We didn’t think it was possible to like Bill Nye the Science Guy more than we already did. After watching a video featuring the educator and Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick getting a lesson in the art of the bow tie, however, we can wholeheartedly profess our eternal love for all things Nye and necktie. The Disney/PBS children’s show host — a frequent wearer of bow ties — advises Hardwick to “dress the knot, snuggify, pull it tightical, and pay attentiontivity to the bow tieical” in order to properly sport the iconic accessory.
The bow tie has a long history of living around the necks of individuals who weren’t afraid to buck trends and make a statement. Donning a bow tie is a polite defiance by a dapper rebel. We’ve rounded up a list of famous, enthusiastic wearers below who deserve a round of applause. Chime in with your favorites below.
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Today at Flavorpill, we read about a real-life Home Alone experience. We tried to figure out if Steve Jobs looked like a mountain lion. We looked back at the Olympics’ opening ceremonies throughout the years. We spotted 30 amazing Stanley Kubrick cinemagraphs. We watched the Ab Fab… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we wished cute puppies would fall from the sky more often — and we’re super glad a hawk didn’t eat this free-falling pooch. We hoped no one would actually wear Queen Elizabeth II’s underwear currently up for auction. We had a moment of silence for Donna Summer and… Read More
1. Here’s your first look at the Greendale crew’s video game avatars from Thursday night’s 8-bit season finale of Community. It’s also worth noting that three new episodes of the show are airing that evening — at 8pm, 9pm, and 9:30pm. [via THR]
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Every year, we hear about the hugely depressing spectacle of books being challenged and removed from American libraries and schools because someone out there objects to their content (usually on the grounds of depictions of people enjoying themselves in bed.) This week it was hugely successful erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, which has been removed from the shelves of libraries in parts of Florida for its depictions of, y’know, people having sex. Absurd as the whole situation is, it did get us thinking about some books that are far more deserving of being removed from library shelves than EL James’s sexual exploits. Obligatory disclaimer: we’re of course not in the market for banning any books, but we’d much prefer to find the kiddies reading 50 Shades of Grey than any of this lot.
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The American Society of Magazine Editors has spoken: At last night’s National Magazine Awards, Time took home top honors, with titles like Inc., New York, O, The New York Times Magazine, and Saveur winning in their categories. But while those award recipients are getting a lot of press this morning, the ASME gave out a whole other set of laurels that aren’t getting as much attention, for the year’s best magazine covers. After the jump, we look at their selections in an attempt to discern whether these 11 covers really were the most impressive of 2011. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Despite the fact that the news broke on April Fool’s Day, it appears that Ashton Kutcher really is set to play Apple guru Steve Jobs in an upcoming indie biopic to be directed by Swing Vote filmmaker Joshua Michael Stern. Needless to say, many are puzzled by this casting choice — which doesn’t mean the film will be awful. It just means that we’re having a hard time reconciling what we know about the actor with what we know about the man he’s supposed to portray. Of course, this isn’t the only weird biopic casting decision that’s come out of Hollywood since the turn of the millennium. We’ve rounded up the strangest picks in recent memory, after the jump.
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1. Ashton Kutcher has signed on to play Steve Jobs in a new indie film that “chronicles Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple and one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.” While it seems like a bit of an odd casting choice, we suppose there is a slight resemblance. [via… Read More
1. Remember that really bizarre Steve Jobs action figure? Well, in the wake of “immense pressure” from Apple’s lawyers and the Jobs family, Chinese manufacturers have decided not to sell the lifelike figurine. The company, which had planned to start shipping the dolls in February, has promised to fully refund all pre-orders. [LAT]… Read More
The Internet has been abuzz with news of the new (unofficial) Steve Jobs action figure due out in February, which is unnervingly life-like, and thus incredibly creepy. Plus, it may just be us, but we think action figure status should be reserved for superheroes and action stars, or even other characters from film and television — we think it’s pretty weird when they’re made for actual people. Of course, some celebrity action figures (we’re using the term loosely) are weirder than others, and we’ve collected several of the most bizarre for your perusal — whether their strangeness comes from concept, execution, or the fact that people bought a talking Ann Coulter doll, all of them kind of blow our minds. Click through to see (and, in some cases, buy!) our picks for the weirdest celebrity action figures out there, and let us know if we’ve missed your prized plaything in the comments.
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