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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Mr. Wizard, Vampire Lee Pace and More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Mr. Wizard, Vampire Lee Pace and More

Happy Friday ladies n’ gents!  Let’s click things on the internet!

Which movie/book franchise was the one to start this trend of fetishizing every damn minor characters ever mentioned once?  Well, if the Twilight series didn’t start it, they sure as shit perfected it.  This week they released Breaking Dawn Part 2 character posters of every single of one the Cullen’s vampire friends who stand around and hang out at the end of that book.  They are quite (unintentionally) horrifying and worth a gander.  Just make sure no one catches you.

Lee Pace, whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhy?!

Interested in some voyeuristic book porn?  Then check out Underground New York Public Library, a site dedicated to photos of people reading on the NYC subway.

Since dumping of 50 Shades of Grey is practically a national past time for us ladies on the internet, here is a great review of the series (with animated gifs!)

Did you used to watch Mr. Wizard’s World on Nickelodeon (speaking of Nickelodeon, ever wonder how their green slime came about?) back in the 80s?  Well, turns out Mr. Wizard...may have been a bit of a dick:

Although no one is never as much of a dick as Superman (I wish I could link to the original Super Dickery site, because the commentary is wonderful, but it is currently hacked, so sad face).  And speaking of dicks, thanks goodness the Wakefield twins didn’t have cell phones back in the day.

What happens when you ask a six year old to guess the plot of a book based on cover alone? This.

The Atlantic Wire has a nice piece this week on R.L. Stine.  It’s part of their weekly series, Y.A. For Grownups, which is well worth a look.

In sad news, Encyclopedia Brown author Donald J. Sobol died this week.  In awkward news, there is an e-publisher who will release new versions of classics (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, etc) with gratuitous sex scenes.  If you're still not horrified yet, you can read an excerpt here. Oh, dear.

So, something reminded me of The Rock-afire Explosion today.  You know, that creepy animatronic animal band that pizza joints in the 1980s had?  But then everyone I know pretended not to remember The Rock-afire Explosion.  But I know there are other people out there who remember them with a mix of nostalgia and horror.  And for those people, I bring you...Rock-afire Explosion...singing Usher.

In fact, there is a whole series of videos like that.  (The Arcade Fire one may be my favorite.)  YOU’RE WELCOME.

Any links, stories, or videos you found interesting this week?  Share them in the comments below!

Megan Crane's photo About the Author: Megan is an unabashed fangirl who is often in a state of panic about her inability to watch, read and play all the things.