Its been a week of storms kids.
Right now I'm sitting at my dining room table finishing this up and waiting for the ice to melt.
While that may not be big news to many of you, when H-Town ices up, things come to a standstill. Our city fathers have always believed that more, higher overpasses are the way to move traffic along.
This is fine in day-to-day gridlock, but those aerial motorways are the first thing to ice on those rare occasions when we get real winter weather. And let's be honest, we, as a city/geographic region don't know how to drive in this kind of weather.
Better to sit tight, stay warm and ride it out.
The good news is the internet didn't freeze, so things here will continue on as regularly scheduled.
We've got some links and if we have links, we must also have cheesecake.
Please say hello to Alexandra Daddario.
She's this week's other storm.
Ms. Daddario is perhaps most famous for her work in the last reboot of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and as Athena's muggle, I mean half-breed daughter, in the Percy Jackson movie series.
Last Sunday she changed that by doing what ingénues have been doing since the dawn of Hollywood.
She took her clothes off.
Appearing in HBO's moody new True Detective, Ms. Daddario stole the thunder from her much more famous co-stars, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and put herself squarely at the top of the pop culture map.
She's had a good week and we all benefit.
Oh yeah, True Detective is really good. You should be watching it. As my cousin put it this week, "Louisiana looks like Mordor" and the mystery is unfolding in the past and the present.
Its very good.
So borrow your buddy's HBO Go password and give it a look.
You'll be glad you did...for many reasons.
Let's hit the links.
Star Wars spaceships visit earth
Follow the shining blue path
Erin Andrews to blame? Really??
Fake London Underground signs
So Money: An oral history of Swingers
Existential Comics: A Philosophy Comic About the InevitableAnguish of Living a Brief Life in an Absurd World. Also Jokes.
Your guide to Nazi superweapons.
Movies that started hot but fizzled at the box office.
Houston man trying to unload huge porn collection on Craig's List.
What if NFL logos were hipsters?
And finally, when Breaking Bad met The Facts of Life, hilarity ensued.