Attack ads, D-list misogynists, fan videos and more in today’s Change The Channel.
- I used to think what Westeros really needs is an independent judicial system and and hearty serving of democracy. But since watching these fake Game of Thrones attack ads, poking fun at the ridiculous material financed by super PACs south of the border, I’m not so sure.
- When they’re not making political attack ads, the high-born lords and ladies of Game of Thrones series are reviewing the Iron Throne on the HBO store’s website, where’s it’s on sale for $30,000.
- The Man Show co-creator Adam Carolla, whose idea of comedy gold is making fun of trans people and putting buxom babes on trampolines, recently told the New York Post that “dudes are funnier than chicks.” Women like Tina Fey, he said, are the exceptions in gender otherwise made up of humourless hoes and buzz-killing bitches. The comedian’s remarks alerted many people to the deeply-entrenched sexism in the entertainment industry the fact that Adam Carolla is a person who exists.
- This animated alternative intro to the orginal Star Trek series is described as “an homage to one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi television shows ever to beam down to Earth.”
- Here’s another beautiful fan-made homage (aren’t fans just swell?) that combines Joss Whedon’s The Avengers with the Firefly intro.
- Community is nominated for an Emmy for its animated episodes, and the folks behind The Simpsons and American Dad are none to pleased. They think the show’s just dandy, but don’t think it’s fair they can’t try out for best comedy, while NBC’s critical darling gets put its eggs in both baskets.
- Parks and Recreation showrunner Michael Shur talks to the AV Club about building the show’s fourth season and bringing the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind., to life
- How HBO’s Girls keeps the father of two little girls up all night worrying they’ll accidentally smoke crack one day and have sex with all the wrong men.
- Louis C.K. of the groundbreaking FX show Louie has some things to say about being a dad and it has nothing at all to do with Girls. Catch the premier of Louie’s third season on June 28.
- Topless Robot has posted a list of seven Futurama gadgets that are nearly a reality. Don’t worry, suicide machines and Eye Phones aren’t featured.
- Vulture has an exclusive photo from the next season of Breaking Bad.
- This TARDIS bathrobe from Doctor Who is $69.99 at ThinkGeek. My birthday was in March, but I am still accepting belated presents. Send to the Toronto Sun office, care of Sheena.