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Blistering Eroticism Alert!!! Here’s the Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer…with LEGOs
February 9, 2015

50 shades of grey lego

Seeing as I was basically on blog hiatus the past few years, I never got to check in and take the pop culture temperature when things got Way Too Hot to Handle, which is clearly what happened when E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey was unleashed upon us all. From the subways of New York City to the one time I flew to Davenport, Iowa for and saw a group of middle-aged women on the flight all pull out their copies with the choreographed synchronicity of a Busby Berkeley number, that book was inescapable. In 2012.

Does Fifty Shades of Grey still have any zeitgeist-y momentum these days, or was it but a flash in the contempo-pop pan? Judging by this LEGO remake of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer made by Antonio Toscano, Fifty Shades has still got it (for now). This trailer is Safe for Work, but keep your fainting chaise close and your clutching pearls handy. You know, just in case:

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This Is the Best Team Peeta Sign
March 28, 2012

To give some context (though I ask you: does this picture really need context?), when Conan O’Brien asked Josh Hutcherson what was the craziest sign he saw on the publicity tour for The Hunger Games, this was Hutcherson’s answer:

teem peeniss

Hahahahaha, PERFECT. (Insert obligatory boy with the bread’s baguette jokes here, obviously.)

You know, when it comes to The Hunger Games, I’ve always thought of myself as Team Gale, but with a sign like this, I’m beginning to think I wouldn’t kick either of ’em out of bed for eating “crackers.” Mostly ‘cos they’re so damn hungry…from living in District 12. It would just be rude. (Insert obligatory Hunger Gang Bang jokes here. OBVIOUSLY.)

Much love to Buzzfeed for this one.

The (Zombie) Beatles Will Be Your New Favorite Band
August 3, 2009

You know what has caused countless generations to just totally lose their shit and embrace their inner hot mess?

beatles fan

You know what else has caused countless generations (of nerds) to just totally lose their shit and embrace their inner hot mess?

zombies fan

But zombies are no longer just for nerds, y’all!  Between box office successes like 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead and big-deal books like World War Z and the Shmathan-approved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it seems that zombies have wormed (pun intended ‘cos it’s a joke about decomposing bodies, GET IT???)  their way into the popular zeitgeist.  

Now, according to a piece The Guardian, the Beatles will get their own zombie mashup with the book Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion:

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Jane Austen + Supernatural Creatures = Heaven
July 16, 2009

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a thing without zombies must be in want of zombies.  I firmly believe that.  For you see, I love zombies.  I pray daily that the Zombie Apocalypse will occur in my liftime; hopefully, when I still possess the majestic biceps that will enable me to wield a chainsaw with surgical precision.  Just ask Benji, with whom I spent many a lovely evening viewing such cinematic classics as Dead Alive and Dawn of the Dead.  They left many fond memories, and led to many a pithy a comment by Benji, though I must admit I was most amused by his reaction to 28 Days Later:  “Oh FUCK THIS! I did not sign on for fast zombies!!!”  While my love of zombies perhaps does not quite equal my love for Daniel Cudmore, it runs firmly and deep–just as a deep as my adoration for a certain Ms. Austen.

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