Morning Meme: NPH Gets His Smurf Smurfed, Buy Russell Tovey’s Underwear, and What Would More “Southland” Look Like?

Thomas Dekker,
last seen in a picture with his dog Chewbacca,
has signed up for the Kevin
pilot The Secret Circle.Thomas Dekker

In order to launch a new car, GM built and “parked” a model
of the vehicle made entirely from blue Play-doh on a London street. It
took 10,000 cans of Play-doh to build, and somewhere a child who wanted to
sculpt Smurfs is crying because all he can get is yellow.

The Arctic Monkeys
are putting out a new album called Suck It and See. I’m just
going to leave that there.

Macy’s has signed
off on a movie
about their iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade. Supposedly producers
are aiming for a sweet spot family friendly production more the tone of Elf
or Night
of the Museum
than Valentine’s Day, with a bunch of
stars shoehorned in.

Jason Priestly is going to do a multi-episode arc on Haven opposite hunky Eric Balfour. Slash writers, please
start Eric Balfouryour keyboards.

Assuming Southland gets another season, the plots are sketched out in a rough fashion already. And
nowhere in the sketches did I see “gay” or “love interest” in relation to Officer Cuddleybear.

Evidently only Yanks are interested that Alexander McQueen’s label may design
the royal wedding gown. The Brits are all about which tiara Kate
will choose to wear.

Last year the world’s billionaires got richer. A lot richer. And last
year spawned an additional 199 of them. Meanwhile, unions are being busted and
getting a mortgage is nearly impossible.

When police moved to seize a California pot farm they found a four foot “watchgator” guarding the place. The
animal has been placed with a sanctuary who doubts he made much of a guard
animal, as he’s almost inexplicably mellow.

Charlie Sheen is
suing Warner Bros and Chuck Lorre for $100 million. But it looks like it will never reach
court and go straight to arbitration. For his part Lorre maintains he’s only worried about Sheen’s health.

If you have GLBT parents, Colage wants
to hear from you

Russell Tovey
knows his fan base. To benefit Comic Relief and Red Nose Day, not only is he
off a set visit to one of his shows, Russell Toveypromising to become your
Twitter friend,  he’s also tossing in a
pair of used socks and underwear. Bidding stands at just under £1,100
at the time I’m writing this.

Vivid Entertainment is offering Charlie
a job directing one of their … films. He’ll have total creative
freedom to pick scenes, actresses, locations and positions.

It turns out making your voice heard can change the world. After protests by GLBT activists, a Chamber of Commerce in
Missouri has canceled a speech from the head of Chik-Fil-A.

But at times, some entities are just tone deaf. After expressing regret that Lady
walked away from them and pretending to be clueless as to why, Target is suing Canvass for a Cause, a group collecting
signatures in support of Mario Cantonesame-sex marriage.

TeenNick is going retro, launching a programming block from midnight to 2am
featuring 90s programming (sorry, snicks)
like Rugrats,
That, The Amanda Show
, and Clarissa Explains It All.

Mario Cantone is joining Michael
Patrick King’s
A Mann’s World, starring Don
. Look for an update on the show shortly from Editor Michael Jensen.

I still can’t lay my hands on a copy of Veronica #205 for the return of Kevin Keller yet. They don’t go digital day-and-date until April, sadly. But a dear friend did send me this panel, and it doesn’t sound like they have any intention of dancing around or judging Kevin based on his sexuality.

Dads are always just a bit more clueless.

George Michael continues to tweet out photographs. Yesterday was sweet with his dog Maggie. Today is a lot more “Helllllooo, Daddy!”

I think he’s figured out the hair. It’s been a struggle.

I’m generally the last person to jump on the “they’re sexualizing our children!” bandwagon. But when I looked at this image from Today about the original and modern Trollz, well, I was disturbed.

Also, who knew Trollz had a new television show?

This is the official poster for HBO’s A Game of Thrones. Expect extensive coverage.

I’m trying to decide which one is cuter. Also, I want to know what the husky is thinking.

Russell Tovey is modeling Katie Eary. I think that means the hat. But I don’t know what’s up with the neck bolts. Maybe he’s trying to add additional protrusions to go with his famous ears?

Could you wear that hat in the wind?

This is a five legged, two headed tortoise. There is video.

Much like snicks, my undying love to Glósóli and wendyc for my WeeMees. Though I find the cat pajamas more than a little disturbing. And I have no idea what Wendy could possibly be implying with that corndog. 

So much cuter than the Mii I create a few years ago.

I’ve always wondered if this picture was real, so I’ve decided to crowdsource the research. What say you, readers?

I want this on a t-shirt.

Another day, another commercial from a beer company that may piss you off. This time it’s Guinness, teaching you to hug another man on St. Patrick’s Day without seeming like you’re hugging him in a gay way. I’m really running out of beer brands to drink. Newcastle is still safe, isn’t it?


The OnDemand featurette for Ceremony is out. And from what I can tell of the plot, everyone is straight. But Marshall pings gay to me. If I’m honest, so does Sam. And Lee Pace always pings gay to me, not because he seems it, I just want him to be gay really, really bad. And for him to want me, really, really bad. Does anyone else get a vibe here?


Chelsea Lately sits down with Henry Rollins. They talk about sexuality and sex. Chelsea confirms she banged homophobe 50 Cent. Rollins is amused that she presumes he’s straight. Overall, I like him, still don’t like her.


Becoming Chaz will premiere on OWN, but the trailer is here now. Cher still uses “her” and not “him” but it’s more of an affectionate, absentminded thing that in this specific case is kind of adorable, even if I can see how in other cases it would be horrible. I’m excited to see the evolution of Chaz here.


I live near the Appalachian Trail. Thanks to a certain governor, saying that will never feel the same. But this time lapse of a six month journey along the 2,200 mile trail is all kinds of awesome.


Speaking of trails, here’s the trailer for This Is Where the Trail Ends. It’s about mountain biking, old school. They go out to the Gobi desert and take on mountains that terrify me. It’s like the extreme skiing/snowboarding videos, but without the snow.


Jason Bateman says he knows the concept of the forever delayed Arrested Development movie, and he’s excited. But he has no idea when it could happen. At least he didn’t cuddle with Josh Horowitz.


In Peabody, MA, a trailer truck filled with printer ink overturned. It’s awful, and messy, but kind of pretty. Considering what ink catridges cost, can you imagine what this is worth?


The new trailer for The Smurfs is out, this time with a lot more Neil Patrick Harris. I’ll be honest, the bar is set pretty low for me with this film. I’m not a huge Smurfs fan, and it has too many big actors I love in one film to be any good. But the physical comedy from Neil here is impressive, very Dick Van Dyke if Dick Van Dyke had to react to imaginary creatures to be created in post-production. I’m cautiously optimistic.

On a programming note, your Weekend Meme and Monday Morning Meme will be provided by snicks. I’m honored to have been invited to the Blogger Convening being hosted by the Bilerico Project and the Haas Foundation. The focus this year is on GLBT immigration issues, gay youth bullying and suicide. Not only do they have some great speakers lined up for us, I get to meet some of my blogging heroes in person. To quote Wayne’s World, “I’m not worthy!” I’ll get you some updates from the conference in San Francisco.


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