“With your feet in the air and your head on the ground.”

From the internet:

Schizophrenia: the insanity virus.

The return of literary magazines?

Bill Clinton to be in The Hangover 2.

How the CIA used modern art as a weapon.

Darren Aronofsky’s Wolverine sequel to be called simply The Wolverine.

Carey Mulligan considered the front runner for Daisy in the Baz Luhrmann/Leonardo Dicaprio adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

The reign of right-wing primetime.

J. J. Abrams’ Undercovers canceled.

Thankfully: Satoshi Kon’s last movie to be completed by Madhouse.

The future of reviews.

Previously on Counterforce: Gravity Girls.

Pictures in this post by Stephen Morris, from here.

Six x-rated comics you can read without shame.

Six steps to being the coolest person at media/tech parties.

My crush is engaged! 😦

Facebook’s “gmail killer” coming on Monday?

Aaron Sorkin’s four big problems with the WGA.

Natalie Portman wasn’t the “Deep Throat” for The Social Network.

…but she has written a new “raunchy comedy.”

Kanye West’s “media trainer” reportedly quit within a week.

According to John Lennon: Yoko does not sweat.

The words “Thom Yorke” and “photobomb” are always funny in the same sentence.

“Try this trick and spin it, yeah.”

After the tragic death of Party Down, Rob Thomas (no, not that cunt) has a new FOX sitcom.

When Tyler Coates met Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Iain M. Banks on uploading oneself and living forever.

Jonathan Lethem on They Live.

Caveman science fiction.

Embarrassing Moments” by Megan Boyle.

We wouldn’t have this pithy little thing you call “civilization” if it weren’t for beer.

Psychic wars.

A comprehensive glossary of GIFs.

Can we see into the future?


I’m just a bill.

from Wonder Tonic, a really great site.

Ha ha, no, but seriously.

from here.

“Historic and controversial,” they called it, and they can call it whatever they want because thankfully today, President Obama signed the health care/health insurance reform bill into law. Let’s hope it’s the first of many steps.

And not just baby steps.

You know Uncle Joe liked it, in his usual classy sorta way.

Nutritional menu labeling to go national, thanks to the bill. Nice. Here’s a fact sheet.

from here, fuck yeah!

Masters and servants.

The girlfriend vs. the Xbox.

Are cosmic rays the reason you keep crashing your car?

The House passes the health care reform bill.

Lindsay Lohan looks like Bob Dylan.

Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet split up for stupid reasons.

“Words are good servants but bad masters.”

-Aldous Huxley

New planet Corot-9b has Earth-like temperatures.

New trailer for Series 5 of Doctor Who.

My thoughts on the finale of the latest series of Skins.

Will reclusive mathematician accept $1 million prize?

Stunning Swiss house is buried under the Earth.

The magickal notebook of William Butler Yeats.

When it comes to the next entry in the X-men film franchise, Bryan Singer doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing.

Evidence found rotting in closed Illinois police HQ.

First quantum effects seen in visible object.

Science fiction author Peter Watts found guilty.

L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time to finally get a decent film adaptation?

Shocking news: Sean Hannity is scamming people.

Cancer fighting robots in your blood!

Combat dogs take to the skies for secret missions in Afghanistan.

The museum of bad art.

Screencaps from here.

Zooey Deschanel and Michael Cera: Quirkmuffins.

A brilliant Hitchock mystery made in Korea.

Carmelo Anthony called for traveling back in time.

P.T. Anderson’s amazing sounding Scientology-skewering film, The Master, turned down by Universal.

Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, chick with forehead tattoos, whatever.

“Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.”

-John Maynard Keynes

The time is now.


from here.

I woke up this morning and turned on the news. Old white men were screaming “FOR WHAT!?” and it took two minutes before I found out what they were so upset about: Barack Obama won a Nobel prize for Peace. Such an antiquated notion, but he won it for talking, for getting people excited, getting them hopeful, and, yes, because the rest of the world hated GWB that fucking much. On top of it, Jim and Pam got married on The Office, there’s a sequel to Phantom Of The Opera, NASA is bombing the moon (which I believe we talked about before, yes?), You can get strawberried M&Ms, and Marge Simpson is appearing on the cover of Playboy.

You’re wide awake, the time is now, and we’re all living in the future. Up next: Liquid hard drives, jetpacks, giving extraterrestrials reality shows about breaking into the music industry, and death rays!

The Kids Of America.

from here.

The kids of American are really and truly screwed. Their parents are fucking morons, and when they’re not being raised by their parents, the pop culture that babysits them is probably hurting them, lowering their intelligence. The fact that the President of the United States of America, a man elected with a resounding mandate from the people, can’t address students in a classroom in a non-political fashion to simply give them a motiviation speech is terrifying.

Almost enough to make you want to move to Canada, you know?

It’s kind of funny, thinking about some of the things I was saying about Mad Men yesterday, and so few things change. I mean, we’re so much more partisan, but other than that…

But then again, it’s not just Republican parents. Seemingly, everyone in this country is slowly revealing themselves to be idiots.

Oh well. It’s too depressing to talk about. No wonder we don’t have jet packs and flying cars. I’m going to go watch True Blood.