The appeal of The Newsroom’s Jim Harper. As explained by Mindy Kaling.

From These Are My Favorite Kinds Of Guys, Part One (26 August 2011):

“Aaron Sorkin characters:

I love Aaron Sorkin characters because I, like the rest of the North American world, have a fondness for witty, East Coast-y, over-educated, well-dressed Jewish guys.

The typical Sorkin character is a bleeding heart liberal who is the tiniest bit sassy. They are also deeply moral.

The West Wing was entirely populated with these guys, and they frequently had to stand up for what was right.  You knew there was a stirring Sorkin speech and some good W. Snuffy Walden scoring on tap every episode.”

I’ll just leave this with you. [SPOILER ALERT: From Season 1, Episode 3]


“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent.” – Kubrick

Excerpt from Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy:


PICS: #Snow is happening! Snow never happens here! #SnowInJozi

I’m sorry, non-SA readers, but this is really exciting for us. It never snows in Rosebank!

South Africans eat our Christmas roast in sundresses.


Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be practicing my Night’s Watch oath in the corner.


That’s not Fairway Frank is it??! #ParksAndRec

Adam Scott in the September issue of Maxim.

Antony Hegarty covers Fleetwood Mac

Antony Hegarty (ie. Antony sans the accompanying Johnsons) has contributed a tiny heartbeat of a cover to the spectacular Just Tell Me That You Want Me Fleetwood Mac tribute album.

The record features a little bouquet of worthwhile listens and some utter gems, like Best Coast’s gorgeous take on Rhiannon, and The Kills cover of Dreams. Marianne Faithfull also has a look in.

Antony takes on the oft-covered Landslide, which has appeared in many forms on various records over the years, and this version is so delicate and determined, it sounds like it’s being sung to you by a battered, bewildered pigeon after it flies into a window.

Nicks apparently wrote Landslide while staring at the Colorado Rocky Mountains trying to decide whether to go back to school, or to carry on being with Lindsey Buckingham, and being in Fleetwood Mac.

Another reason I need to pilgrimage to Colorado.

So, take this love, take it down
Oh if you climb a mountain and you turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring you down, down

Marilyn Manson feat Johnny Depp (live) – The Beautiful People

Live at The Revolver Golden Gods Awards a month ago.

I can’t find you last night’s video of Johnny Depp with The Black Keys, so this will have to do.

Recipe: Rich chocolate peanut butter cream

This is off the terrifyingly named Hipster Food, who describe this as “a mix between a mousse and a pudding – thick, creamy, and very chocolatey.”

Obviously, I was instantly on board, because chocolate is more important than hipster hate.


  • Blend together until smooth and creamy: 1 package firm silken tofu, 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup unsweetened chocolate chips, 2 tbsp dutch-processed cocoa powder, 2-3 tbsp sweetened peanut butter, a dash vanilla extract, a small pinch sea salt, and a scant dash of cayenne.(make sure to read labels for milk ingredients when buying cocoa/chocolate chips, as always.)
  • Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  • Serve very cold to four to eight people, or store in your fridge for 1-2 weeks.

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