Afternoon Links: Golden Globes Leftovers, Plus New Stuff From Wes Anderson, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Katniss Everdeen
Hey! The Golden Globes were pretty great, right? Well, not for everybody. Bret Easton Ellis tweet-grumbled throughout the ceremony, claiming that Jodie Foster “killed off her mother,” was “drunk,” and is a “three-year-old lesbian.” Also: Silver Linings Playbook is our generation’s Annie Hall. Jodie Foster’s speech stumped a few brains, drawing comparisons to Thought Catalog essays and Clint Eastwood’s chair address of 2012. The show was infinitely GIF-able, from Taylor Swift’s sneering Grinchmouth to Drunk Glenn Close. Backstage, there were n-bombs, three Polaroid Big Shot cameras capturing candids, and tiny, delicious Fatburgers. SO MUCH COVERAGE, you felt like you were there, minus the bleeding feet. And now we can rest.
- Finally, you can direct people here the next time they ask you, “What were the toilets like in Pompeii?”
- Why can’t love exist among boxes of macaroni and cheese and “How to Please a Man” algorithms? Chivalry is “in the ICU.” Technology has dressed our hearts in sweatpants. Googling is an activity best performed alone.
- I bet Blue Ivy Carter was really interested in the crinkly paper and fascinating box her $80,000 diamond Barbie came in.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stills and poster are here, though if you got pregnant today your baby would be here before the movie hits theaters. Time crawls, y’all.
- Lonely Obama, “friendly guy,” is looking for a card buddy.
- Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel began shooting in Berlin, and is slated for a 2014 release. Time to perfect your gluhwein recipe for your whimsical theme parties.
- Here: an advertising firm name infographic, in case you were planning to Draperize.
- Country music’s “obsession with mamas” is almost, sort of, barely tangentially feminist.
- The decay of Igloo City.
- New songs from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are great, but not as great as Karen O’s zebra cape.
- Gary Busey on hobbits: “very short, ’cause their legs aren’t long”; “Hobbits like to use cockroaches for games, they like to make necklaces out of ‘em, they like to put hairpieces of cockroaches — dead — in their head, that way they feel like they’re giving to nature”; “can’t tell the boys from the girls, which must make it exciting for them.”