Geeking Out

  • We have Olympic fever! The Bold Italic warns us against boycotting the Olympics, claiming it will hurt gay rights.
  • Also in Sochi: we’ve been chuckling at these poor journalists’ tweets about the state of Sochi hotel rooms.
  • Nostalgia from the Vancouver 2010 games: French skaters Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James – the first Black pair to be in the Olympics. (Bonus: they met on the internet!)
  • It’s been confirmed that Don Cheadle will direct and star as Miles Davis in the biopic Kill the Trumpet Player.
  • Is Disney making a live-action Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers movie?!?
  • The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn presents an art show celebrating blockbuster cinema from 1984. “It Came From 1984” opens today and will remain on display for a few weeks.
  • For our animation nerds: Nine beautiful hand-drawn animations from Disney films.
  • The American Gods TV adaptation seemed to lose steam for a while after Neil Gaiman announced it was no longer in development at HBO, but it’s been picked up by FreemantleMedia who brought us Project Runway and X Factor, with Gaiman set to executive produce.
  • Studio Ghibli is collaborating on a new anime series calleed Ronia The Robber’s Daughter, based on the children’s book by Astrid Lindgren.
  • An interesting perspective on sex and The Bachelor.
  • The next time you’re struck with a craving for pizza in unfamiliar terrain, just use your pizza compass. N,o really.
  • Fourteen year old McKenna Pope is campaigning for more gender-neutral toys, and talks about it in her TEDYouth Talk.
  • The cutest song you’ll ever hear about common colds, featuring Aimee Mann and David Wain!
  • Check out GoldieBlox’s great Superbowl ad! (There is also an uncut version.)
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