Mads Mikkelsen, photographed by Carlos Serrao for FLAUNT #135, 2014.

Hell’s teeth. Someone REALLY needs to do something about Mads Mikkelsen. I’m not exactly sure what needs to be done, but I volunteer to do it before the situation gets any worse…

wheelr:

MAN & PUDDING: SANTIAGO CABRERA & TRES LECHES CAKE

Recipes: AllRecipes, Chow, Once Upon A Chef, Bella Baking, Sweetpea Kitchen

If you’re not following wheelr's Man and Pudding posts, then perhaps you should be. Two delicious things for the price of one: yumminess guaranteed!

Tiny happy Batman. He’s definitely not canon but I drew him anyway.

Tiny happy Batman. He’s definitely not canon but I drew him anyway.

And to think people say the later seasons of Heroes were boring. Which bits were they watching?

 Heracles and Antaeus (1819) by Auguste Couder
This week on Mighty Moments In Slash History, we’re going Greek again, but we’re temporarily turning our backs on the pallid pretty boys of the Trojan war to spend some time with Heracles (or Hercules), the one-man metaphor for throbbing muscle.
While completing his legendary Twelve Labours, Heracles took a minibreak to fight with a giant called Antaeus. Antaeus was stupidly strong because he could draw on the strength of his mum Gaia, goddess of the Earth, and liked to challenge passers-by to wrestle with him. When he invariably won, he would use their unfortunate remains to expand his skull collection (well, a guy’s got to have a hobby). Heracles, however, worked out that Antaeus would lose his strength if he was lifted up off the ground, and promptly cuddlesquished him to death. Cool story, bro.
A browse through art history reveals that this myth has become a shameless excuse for painting (or sculpting) a pair of massive men in a scantily-clad clinch. There’s often a lot of flailing, grinding and bum-groping going on, for entirely tactical reasons, and sometimes Heracles is even grabbing Antaeus by the bollocks.
This particular rendition of the tale, which adorns the ceiling of the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre, is my favourite. Rather than a death match, I suspect that we’re actually watching the climax to a showstopping routine from Dancing With The Demigods. Antaeus is pouring his melodramatic soul into his final pose, and Heracles is gazing at him with barely concealed contempt for being such a scene-stealing hussy. And after all the weeks they spent growing those matching hipster beards, too…

Heracles and Antaeus (1819) by Auguste Couder

This week on Mighty Moments In Slash History, we’re going Greek again, but we’re temporarily turning our backs on the pallid pretty boys of the Trojan war to spend some time with Heracles (or Hercules), the one-man metaphor for throbbing muscle.

While completing his legendary Twelve Labours, Heracles took a minibreak to fight with a giant called Antaeus. Antaeus was stupidly strong because he could draw on the strength of his mum Gaia, goddess of the Earth, and liked to challenge passers-by to wrestle with him. When he invariably won, he would use their unfortunate remains to expand his skull collection (well, a guy’s got to have a hobby). Heracles, however, worked out that Antaeus would lose his strength if he was lifted up off the ground, and promptly cuddlesquished him to death. Cool story, bro.

A browse through art history reveals that this myth has become a shameless excuse for painting (or sculpting) a pair of massive men in a scantily-clad clinch. There’s often a lot of flailing, grinding and bum-groping going on, for entirely tactical reasons, and sometimes Heracles is even grabbing Antaeus by the bollocks.

This particular rendition of the tale, which adorns the ceiling of the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre, is my favourite. Rather than a death match, I suspect that we’re actually watching the climax to a showstopping routine from Dancing With The Demigods. Antaeus is pouring his melodramatic soul into his final pose, and Heracles is gazing at him with barely concealed contempt for being such a scene-stealing hussy. And after all the weeks they spent growing those matching hipster beards, too…

threepatchpodcast:

Episode 25:  The Wall Had It Coming
It’s an episode all about the Fourth Wall between the show and the audience!  Show notes and direct download information are available HERE  at three-patch.com.  Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).
Featuring:
Fan perspectives on breaking the fourth wall and the effects on fandom with abbykate joining roane72, notverygoodatflyingaeroplanes and unknownsister
a Hogwarts-style sorting of writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Steve Thompson
academic and media perspectives on the media breaking the fourth wall with mazarin221b, makokitten, and professorfangirl joining penns-woods and thescienceofobsession
an interview with redscharlach, originator of Otters Who Look LIke Benedict Cumberbatch
a preview of Fox Estacado's and the Three Patch Podcast's activities at Dashcon, July 11-13
and a host of recs dealing with fourth-wall issues in That’s My Division
Enjoy!

