New Annoying Web Meme Claims to Overtake Other Annoying Web Meme. Tired of planking?  Say hello to stocking!  Yes, that’s right.  The folks at Stocking Is The New Planking show photos of people recreating various stock photography poses, and the results show you just how awful, and how unnatural, most stock photographs are.  Has anyone EVER grasped a mug while sleeping?  No, they have not.

-DM
[Stocking Is The New Planking]

New Annoying Web Meme Claims to Overtake Other Annoying Web Meme. Tired of planking?  Say hello to stocking!  Yes, that’s right.  The folks at Stocking Is The New Planking show photos of people recreating various stock photography poses, and the results show you just how awful, and how unnatural, most stock photographs are.  Has anyone EVER grasped a mug while sleeping?  No, they have not.

-DM

[Stocking Is The New Planking]

Know this much about Ryan Gosling: Man loves candy. He speaks of it the way rich men discuss wine; he picks it from the shelves like he’s working piano keys. He knows where it lives on the racks — low or high, above what display, betwixt whatever chocolates squat there. (Gosling has no use for chocolate.)
That’s from Esquire magazine’s new profile of the gifted actor Ryan Gosling, and while I admire a man who appreciates the quality of a good bag of Haribo (it is the BEST), I must call into question the maturity of a young man who limits his palate strictly to non-chocolate items.

-DM

[Esquire]
She’s not as approachable as the others. She’s really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice.
That’s one-time Bobby Draper Jared Gilmore, who said the above in reference to his former colleague on “Mad Men,” the oft-maligned January Jones. And I’ll be curious to see how much of Miss Serious we get from Season 5 of the show, with Don marrying someone new and Betty becoming more and more insufferable. I put the over/under on her screen time for the whole season at about twenty minutes.

-DM

[Vulture]
I think we can safely assume that one of them will be the new all-digital Yoda in Episode I.
That’s from the folks at Digital Bits who report that George Lucas is again tinkering with the Star Wars movies, this time in advance of their Blu Ray debut. And he can change “The Phantom Manace” all he likes because it was terrible. But if he tosses a digital Jar Jar into “Empire,” then we’ll have words.

-DM

[SlashFilm]

Know What Will Take Your Mind Off That Pesky Earthquake? MUPPETS. Here’s OK Go with a reworked theme song to “The Muppet Show,” and this is officially the second greatest video ever made with Muppets behind Weezer’s "Keep Fishin’”. I’m still shaking from the Great Quake Of ‘011, so I’ll take all the mirth I can get.

-DM

[Uproxx]

Holy Earthquake. I was downstairs and I heard a rumbling upstairs and I was all ready to yell at my kids for stomping on my floor when my wife, who was up there with them, was like, “What was that?”, which caused me to realize EARTHQUAKE, and then stuff really began to shake. You West Coasters may be inured to this sort of thing, but I’d prefer it if that never ever happens again. (Reported from Maryland). 

-DM

A-Rod Gambling Again OMG! In the midst of being investigated by Major League Baseball for participating in illegal underground poker games, Alex Rodriguez was reportedly seen at the whale tables at Mohegan Sun. And leave it to A-Rod to be unable to resist being part of a trend that otherwise died out five years ago. I can’t wait to see his new Friendster page.

-DM

[Ben Kabak]

Wallace isn’t responsible for his imitators, much less for the stylized mess that is Gen-X-and-Y Internet syntax. The devices can be traced back to him, though, if indirectly; they were filtered through and popularized by Dave Eggers’s literary magazine and publishing empire, McSweeney’s, and Eggers’s own novels and memoirs, all of which borrowed not only Wallace’s tics but also his championing of post-ironic sincerity and his attempts to ward off criticism by embedding all possible criticisms within the writing itself.
That’s New York Times writer Maud Newton arguing that the late David Foster Wallace may have unwittingly inspired some of the blogosphere’s worst tendencies. And she didn’t even touch on the whole footnotes business. Like, I really kinda sorta can’t stand them, even though I kind of understand, like, why people might use them. You know?

-DM

[Vulture]
Even when I was taking my first math class, I started getting calls from friends of mine who were in the same business saying, ‘Duff, you’re in business school, can you help me invest my money?’
That’s former GNR and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan talking about starting a wealth management firm dedicated to managing the money of fellow musicians. And unlike, say, Lenny Dykstra, McKagan has attended business school and has the reputation of being a decent person. So I’ll vouch for him so long as Jim Cramer doesn’t.

-DM

[Jen Doll]

"How Are There Not, Like, Fifty Murders Every Day at Disneyland?" Here is the brlliant Louis CK going on “Conan” last night and tossing off brilliant truths about the human condition. And don’t call it “material.” “Material” suggests there’s some kind of disingenuousness to it. No, what you’re watching here is a brilliant man at the peak of his considerable powers demonstrating his prolific ability to explore the profundity of life in the funniest way possible.

-DM

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