Friday Promenade Around the Internets

I want to start a new feature (preferably on Fridays, but I’m running behind this week) that offers some great links and events from around the internet over the past week.

I saw The Great Gatsby this week. I’ve always been a fan of the book and (though, apparently this is an unpopular opinion) I absolutely loved the movie. I thought it captured the mood of the book perfectly; the chaos and craziness of the first half and the despair of the second half. I didn’t even hate the interludes of Toby Maguire narrating and the random typing on screen and crazy editing. I didn’t love them, but there was no violent reaction.

With that being said, this video is the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in weeks (*snort* The Great Catsby *snort*):

Also happening this week was the series finale of The Office. I’ve been a bad viewer over the last few years; catching up late, watching on Netflix, etc. However, I’ve seen all of the episodes leading up to the end. They haven’t all been amazing (Ooooooh Andy), but the show has been brilliant and I had some tears (okay LOTS of tears) in my eyes as I bid some of my favorite characters adieu.

And then BuzzFeed had to go and do this, and I may have cried some more (I’m not good at letting go): 59 Reasons We’re Going to Miss “The Office”

For those of you who are fans of Lauren Oliver’s Deliria and the idea of the TV show, sadly, Fox has put the kibosh on the expected TV pilot (sadday). Some proactive folks have put together a Save Deliria Petition, if you’d like to lend your voice to this movement.

On a more personal front, I got to watch from the sideline (and my Twitter and Facebook feeds) as Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, and Nathan Fillion invaded Seattle. My sister *shakes fist* got to go to the SIFF premier of Much Ado About Nothing (There was so much crying this week!) and see them all in action. Learn more HERE.

I’m still recuperating from this one folks.

On the book front, here are some things to make you laugh:

Ultra Condensed Versions of Literary Classics – the ultimate Cliff’s Notes

65 Books You Need to Read in Your 20s - is it bad I haven’t read most of these?

Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature – This is amazing, and also a bit confusing

Alright, that’s what I’ve got this week! Go enjoy the [hopefully for you] sun this weekend, and don’t think of me alone at work…

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. This is a great idea for a feature! I look forward to checking out more interesting posts. Really enjoyed the condensed versions of classics and I haven’t heard of most of these books I need to read in my 20s! I need to get started, I don’t have much time. :D

    Your sis is so lucky again to see the Much Ado film AND see some of the stars!! *sigh*
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      Thanks Charlene!

      I know right. I’m still mad I missed that preview. I got to see some terrible quality phone pictures. My brother in law would point at a blob and say “That one was Joss Whedon, and that one was Amy Acker.” Blaaaaaarg!

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