Five Things We Love This Week

1) Well, we’re glad we’re not the only ones who’ve done this:

2) We want to give this writer a high-five for his New York Times opinion piece titled “The ‘Busy’ Trap.” Best line: “More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible; if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary.”

3) No one would probably agree with that article more than Ron Swanson. This GQ interview with the man behind the mustache, Nick Offerman, is funny, smart and sweet (we especially love what he says about his wife).

4) One job that may never have gotten the Richard Scarry treatment but that is without a doubt necessary is that of Time Lord. But even a Time Lord has some dull times, as the animators at College Humor brilliantly demonstrate through this retro-fied Doctor Who RPG:

5) Finally, we thought “The Amazing Spiderman” completely lived up to its name! For us, it felt like the first superhero movie made for girls (or at least with a female viewer somewhat in mind), and for that reason, it totally ruled. The biggest reason for that is that Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone’s character) is this super smart, funny, ambitious girl who wants to be a scientist and actually does stuff and doesn’t just wait around for Spiderman to rescue her. (Unlike Mary Jane of the Sam Raimi Spiderman movies, who, from all the superhero movies out there, checks in as pretty much the worst female character ever.) And, let’s face it, Andrew Garfield is so much hotter than Tobey Maguire, and his Peter Parker is funny, charming, confident, smart and proactive. And not whiny, which is probably the biggest difference between the two characterizations. Go see it, and let us know what you think.

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2 Comments + Add Comment

  • Awww. I like Mary Jane and the other “Spiderman” movies!

  • Yeah…not a fan of the new spiderman…I was bored, the lizard man was lame, there wasn’t nearly enough swinging around action and it just didn’t seem different enough to justify a remake this soon. I do agree that the recasting of the two main characters was awesome, but the rest…I actually thought Raimi did a great job.

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