* I just about hate myself for being so interested in this, but it’s true: I am morbidly attracted to what is claimed to be Jack the Ripper’s autobiography. Do I think it’s the real thing? No, but that’s just as much out of safety as out of common sense. If it is real that would be horrifying on top of being highly unlikely. This first-person account of Ripper’s exploits was rediscovered in 2008 and was apparently written in 1920. Children’s author Sydney George Hulme Beaman is said to have been left the autobiography by an acquaintance named James Carnac, and Beaman claims to have omitted the most disturbing portions prior to submitting it for publishing. No, honestly, I don’t think any of writings will have come from Jack himself. Sereal killers are generally proud of their work, but this strikes me as too similar to those who claimed to be Billy the Kid after his death. All public knowledge, attention whoring, and no direct blood lines. I do, however, believe “The Autobiography of James Carnac” is going to be a very interesting and dark read. [History.com]
Original handmade manuscript of supposed Jack the Ripper autobiography, made to look like bloodied cobblestones.
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*Apparently even Doctor Who can have heart attacks. I just didn’t know his current incarnation was Italian. A man in Verona, Italy suffered a heart attack recently. Having recently been the receiver of a heterotopic transplant, the 71-year-old Italian suffering from low blood pressure and shortness of breath had two hearts. Medical Science is both amazing and horrifying. [MSNBC]
*Speaking of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is out fueling the rumor mills yet again! It’s no secret that Steven Moffat is one of my favorite story writers every, especially in the realm of television. In a recent interview with the Radio Times, Moffat casually mentioned that season 7 would feature “…at least” 14 episodes! Be still my beating heart! [Radio Times]
*UGO.com has compiled a list of the best Archer jokes. To me, this is simply an impossibility. Archer is so sick, so wonderful, so perfectly my kind of humor, that a list of the best jokes comes off as trivial and pointless. Be that as it may, a new season of Archer is thankfully here, debuting last night at 10pm on FX. The first three episodes of the season teased fans way back in September as a three parter titled The Arch of Darkness. This series is planned to be the longest yet, at a total of 16 episodes. As I don’t have cable, ’cause I’m no bitch to Time Warner, I merely purchase the shows the day after they air for $2 on iTunes. If you haven’t tuned in to Archer, one of the two fantastic animated shows H. Jon Benjamin currently stars in, you can catch the first two seasons on Netflix Streaming. Get on that.[UGO]
* When I was a mere 16 years old, I worked for Priceline Corporate. It was ridiculous. And awesome. And when there were company parties held in rented out airplane hangars, William Shatner would be there
surrounded by a billion bodyguards. But, alas, his time with Priceline is no more. But rather than merely ending his contract, Priceline plans on killing off his character. Smooth. [AdRants]
* It’s that time of year again. You know, when you’re just trying to get your body back into shape after the holidays and all of a sudden – BAM! The Girl Scouts of America come along with their awesome cookies and screw everything up. And because we live in the land of Insto-Gratifiction there is now an app for that. What I’m saying is iPhone owners (that’s like, I dunno, roughly 6 billion of us, right?) can download a free GS Cookie locator app. It’s just too bad you can’t order cookies from your phone. But then, it’d probably be fastest if I could just download all those calories straight to my ass. Because that’s exactly where they’re going to go. [GeekSugar]
* DC Comics has revealed a new logo. Personally, I’m not sure if it was a necessary change, but I might just be a cermudgeon. And I get what they’re doing with the new logo. It’s simple and obvious, and, really, not that bad. Or that different. So kudos to them. The “explanation”, however, of such an obvious meaning seems a bit unnecessary. [MTVGeek]
* Jeff Goldblum’s appearance on Glee might be the only reason I have to watch it. Seriously, I’ve tried. I’m just not into it. I am, however, totally in love with Goldblum and him playing a gay dad? My God, it’s like the role he was born to play. Seriously. [TVGuide.com]
* I could see Judy Garland in Inception. She could put all those strung out high disillusions to good use. Too soon? Nah. Peter Stults, an artist inspired by John Hartter, reimagined recent movies to feature classic stars, putting a very vintage spin on their promo posters. [BuzzFeed]
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