Woman Applies for Internship With a Lego Version of Herself. (via Jezebel; h/t my-ahh)
OSCAR FOR WORST SPECIAL EFFECT.
Since I’m missing the start of the Oscars here’s my hyperstylized Lego version of an Academy Award.
Harold Ramis may be gone, but he did have the opportunity to see
second from the right. his , Ghostbusters character, Egon, immortalized by Lego (via Mashable)
86th Academy Award Best Picture Posters Get the LEGO Treatment
Classic Space astronaut is wearing the wrong helmet, but… this is excellent.
SOUND OF THE POLICE: RoboCop, a remake of the late 1980’s film, pulled in $21 million at the weekend box office. But The Lego Movie, which stars the decidedly non-robot cop above, took in more than $48 million in its second week of release, for a two-week cume of $130 million.
Sorry I haven’t blogged much these past few days.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Tumblr. (via)
So here’s my Daft Punk tribute.
Because I wanted to show the dayside folks too.
So here’s my Daft Punk tribute.
I believe this is the second-ever Lego reference on the show… which makes me happy.
Someone tell Megyn “Santa is white, kids” Kelly at Fox “News” to head over to the official Lego website and watch her face when she sees this particular minifigure pop up on the homepage.
"Doctor who?" asked the gingerbread man what stole the TARDIS.
My favorite detail is one only a true Legomaniac will get: the Classic Space minifig with the cracked helmet. The first official trailer for The Lego Movie starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Morgan Freeman. (Via Gizmodo)
Morning News Read 25 October 2013.
BUT NO CONFERENCE CALLS: Leaders of France and Germany offer to meet with the U.S. to discuss NSA spying allegations and defuse a diplomatic crisis . Meanwhile, officials are warning other countries “not publicly allied with the U.S.” that Snowden may have the goods on them, too . Oy, veysmir. (NY Times / WashPo)
CBS News investigation finds more people signing up for Medicaid than for private insurance through 15 state-run exchanges — and the latter is key for the Affordable Care Act to be sustainable. We say it’s still too early and that more people will buy private insurance before the deadline. (CBS News)
RUSH JOB: The contractors behind Healthcare.gov did “end-to-end” tests on the website only two weeks before launch. TWO WEEKS. (NY Daily News)
IMMIGRATION: President Obama signals willingness to hear out GOP immigration proposals , including a path to citizenship for 11 million people in the U.S. without legal status. (LA Times)
But both sides indicate there won’t be peaceable budget talks in the weeks ahead , because if there’s something Washington does well, it’s not learning its fucking lessons. (AP)
YOU’RE FIRED: A North Carolina GOP activist who bragged about the state’s voter ID laws would “kick the Democrats in the butt” and calling African-Americans “lazy blacks” on The Daily Show resigns his post. (USA Today)
BRASHTAG: Twitter will offer shares between $17 and $20 during its forthcoming IPO. That’s a valuation of more than $11 billion. #that’llbuymorethan140characters (WSJ)
HEAD CASE: No less a football figure than Brett Favre talks about the imapct of concussions in the NF L — including what it did to him. (CNN)
The obstacles facing cleanup workers at the doomed Fukushima nucelar power plant: "low pay… and gangsters." (Reuters)
National Guardsman shoots two fellow soldiers at an armory in Tennessee before being subdued. (Time)
Oil supply ship is found but two U.S. sailors kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast remain at large . (NBC News)
DISPROPORTIONAL DANGER: Latinos comprise nearly 75 percent of “fatal workplace falls” at construction sites in New York despite making up only 35 percent of the workforce. (Al Jazeera)
YES, MSG: The revamped “World’s Most Famous Arena,” home to the New York Knicks and Rangers, looks pretty dope . (NY Post)
And finally… GUYS, THEY’RE MAKING A LEGO MOVIE: And yes, that’s a Classic Space minifig and a Batman minifig and I don’t care if this is old news, IT’S A LEGO MOVIE . Just hope it doesn’t suck. (Slashfilm; h/t houseoforange )