Yes, this month’s Three Patch Podcast contains an interview with me, in which I blether about otters and other topics of vague Sherlockian relevance. Thanks very much to drinkingcocoa-tpp for asking me to take part, and happy listening, viewers…

threepatchpodcast:

Episode 25:  The Wall Had It Coming

It’s an episode all about the Fourth Wall between the show and the audience!  Show notes and direct download information are available HERE  at three-patch.com.  Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).

Featuring:

Enjoy!

Yes, this month’s Three Patch Podcast contains an interview with me, in which I blether about otters and other topics of vague Sherlockian relevance. Thanks very much to drinkingcocoa-tpp for asking me to take part, and happy listening, viewers…

Anonymous asked: hello--i'm a long-time fan and am now completely delighted to know that you have totebags in your redbubble shop, especially since friends' birthdays are coming up (i'll be ordering a bunch). out of curiosity, i wanted to ask if you might contemplate designing an x-men line. bromances old (mckellen and stewart) and new (fassbender and mcavoy) may give sherlock and john a run for their money . . .

Hello, and I’m glad you like the new tote bags!

I enjoy the X-Men movies but they’re not a major fandom interest of mine, so I’m afraid I’m unlikely to start adding mini X-Men products to my shop any time soon. Sorry if this is disappointing!

However, I’ve got a long list of other art to work on, including new stuff for the store, so my intention is to make some progress with that over the summer. To see whether the plan works out, keep watching this space…

fridafrag:

Then / Now

Presented without further comment…

whatistigerbalm:

My ride.

All aboard the Piccadilly Pick-a-willy line….

whatistigerbalm:

My ride.

All aboard the Piccadilly Pick-a-willy line….

onlyoldphotography:

Robert Frank: New York City, 1948

I love this picture. Great ladies, great attitude, great hair, great lapels, and cheap pie. What’s not to like?

onlyoldphotography:

Robert Frank: New York City, 1948

I love this picture. Great ladies, great attitude, great hair, great lapels, and cheap pie. What’s not to like?

Attention shoppers! The fabulous folk at Redbubble are offering 20% OFF EVERYTHING this weekend (until midnight on Monday 30th June) with the checkout code WEEKEND20.

So if you’d like to treat yourself or a friend to something from my Redbubble store, including t-shirts, stickers, posters, cards, throw pillows and tote bags, this is a great time for some retail therapy…

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch meme was actually just a statistical error. The average otter does NOT look like Benedict Cumberbatch. A single otter who hangs around movie premieres and TOTALLY looks like Benedict Cumberbatch was an outlier and should not have been counted.

dudeufugly:

that’s why!according to the site: Dunlop’s new spokespersonsource

This looks like a set-up for an appalling joke to me:
Q: Why is Benedict Cumberbatch like a Dunlop tyre?
He’s pumped up, firm and bouncy to the touch
He grips close, even in wet conditions
He can get changed in under two minutes
He only comes in black rubber
After I’ve gone around the block with him a few times, he’ll be completely worn out…

dudeufugly:

that’s why!
according to the site: Dunlop’s new spokesperson
source

This looks like a set-up for an appalling joke to me:

Q: Why is Benedict Cumberbatch like a Dunlop tyre?

  • He’s pumped up, firm and bouncy to the touch
  • He grips close, even in wet conditions
  • He can get changed in under two minutes
  • He only comes in black rubber
  • After I’ve gone around the block with him a few times, he’ll be completely worn out…

Today I visited Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, a London café where you can watch, pet and play with up to eleven cats (depending on how many are awake), while eating scones and furiously Instagramming. If this sounds like the kind of thing you would enjoy, I recommend it highly. Watching a bunch of the resident kitties get terribly overexcited about chasing a passing fly was a comedy highlight of my week…

justacookieofacumberbatch:

Cumberbatch Appreciation - The maroon pants

Then next slip up to Twickers where the totty will swoon,
Our lower limbs all slathered in a sea of maroon…" [x]