This morning, while singing along to “Day-O!” with my Dad (srsly) on the way to work, I realised that I only have four more Friday Favourites before I sneak off overseas, and that I’d better make them count. So, I’ve decided to make this week’s Friday Favourites a BUMPER EDITION, full of pictures, gifs, videos, and musings on overpriced bags!You’re welcome!
Here’s a picture of James Franco on the set of Spring Breakers:
While we’re on the subject of inappropriately sexy people in pop culture, here is a link to the Vanity Fair Sexiest Animated Character March Madness competition. Adult Simba is leading the male competition by a landslide, which makes me feel strangely vindicated. That lion is really charismatic (and handsome, for a lion. I mean, for a cartoon of a lion.)
Mad Men premiered! I streamed! It was a good thing! I very much enjoyed Megan. I’m upset that Harry Crane has become a jerk. I still love Pete Campbell. Mad Men, more than any other show, seems to inspire a whole lot of debate amongst its watchers. I recommend Slate’s multiple-perspective recaps if you feel like getting a bit analytical on it. If you are more into getting info from the horse’s mouth, there’s a forty minute interview with Matthew Weiner on NPR. If you’re tastes are more gif-centric, well, we’ve got you covered too.
The next big, huge TV show to return is Game of Thrones, which has its Season Two premiere in the States this weekend. There’s a tonne of tide-you-over stuff popping up - here, here, here and here. Let’s celebrate with the glorious Tyrion-slaps-Joffrey gif! Stupid Joffrey.
Do you want to watch a super cut of people like Jack Nicholson appearing on film for the first time?caught a disgusting, massive fish. Bird on a Wire is faaaantastic. There is a syrup that tastes like Fried Chicken Waffles. As I have recently eaten Fried Chicken Waffles, I can say that I am not sure that this is a step in the right direction. I listened to a podcast on how to cook a perfect steak, and then I cooked a perfect steak. Like a boss. There are more adorable photos of adorable Emma Stone and adorable Andrew Garfield adorably holding hands. Daww. Quick fire fashion update! Pamela Love has sweet tattoos. I seriously thought Karl Lagerfeld’s favourite “companion”, Baptiste, was gay, mostly because of his music video. Love your work, Fan Bing Bing! On occasion, I enjoy going to the e-commerce sites for ridiculously fancy stores and doing some fantasy shopping. It feels a little dangerous because I happen to have a few grand sitting in my bank account at the moment and technically could buy that handbag* if I suddenly had a brain aneurism and decided to throw away a year’s worth of savings. It’s a similar feeling to the one you get when standing near to the edge of a cliff. Anyway, this morning The Hairpin alerted me to an e-commerce site par excellence: PROMGIRL. Promgirl is where American teens go to buy sparkly, sexy, backless, mullet-hemmed prom dresses. It’s the web version of those nineties issues of Seventeen that your friends would bring back from holidays in the States – the ones with strange advertisements for acne and weight loss medication, and endless, endless spreads of models wearing the ugliest fucking prom dresses in the whole world. That brings me to the end of the bumper-edition of Friday Favourites. I’m going to leave you with this video, presented without comment:
*I HAVE NOT SAVED TWENTY THOUSAND US DOLLARS.