Has “True Blood” jumped the shark? I would argue that yessss, it totally has and only two things have kept me watching this season: 1) Pam’s increased role on the show and 2) the eventual return of Russell Edgington. The occasional moments of Greek God-like almost nudity (see the clip above, featuring Sookie getting it on with a shirtless Alcide (played by Joe Manganiello) have been worth tuning in for as well, but they are far too sporadic for a show that used to be filled with gratuitously horny sexytimes. Anyway, as promised, Russell Edginton, the former vampire king of Mississippi, came back to liven things up (second clip in player above). Maybe I’m not quite over this show after all…
You were thinking, I don’t see enough presidential cats these days. Let’s remedy that, shall we? Here, a cat resembling Thomas Jefferson. And after the jump, have you seen a cat that looks more like Millard Filmore? Probably not. [Buzzfeed]
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The Mongol Rally is an overland race of epic proportions, aimed at having as much fun and adventure as possible. Since its inception in 2004, the rally has expanded from six teams to nearly 300, with almost 800 competitors — most of whom are male. The main rule of the Mongol Rally is that the car competing must be 1,200 cc’s or less, meaning most teams are riding in total junkers, and some have to literally push their cars over the finish line. Teams typically have two to four members, who take on the daunting (and fun!) task of driving from London to Ulan Baatar, Mongolia. It’s all for fun, and charity. Since its inception, the Mongol Rally has raised nearly $4 million for charitable organizations.
But really, it’s all about having a ridiculous time. Here, the rally team Fast and Curious recounts how they accidentally overturned their car and blew out all their windows. [The Adventurists]
After being booted off “The Bachelorette” on Monday night’s episode, Chris Bukowski is confirmed as the final “Bachelor Pad 3″ contestant. Get ready for a heaping helping of drama, hookups, and roses when “Bachelor Pad” returns for its third season on July 23.
This season’s contestants include the standard “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” rejects — some more entertaining than others — but there is a new twist this go-around, as there will also be five “superfans” (including twin sisters who count as one — yeah, I don’t get it either) competing for $250,000, with a possible side of romance. But let’s be honest, what we are really excited for is the crazy, which isBachelor Pad’s claim to fame. Even Chris proved in his final moments on Emily’s season that he had enough edge for the spin-off with his closing statement: “I’m 10 times the man of all those fucking dudes that are still there right now.” And what better way to see what we can expect from this group of rose rejects than to review their best and worst moments on TV? So check out this season’s standout contestants and their most dramatic moments from the “Bachelor” franchise now! Read more…
Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be 106 degrees in New York City, so I can really relate to this apocalyptic weather report. This weekend might be rough, but it’s nothing compared to what’ll happen once Godzilla comes up off the coast. What a heat wave! [YouTube]
Sometimes I feel like everyone in the world is leading a more exciting life than I am, and then Netflix announces that online viewing surpassed 1 billion hours in June, and I realize that we all spend the majority of our lives watching “Law & Order: SVU” marathons in bed, and I feel so much better about myself. Seriously though, one billion hours–what a daunting figure. Could we have cured cancer and stopped global warming and eradicated LMFAO in that time? Most likely, but come on, our dedication to online media has yielded impressive returns in the form of brilliant Ron Swanson quotes and heated “Game of Thrones” discussions at otherwise lighthearted social events.
Tell us: how many hours did you contribute to this milestone? Did you discover any amazing new shows or movies last month that we should be adding to our queues? After all, we’ve gotta buckle down if we want to hit 2 billion hours this month! [The Atlantic]