Hey guys!

In honor of the 4th of July holiday in the US, Heather and I will be taking a long weekend. We’ll be back posting as usual on Tuesday, July 5th — after all, there will be TONS of Wills and Kate Vistit Canada outfits to plow through!

Until then, enjoy:

Did you enter our big birthday contest? You should! (This post, btw, should NOT count in your estimated tally.)

– I appreciate this article about the many, many reasons The Vampire Diaries is awesome. If you weren’t watching it, this summer might be a good time to catch up. I’m just saying. (i09)

– Even Chris Hansen has to admit that  the fact HE might have just gotten caught up to no good on a hidden camera is sort of deliciously apt. If I were him, I’d want a t-shirt that read, “NOT A PREDATOR, JUST A CHEATER, I SWEAR.” (Celebitchy)

–If you’re as transfixed as the appearance of the many HAIR FEATHERS and EAR FEATHERS and FEATHER FEATHERS on Pretty Little Liars as I am, I think you will enjoy finding out what actual fly fisherman think of teenagers running around with lures in their hair. It’s kind of fascinating. (New York Times)

Michael Bay movies in under a minute! (It’s just stuff EXPLODING) (Flavorwire)

– SCOTT SPEEDMAN IS ALIVE! ALIVE! And still REALLY HOT, you guys. Get that man a job! (Lainey)

– A montage of Jon Hamm cameos — or, as they’ve dubbed them, HAMMEOS. ENJOY. (Jezebel)

– I’m loving Wimbledon, as usual, and I’m also super proud that I got six out of ten correct in Slate’s “Match the Tennis Player to the Grunt” quiz. (Slate)

– Speaking of tennis, our friends over at Low Resolution are rating the dudes’ hotness levels. I call FOUL that Federer is not ranked high! FOUL I SAY. (Low Resolution)

– Still speaking of tennis, this AWESOME recreation of the infamous Nadal/Federer 2008 Wimbledon final….on paper. Seriously, it’s so cool. (Flavorwire)

– This fascinating, extensive piece about Amanda Knox in Rolling Stone is a) a good reminder to try not to get accused of a crime in Italy, and b) an equally good reminder that the writing in Rolling Stone is actually often seriously excellent. (Rolling Stone)