01.12.10 9 years ago 8 Comments

Now there’s an idea! This may seem crazy, but NBC is going to put shows made by J.J. Abrams, David E. Kelley, and Jerry Bruckheimer in place of “The Jay Leno Show” at 10 o’clock. [Inside TV]

‘I hear you’re fond of late-night talk shows.’ There’s a similar series to this about Twilight, but I prefer this one. [ONTD]

And that’s why CES and AVN happened on the same weekend: The world’s first sex robot debuted in Las Vegas. I’d hit it. [Unreality]

+10 Inspiration Points: A genuine and encouraging letter from the creator of “Ren & Stimpy” to a 14-year-old aspiring cartoonist in 1998. [Letters of Note]

‘Sleep well, and dream of large women.’ Gail Simmons, AKA the perfectly lovely judge overshadowed by Padma Lakshmi’s perfection ON “Top Chef,” will host the pastry-themed “Top Chef: Just Desserts.” [Eater National]

Simpsons Did It! The annoying Internet trope takes a turn for the charming in this list of real-life events mirroring “The Simpsons.” Mmmmm, tomacco. [Best Week Ever]

Brad Ferro: Always Remember. Never Forget. The man who gave us an animated GIF so powerful it affected MTV’s programming decisions will be fired from his New York City teaching gig. Probably because he was a drunken lout who assaulted a woman. Nevertheless, sir, we appreciated your sacrifice. [NY Daily News]

White people in Manhattan REALLY like ‘Mad Men.’ I spent 10 or 15 minutes playing around with the interactive Netflix map. Took me a little while to understand how it worked, but there’s some pretty cool data there. [FilmDrunk]

A thoughtful defense of Dana Carvey. My knee-jerk reaction to a thought of a Carvey sketch show was negative, but Jon’s right about 1996’s “The Dana Carvey Show.” [Gamma Squad]

Cat with its head in an ice cream container. That is all. [The Awl]

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