Fugs and Pieces, December 7 2012


I just learned that, although I thought I ordered FOUR packets of Peppermint Bark from Williams Sonoma, I ordered FORTY. Um. Does anyone want some Peppermint Bark? While I try to figure out what happened here, please enjoy:

– If you are a Parks and Recreation fan, you’ll want to see this fanvid in which the MURDER OF LIL’ SEBASTIAN is turned into a very disturbing movie. Sometimes I love the internet. (Uproxx)

– If I know you guys — and I do — I know you will want to see the new Star Trek trailer due to how very much Benedict Cumberbatch voice-over there is. He is totally one of the cast members of Phone Book, the movie Heather and I are going to make that is just people with good voices reading the phone book. “Cumberbatch. Sutherland. Freeman. PHONE BOOK.” (Celebitchy)

– Outfits inspired by books. And, in one case, made of them. (Flavorwire)

Freaks and Geeks fans, you must read the Vanity Fair oral history thereof. The pictures alone are worth your time. (Vanity Fair)

Grantland was on the set of last week’s Homeland. Can we all agree that Damian Lewis — an otherwise terrific actor — can NOT act against a Skyping terrorist on a Blackberry? (Grantland)

Vulture takes a look back at the year in hate-watching. (Vulture)

A dog rescue organization in New Zealand has taught some dogs to drive. YES, CARS. (Time)

– I was neutral on Lenny Kravitz until I saw the EPIC SIDE-EYE he’s giving to Demi Moore in these pictures from Art Basel. Now I want to go to brunch with him and talk smack about people. (Lainey)

– Better take this quiz to find out which Wakefield twin you actually are. (Buzzfeed)

– The history of the Little Black Dress. (Refinery29)

– One of the most interesting things I read last week: What Thirteen People Wore to Their Interview With Anna Wintour. (The Cut)

– Is this the best hoodie in the world? (Slate)

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Comments (47):

  1. Squirrel!

    Ooh! Ooh! Mistah Kottah! Mista Kottah! I’ll take some of that peppermint bark. If you’re offering. :-D

  2. Vandalfan

    Phone book- RICKMAN.

  3. Trace

    Oh Demi…. you are so much better than that. That whole series of photos reminds me of that episode of Cougar Town when Courtney Cox’s character went out with Busy Philipp’s character and they ended up getting wasted and the story of the whole evening was told with a bunch of snapshots. Come to think of it, Courtney and Demi are kinda looking the same these days.

  4. Stefanie

    I once accidentally ordered 5 GROSS of Hawaiian Leis instead of 5 dozen. Damn you Oriental Trading Company!

    • Jessica

      HAH! That is AMAZING. What did you do with them??

      • Emma

        I want to know what you were going to do with 5 DOZEN Hawaiian Leis. Sounds like a fun party.

      • Stefanie

        It was actually cheaper to keep them versus sending the boxes back (no free shipping there) so we ended up donating them. We took a bunch to the different day care centers in town, elementary schools, and play houses. Im pretty sure I still have some packed away in storage. Who knew 600 leis would be so hard to get rid of? haha

  5. Orange Clouds

    Cillian Murphy should also be in Phonebook! Just listen to that man:


  6. Mir

    I am a non-sporty American, and I once watched an entire movie about cricket because Tom Hardy was narrating. (Turned out to be pretty entertaining, luckily, though I would not have considered that time wasted even if it weren’t.)

  7. CreLa

    Lil’ SebASHt-uuuhn! LOVE the Parks and Rec trailer.

  8. Shrimp

    I am so very happy you guys have fallen prey to The Cumberbatch.
    To go with Alan Rickman reading “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”, here is Benedict Cumberbatch reading “Ode to a Nightingale”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdphtMWjies
    Or for a change of pace, Cumberbatch playing a thoroughly hapless pilot in a BBC radio comedy series called Cabin Pressure (which is in the midst of recording its 4th season, and is so funny it hurts). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsy0ErP_OD8 It features much squeaking in protest and thorough silliness.

    • Dazie

      Holy crap that’s amazing. I had to stop listening there for a sec, it went, as Stephanie Plum would say, right to my doodah. Wow.

  9. Tar Heel Gal

    I’ll buy some from you, Jessica! I develop an unbridled lust for that stuff come every dang December! And I turn up my nose at white chocolate any other time of the year. Go Figure! Have you by chance tried Hagen Daz Peppermint Bark Ice Cream, my dear? Oh my goodness gracious! Peppermint perfection!!! Give us dets on how to hook into your overstock candy store!

  10. Carol

    Which reminds me – when is Sherlock coming back?!?!?

