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Friday LinkFrogging - 8/17/12
The kids are heading back to school.

Football is gearing up.

The temperatures have dipped into the low 90s again.

That can mean only one thing dear reader(s).  Summer is almost over.

Or, as Zebra might say...



I said might.

Anyway, before I redirected my rant to 1984, we were discussing the end of summer.

As always, August is the time of the summer where the studios dump the "summer movies" they aren't really sure about.  Sparkle?  It has the morbidity of being Whitney Houston's final performance going for it.  The Odd Life of Timothy Green?  Modern Pinnochio?  Cosmopolis?  Will people finally buy Pattinson as anything but a sparkly emo vampire?  Paranorman?  More Burtony weirdness.

And then there's The Expendables 2.

Why is there an The Expendables 2?  The answer is simple.  We love to see stuff blow up.

We also love the ridiculously cheesy movies of Arnold, Bruce, Sly and company and refuse to admit they are, to quote Roger Murtaugh, "getting to old for this shit."

And now, we've suddenly reemerged in 1987.

There are few things more enjoyable than a big dumb action movie.  You know the kind with quippy one-liners, improbable escapes, ridiculous gunfights and lots and lots of explosions.

Oh, and pretty girls.

Which leads us to this week's cheesecake.  Please say hello to Charisma Carpenter.

Ms. Carpenter will reprise her role as Lacy(!) the love interest of Statham's Lee Christmas(!!) in The Expendables 2.

Of course, Ms. Carpenter is most famous for her time in Whedonverse.  She famously played Cordelia Chase on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff, Angel.

She's also spent time on Burn Notice, Supernatural, Charmed and Veronica Mars.

That's some solid geek cred kids.

Up next for Ms. Carpenter is role on the ABC Family drama, The Lying Game.

Let's hit the links.



Let's Photoshop actors faces over their faces in their most famous roles.

James Dean in Drive and other alternate universe movie posters.

Art deco DC graphic prints.

Girls in Pools movie montage (SFW).

Batman's 1930s film noir inspiration.

ICP is suing the FBI.  WTF?  LOL.

8 songs that would never be played at stadiums if people listened to the lyrics.

A beacon of truth in a sea of lies.

Best of Craigslist: 1995 Pontiac Grand Am

Parallel universes: real.

OLYMPICS: Irish sailing play-by-play

….and the poster’s response once the IOC took it down.

‘American Juggalo’ [short-film documentary, NSFW]

W.T.F.!? [high-order CGI]

Watch Chad Johnson get cut from Miami Dolphins [well handled by all]

The KYUSS LIVES! court ruling

How to quit mindlessly surfing the Internet and actually get stuff done [Ed. Note: Wait, what!?]

Edison’s medicine, still coming at you live!

Ecuador grants Assange asylum

Joe Carnahan's Daredevil sizzle reel.  Oh what might have been!

And finally, a video bonus, Abby Elliot is leaving SNL.  Oh what might have been!



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