+ Dear Pop Culture World, please stop punching me in the gut for maybe 10 seconds or so. I lose my mind when I see stuff like this:
Yes, that's right -- it's a newly designed cover for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, made to look like the cover of a Twilight novel! With a badge that reads, "Bella and Edward's favorite book." I'll just let that sink in for a moment or two. *whistles* Yes! Exactly! It's a crime against literature, one that nearly resulted in my head shooting off my body when I saw it on Topless Robot this morning. HarperCollins, you sadden me...except for those few seconds when I gleefully imagined the disappointment felt by people who will read this book all the way through only to find there are exactly zero vampires living out there on the moors. Haha, suckers!
+ In other risible news, the SyFy Channel is apparently contemplating adding a cooking show and yes, a talk show, to their lineup. Personally, I'm hoping their foray into reality television produces a "Survivor"-like effort featuring the stars of their worst Saturday night movies fighting costumed Yetis and Chupacabras. Fingers crossed...
+ Speaking of the always popular "goat sucker," some yoo-hoo's shared yet more video of an oversized, big-toothed, ugly dog claiming it's a chupacabra. "The X-Files" totally ruined this urban legend for me -- the real thing will never be as cool as the one they stitched together.
+ In less disturbing news, Cinema Blend has a nifty fall movie preview. I'm really looking forward to Soderbergh's "The Informant!" (because it's a Matt Damon movie with an exclamation point in the title), "Where the Wild Things Are" (because the trailers look amazing), "Amelia" (because, let's face it, she was pretty cool and also there's Christopher Eccleston), "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (Clooney as faux Jedi!), "2012" (aircraft carrier runs over White House - who thinks this stuff up?), "Sherlock Holmes" (shirtless Robert Downey Jr.) and "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squakquel" (just kidding...sort of...I really like animated rodents. It's a thing.). What movies are you looking forward to the most?
+ And finally, I found out about this earlier and wanted to warn you ahead of time: September 9 has been declared "A Day Without Cats" by Urlesque.com. More specifically, a day without pictures and videos of cats being cute. I'll let their video explain it:
Sadly, I have seen every one of those images before and knew exactly where the cats should be. Sigh. I really need a job. Anyway, to mitigate the pain of a day without cats, Urlesque is offering to blog on a different animal of their readers' choice. I voted for the rodents, but I'm thinking the goats might be good too. Cast your ballot today!