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Mock the Week

That's right, it's time for me to write a post that isn't about YA novels for once (and I hear some cheers from my friends list.) A combination of the stupid Prop 8 supporters getting a stay on the ban so there won't be any gay marriages in California until December plus a self inducedrepeat of my rage at the man that runs the country (I try to have a daily #FuckYouDCam moment but often it just gets me into trouble) reminded me that I need to calm down a little and try relaxing with the delights the internet has to offer me so I thought I'd throw together a link vomit post of all those things for your enjoyment as well as mine. No sparkles included.

The lovely taversham 's post full of screencaps from the 3rd episode of Sherlock. I am already far too addicted to this show. Bring on series two. On that note, I'm pretty surprised that 221bSherlock is doing so well. Granted, we've got about 1/10th of the members of SherlockBBC but hell, it's still ace. anneloes4  and I are chuffed. Also, yay for Johnny Sessions in Sherlock.

And yay for my favourite gif ever. John/Griff/sock will never not make me happy. Seriously, if it stops making me happy, there is no hope.

Sugarcrafter, a website full of food porn and recipes I could only ever hope to cook in my lifetime.

Speaking of food porn, the queen of that entire industry,Nigella Lawson and a few episodes of her show.

Chris Sims of The ISB reviews the Anita Blake comic books in his own inimitable style, complete with rap lyrics. I'm sort of thinking about reviewing one of the shittier Anita Blake books but I'd never touch the comic, nobody does it like Chris. Not even Linkara. Sorry Linkara.
The Nostalgia Chick talks Disney Princesses.

A short documentary on the corporate fuckery, inate racism and just general insanity of the Disney company, Mickey Mouse Monopoly. Okay, this isn't exactly a big bringer of the smiles but it's something I'm genuinely fascinated by - it's far too much hassle trying to balance being a Disney fangirl with being a feminist concerned with the wellbeing of humanity. It's only 45-50 minutes long so give it a go.

And to remind you that Disney aren't evil 24/7, some toe tapping numbers from Hercules. (The Nostalgia Chick did a Hercules drinking game in her latest video if you're interested in combining the joys of youth with the joys of adulthood.)

The man that makes science sexy, Dr Ben Goldacre, on why homeopathy is balls.

The other man that makes science sexy, Professor Brian Cox, on the Large Hadron Collider. His nerdy enthusiasm for science is adorable.

A review of probably the worst romance novel ever written by Candy from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Side note, the author of that god awful book was caught out as a huge plagiarist by the owners of the website. Surely you're supposed to plagiarise to make your book better?

It's impossible for me to pick my favourite Keith-Rachel toss so I'm just posting the one that's on the front page of the kickittorachel YouTube account. Seriously, they're too adorable.

Oh, and thanks to last night's dream, I now have a crush on Holly Walsh. Nice.

TV! Sweet, sweet TV.

Yep, no matter how pre-occupied one gets with university, extra readings and life in general, there can always be room for TV. Of course, I'll probably still watch most of my shows on my laptop (I'm planning on catching up on Big Love, Mad Men and White Collar) but we do have Sky+ so I can also catch up onn Modern Family and even record AC360, thank you very much technology (provided by Murdoch but let's nimbly skip over that little bit.) I can't believe it's so close to Xmas already, how did that happen? Exams distracted me I guess. It's so good to be home, even though they're driving me ever so slightly up the wall. I'm completely broke (the last of my alloted money went to seeing Where the Wild Things Are and Avatar 3D with Nat in all his fanboying glory.) so it's also highly economical. Sadly my plan to work in Tescos for extra January money failed - seriously, you had no vacancies at all? How does an evil corporation stop accepting willing workers? 

I hope everybody got their cards and/or presents. My flatmate informed me that a bunch of packages arrived after I left (typical) so thanks to everyone who sent me something too! At least this way you know I'm not opening them before the 25th. Now, for lack of interesting things to discuss, more link vomit!

Bright Star Dimmed: On "Female movies" and being overlook at awards season. Since the Golden Globes were announced, I'm in full movie-buff mode and the lack of a nomination for Abbie Cornish is shocking but not surprising.
Michael Stuhlbarg interview. Seriously, I love this man. He's my favourite performance of the year in my 2nd favourite film of 2009 (just beaten by Up) and since it seems unlikely that he'll get an Oscar nomination (he's got a Globe one though, don't disappoint me HFPA!) I',m just going to pimp him out so everybody can fall in love with him.

Stephen King's 10 Favourite books of the year. He's a thriller man and it shows. Not sure number 2 counts but it was a fantastic book so I'll let it slide.

Friends on the Other Side (The Princess and the Frog): Since I have to wait until freaking February to see the film everyone in America has already seen, I've been making do with the soundtrack. Dr Facillier seems like a damn cool villain, kind of like a voodoo Cab Calloway.

Rachel Maddow mixes a sidecar. Seriously, pundits and alcohol! I love watching cocktails being mixed, it's like a cooking show but with booze!   

Link vomit time!

Mark Gatiss
I'm ot going to bore you with the details of my crumbling self-confidence in my studies because it's dull and you're all much more exciting than that so without further delay, here is today's collection of links I've been browsing today, officially named 'link vomit!'

Gabourey Sidibe on Conan O' Brien. I haven't seen Precious yet and even though it's not really my thing, I really want to based solely on watching interviews with its leading lady. I want to be friends with her, she's so cool! She even manages to leave Conan speechless.
This Is Why You're Fat. I've never felt so healthy in my life. Although I can't lie, there are things on this site I would try at least once. What? I'm Scottish.
A Sci Fashion Gift Guide. Because nobody does t-shirts quite like the geeks.
6 Hilarious Attempts at Brain-Washing Kids with Comic Books. Oh my god, would somebody please buy me number 4? That looks like the most hilarious shit ever. Why didn't I know about this before? Let's be honest, semi cyber Sean Hannity clearly had a bit of facial work done there as well as having a robotic arm. So much fail yet so much win.
TVTropes. Prepare to waste about half of your life on this site.

Here are my current favourite podcasts.

TV on the Internet. A TV review podcast by husband and wife team (and Awardsdily regulars) Todd Vanderwerff and Libby Hill. I don't watch 95% of what they talk about but I love a good snarky TV commentary and their show is just a great mix of interesting TV analysis and fanboying.
Made of Fail. A hilarious geek snark on many things I don't really know or care about but it's a lot of fun. Some of their episodes are hilarious, such as their most recent New Moon snarking and their musical episode which turned into a discussion on Alice in Wonderland porn.


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