly silly Misha. You had us at hello. Now, I will take a small issue with their blanket assertion that the fandom hates all female characters. A number of the guest stars have been well received - Haley and Jamie come to mind - and personally I would love to see them bring back CRD2 herself, Ona Grauer.

The fans just hate the female characters that suck.

*cough* Bella *cough*

Supernatural airs Thursday at 9:00 pm EDT on the CW

We are everywhere. We are legion. We are wax|wendy.

Sometimes you just need to get away with a friend, and play tourist for a weekend.

And my fangirl heart went SQUEE!!

I've mentioned before that while I love super hero movies, I'm not so much a fan of comics themselves. 

That being said, DUDE! Neil Gaiman wrote a Batman comic? To the wax|wendymobile!

The final part of Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader is in stores today.  Buy early and often.

io9 - Have We Seen Bruce Wayne's End Before? (Spoilers) - Batman

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm only happy when it rains

Shirley Manson is awesome and should be on Craig Ferguson every night for 5 minutes.   It wouldn't even matter what they talked about.  We could all just bask in their accents for those few sweet minutes.

Jezebel - Great Scot! Paul McCartney Looks Like Angela Lansbury - shirley manson

Danielle Eats the Sandwich LIVE!

If you're on the west coast, check out Danielle Ate the Sandwich on tour May 28 - June 2.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Supernatural 4.19 "Jump the Shark"

HAH! Oh, Supernatural, you little minx. First you give us the total and complete fan valentine that was the fantabulous "Monster at the End of this Book" and now this. Sam and Dean have a long lost half-brother ... or do they?

Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin.

Supernatural airs Thursday at 9:00 (EDT) on the CW.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I review it : Crank 2 High Voltage

Crank 2: High Voltage is 96 minutes of "What the hell? No, seriously, what the hell did I just see? Hey, is that Cory Haim??"

They should really just stop making movies altogether.

Because this is the greatest movie that has been, or ever will be made, in the history of the human race. Now, that is not to say that it isn't offensive, gratuitously violent, and demeaning and degrading to every man, woman, and inanimate object in it. Because it is. 

And it is glorious.

10,000 volts of thumbs up!

We also got the preview for something called The Hangover with Will from Alias and Andy from The Office. The funniest bits are all probably in the trailer, but I'd be willing to pay cash money just for the scene with Iron Mike.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I'm motherfrakking Boomer, bitch! Pop, Pop!

It's Friday, and it's still hard to let go. So many questions still lingering. Grace "Sharon Valeri/Boomer/Athena" Park has some answers.

Strange Questions: Grace Park Answers Your BSG Questions, Bruce Campbell Style

British Friday - Why yes, I am going to the chinema tonight edition

Why do you ask?

Crank? More like crack. I am inexplicably excited for this movie. And! AND! It features the Bai Ling! Who had this to say about that little something special that she brings to the filum:
All these weird things come to my mind. Everything I say is like strange - it doesn't make any sense to you, but in her character, when you hear her, it makes perfect sense.
Yeah! Sure, the Bai Ling! Whatever you say!

Um, except this.
Bai said she hopes she'll return to Lost at some point. "They told me it's like the pyramids. Every character, every element is planned. I love that show."

Yeah, no.  Just no.   Although her previous turn on Lost also featured the simply fabulous Diana Scarwid. Who's character has never been seen or spoken of again.  So I'll give you a pass, the Bai Ling, if you bring Diana with you.  And leave the tattoo needles at home.

io9 - Bai Ling Wrote Her Own Crank 2 Dialogue - Crank 2

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Well, There's $10.50 saved. Thanks MTV!

I like super hero movies, and I loves me some Taylor Kitsch, so I may have been tempted to see the new X-Men/Wolverine movie. But sweet zombie, the accent alone will keep me out of the theatre.

I'm just gonna go Netflix Friday Night Lights instead.

io9 - Wolverine's Band Of Mutant Brothers, And Their Taglines

You complete me

Baggage claim cock block.

Now that we've identified it, we can put an end to it.

Seriously, step back from the carousel or I start swinging.

