Kara Koskowich really wanted to make a statement when she graduated from high school, so rather than donning the traditional white graduation dress, Kara made her own — out of old math homework. [CNN]
“I’ll say this: I would personally never do that, just to be clear. I don’t think the fact that it happened in the ’60s makes it any less despicable. It’s despicable, regardless of how or when you do it. I’ll also say: Businesses oftentimes have to resort to things that they would never want the public to know they resorted to, in order to get a foothold. What’s the old saying? “Most great corporations were started with a great crime.” It’s true! And Pete is OK being the guy making that really rough call — he can stomach it. He can stomach how the sausage is made. The rest of them sit around and say, ‘It’s not my choice,’ and Pete stands up and says, “I’ll do it. I’ll go to him. I’ll go to her. I’ll go over Don’s head.” I don’t respect him for it, but I do think sometimes it takes someone like that, someone ready to be accountable, in order to get ahead.”
– Vincent Karthesier, who plays loathsome Pete Campbell on “Mad Men,” had some really smart, thoughtful things to say about his universally detested character, including Pete’s willingness to pimp out fellow employee Joan to a car executive. Karthesier has always seemed like the exact opposite of the uptight, smarmy Campbell, but in this interview with Huffington Post, he says, “I can relate with most of the things Pete does. I’m not saying I dothem, but most of his actions — in those situations — are justifiable. I don’t think it’s that far off from what other people would do.” [Huffington Post]
I think we can all agree that the “Call Me Maybe” covers need to stop. Let the last and greatest be Carly Rae Jepsen herself covering “Call Me Maybe” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots … on classroom instruments. Questlove with a kazoo FTW! [You Tube]
God bless Drew Droege, for his hilarious and completely over-the-top impressions of Chloe Sevigny. Here, Chloe directs us on how to throw the best barbecue in the world, which involves “mung bean fricasse” and “sher-bert,” of course. [YouTube]
It’s not hard to understand why screenwriters love to make the male lead some kind of carpenter or woodworker: its a vaguely “manly” sounding job yet free-spirited and there’s ample opportunity to take their shirts off. I realized this the other night when I saw “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” and fell head over heels in lust with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Catherine Keener’s super-sensitive love interest yet is also a manly-man carpenter. He’s a poor man’s Javier Bardem, but I won’t have to shank Penelope Cruz to get him in bed. Mmm-mmm. You can hammer my nail anytime, Jeffrey. Screw my bolts. Level my 2-x-4. Drill, baby, drill!
Enough with the double entendres. After the jump, eight more hot carpenters of film and television. I’m sure you’ll be impressed with how well they work with their wood. (Sorry.)