Oh, good, Benedict Cumberbatch feels exactly as porny about this video of Benedict Cumberbatch acting out the role of Smaug (in “The Hobbit”) as I do. I’m sorry, that’s a fuck-me voice. No one gets to deny it. To capture the performance, Peter Jackson’s WETA workshop put Cumberbatch in a motion-capture suit and built a platform covered in foam and sheepskin from which to act. He called it “dragon porn” and told the Los Angeles Timesregarding his accommodations: “I was like, ‘This is cool, I can slink around like a porn star dragon.’”
Again, cool, we’re on the same page. Watch the video for some behind-the-scenes footage of Cumberbatch filming the Smaug scenes while I go sexualize and objectify Porn Star Dragon Benedict Cumberbatch in my head. [LA Times]
ASAP Science asks one of the most important questions in nutrition: According to science, what’s better for you, butter or margarine? Not what’s better in general, obviously, because that’s a laughably easy question to answer.
They break it down thusly: Butter has one or two ingredients and is minimally processed but is high in saturated fat; margarine has a ton of ingredients and is extremely processed, is sometimes high in trans fats but sometimes not, and it’s hard to tell what its nutritional value is because there’s a lot of variation. So, bottom-line, it depends on what your nutrition goals are and how good you are at moderating what I can only assume are your unstoppable cravings for butter. Keep reading »
Day: MADE. The Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles has teamed up with the West L.A. Children’s Choir, Shia LaBeouf, and songwriter Rob Cantor — who you may know from the “29 Celebrity Impressions, 1 Original Song” video that went viral this summer — to create a performance simply titled “Shia LaBeouf.” The song narrates the viewer’s daring, bloody escape from “actual cannibal” Shia LaBeouf, complete with interpretive dance.
It’s better than words can express, really. You’re welcome. [Nerdist]
Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, announced at the Forbes Under 30 Summit that Tinder is going to start introducing paid features to the app in November. No word as to what exactly those features will be, but Forbes is speculating that it could include breaking open location restrictions and options for platonic or business-related meetups. Good for Tinder! Apparently they’ve been focusing on growth for the last two years and are just now starting to work out a way to monetize the app. Oh, and don’t worry, the service as it stands is going to remain free. Keep reading »
What is wrong with Philadelphia? Philly burger restaurant PYT has introduced this monstrosity called the D’oh Nut Burger, which is a glazed yeast doughnut stuffed with burger and cheese and topped with bacon and I want to die. OK, OK, Philly cuisine isn’t all bad — I never want to partake in a cheesesteak personally, but if soft pretzels came from Philly it can’t be all bad.
Nonetheless, here are things I would rather eat than this burger: Keep reading »