You've been warned.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wonder Twin powers activate


io9 - Superherodom's Favorite Twins Return - Wonder Twins

Have you gotten your tickets to the gun show?

Michelle Obama is many things. Bright, educated, professional, accomplished, poised, and charming. However, a good chunk of the news coverage about her often focuses on her looks and what she's wearing. Which is really annoying, and seems disrespectful. On the other hand, how do you not write about the heavy artillery that is Thunder and Lightening - The First Guns.

If I had arms like hers, I'd show them off too.

via Jezebel

Monday, April 13, 2009

They mostly come out at night. Mostly.

Woman was made to play guitar. Shout, Sister, Shout!

I like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable about the roots of rock and soul, but I had never heard of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Thank the gods for NPR, because this woman was 


Tharpe was a self-taught guitarist, and she strutted around a stage strumming windmills decades before Chuck Berry or Pete Townsend. Her 1945 crossover hit "Strange Things Happening Everyday" was later covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, and admired by Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Bob Dylan.
In the pantheon of mod'ren music, I don't think it's a stretch to say she was the Hera to every rock god that came later.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Etched In Stone At Last : NPR Music

Your Monday morning moment of Zen

io9 - Meet the Dalekettes, A Gang of Cosplayers After Our Hearts - The dalekettes

Friday, April 10, 2009

This tastes like burning

Not content just to be a ubiquitous Easter treat, Peeps can now be enjoyed in lip balm form.

It starts out innocently, as you apply smoothly and evenly to the lips.  And then your nose is assaulted with the overpoweringly sticky sweet scent of vanilla.  But wait.  It gets worse.  Oh so much worse ...

Because you make the mistake of pursing your lips together and OH SWEET GODS MAKE IT STOP.  It actually tastes exactly like a slightly stale Peep, and not in a good way.  Then you realize it's a little gritty, like there's a Peep in every application.  You hold your mouth slightly open, maybe you're drooling a little bit by now, as you rush for a tissue, napkin, sand paper, anything to get the horrible goo off your lips.  But the taste lingers ... oh, how it lingers.

NOT TO BE EATEN! I cannot stress that strongly enough.

Tip o'the hat to my fabulous friend Amy for the Peep balm hook up!

British Friday - QEII Edition

Later, Mrs. Obama put the Queen in her pocket and carried her home for the girls to play with.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Peep this, yo

credit: Victoria Bernal from IT Flickr pool

Easter swiftly approaches, and that means peeps contests. National Geographic Traveler's Intelligent Travel blog is putting their own twist on it:

Take a photo of one or more Peeps in any travel destination, add your photos to our Flickr pool, and then tag them "NGTpeeps." Please limit your entries to three per person. We'll select photos and feature them on our website and the lucky "peeps" will be featured in an online gallery next week.

The entry deadline has been extended to Monday, April 13. Visit Intelligent Travel for the poop. Or peep, as the case may be.

Oh! And there are prizes? Did I mention the prizes?

The good folks at Just Born, the Peeps parent company, have offered to provide some sugary prizes for the winners: Our grand prize winner will take home a Lenox China Peeps item, as well as a collection of Peeps candy, and our four runners-up will receive a suitcase - or perhaps a sweetcase - filled with items like Peeps luggage tags, plush Peeps, and more candy than you'll find in a typical Easter basket.

Peeps in Places Challenge Now Extended! - Intelligent Travel Blog

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This is meant to sell kid's meals, how?

I can only imagine what the pitch sessions are like at BK's advertising agency.

via Eat Me Daily

UPDATE! The full vidyuh, which is just ... wrong. Fantastically, awesomely wrong. Also? INAPPROPRIATE!!

Thanks io9!

Parody. Ur doin it rite.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

You fool! You'll kill us all!

It's one thing to build a 23 foot tall robot baby, but did you have to weaponize it too? Its giant baby robot tantrums weren't enough??

Photograph by Katsumi Kasahara/AP

When the singularity occurs, and the giant pissed off fire spewing baby robot comes after me it will totally be your fault, Japanese artist Kenji Yanobe!

