This Week on the Web brings you True Blood and Teen Wolf news, a bunch of trailers, clips, and concept art, corgi cross-breeds, spineless hedgepigs, Cthulhu, another Nook review video, the story of Paul Revere they were too afraid to teach you in school, and more!
The first three minutes of True Blood: So looking forward to the new season. Please don’t screw this up, Alan Ball. Please.
Teen Wolf will be Buffy plus Spider-Man: I think I DVRed this last night, so I might have a recap for you later this week.
Watch the first eight minutes of Teen Wolf: Or watch the whole thing on DVR. You know, whatever.
The Hunger Games to be split into four movies: I really cannot imagine what justifies splitting the last movie in two, except wanting to cash a bigger check.
How Game of Thrones gets written: A handy flow chart.
Donald Sutherland cast as President Snow in The Hunger Games: I am officially all right with this decision.
DC Comics hits the reset button: Every single title is starting over at issue #1, and there will be an all-new continuity, which should make it easier for new readers to jump on board. I Might actually check out a few issues, just to see where they’re going with this. I also wonder if Superman will receive some drastic changes, since the rights to that character are so tangled up in legal wrangling. Topless Robot has more.
NSFW trailer of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: I tried to read this book, but after the first three hundred pages of intense Swedish banking, I gave up. Maybe the movie will be worth my time?
The Old Spice guy wants to be Luke Cage: Honestly? I support anything this man does, just because his name is Mustafa.
New Riddick concept art: I am apparently the only person in the world that liked Chronicals of Riddick, and I’m glad they’re making a new movie.
Awesome Corgi cross-breeds: The Fiancee and I might look into a Corgi-hybrid, in order to help tamper some of the breed’s more… aggressive tendencies. Also: less inbreeding.
Look At This Dog-Paddling Dog of the Day: Your weekly dose of squee. (via AJ Wiswell)
Bald hedgepig abandoned by her peers: Your supplemental does of (rather sad) squee.
Curious owl is curious: A special third helping of squee.
Nook: this is the e-reader you want: A Gizmodo review, with video.
Windows 8 touch interface: We now live in a world where Microsoft is putting out things that are almost as good as Apple, and with less lock-in. Somebody please stop the world, because I’d like to get off.
Wicked Sith Laser: What happens when you take two very-high-powers lasers and tape them ass-to-ass? Well, don’t look at it with your remaining eye, is all I’ll say.
Scientists observe light behaving as a wave and particle simultaneously : This was supposed to be impossible, and now my head hurts.
Harold Camping predicts mass zombie outbreak on October 21st: This is totally serious, by the way.
Some inconvenient truths about the national debt: Why is our deficit as high as it is? Two things: Bush’s tax cuts, and Bush’s wars.
No vacation nation: Americans get less vacation time than nearly any other modern country, and we don’t even use up the time we’re given. The result: we’re actually less productive.
Please make my school a prison: A school superintendent asks the state to treat his students like prisoners… and provide them with free meals, free health care, free internet, free cable, access to a computer, the ability to earn a degree… (via Slashdot)
Tennessee makes sharing your Netflix password a crime: Because why the fuck not?
Why you should care about the Main Street Fairness Act: Executive summary: congress will probably start taxing Amazon soon… and that might not be a bad thing. This article is very good, and very balanced.
Sarah Palin on Paul Revere: I’ll just go ahead and blockquote it, because it’s awesome:
He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.
There are people that believe this woman should be the President of our nation. There are people that believe this woman should have access to nuclear weapons. Jesus.