Last week the Frisky staff trooped down to Union Square for what’s being called NYC’s hottest new musical, “Murder Ballad.” The rock musical explores a love triangle between a married mom with a party girl past, her doting NYU professor husband, and her sexy bartender ex-boyfriend — and just like the title warns, ends tragically. Keep reading »
After being the victim of one too many pranks by a mail customer, the Royal Mail service (allegedly!) sent one postal customer a letter, asking him to lay off with the post-related comedy. So far as we can tell, the letter receiver, known as S. Whitman, raised the ire of the Royal Mail for “jumping out from behind a giant bush shouting ‘beware the giant bees’, repeatedly answering the door naked, and … claiming you’d been attacked by ‘crack-added Oompah Loompahs.”
As a result of the series of jokes, the letter continues, “a number of our postal staff are now nervous about delivering to your address. As such, we would kindly ask you to desist from you ‘surprises.’” A larger image of the letter is after the jump. Keep reading »
I’m not gonna lie, I find myself a little bit creepy for liking 19-year-old Brit musician George Barnett so much. I mean, I don’t like him quite as creepily as say, Nicholas Hoult. But he’s up there. Consider this cover he did of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (yup, still obsessed with this song — their album Random Access Memories is out May 21). He plays all the instruments, and produces a pitch perfect cover it. It’s kind of great, too, because he deconstructs the song down to its component parts, and shows you a bit of how something like this comes together (I mean, minus Daft Punk’s helmets, of course). George has posted more than 20 videos of different covers — somehow he made me actually like a Lana Del Ray song, he’s that good. This guy is going to be mega-famous one day, so take a listen and a look and enjoy. [YouTube]
Kirk and Spock — it may be the most beloved bromance in science fiction history. The iconic intergalactic pair has brought back to life in J.J. Abrams reboot of the “Star Trek” franchise, with Chris Pine taking the captain’s chair as James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto stepping into the shoes of his Star Fleet sidekick, Mister Spock.
In the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness,” Kirk faces some competition as the apple of Spock’s eye — in Uhura, the easy-on-the-eyes U.S.S. Enterprise communications officer played by the beautiful Zoë Saldana.
“Mine is a romance, theirs is a bromance. Isn’t that funny?” Saldana told to Celebuzz’s Cory Lopez of the on-screen “love” triangle. But at the root, the two relationships are quite similar, as both Kirk and Uhura are helping Spock find a balance in his half-human, half-Vulcan heritage. Read more on Celebuzz…
That giant squeal you heard on Friday afternoon was the Internet learning that the movie version of “The Fault In Our Stars” had cast its Gus: 19-year-old Ansel Elgort. The Fault In Our Stars, for those of you not in-the-know, is an amazing YA novel by John Green about Hazel and Gus, two kids who fall in love in a support group for teens with cancer. It’s a five-hankie sobfest and a really good book. Shailene Woodley has already been cast as Hazel, a move we wholeheartedly approve.
Add it to your reading list and then learn all about Ansel Elgort, our newest crush … Keep reading »
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been entertaining and educating all of us here on Earth with awesome YouTube videos and tweets during his five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He returns to Earth today, but he made sure to leave us with a bittersweet farewell that is also the first music video ever recorded in space. As he tweeted yesterday: “With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.” [YouTube]
With the merging companies, there is trouble, tension and transition everywhere. Merging clients and jobs, dealing with logistics of job security and office space — the office is in turmoil, and so is everyone’s life around it. And this is all before the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Unlike the MLK Jr. assassination, ”Mad Men” chose to put this assassination at the tail end of an episode that centered on the chaos of the character’s lives, rather than the chaos associated with this tragedy.
When did Ted become such a bad ass? Loved, loved, loved Ted this episode. It took him a little bit to find his groove—but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t act this way at first when becoming business partners with Don Draper. I mean, DON DRAPER. Ted feels insignificant, I think he feels a little bit like a phoney—as a fraud. He can’t drink like Don. He doesn’t have the same confidence. But once he is reminded that, yes, he owns half this building. He’s a goddamn pilot and he is the only chivalrous man that works at this ad agency, he gets his swagger back. Don put it best: “No matter what I say, you’re the guy who flew us up here in his own plane.” Period. Read more on College Candy…
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Ekin!
(And if you’re interested in being featured as a Reader Revealed, shoot me an email with “Reader Revealed” in the subject line!) Keep reading »
I’m going to walk you through what I imagine might have been the thought process/creative storyboarding for this new Indian-themed* music video from Australian rapper/singer Iggy Azalea.
“I love saris! They’re so pretty! Also, elephants! What if that old Indian guy was my stern uncle? Let’s all have Bindis! Bindis for everyone! Old Indian guys bring gravitas to this party jam! Sad Indian ragamuffin children will bring double gravitas! Does this sari make my butt look hot? It does, doesn’t it? Holi festival! Wait, no! I’m the Indian elephant goddess Ganesha, except with a better gold jumpsuit!” Keep reading »