Sunday, August 28, 2011
Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It contains all of these things in spades. My husband and I don't always agree on what is entertaining, but Spartacus: Blood and Sand had us both hooked. The second season of the series, called Spartacus: Vengeance, begins on Starz in January 2012.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This is the fugly shoe that J. Crew keeps peddling as the hip sneaker for men who like to wear primary colors and no socks. No, this is the shoe your sinewy, gray-haired uncle wears when he runs on weekends. It's the sneaker the kid in khaki pants (hiked up to his armpits) wears as he taps out the beat during his Oboe solo. I think J. Crew shoppers who want to be sockless and casual should opt for leather boat shoes instead.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Naoko Ikeda, the owner of Blooming Art, has placed bamboo cuttings around her store in the shopping village of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. She invited passersby to write their wishes on slips and hang them on the bamboo branches. It appears that one Dwight Schrute has been shopping in Little Tokyo!
Read more about Blooming Art's trees and what people are wishing for in the L.A. Times.
Monday, August 22, 2011
1) How dictators throughout history tend to have awesomely full heads of hair
2) What it's like to be an Asian woman with big boobs. It freaks people out. And I thought this photo was hilarious.
3) How I cannot tell actors Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Rush Hour 2) and Jon Favreau (Swingers, director of Iron Man and Elf) apart
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
As a guinea pig slave, I have mad love for their rodent-cousin the Capybara. LAist reports that a wild Capybara has been spotted in central California. Read the story. Pic by Roberto Verza on Flickr
Update: It's true! It's true! Here are some photos of the Capybara in question via LA Times.
Friday, August 12, 2011
I've been hearing the name Jason Momoa for a while. I assumed he was a Pacific Islander college football player turned pro wrestler, turned hair model, turned actor. I know he's taking over the role of Conan the Barbarian in an upcoming movie release.
Mention of Momoa passed without thought until I read his sage advice on how a man can release his inner barbarian. He says, "I'd tell him to go on a trip solo. Get on a motorcycle, ride to the desert, drink beers, howl at the moon, and come back and ravage his woman and hold her like she should be held."
I'm not even sure where to go with that. (You can read more of Momoa's philosophies at I Need My Fix.)
According to the blogisphere, Momoa is 32 years-old. His father is Native Hawaiian and his mother is white with some Native American lineage. Momoa was born on the island of Oahu, but raised by his mom in Iowa. (I hope for his sake the part about Iowa is just a mistake on Wikipedia.) Jason is 6'3". He has fathered two children with his woman, Cosby Show actress and former wife of Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet. Before becoming Conan, Jason starred in Baywatch, Stargate Atlantis, and Game of Thrones. The mention of hair modeling, football and pro wrestling fail to appear on his resume. Momoa is thrusting and slashing his way onto the silver screen as Conan the Big B on August 19, 2011.
Via Just Jared
via The Berry
Via Cute Faces
My eyeballs fell out of my head when I saw the home Edmund and Lizet renovated in Joshua Tree National Park, California. The L.A. weekend warrriors purchased a run-down 1950s home in the desert and transformed it into an inviting retreat and rental for creative types.
Visit High Desert Homestead's rental site, here.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Though I loathed Harold and Kumar Go to Guantanamo Bay, I know I'll be seeing the 3rd installment of the franchise, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. Photo via First Showing
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Lady Gaga posed as a man for the cover for her latest single, "You and I." I am pleasantly surprised how convincing Gaga looks as a male. I get a Leo Romero mixed with Adam Goldberg vibe from her male persona.
Pro skateboarder Leo Romero +
Actor Adam Goldberg =
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I'm more into ghosts than zombies. In fact, the first season of the cable series The Walking Dead left me feeling like a corpse. But I figured The Walking Dead may be one of those shows that gets it rear in gear in its second season. How charming is Steven Yeun in this promo for season two from last month's Comic Con?
My top zombie films:
28 Days Later (2002) Ironically humans are the most frightening part of this unsettling zombie piece by Danny Boyle.
REC (2002) Technically the zombies aren't dead in this Spanish film, but are infected with a virus that makes them act like violent flesh-eaters. Now I am creeped out by Barcelona apartments the same way The Grudge made me scared of Japanese houses. Photo via Blood and Beer
Dead Snow (2009) Norwegians know zombies. And Nazis. And snow! Photo from Dread Central
Monday, August 1, 2011
Most mornings when I leave the house I feel like this.
Frankly, I'd rather look like this.
Though my real dream is to look more like this.
See David's fab four collections at Mythic Paint.