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.)
Animals are great in that sometimes they help each other out, despite the fact that in different circumstances, they would be at each other’s throats. Take for example this Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra, who was enlisted to help nurse a couple of orphaned tiger cubs at a zoo in Sochi, Russia.
“[Cleo] accepted them right away,” said zoo handlers. “She’s cleaning them and breastfeeding them as if they were her own. And they also sleep together.” The cubs are named Clyopa and Plyusha, and have thus far been non-aggressive to Cleo, probably because they rely on her for feeding.
The cubs are two of fewer than 400 known Siberian tigers left in Russia’s wild. [MSNBC]
Homegirls Potato Chips … dream snack status. What do they taste like? All that and a bag of chips. That’s my best effort. It’s Friday. Your turn! And bonus points if you can tell me how Kathy got her leg to do that. [The Clearly Dope]
Much like the hair and costume folks for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the marketing folks for video games know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to getting attention for their product. And as we’ve seen all-too-often with video games, the go-to advertising strategy is sex, sex, more sex, followed by a healthy dollop of sexualized violence against women.
The lastest game raising hackles is “Hitman: Absolution” — specifically, its new trailer, “Attack of The Saints,” which features “sexy dominatrix nuns” getting punched, kicked and shot at by the game’s hitman hero, Agent 47. Keep reading »
Sad news out of Nashville today: Bob Welch, former guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, was found dead today of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65.
Welch, who was apparently suffering from unspecified health issues as of late, was a signficant and influential talent, one whose contribution to music as we know it often goes unrecognized. Which of course makes his suicide all the more heartbreaking. Particularly looking back at some of the comments Welch made about his relationship with Fleetwood Mac. Read more …
Many of us probably take tampons for granted. I mean, they’re nice in that they prevent us from bleeding on our light-colored pants, but but did you know that they could also save your life? Survivalist Creek Stewart has highlighted 10 ways you could use a humble tampon to extend your life in the wild, and trust me–it’s not quite what you’d expect. Click through to check ‘em out, that is, if you want to live! [The Art of Manliness]