NG News WEEK IN PHOTOS: Fire-Blowing Robot

Friday, April 3, 2009

Passings: RIP Guiding Light 1937 - 2009

After 72 years, Guiding Light is switching off | Television | - Houston Chronicle

When the news broke on Wednesday, it gave me hope it was just a horrible, horrible April Fool's joke. But no. It's true.  Venerable soap Guiding Light has been cancelled.

I don't think I'm being overly dramatic to say this show is like a part of my family. My mom grew up watching it with her mom. I grew up watching it with her. My brother has even admitted watching it with his daughter when she was home sick. I haven't been a serious watcher since high school, but I check in from time to time, on those occasions when I'm home during the day. And it is seriously the same actors and same stories. But there's something comforting in that sameness, and the continuity of 70+ years of accumulated story telling.

The last episode will air September 18, and they better make the most of the next few months. Just go crazy. Or as crazy as you can go when you've already had kidnappings, faked pregnancies, faked paternities, faked deaths, evil twins, amnesia, comas, maroonings, cross dressing serial killers, cloning, secret families, rock stardom, mind control, and carnies.

Now, every soap has their signature diva. Marlena = Days. Erica = AMC. Mrs. Chancellor = Y&R. The grand dame of GL is undoubtedly Charita Bauer, who played Bauer family matriarch Bert for 35 years. 

But if you want diva, then you want Kim "Reva Shayne Lewis Lewis Spaulding Lewis Winslow Cooper Lewis Lewis O'Neill" Zimmer.

And of course, the all time ALL TIME classic Reva moment is 1984's "Slut of Springfield" scene.

Farewell, gentle soap. You will be missed.

British Friday - I think I'll go for a walk edition

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Supernatural 4.18 "The Monster at the End of this Book"

This week's episode sounds a little Heroes-ish ... except, you know.  Good.  Extra special love for referencing my #2 very most favorite book from childhood.
Sam and Dean are shocked to discover a series of comic books titled "Supernatural" that accurately detail their lives as demon hunters. They track down the writer, Carver Edlund [hee] (guest star Rob Benedict), who explains he has visions of the brothers that he then turns into comic books.

Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Julie Siege.
"I'm full frontal in here dude."

And once again, the writers have been reading fanfic.

The best parts are when they cry. Heh.  When Dean cries maybe, with his single perfect manly tear of pain.   Sammy on the other hand?  To say that he is a sloppy crier is an understatement. *cough* "No Rest for the Wicked" *cough*

In Castiel news, we already know Misha Collins has been upped to regular status for Season 5 (YAY!).  io9 has some additional tidbits for this season:
We're most likely going to see Castiel flirting with the possibility of developing human emotion. In the meantime, towards the end of this season, we'll see Castiel get in a couple of fights where he either wins or holds his own. And we're going to meet the guy whose body Castiel possesses.
Heavenly tax accountant for the win!

Supernatural airs Thursday at 9:00 pm (eastern) on the CW.

I bow to you ... yours is the superior

ThinkGeek :: Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

ATTN Tauntaun Fanatics! Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life. We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license, nor do we know how much it would ultimately retail for. But if you are interested in ever owning one of these, click the link below and we'll try!


My little pony, my little pony

I was just a scouche too old to be interested in My Little Pony when they were introduced in 1983. But I am in LURVE with artist Mari Kasurinen's reimagining of the classic toy.

She's a fangirl after my own heart!

Alien vs. Predator ... in a battle for adorableness!

Let the Wookie win ... the interwebs! That grin is kind of terrifying, in the best possible way. And I don't have words to describe how much I love My Little Carbonite Block.

So, would My Little He-Pony ride My Little Battle Pony? How would that work exactly?

Now, I know that this is really My Little Leia Pony, but I would totally pretend that she was O-Ren Ishii. Oh, the epic battles of cuteness she and My Little Bride Pony could have! Just don't bring up the issue of her Palimino or Clydesdale heritage as a negative.

Or else she'll collect your effing head.

If the artist ever makes Serenity or Blade Runner inspired ponies, my head may explode from the awesomeness. 

via Jezebel

Neil Gaiman on the Colbert Report - March 16, 2009

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Graveyards, ghosts, vampires, Lovecraft, and Colbert geeking out over Tom Bombadil. It's nerd nirvana.

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