Afternoon Links: In Hollywood, Even the Criminals Are Remakes
Some poor crazy person dressed up as Tony Montana and engaged in an in-character standoff with police in Hollywood Tuesday night. In one hand he carried a machete; in the other, a DVD of Scarface. After six hours of this nonsense, he threw his machete into a pool but still had to be taken down with tear gas. Come on, pelican.
- Previously on Mad Men: BEES?
- YouTube’s paid channels are here, and they have ads. That’s not very polite.
- A British Everybody Loves Raymond remake gets an order from the BBC, continuing the show’s quest for worldwide domination.
- Allie Brosh, writer/illustrator for the blog Hyperbole and a Half, is back after a depression-induced hiatus. Depression is “like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared.” May the God of Cake smile on her with all his wobbly teeth.
- Having seven kids can be very expensive.
- NBC’s series orders include a conspiracy drama with Gillian Anderson, an About a Boy adaptation, and a Parker Posey vehicle.
- Introducing Jack Galifianakis.
- Oldies won’t stop kicking millennials. They’ve been at it for quite some time.
- Shit’s getting real at the Village Voice.
- Other tourism ads have been rendered basic by this one.
- Bey in the ‘bu: Beyoncé has purchased Cher’s mansion for $45 million.
- ROAAAAD TRIIIIIP!
- For the very first time, a psychic is wrong.
- “I kinda like it, it’s cool. He said I’m like the herpes … that keeps coming back. I think it’s really cool. Thank you.” —Psy’s response to a dig from Billie Joe Armstrong