Fugs and Pieces: April 27, 2012


I hope you have an amazing weekend. Sunday, of course, is Wills and Kate’s First Anniversary and I ASSUME you are having a big party at which you will all be doing dramatic readings of the extensive wedding coverage we did last year. But until then, BEHOLD:

– There is something called “Pizza Hut Middle East” and it’s selling a pizza where instead of a crust, THERE ARE CHEESEBURGERS. (Time)

– This is a fascinating piece about Theodore Roosevelt, his would-be assassin, and the things in his breast pocket that saved his life.  (Smithsonian)

– Pursuant to our slideshow on NFL draft fashions, here is as piece the NY Times ran about the custom styling that goes into the players’ wardrobes. Just so we can all be as informed as possible in our judgments of their crazy shirts. (New York Times)
– So, as we mentioned earlier in the week, Lifetime cast Lilo to play Liz Taylor in a movie they’re making about her life. OBVIOUSLY I can’t wait the fug the fromage out of that thing, and obviously Lilo is replaying SWINTON saying, “Jennifer Love Hewitt, in THE CLIENT LIST” with “Lindsay Lohan, in TAYLOR MADE” or whatever they’re going to call it. So, it’s clearly going to be a trainwreck. She has come out now and said she hopes they case Gerard Butler as Richard Burton. I suspect this is because she wants to nail Gerard Butler. Please don’t take this wrong way, Gerard, but I think you should take this job, just so we all have something to gossip about. (Celebitchy)

– I don’t think I need to say anything more than the name of this Tumblr: COUTURE SANDWICH. Yes. (Couture Sandwich)

– I enjoy Gavin Polone’s pieces for Vulture and this one – about the importance of returning phone calls — is particularly good. (Vulture)

The New York municipal archives just released, like, a million pictures online. I love this sort of thing. (Gothamist)

– Speaking of photos — and love — this slideshow of people getting married at city hall on a random day might make you get a little choked up.  Okay, I totally cried. (Refinery29)

– I am DYING to watch this BBC documentary about the Royal Family. (Lainey Gossip)

– Thank you, Fashionista, for examining the myriad ways Victoria Beckham is secretly hilarious. IT’S TRUE. (Fashionista)

– Let us examine the world’s most beautiful train stations. (Flavorwire)

– I hope you’ve seen the new workout video from Schmidt, of The New Girl. “So, when Coach asked me to sub his spin class, I was like, a)…yes, and b)…it’s on, and c)…let’s do this.” (Vulture)

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Comments (20):

  1. Carrie Ann

    I never remember to comment, but I want to let you know that I love Fugs and Pieces. I find so much great stuff in it. Thanks for pulling this together every week!

  2. Big Noise

    I usually find at least one piece every week that I link to, but this week it was almost every one. The NYC archives, the City Hall marriages, the train stations, Posh — all amazing. You ladies do an awesome job pulling this together to get me in the mood for the weekend. Keep up the good work!

  3. LG

    I always did love me some Posh. In every photo she seems to be saying, “You ONLY get my bitchface, paparazzi and strangers. I am secretly SO ZANY, but you don’t even KNOW, because I am in charge of this shit.”

  4. Sarie

    Agreed this week is full of awesome links! Thanks for all the hard work!
    The sandwich blog? I’m really hungry now. The wedding link is adorable. I clicked on it thinking it would be kinda dumb, it’s amazing. Looking forward to reading all of them.

  5. Bad Fads

    I found The Diamond Queen on royalwatcher.tumblr.com. They’re really good about tracking down the documentaries, so that’s fun.

  6. Erika

    Great edition of Fugs and Pieces. The city hall wedding slideshow had me grinning through tears. Thanks for finding it and sharing with us.

  7. Megan

    I have a question about the royal wedding, and how everyone’s celebrating it a year later. Was there this much hype with Di and Charles? I know it seems like a lot of hype for Kate and Will, as we have websites replaying the wedding, a million shows on cable doing the same, etc.

    • Heather

      It’s apples to oranges, a little — none of the online venues for hyping things existed for Chuck and Di, so there was only so much hype that could be built. But it WAS a pretty big deal.

  8. bonusmice

    Dear Fug Girls,
    I have decided that I would like nothing more than a shirt that says “WHITHER PACEY?” Can we make this happen?

  9. jenl

    It’s just regular pizza hut that happens to be in the middle east. I saw the adds for these cheeseburger pizzas here in Bahrain and wondered if the franchise here is owned by the same people that own the diabetes hospital…… healthy eating is NOT the done thing here.

  10. Laura

    The BBC documentary about the royals is amazing, you have to watch! It was on tv last week, and I was up till 3 am watching! I love the royal family!

    • qwertygirl

      Where? Where? I looked on BBC America (and Googled it) and I couldn’t find it. Is it airing in the US?

  11. Mara

    I like to think that even Gerard would not touch her with a ten foot pole.

  12. Anne

    The dear people at Fashionista should watch Spice World – then they’ll find that Posh has always been hilarious. She’s a mile funnier than any of the other spice girls.

  13. Annie

    The Globe and Mail has two awesome slide shows you might enjoy:
    The Many Flamboyant Hats of Princess Beatrice
    24 Shades of Harry

  14. Carolyn

    I love Schmidt so hard it hurts.

  15. Elise

    This list looks amazing – I may need to clear my calendar today to get through all of it. You guys are awesome (as always).

  16. witjunkie

    I’m rewatching the BBC feed of The Wedding and my favorite quote so far: ” It’s a FanBloomin’Tastic day for British fashion, I have to say…”

  17. Allison

    Speaking of sandwiches, please tell me you have seen this: http://selleckwaterfallsandwich.tumblr.com/

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