TGIF, guys and gals! Time once again for the weekly Space Junk cleanup, where I talk about all those little odds and ends in the world of pop culture that revved my fangirl engine. So, without further ado, let the cleanup begin …..
** Underwear That’s Fun To Wear! Children of the 70’s REJOICE!! Fruit of the Loom, in a collaborative effort with Hot Topic that can only be considered pure genius, has reproduced Underoos in adult sizes for both men and women. Designs include Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Superman, Batman, Captain America, He-Man and Skeletor and will only be available for a limited time. In fact, after i recovered from my nostalgia-induced heart attack and snatched up two pair yesterday, the sales clerk told me they would only be available through January. So, if you want ‘em, don’t waste any time and get thyself to a Hot Topic or hit up their website before they make like Wonder Woman’s airplane and disappear. (http://search.hottopic.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&lbc=hottopic&w=underoos).
** He is the One Who Knocks … and Reads. This week saw the release of “You Have to F***ing Eat!”, another Adam Mansbach storybook satirizing the daily frustrations of being a parent, with audiobook narration courtesy of Bryan Cranston (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2co-ot8PTQ). The book is a follow-up to Mansbach’s prior smash hit, “Go the F*** to Sleep!”, narrated to hilarious effect by Samuel L. Jackson. Since Mansbach seems to enjoy employing actors who famously portray anti-heroes to narrate his tomes, might I suggest the next title in the series: “Please Pee in the F***ing Potty!”, with narration by James Spader.
** You’ll Need to Make Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse. If you’re a superfan of “The Godfather” and happen to have $3 million to spare, then have I got just the collectible for you! The Staten Island estate used as the exterior stand-in for the Corleone family compound in Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic masterpiece has been put on the market for $2.89 million. Although only the exterior of the home was used in the movie, a few of the rooms have been renovated to mimic the interior of the Don’s family abode. Located in Emerson Hill, the price tag includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen (where you can serve up your own Clemenza-style gravy), a pool, a pub-style basement with a game room, and expansive grounds. Hitmen, cannoli and severed horse heads are not included. (http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2014/11/listed_for_289_million_godfath.html)
** Suicide Mission. In casting rumors this week, Jai Courtney (“Terminator: Genisys”) and Margot Robbie (“Wolf of Wall Street”) are both allegedly in talks to play Deadshot and Harley Quinn in Warner Bros. upcoming “Suicide Squad” movie. Also rumored to be circling deals are Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Jared Leto as The Joker, and Will Smith as Captain Boomerang. Again, these are all just rumors right now, but if Warner Bros. can pull this off, then I’ll be first in line to see Harley finally getting some much-deserved screen time. And that’s no joke.
** What I Learned From Chris Hardwick. As a frequent listener of Hardwick’s Nerdist podcasts (in no particular order), I find his guests often reveal surprising little tidbits of trivia about themselves. This week, I listened to his September 19 interview with Mr. T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, during which I gleaned that Patrick’s little brother, Richard, just so happens to be a former guitarist for Nine Inch Nails and the lead singer of “Filter” (“Hey Man, Nice Shot” and “Take a Picture”). Maybe some of you already knew that little factoid, but if you didn’t, well …now you do. You’re welcome.
** And finally, I’d like to take a moment to impart upon Kim Kardashian the sage advice of Lethal Weapon’s mulleted madman, Martin Riggs, when I say … “Stop that s**t! Cut it out!”
Well, that’s it for the cleanup this week, Orcs and Elves! You know the drill – back next week, same blog, same time. Enjoy your weekend!