Tuesday, June 7, 2011
What better way to trend-out your technological gadgets than with these clever Kirsten Apple Sleeves?
Designer Kirsten has created iPad, MacBook and iPhone cases that are compatible with Apple products. The laptop sleeves are made of soft leather and are stamped with hilariously “pun-y” captions. Cover your computer in a case that states, “come to my pad” or “hit the road Mac.” These covers come in a variety of vibrant colors for customers to choose from.
Your computer is craving one of these clever Kirsten Apple Sleeves—and they certainly speak for themselves.
The magical musician who created the musical notes that made the THEME SONG OF OUR LIVES passed away and floated up to heaven where he will hum “Thank You For Being A Friend” while Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan and Jesus (in a Betty White wig) reenact the opening credits of Golden Girls for the angels.
People magazine reports that Andrew Gold, who wrote “Thank You For Being A Friend,” died in his sleep from a heart attack on Friday at the age of 59. Andrew is survived by his wife and three children. Andrew also wrote “Lonely Boy,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” “Do Wah Diddy” and, of course, “Never Let Her Slip Away.”
Rest in peace, Andrew. Thank you for creating the masterpiece song that I can sing word for word even when I’m lying upside down over a bed with some ho sitting on my stomach after drinking a full bottle of Sour Apple Schnapps (don’t ask). And also thank you for creating the perfect masterpiece song for Blanche to strut her ass to.
It is that time again. Time for more weird and awesome takes on pop culture’s biggest winners (and losers). This art is from all around the inner reaches of the Internet.
Yoda Loves The Ladies
The Sesame 6
Punk Justice League
Jafar vs. Maleficent
Ewoks vs. Care Bears
Star Trek Love Triangle
Disney Villainess Video Game
Just when you wanted to lighten the memory load on your personal hard drive by deleting the X-Men franchise (yes, “The Last Stand” and “Wolverine” sucked that bad), along comes this primal blast of a prequel, a potent reminder of what jazzed us about Bryan Singer’s first two X-Men and the Marvel comics that spawned them.
“X-Men: First Class,” the fifth in the series, is directed by fresh hand Matthew Vaughn, and as “Kick-Ass” proved, he’s a live wire. In this cheerfully perverse origin tale of Magneto, Professor X and their mutant team, Vaughn delivers a fireworks display of action, smarts and fun, plus a touch of class from actors who can really act.
James McAvoy as telepathic Professor X and Michael Fassbender as the metal-bending Magneto are both dynamite. They take roles created, respectively, by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen and give them an exuberant jolt of youth and flawed ambition.
As Oxford brainiac Charles Xavier, McAvoy isn’t bald, in a wheelchair or a stuffy utopian. He has one eye on a hot CIA agent (Rose Byrne) and the other on creating a society where young mutants can harness their powers and coexist with humans. This doesn’t sit well with Fassbender’s Erik Lehnsherr, a Holocaust survivor and the future Magneto, who’d like to see humans heel to mutants. That kind of thing can put a kink in a friendship.
Luckily, the boys unite against the film’s Dr. Evil, Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon spewing hellfire). Set in 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the prequel dances to an irresistible James Bond vibe that Fassbender runs with in high style (Daniel Craig, watch your back). Did you know the X-Men played a key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis? You will now.
Trouble spots? Too many young mutants means that too few register. But Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss in the upcoming Hunger Games, defines bombshell as Raven, Xavier’s adoptive sister, who shape-shifts into the blue-skinned Mystique or anyone else she fancies. Catch her in Magneto’s bed–yowsa!
Props to Nicholas Hoult for giving a deep-well gravity to the cerebral Hank McCoy even as he morphs into Beast. And January Jones spins her Betty Draper cool into diamond-hard ice shards as Emma Frost, Shaw’s accomplice. So who cares about plot holes and a few tacky effects? Go, mutants! You just made this summer movie the badass place to be.
Grade ★ ★ ★ ★ out of 5 stars