Let’s Get This Post Off The Table, Shall We?

Y’all know the routine: every once in a while (read: more than strictly necessary), I get a whole mess of links just sitting there in my browser, asking to be posted. So, let’s get to the linkage, shall we?
First off, it’s simply not fair to have so much awesome being used up by the forthcoming Indiana Jones LEGO sets.
Indy!
Did you want to see all the awesome portions of the recent Simpsons game, but just couldn’t be bothered to buy and play it? Well, this collection of YouTube videos has got your freeloading behind covered.
The GeForce 9800 GX2 — my wallet just hurts with sympathy pain.
A fireworks safety PSA from the Netherlands using an al Qaeda-esque bumbling terror organization to make a point: highly politically incorrect, but oh-so-hilarious:

I’m not quite sure what to make of The Brick Testament. Funny, yes. Disturbing, maybe. Heretical, perhaps.
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Life Imitating Art Imitating… Blech.

Blue Man Group — Arrested Development-style.
Tobias FünkeAnderson Cooper — nevernude? I’ll let you be the judge:

Y[ou] can’t be too careful, especially when you’re high-profile anchorman Anderson Cooper. Cyber gossip Janet Charlton reports the white-haired CNN star regularly works out at the Equinox gym in the Time Warner Center, where he attracts a lot of attention from hard bodies of both genders. “So he takes precautions,” Charlton reports. “Everyone knows camera phones are easy to smuggle anywhere, so sensible Anderson reportedly showers in his underwear. Boxer briefs, to be exact.”

Heh.

An Alternative View On The Cancellation Of “Arrested Development”

Jeff Harrell over at The Shape of Days, recently-returned from a health-induced blogging hiatus, argues that it is a far better thing to have Arrested Development go out in its third season in top creative form instead of lingering on far past its shark-jumping moment, ala Friends, E.R., The West Wing, Home Improvement, etc.
He based this conclusion upon a viewing of the Season 2 DVDs, so I’ll have to wait for Netflix to deliver them to see if I agree.
Better to leave early and be a Watterson or a Larson than hang around and be a Jim Davis, I guess.

A Disturbing “Development”

Well crap.
Arrested Development - Season OneI have been studiously ignoring Arrested Development, as has apparently the rest of America. It was always one of those “get around to it shows” for me, and I felt no reason to sit down and dedicate any time to viewing it, as no one had actually recommended it to me (other than just about every TV critic in existence, several bloggers whose opinions I value, the Emmy selection committee, and my brother-in-law, that is). I had watched one or two episodes and found them to be amusing but not necessarily worth devoting extended viewing to. I placed the DVDs of the first two seasons in my Netflix queue and had let them languish near the bottom until hearing an interview with the head writer on Fresh Air last week. The interview, combined with clips from the show they played piqued my interest and I moved the DVDs to the head of my queue.
The DVDs arrived yesterday and my wife and I sat down to watch the first two episodes and were subsequently blown away. It is incredibly witty, incredibly funny and entertaining in the extreme. It’s also canceled, as of the end of this season.
Arrrgh! Fox has done it to me again! I get sucked in to a show (see: Firefox, Futurama, etc.) and they cancel it right out from under me.
Here’s to hoping that someone out there is listening and gives both Joss Whedon and the A.D. crew funding to “port” their shows direct-to-DVD, because there’s a lot of potential in those two properties and it’d be a shame to let them languish on in obscurity, unfinished and unresolved.
Plus, I’m really selfish and want to see how the series end.