Monday, October 22, 2012

The Confectionery - 21

These are the things that I think are great.

In the most recent Presidential debate, Mitt Romney proclaimed "We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women's groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”  Who could have known that the internet would have exploded as it did?  I give you the very best Binders of Women memes.

The 4th season of Community was set to premiere on October 19.  NBC decided to push it back, & the show released this video to help upset viewers understand.  NBC Britta'd it.

Artist Sheena Henderson has transformed My Little Pony figures into characters from Star Wars, & they are fantastic.

They are available at her etsy shop, & she also takes commissions, so I'm not too concerned about the lack of an Admiral Ackbar (he would make an awesome My Little Pony, wouldn't he?).  The detail is impressive, & while Slave Leia is my favourite, the Lando Calrissian really makes me giggle.

Adult Swim had been promoting this "event" for awhile...all that was known was that it starred Jon Hamm & Adam Scott, & it was being hailed as The Greatest Event In Television History.  A friend sent me the video, which turned out to be a behind-the-scenes special on the shot-by-shot recreation of the opening of Simon & Simon, which ran from 1981-1989.  Hosted by Jeff Probst, & featuring many cameos, it is a hilarious mockumentary on this ridiculous project that turned out amazingly well.  You can watch the 15 minute special at, but only if you login through your service provider (unavailable in Canada).  It's no longer available on YouTube (although there are poor quality recordings of the special as it aired on TV), but here's a side-by-side comparison of the original Simon & Simon opening, & the Hamm/Scott recreation.  If the full video ever shows up again, this post will be updated to include its awesomeness.
*UPDATE: It's available again!  The video is below the side-by-side.

THE SADNESS OF PAIN AU CHOCOLAT're bread with chocolate!  Why are you so sad?             :(

The audition Henry Thomas gave for the part of Elliott has recently shown up all over the place.  And now I'm crying & have to watch E.T. again.

Those were my favourite sweets of the past week.  Come back next week for more goodies!


Martin Kelly said...

Great stuff, as always, Lisa... LOVE the Star Wars ponies! :p

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