Happy Friday! Except that when I write this, it’s always Thursday night, which makes me feel like a bit of a prophet. Normally I’d be at work, but right now I’m on a plane to Florida. And normally I would try and write a joke or two into this introductory paragraph, but someone needs to pack! Or maybe it’s just that I’m not feeling funny? So it’s straight to the links for us today!
Last week we heard the news of a modern day Anne of Green Gables show coming to television. We weren’t sure what to think. And while funny, The Hairpin has now terrified me with what could happen.
In what has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all week, a sculpture cuts up old illustrated books to make amazing pieces of art. SOMEONE GIVE ME ONE.
And in utterly gratuitous news, Joey Lawrence makes us feel feeling we haven’t had since 1993, by stripping for Chippendales in Las Vegas. Can I get a WHOOOOAAAA!!?!
If any of you readers live in Las Vegas, please go and REPORT BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY. But seriously, I am REALLY hoping this starts a trend of semi-washed up (but still attractive) 90s stars taking their shirts off for money.
This week NYTimes brought us a thoughtful (albeit inconclusive) op-ed on racism in classic children’s books. And our own Alix delved even further into this topic by sacrificing her sanity and reviewing Tintin in the Congo.
An upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly has new stills from Breaking Dawn Part 2. Which is a little exciting since the official trailer debuted last night. Or if you hate Twilight, they were never exciting to begin with. But do you know who DOES seem excited? Jacob. While he chats with his child bride.
I CANNOT EVEN DEAL WITH HOW CREEPY THIS PICTURE IS.
This summer, NPR is putting together a massive user poll to put together a list of the best young adult novels. If it’s anything like their Science Fiction/Fantasy list last summer, it will be both interesting and frustrating. Later today we’ll let you know our nominations!
And lastly, because I saw this on my friend’s twitter and LOL’d, click here for a foolproof way of figuring out who you should unfriend on facebook.
So what kept YOU distracted this week while surfing this series of tubes we call the internet? Please share in the comments below!