Monday, July 30, 2012

The Queen is Not Amused, But the Internet Definitely Is


Good morning!  Been keeping up with the Olympics this weekend after Friday's nice but slightly underwhelming Opening Ceremonies?  Bleacher Report has a nice round-up of what you've been missing on this side of the pond.  (Note: Their reporting is up-to-the-minute from London, so if you don't want to be spoiled don't click other stories - this one is from Sunday, so you'll be safe!)

My favorite thing from the Olympics so far?  The "Unimpressed Queen Elizabeth" meme.  I like the Queen, and I'd like to imagine she finds these images funny, too.  (Uproxx)

In their latest AVQ&A, the staffers at the AV Club list their favorite pop culture products of 2012 so far.  I'm seeing a lot of great movies on their lists.  (AV Club)

Some people just can't follow rules.  They're loners.  Rebels.  (The Chive)

One cancer survivor with over $100,000 in medical bills who was dropped from his insurance took on Aetna over Twitter - and came out a victor.  It's a great story told in tweets of one man fighting for his right to healthcare coverage, but it's a small victory in the fight for those who can't afford the medical treatments they need to live - as writer Xeni Jardin notes, "the system is still broken."  (BoingBoing)

I know that a lot of people like their accessories to match - now, you can even match your breakfast to your purse!  (The Gloss)

If all the controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A has left a bad taste in your mouth, let this news about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos act as a palate cleanser.  (CNN)

How are we still seeing headlines like this in 2012??  (ABL)

All of the Harry Potter chapter illustrations have been compiled into one gorgeous image sure to evoke fond memories of reading J.K. Rowling's masterpiece.  I think it's been too long since my last reread.... (Bit Rebels h/t The Mary Sue)

Speaking of Harry Potter, the first two installments of "Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later," are available now on YouTube.  Poor Harry didn't consider how vanquishing the Dark Lord would affect his future employment, did he?  (YouTube)

Colin Mochrie, improv genius, reenacts his favorite Star Wars moments with figurines.  I can't believe he took them out of their packaging!

Cats can be SO opinionated.  Wait for it...

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