Links out your yin yang

First: wanna watch tv online? There’s a new show (which I haven’t seen so I can’t attest to the quality) called Lie to Me starring Tim Roth.

Alert viewer Miri tells me, about 20-25 minutes into the pilot the main character gives a secondary character some grief about reading romances – and she shuts him right up.

Yay for smart women on tv reading romance! Thanks Miri!

From Tami, we have… pole dancing. In school. As part of physical fitness.

Yup. No kidding.

I can imagine the uproar but in my opinion: awesomely hilarious. I know some of the best, most exclusive gyms in NYC cater solely to exotic dancers and adult film actresses – and their workout regimen is fierce.

Book CoverFrom Anita, a link to three AbeBooks about love and romance and erotica. Skip the part where, as Anita says, “romance is dumb but erotica is art” and enjoy the interview with Merlene Lovelace – and some great vintage covers.

Plus, Mary Roach, who wrote
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, is interviewed as well, and she’s terribly, wickedly cool.

From SonomaLass, we have… theatre for those of you lucky to be in the Berkeley, California, area: In The Next Room (Or the vibrator play).

If I could see this, I SO would:

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) illuminates the lives of six lonely people seeking relief from a local doctor—but, despite his expertise with a strange new technology, all they really need is intimacy. It’s a tender tale that takes place in the twilight of the Victorian age, an elegant comedy lit by unexpected sparks from the approaching era of electricity, equality, science and sexuality.

And finally, a bonus weekend video: several people, including Darlene and Lisa, sent me this video, which is too full of sardonic awesome to be missed. 10 Chick Flick Cliches that aren’t in “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

The makeover scene nearly made me snort my water. Ow. 

 

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  1. 1
    Sam says:

    omg, this has made me love Justin Long so much more.

  2. 2
    Willa says:

    WHOA.

    I… I might actually go see “He’s Just Not That Into You,” just because that clip is so incredibly awesome in every way.

  3. 3
    Kimberly says:

    I kind of wanted to see it before that advert but now I REALLY want to see it.

  4. 4
    Kimberly says:

    Oh- and “Lie to Me” is a great new show. ;)

  5. 5
    Kathy says:

    F-u-u-u-n-y.  Holy crap, laugh out loud.

  6. 6
    Collette says:

    Honestly?  I had less than zero interest of seeing the movie before this trailer but this might’ve just changed my mind.  I’m actually thinking about getting a babysitter to go see this one.  HUGE.

  7. 7
    Laura says:

    I was going to give “He’s Just Not Into You” a pass, but now I’m thinking I might have to reconsider.

  8. 8
    Amy says:

    The scene from Lie to Me starts at 16 minutes 30 seconds, and the mention of romance novels is at minute 17, (for those like me who don’t want to have to suffer through the rest of the episode.)

  9. 9

    While I love the “He’s Just Not That Into You” promo, I have to say I don’t know that my boyfriend will be any more convinced. That said, it is a chick flick and they do know their audience!

  10. 10
    Cassie says:

    I generally don’t like romantic comedies, but I may let my rom-com loving friend drag me to see He’s Just Not That Into You after seeing that.  Funny!

  11. 11
    Julie Leto says:

    I never would have considered seeing this movie until this clip.  And as for Lie to Me, I ended up watching the whole episode.  Very cool show.

  12. 12
    Trix says:

    The poledancing fitness thing is getting lots of traction in Australia. There’s a gym that is offering Powapole™ classes just up the road from my work – see all the junior civil servant chickies trotting along there.

    Frankly, “Powapole” makes me think of something else entirely.

  13. 13
    Barb Ferrer says:

    May I have one Bradley Cooper, wrapped up and ready to go please?

    Even though I loathe most every female lead in the film, I may have to go see this.

  14. 14
    Julie Leto says:

    Sorry, Barb.  I tried…he’s on backorder.

    Is he yummy or what????  I wondered where he’d gone since Alias.

  15. 15
    ev says:

    Actually, the clip did even less for me wanting to see than the lack of interest I already had for the movie. I can see why they are not that into the girls- they are all gay???

    As for Lie to Me, I have it on the dvr just haven’t seen it yet but Daughter said it was a good show.

    I’d fall off the pole and break something.

  16. 16
    Babs says:

    What I like about the interchange from “Lie to Me” is the fact that she totally shuts him down with that “They make me happy” statement. How can you argue with someone about a statement like that?!?! I also like that she is rather an equal on a professional level—hooray!

    And from the two episodes I’ve seen (mediocre show but I love watching Tim Roth) he’s always giving her a hard time about something…hmmm, could that develop into some sort of romantic tension if the show doesn’t get cancelled? After all, her husband was lying to her about something in the first episode…

  17. 17
    Chicklet says:

    May I have one Bradley Cooper, wrapped up and ready to go please?

    NO, YOU MAY NOT. I called dibs on him after Wet Hot American Summer.

  18. 18
    Keylye says:

    I actually wanted to see He’s Just Not That Into You, but this clip made me laugh so hard I know I’ll go see it in theaters.

    And you’ve provided me with a new play to go see. Yay, Berkeley! And lucky me.

    Thanks for the links!

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    Saam says:

    Lie to Me premiered last night in Australia. I loved the romance novels scene – felt like giving a cheer! Tim Roth is one of my favourite actors – love him as the smart one opposite Gary Oldman in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.

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    Nat says:

    I loved the “sliding down the wall crying cliche.” it made my cry from laughing so hard. I had already planned to see this movie, but it makes me want to see it more. what a great video!

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