Life, at this moment.
I walk home from work (my quasi-daily exercise) listening to a podcast interview of actors I love. On a whim, I stop at one of the nice gastropubs to open in my neighborhood, the one with the good happy hour. I sit with my magical and revolutionary device, exploring the internet with TARDIS blue fingernails, answering emails and reading articles I missed today. My mom emails a photo of the writing...
I’d love to see if “Misfits” can become a U.S. fav just through @Hulu. Fantastic show that never got distribution here. http://t.co/mFCwweh
In a world where finding content consists mainly of services or people saying...– Darell Etherington | Isn’t it about time we did content discovery differently? (via ericmortensen) A nice piece of writing by Darrell that also gives some major love to Video Time Machine.
We’re thrilled that a passionate and dedicated Pawnee city government...– Today.com: Bites - What does Ben & Jerry’s think of bacon & egg ice cream? Dear Ben and Jerry’s (and the Today Show), As wonderful as this ice cream concept is and as cleverly written as your “two scoops of government” metaphor might be, Ron Swanson is a...
Hark, a vagrant: Strong Female Characters →
Once again Kate Beaton fixes everything.
RT @heresomeawesome: Jamie Bamber’s Deep Dark Secret! (Well-played, @bbcamerica): http://wp.me/p1l3Mg-bJ
One of my responsibilities as Commander in Chief is to keep an eye on robots....– Barack Obama talks to the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon. (via washingtonpoststyle) I will never get tired of finding more evidence of our president’s nerdity. NEVER.
How can I like Eric more than Bill but Angel more than Spike? How can this wild inconsistency re: blonde and brown-haired vampires exist?
The Science of Social Timing Part 1: Facebook and... →
Best time to post on Twitter: Midweek/weekends, 5 PM. Best time to post on Facebook: Saturday at noon. Really?
This week’s @liztellsfrank got strange on me. And not just because of the cavemen having sex. http://wp.me/p1euHQ-6R
Trailer for the new Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant/Warwick Davis (Willow!!!!) series is up: http://bbc.in/iPlqon #lifestooshort
‘Cloud Atlas,’ the Ambitious Wachowski/Tykwer... →
turnabout: I’m so skeptical about this book really being possible in film… but if it works it’ll be fantastic. Starting to get excited about this. Loving the multiple-roles casting suggestions.
Sean Bean on What’s Next for Game of Thrones --... →
Spoilers for Game of Thrones episode 9. May inspire girlish giggles. Sean Bean is the best.
My interests got “geekier” in public, but I also grew less afraid of sharing my...– It’s All Over Baby Blue - Rambled Musings on the Nerd Question You should go and read all of Annie’s thoughts on the subject. You really should.
Hey PR reps, when you pitch us an in-person interview but then knock it down to a phoner, we know what you’re doing and we hate it.
Bullet points about being a girl and a nerd (at...
This has been a topic of conversation recently! And because I have been female all my life, and a self-described nerd for pretty much the same amount of time, I have given it a lot of thought. Let’s be really clear here — the issue is not whether or not attractive women can be nerds. Of course they can. (The Beat nailed this already, if you missed it.) And of course it’s...
Hulu - Misfits: One - Watch the full episode now. →
HOLY SHIT Y’ALL MISFITS IS ON HULU! THIS IS IMPORTANT.
Meanwhile, at a small chapel in Smallville, Chloe is busy tying some bouquets to...– Frank Tells Liz What Happened in the Smallville Series Finale In case you were wondering, Frank is the best.
Resize YouTube Video (works with Vimeo and most... →
Via Nick. ALSO VERY VERY GOOD.
Proportional Scale Calculator →
OH MY GOD WEBSITE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
From Damascus with Love: Blogging in a... →
Two LGBT bloggers living in Syria address the recent “Amina” hoax and its impact on their work. Short version: Yikes. EDITED TO ADD: It “was a major sock-puppet hoax crash into a major sock-puppet hoax.” This story is officially insane.
One level in particular takes place in an alien nest where Earth’s women...– Review: Duke Nukem Forever- Destructoid Oh, good. Great, in fact. Hooray. Fortunately, based on this review it sounds like the video game industry will largely reject and ignore Duke Nukem Forever going forward. Not because of violence towards women, though. Because the gameplay sucks.
Actually, the WiiU is probably going to do horribly in terms of actual games....– My brother Eric, commenting on this post, and probably accurately predicting the future. (via lizlet) No offense Liz, but I totally disagree with your brother’s premise, as well as his conclusions. The Wii was the most successful console of this generation, so I don’t understand his “still be the...
Actually, the WiiU is probably going to do horribly in terms of actual games....– My brother Eric, commenting on this post, and probably accurately predicting the future.
Is Wii U the new Sega Dreamcast? | ZDNet →
This article made me realize what’s actually dumb about the Wii U — why develop an add-on for an increasingly obsolete console (remember, the Wii is NOT HIGH-DEF) instead of laying claim to the next generation beyond Xbox 360 and PS3? Aside from stripping more money from Nintendo users. Which, to be fair, will probably be successful.
How much does a ballroom in Vegas cost to rent...
I’m asking for a friend.
Wow, this new @netflix homepage is buggy as heeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll. Broken links AND missing images! Lovely.
A.V. Club - Dan Harmon walks us through... →
thedarkspark: AVC: You’ve employed a lot of female writers, in both seasons. That’s not true of a lot of other TV comedies. Was that a conscious decision? DH: It was conscious on the part of [former NBC programming head] Angela Bromstad, before she left NBC. Angela said, “Get more women on your staff. Make it half women.” I remember going, “Are you fucking kidding me?” to myself. “Okay, I...
Through a Glass Darkly’s Carey Mulligan on Opening... →
Sally Sparrow is still the best.
You know, just hanging in the balcony of the historic Los Angeles Theater watching the Ubisoft press conference rehearsal. #e3 #killingtime
scottyiseri asked: If you could live in any fictional universe which would it be? You'd still be yourself, with no additional powers or knowledge (so if you pick, say, the marvel universe, you wouldn't be a mutant or anything).
Anonymous asked: How are you so goddamn awesome all the time?
If your kid fits in while in high school they’re going to be a dull adult.– Hay Festival 2011: John Waters on 10 things every role model needs - Telegraph (via shananaomi)
Ask me anything, seriously. →
I am waiting in a gorgeous old downtown theater for a press conference that doesn’t start until 2:30. Starting to get bored.
My @gigaom post on branded series ROI is full of numbers and insight, thanks to @scottyiseri and @wilsoncleveland. http://t.co/cuaDdf3