Today is February 2, aka Groundhog Day, and, as usual, the groundhogs are not in consensus.
Punxatawney Phil in Pennsylvania saw his shadow, predicting we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Meanwhile, Staten Island Chuck here in New York City says spring is fast approaching. And then General Beauregard Lee in Georgia went and ruined the odds with his prediction that winter is definitely sticking around for a bit.
Once the winter is gone by May, I’ll be able to deal.
A few theaters in New York are showing the 1972 film Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors this weekend to coincide with this yearly meteorological madness. I also found this fun watercolor inspired by the film on Etsy, painted by andyrama. The watercolor depicts the scene in the film where the groundhog takes the wheel during a car chase.
I don’t care how good you are at predicting the weather, buddy. I’m not letting a groundhog drive a car that I’m sitting in, much less during a car chase. That’s just not gonna fly with me.
View the original fan art on Etsy, and buy it if you like it!
Today I found out that Hank Green, brother of John Green, has a book coming out in the fall of 2018!
Full disclosure: I have never read any of John Green’s books, but I plan to at least read Paper Towns this year. Maybe I’ll even buy Hank Green’s book, titled An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, which will be released on September 25, 2018.
In honor of this awesome literary news, I’ve decided to feature this pencil sketch of Hank Green by Ariana Filippini (CaptnArrri) on Deviant Art. The hair is so spot on. His facial expression is also quite accurate.
View the original fan art here, and check out some info about the book on Amazon.
Fan Art Fridays will return next week!
BØRNS released his new album Blue Madonna today, and I absolutely love it.
It’s got that smooth, laid-back grooviness I’ve come to really enjoy about his music. The album features Lana del Rey on “God Save Our Young Blood” and the title track “Blue Madonna.”
My faves on the album are “Sweet Dreams”, “Iceberg”, “Second Night of Summer”, and “Tension (Interlude)”, the latter being my number one favorite track on Blue Madonna.
In celebration of Blue Madonna, I’ve decided to feature this fun piece of fan art of BØRNS that I found on Tumblr by Erin Young. It’s an oil on canvas painting that depicts the singer with pink hair wearing a floral top and sunglasses that suit him perfectly.
View the original fan art on Tumblr, and listen to Blue Madonna on Spotify.
Justin Timberlake has made our Friday with a new song and music video, “Filthy.” He also shared with us the tracklist for his upcoming album Man of the Woods.
I mean, it’s a pretty intense pop single. The video takes place at conference in Asia during the year 2028. One of the lyrics goes, “Put your filthy hands all over me.”
Excuse me, mister?
Anyway, in celebration of “Filthy”, I’ve decided to feature this amazing fan art of Justin Timberlake I found on Pixels by Chrisann Ellis. It features the singer sporting his signature smolder on a greeting card!
Check out “Filthy” below.
I though it was a joke when I saw the tweets about Lil’ Jon being named the new CEO of Papa John’s Pizza. I really did. So I Googled some news articles to see how many people fell for it and it turns out that IT’S TRUE.
Are these people serious? Is this temporary? They’re totally going to hire a legit CEO with restaurant experience, right?
I can’t stare at the computer for too long because of my headaches, but enjoy this fan art of Papa John’s new CEO I found on Deviant Art by nosmelone.
Fan Art Fridays will return after Christmas!
Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄
I’ve been participating in several holiday activities (parties, decorating, etc.) this week, so I figured I’d take some down time on this snowy Friday night to catch the Christmas episode of Bob’s Burgers.
Titled “The Bleakening: Parts 1 & 2,” the episode has no shortage of funny one-liners from Gene Belcher and crazy ideas from Linda.
The latter is basically the premise of the episode. I mean, I’m halfway through the episode and I’m still trying to figure out in what world it’s okay to mutilate a Christmas tree. I’m sure that automatically qualifies you for bad holiday ju-ju, Linda!
This Friday we’re celebrating Linda’s quirky personality with some fan art I found of the character on Jamie Owen‘s Etsy store, Digiarttree. It features a drawing of a happy Linda over what looks like a page from a dictionary with the caption “I’ve only had half of four bottles of wine,” taken from another holiday episode “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal”.
If you’ve got a Linda fan in your life, this fan art would make a great Christmas gift. Digiarttree also has fan art of Gene, Tina, Louise, and Bob!
View the original fan art here.
The Neighbourhood put out a new song this week called “Scary Love”!
“Scary Love” is part of the band’s upcoming EP To Imagine. It features some pretty high pitched synths, making it sound as scary as the title suggests. When I first heard it today, Jesse Rutherford’s vocals kind of scared me when he sang the opening line “Move to the city with me” in a screeching yet beautiful falsetto.
I’m used to the somber R&B feel of their music but I could definitely get used to a few hair-raising synths 😉
In honor of the release of “Scary Love”, I decided to scour the internet for some fan art of The Neighbourhood. I found this really fun cartoon of the band on Pinterest. It’s not signed at the bottom so I have no idea who created it.
I find it very interesting how the artist decided to give the band members a clown blush look on their cheeks, since The Neighbourhood seems like a serious bunch of guys. Gotta love juxtapositions!
Listen to “Scary Love” on YouTube.
As you may have heard, Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry. You may have also heard that Meghan Markle has retired from acting in lieu of the aforementioned fact. I’m only happy with one half of this equation, but let’s not dwell on the negative here.
I’m so freaking happy for the both if them! They’re a super cute couple, and you better believe I’m gonna wake up hella early on the day of their wedding in May 2018 t watch it broadcast on TV!
In congratulations, I’ve decided to feature Meghan Markle for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. This sketch by yaoskaxx I found on Deviant Art features Meghan Markle with a super fierce smolder.
I cannot wait for May 2018!
Absorb the cuteness of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry below.