This Week on the Web is chock full of vampire goodness, plus Google Wallet, a series of increasingly insane letters from the Netflix CEO, Cat Voltron, sixteen things you need to know about atheists, and more!
Vampire Diaries – S03E01 – The Birthday: My Vampire Diaries recap.
TVD Season 3 Questionnaire Extraordinaire: I was recently part of a roundtable discussion on our hopes for the upcoming season of That Show About Vampires That’s Still Good.
The Secret Circle – S01E01 – Pilot: My Secret Circle recap.
Guest Post: A TVD Season 3 Pre-Cap: Brian in Shortsville gives us his script-style wish-list for Season Three.
Price Peterson interviews Julie Plec: Now that TVD is back on, Price and I can resume our torrid man-love-affair. Oh, and Julie talks about vampires or something.
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Why this was the worst season of True Blood ever: And how the show can be saved.
First look at Johnny Depp on the Dark Shadows set: WTF indeed.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn trailer: I have to say, hearing Edward Cullen complain that Bella has given him “no choice” is goddamn hilarious.
CW may reboot Beauty and the Beast: The original starred Sons of Anarchy‘s Ron Pearlman. Not gonna lie, I’d probably watch this one.
The Absolute Insane Trailer for The Raid: Another entry in the “parkour-juitsu” genre, it seems.
Ghostbusters coming back to theaters: It’ll be playing in October.
Google launches Google Wallet: This tech will allow you to store credit- and loyalty- card information on your phone, and then touch the phone to a reader in order to pay. When this is actually common enough to use, it will be amazing.
Windows 8 in-depth: The Metro UI: I have to say, this sounds horrible.
Netflix: Sorry we shit in your cornflakes. Also, we’re spinning off our DVD business. Funny how losing a million subscribers and watching their stock price plummet has convinced them to open up about things. Also: Qwikster? Officially the worst name they could have picked. Well, I guess they could have called it Cancerflix or NetAIDS, but come on.
A series of progressively more insane follow-up emails from the CEO of Netflix: This is solid gold.
FDA to Dr. Oz: STFU: You know that whole “OMG there’s arsenic in your apple juice” thing? Funny story, that…
Cat Voltron: The greatest thing in the history of ever. (via Michael Favata)
Rom Paul’s campaign manager died of pneumonia, left $400,000 in medical bills: Well, at least you can’t accuse Ron Paul of hypocrisy; when that man says you should leave the uninsured to die, he damn well means it. Also: anyone that thinks this is okay is a horrible person.
That was my brother’s death you were cheering, you a$$holes: “To all of those tea-jadist assholes at last night’s GOP debate: I don’t generally like to use profanity, but I fear that English is above your comprehension level, so in terms you might better understand, may God damn your worthless souls to hell for all eternity.” (via Michelle Juett)