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Love and Roosters


High Art: Oyster Magazine is on a level we don’t even understand. Maybe the rooster represents masculinity? [Trendland]

Pass the Roles: A tour of modern gender roles, as seen from the bizarre intersection of Don Draper and Liz Lemon. Highly recommended. [This Recording]

Transformed: Megan Fox is swapped out in favor of Gemma Arterton in the plans for Transformers 3. History will bury you, Michael Bay. [/Film]

Inch by Inch: Arcade Fire drops a promo single to whet our appetites. Mission accomplished. [Arcade Fire]

Lindsay Ellingson is in an Exotic Locale


Protect Your Necker: The Victoria’s Secret swimwear catalog brings a pack of models to scenic Necker Island. We would have liked a few more “girl with sloth” pics. [Jaunted]

El Presidente: Jay-Z saves rap, quotes Rakim, is awesome. [Interview]

Double Secret Probation: The invite-only Gilt Groupe adds a second layer of invite-only-ness. We’re pretty sure we saw a Monty Python skit about this. [Racked]

Very Bad Things: A critic’s poll of the worst movies of 2009. Megan Fox is well-represented. [Vulture]

Megan Fox Prepares to Embrace the Legitimate Press


Fox on Fox: The New York Times Magazine boldly defies the Megan Fox embargo. [NYTimes]

Protect Your Neck: The scarves of the world, just in time for winter. [CoolHunting]

Bag Man: Checking in with Apolis Activism’s Ugandan cotton briefcase. [Valet]

No Flipping: A countdown of the top 30 television series of the decade. Taken as a whole, they will swallow up an entire year of your life. [AV Club]

Enjoying Megan Fox Without the Mannered Dialogue


Frivolous Kitchen Shot of the Year: We boldly defy the internet’s Megan Fox boycott. [Just Jared]

Building Bridges: Finally, this silly war between Adidas and Puma comes to a close. Hopefully someone gets a Nobel Peace Prize out of this. [Neatorama]

Dropping Math: A gentleman scientist's guide to stocking the bar. [Lifehacker]

Just Watch It: Nike enlists David Fincher for one of the most amazing 90 seconds of video we’ve ever seen. Can we nominate Guillermo del Toro for the next UnderArmor spot? [Thompson on Hollywood]

Death of a Ladies Man


James Bond seems to be having a bit of trouble with the ladies.

His latest failed conquest is Megan Fox, who just turned down a Bond Girl part in the 23rd Bond film in favor of a potential leading role elsewhere, but she’s just the latest in a long line of women too good for Sir James. Frieda Pinto passed on the same part, and the list of Craig-era would-be Bond girls also includes larger names like Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron and Rachel McAdams. Maybe the old boy’s losing his knack?

Something tells us Sean Connery never had this problem. But maybe Roger Moore...

A Rose is a Rose


As Mickey Rourke showed us yesterday, a rose isn’t always as romantic as you’d think. In today’s snap, a chivalrous young Brit offers a flower to one Megan Fox, and is cruelly rebuffed in turn. Maybe if he’d tried peonies?

Also, the first person to send us a neoclassical painting of this moment will receive a free pair of espadrilles.

Breaking News


California Dreaming: GQ continues its thorough international coverage of Megan Fox. [GQ UK]

Drinking from the Hip: A gentleman’s guide to smuggling liquor into stadiums, in case peanuts and crackerjacks don’t cut it. [Chow]

Enjoy Responsibly: Esquire’s cocktail correspondent shares his personal rules for avoiding inebriation. [Esquire]

Up Your Sleeve: A brief history of sleight of hand, courtesy of the master Ricky Jay. [NYTimes]

Seal of Approval


Ideally Situated: Esquire achieves branding nirvana, with a little help from Megan Fox. [Esquire]

Lens Flare: The Times launches a photoblog, supplying Gawker with at least 30 posts over the next few months. [Unbeige]

Kanye Has a Lot to Answer For: The rise of the blipster, as illustrated by Kanye’s entourage. [The Root]

The Ghost of Hatchbacks Past: Autoblog counts down the top ten forgotten convertibles. [Autoblog]

Fox, W.K. and Pontiac


The Fabulous Ms. Fox: Esquire’s latest hi-tech cover wants to make Megan Fox more animated…as if that were possible. [Esquire]

Party Hard: Andrew W.K. revolutionizes New York nightlife. Time to party, indeed. [NYMag]

A Pontiac for All Seasons: With the car company gone the way of the Edsel, Jalopnik counts down their ten greatest creations. [Jalopnik]

I’m Sorry Mr. Jackson: More wreckage from the Michael Jackson’s estate. [Boing Boing]