    Love the AW interview outfits link! But sadly I can never work at Vogue all I own are J Crew & Banana Republic! LOL

  11. Girl in Sydney

    “the movie Heather and I are going to make that is just people with good voices reading the phone book. ”

    I am going to watch this – repeatedly. Can you add the actor who plays DI Jack in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries for a a few of us – I know we are the a*se end of the world but a few good things come out of here and not all of them are Hugh Jackman.

    Also you should check out Phryne Fisher – sass lady with killer fashion sense.

  12. Alison

    Love the Phonebook movie. Another cast member: Richard Armitage.

  13. ChristieLea

    Oh dear. I got Jessica. As in, my result from the “Which Wakefield Twin Are You?” Jessica, not JESSICA Jessica. Um, yay?

  14. Tess

    Long ago, I created (you know, not for real) The Alan Rickman Phone Sex Hotline. You’d call up & just listen to him read the phonebook REAL SLOW.

    • cycler

      I can’t wait for when he gets to Jones.
      Let me know when Phone Book: the Movie starts selling tickets.

      In a fun aside, Cumberbatch does a wicked Rickman impression- it’s floating around on the web.

  15. Kerri

    I second the Phryne Fisher recommend- and vote for Rickman, too! And Carol, I heard that Sherlock will not be coming back until Fall 2013. Boo!

  16. roser

    Please add Sean Bean to the Phone Book cast!

  17. Hima

    I knew I’d get Elizabeth Wakefield in that quiz, but that’s because I am a judgmental priss. What I am even more ashamed/proud about is that I could identify every single one of those books just by seeing their cover picture. Eep.

  18. Robin

    Nominating Billy Boyd for Phone Book. Lenny looks like he’s trying to be Demi’s get-a-grip friend but realizes the situation is beyond his considerable powers.

  19. Aspasia

    I’m convinced that Lenny put his shades on in the other pics so that we won’t be snapped as he rolls his eyes to the heavens. Cuz how could he not, surrounded by the ridiculousness that is Demi Moore? There is a difference between still being full of joie de vivre and not being a frumpy fuddy-duddy just because you are a “woman of age” and acting as though you haven’t matured past freshman year of high school.

    Yes, Alan Rickman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Clive Owen, and Cillian Murphy: Phone Book: The Movie For Theatres.

  20. Tal

    Demi Moore was born in 1962. Lenny Kravitz was born in 1964. Discuss.

  21. PB

    Demi Moore’s new fragrance line is due to hit stores soon. It going to be called “Smells Like Desperation.”

  22. Jeannine


    WHY isn’t she featured more on here? The hats alone should get her a high seeding in fug madness. I can’t decide whether I think she is insane or I am just jealous that I don’t have job that allows me to wear stuff like that on my head everyday. I am in awe!

  23. Chasmosaur

    I always liked Lenny Kravitz – he just seems so measured and secure. Refreshing when so many pop artists are always seemingly screaming “Look at me!”

    However, I really thought it was awesome last year when Jennifer Lawrence – who is good friends with his daughter Zoe – referred to him as “Mr. Kravitz.” Because that’s what you call your best friend’s Dad – “Mr. XXXX” I mean, how much of a Dad does he have to be that the star of last year’s two biggest franchises still refers to you as “Mr. Kravitz”?


    • Daffodil

      That is a terrific story. Also, yay for Jennifer Lawrence’s manners! (And may I just say, yay for her term of respect for her friend’s dad being Mr. Lastname. I am SO SICK AND TIRED of other grownups trying to get their children to call me Miss Firstname, or call my husband Mr. Firstname. You can either call me Firstname, or Mrs. Lastname, but not Miss Firstname. Rant over, pearls unclutched.)

      And Lenny Kravitz is INSANELY COOL. I want even a tenth of that level of coolness, although I fear even that little amount is several times the amount I currently possess.

  24. Jules

    kickstarter is great

  25. Emma

    I’ve been watching Damian Lewis in ‘The Forsyste Saga.’ He’s so utterly repugnant in that. Don’t watch it if you love him.

    • witjunkie

      Soames! I haven’t watched Homeland, but everyone is in love with him and when I found out who it was I was like NO. WAY. blrrrrr

  26. cycler

    Can I nominate Hugh Laurie for the cast of Phone Book: The Movie?
    I’m such a sucker for a RP accent, especially when paired with control and range.

  27. Cynthia W

    My sister and I desperately want Alan Rickman as Snape to narrate our GPS…

    Put away your iPod. Turn right onto Route Three Hundred and Ninety Four. There will be none of that silly using of turn signals.

  28. olivia

    YO Jessica……Lenny K….look up all you can on him. However remeber this….he is MINE. I saw him first.

  29. mj

    Demi’s pics make me feel MUCH better about my thighs.

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