Big thanks to everyone who was so patient during our technical difficulties over the last week or so. Again, if you’re wondering if something is awry with the site, we always keep you up to date on Twitter (@fuggirls) and Facebook. In other, exciting news: The Golden Globes are this Sunday! And we will be live-blogging the Red Carpet for Vulture, starting at 6pm E/ 3pm P. I will throw up a link to the post when we’ve got one, as always. Until there, please enjoy today’s massive Fugs and Pieces – some of these are a little old since they were supposed to go in last week’s post, but, as they used to say on NBC, if you haven’t seen them, they’re new to you:

–Heather wrote about what it was like to watch her beloved Fighting Irish lose in the BCS Championship Game this week. (The Sports Section)

– Slate put together their favorite ten Longform reads of last year, and they’re all worth a look. (Slate)

– Given her Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, you will probably want to review The 25 Best Jennifer Lawrence Quotes of 2012. She got me when she called a vacation to Belize “unBelizeable.” (Buzzfeed)

– You ALSO want to see Deadspin’s 25 Favorite Sports Gifs of 2012. That kid….with the sax? I love. (Deadspin)

– Are you guys using The StyleUp? Basically, they email you each night, telling you what the weather’s going to be like the next day in your area and suggesting what you could wear that would be super cute and also appropriate for how hot or cold you will otherwise be. It’s awesome. They also have a blog! (The StyleUp)

– That NYT article about the filming of The Canyons and Lilo’s part therein is as good as everyone has said. (New York Times Magazine)

– Kelly Clarkson handles everything — gay rumors, her own weight loss — with class. Basically, she’s cool with whatever you think about her. (Celebitchy)

Beyonce is one of the few celebs who returns loaned clothes dry-cleaned, and with a note. Actually, Beyonce is a celebrity about whom I have ONLY heard really nice stuff. (Glamour)

– Yeah, Kate Middleton’s official portrait is…not flattering. (Lainey)

– Do I need to say another word beyond GET THIS LOOK: ANGELA LANSBURY? No I do not. (The Hairpin)

Jay-Z lyric, or line from The Great Gatsby? You take the quiz. (Vulture)

– The Duchess Diary at Socialite Life chatted with British Vogue about their “Katepedia.” (Socialite Life)

– William Shatner tweeted at an astronaut, and he tweeted back….with amusing results. (The Atlantic)

– Hill Valley’s newspaper really does need some work. Stop calling Doc Brown a crackpot, you guys! (Daily Intelligencer)

– This oral history of Good Will Hunting is awesome. (Boston Magazine)

– You want to watch the London Zoo doing an ANIMAL CENSUS. (Refinery29)

– Did you know that the White House has its own beer? Me either! (Time)