Afternoon Links: The Turkish O.C.
Turkey has become the first country brave enough to adapt The O.C.: “It looks glossy and perfectly replicates the original series with a Turkish twist.”
- If you haven’t heard about the scary clown who’s rambling around the English town of Northampton, well, prepare to have the crap scared out of you. The anonymous clown has been hanging around, waving at passersby and holding balloons or teddy bears, since last Friday (the 13th, if you weren’t keeping track). His identity is unknown, though a reporter has sniffed out a solid lead via a YouTube video by Alex Powell (an actor named William Unwin plays the clown in the video), who denies responsibility for giving everyone It flashbacks.
- Mark Wahlberg on his recent high school graduation. Are you listening, Jaden Smith?
- Is Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the villain in Avatar 2? There are a lot of “BOOM!”s in this article saying that he will.
- The trailer for Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte, is black and white and great all over.
- Maejor Ali’s video for “Lolly,” featuring Juicy J and Justin Bieber, sure is LOLly.
- Iggy Pop, caterpillar.
- CNN and Tom Hanks are teaming up for a 10-part documentary series about the ’60s. Here’s a more out-there partnership: Madonna + BitTorrent.
- I think this is Golden Corral/celebrity fan fic, but whatever it is, I love it.
- “This is a gift. You do realize that, don’t you? History has reached out to you specifically and given you a gift. The gift is the knowledge that Oscar Wilde once put his hand on Walt Whitman’s knee and then they drank elderberry wine together; the gift is that the next day a reporter turned up and Whitman expounded at length on his big, splendid boy.”
- Justin Theroux keeps teeth in a candy dish and has a collection of “syphilis throats.”
- The pamphlet that tried to scare people out of New York in the ’70s: “You should never ride the subway for any reason whatsoever.”
- Two turntables and a xylophone.
- Oh, Courtney.
- I want to hate this commercial because Swiffers are like cleaning tools for people who already have live-in maids but I can’t, because these old people are too cute.
- If the How Did This Get Made podcast quotes were used on movie posters, the world would be a better place.