Super awesome news, kids! “Portlandia” returns to IFC for its second season this Friday, but if that sounds like too long to wait for your favorite hipster satire, no worries! The second episode from this coming season is available early on the show’s Facebook page — and above. This episode — titled “One Moore Episode” — is chock full of awesome: “Battlestar Galactica”! Artisan knots! Backyard fire pits! Guest appearances by Eddie Vedder, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward James Olmos! Shit. I need more. Please post just one more episode, Carrie and Fred? I need it. Just one more. [Facebook: Portlandia]
It would seem that Surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Bob Hope wouldn’t travel in the same circles, but oh no, they do! Mr. Hope was once invited to a party at Dali’s house themed around guest’s worst nightmares. We’re guessing Hope’s worst nightmare was probably being at a Surrealist party, because the comedian appears none too thrilled in this news reel footage of the event. Dali’s wife/object of obsession Gala looks pretty amazing as a unicorn, though. [Flavorwire]
Thank you, Kathie Lee Gifford, for all the joy you’ve brought us this year on “The Today Show.” Thank you for day drinking and doing silly things. And thank you for this one last “der” moment, where you reference a blow job without even knowing it by mistakenly thinking “BJ” stands for “before Jay” (Hoda’s new boyfriend). I’m sure Hoda Kotb and Jay thank you as well. [Perez Hilton]
As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC’s WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became known on Twitter, is a bear claw right through the heart for those of us who love celebrating (human) ladies’ accomplishments as much as we love those funny, bamboo-eating black and white bears. And of course you know the Taiwanese animation treatment of #Pandagate is awesome, if rather editorialized with an anti-panda bias. Ahem. [NMA.tv] Keep reading »
I would be so stoked if I could be half as relaxed and mellow as the cat in the party hat in the bowl is. That guy doesn’t even raise a whisker at the party hat intrusion. In fact, all of these cats seem suspiciously laid back about wearing stupid human hats, given the general demeanor of felines toward clothing and accessories. What’s the secret here? [YouTube]
Well isn’t this adorkable? Oh crap, I just remembered we hate that word. Fine. Let me start over. Isn’t this lovely? Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, back together again, this time covering Nancy Wilson’s “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Julie would absolutely hate me for saying this, but luckily she is on a plane to Mexico right now, so here it goes: I really kind of wish Zooey and JGL would give romance a shot in real life. I like them together. By the way, if any of you send this post to Julie, I’ll know.
So this reminds me — what the heck are you doing for New Year’s Eve, Frisky readers? So far, I have no plans. I am either going to Rhode Island to hang out with someone very tall, chilling out on my couch with someone very furry, or doing something in between, like drinking champagne straight from the bottle on a street corner in Brooklyn. What are YOUR New Year’s Eve plans?