Funny or Die’s drunk retelling of “The Night Before Christmas” is like no other Christmas tale you’ve heard. Drunk Allan McLeod recites the poem while Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes attempt to act it out. It looks like someone dipped into the Christmas brandy early. [Funny or Die]
The small Spanish town of Juzcar has opted to keep itself Smurf blue, because it’s brought in more tourists, and tourist dollars, since the town was painted the color last year. Producers for the Smurf film paid the town to paint itself the bright blue color, and used Juzcar in the live action Smurfs film. When the production company offered to paint the town’s buildings back to their original colors, the town refused, noting that they’ve built a mini-industry around their new Smurfy lifestyle. According to the Independent, “The village has eagerly embraced its new role, holding events such as a Smurf moonlight fun run, Smurf painting competitions and permanently running Smurf trade fairs. There are even Smurf-themed weddings to keep fans of the squeaky little blue folk coming.” [The Independent]
One of the most important reasons to watch copious amounts of reality TV is to learn vicariously from your favorite characters. I watch so I can determine how not to live my life. Or, very rarely, how to. Click on through to see some valuable lessons learned from reality TV in 2011.
Here at The Frisky’s offices, one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2011 is Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, by the comedienne and all-around-awesome-lady Sara Benincasa. I love this girl for her balls-out honesty regarding her mental health struggles with agoraphobia and anxiety. Agorafabulous! is based on Sara’s one-woman show of the same name, which recounts how vicious panic attacks created a fear of the outside world, to the point where she refused to leave her college dorm room. In this cartoon, Sara explains all about anxiety attacks, the “flight or fight” response, and why you shouldn’t shop at Whole Foods. As someone who has suffered from panic attacks from age 15 onwards, I could have used an explanation like this back when I was hyperventilating and didn’t know what the eff was going on!
The kitten, the kitten is out of control. Out of control!!! The kitten is terrorizing Tilda Swinton! Will you do nothing about the kitten? [Boing Boing]
‘Tis the season for end-of-year lists. Craziest celebs of the year, wackiest outfits of the year, all that jazz. But here’s an end-of-year list for us bibliophiles: the best books we’ve read all year. If you have a kickass recommendation for a book — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, whatever — send me the title, author, and a couple of lines about why it’s so great to Jessica@TheFrisky.com with the words “best book I read this year” in the subject line. I’ll compile them together for another bad ass book recommendations post like the one we published this summer. Be a dear to your fellow Frisky readers and give us some good books to read, you hear? Keep reading »