1. Tom Waits and Cookie Monster, together at last:
I never noticed it before this mashup to "God's Away on Business," but the Sesame Street character does sound an awful lot like Tom Waits.
"The piano has been eating cookies again." "Me want whiskey!" Something about Jim Jarmusch and Jim Henson! Jokes!
2. PBS discovers "memes":
Finally, you and your mom will be able to talk about Nyan Cat without your having to go back and explain what Buzzfeed is again.
3. Anne Hathaway raps about the paparrazi in a really scary way:
Um, Anne Hathaway's kind of terrifying. And not very good at rapping.
4. This robot can paint:
As human creator Ben Grosser tells BoingBoing:
"I call it an interactive robotic painting machine. It's an artificially intelligent system that paints its own body of work and makes its own decisions. It also listens to its environment and considers what it hears as input into the painting process."
Seriously, an interactive robot that can create art? What's next ... we teach these things how to love?? I think we all know how that ends. ("A.I." or possibly "Short Circuit.")
5. Harry Potter and the Victorian Ghosts:
Daniel Radcliffe's first film post-"Potter" looks like the most horrifying movie of all time, what with the possessed dolls and little children and scary toys that can dance all by themselves. "Woman in Black" trailer! Don't watch with the lights off!
So many girls are going to go as the Woman in Black for Halloween this year, I know it.