Mmmm... cake. Wait, what am I doing? Oh, right! Hello, Clan Kotaku, and welcome to our Friday night open-thread. Did you have a good week? I sure did. It started raining in San Francisco but who even cares! Suck it, rain!
Here, as usual, are some conversation-starters.
- "This had Oscar Buzz" - A reminder that yes, "Lions for Lambs" and "Riding in Cars With Boys" had Oscar buzz.
- President Obama sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" - Aw, man. Let's put politics aside and agree that was damn cool.
- "60 Completely Unusable Stock Photos" - This is equal parts hilarious, terrifying, haunting, and beautiful. No way some of these are real. Thanks to the BBC's lovely and talented games reporter Cara Ellison for the heads-up.
- The 15 best character-driven fight scenes in movies - This is a super cool idea for a list; fight scenes that are about the characters involved as much as they're about the combat.
- "The Animated Gif as Art" - Seriously cool.
- "Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut" - This is basically a "Sweded" version of A New Hope. Also, it is excellent.
- I hope you caught the whole Stephen Colbert/Herman Cain rally today - it was noteworthy in its surreal hilarity.
- Rest in Peace, Etta - Thanks for all the music. Here's "I just wanna make love to you."
I hope you have a lovely weekend full of friends, gaming, and good cheer.