4 items from 2011
Kelly Slater has won a record-setting world surfing crown and he did it at the age of 39, making him the oldest world champion in history (incidentally, he's also the youngest, as his first win came at the age of 20). The title came at the Rip Curl Pro in Ocean Beach, which is in the San Francisco Bay area. Slater had to finish 9th or better to mathematically win the world title and while the Rip Curl Pro is not completed yet, he has secured himself at least a 9th-place finish, securing him the world title for 2011.
The title happened a year to day since Slater, and the surfing world, lost one of Slater's longtime rivals and friends in surfer Andy Irons. Irons was found dead from a mixture of drugs he was taking for insomnia and an illness, in a Texas hotel room Nov. 2, 2010.
(Slater is pictured above, left, winning »
The Truffle Shuffling U.S. women's soccer fan in the stands for the World Cup final yesterday must have caught Christos Gage's eye because he tweeted about his own Shuffle frustrations this morning. The international sports event provided a brief distraction from the Comic-Con craziness and Harry Potter sadness that was otherwise flooding our feed.
Speaking of Harry Potter, Chip Zdarsky celebrated the series' end. Alejandro Arbona didn't necessarily revel in schadenfreude, but he did question the film's depiction of bankers. Find out if you agree with him after the jump. There's a link to some awesome Jim Lee Batman artwork and sympathy for Jean Grey's evil clone there as well.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for July 18, 2011.
@zdarsky You seriously telling me that Harry Potter wore those f---ing round framed glasses straight into adulthood? What a nerd. I'm glad he's dead.
-Chip Zdarsky, Writer/Artist ("Prison Funnies, »
- Brian Warmoth
Well, it’s about that time. This is my last day at Best Week Ever. I’ve had Such an amazing experience working here, and I’d like to thank Michelle, Dan and Noah for being the Best Team Ever and making me laugh to tears every single day. Granted, the tears were coming from a much darker place, but it was nice to laugh through them. Basically, the reason I’m leaving is that I’ve built up enough revenue as a part-time blogger to up and leave New York and embark on my own Eat, Pray, Love-eque journey. First, I’m moving to South Dakota where I’ll get my hang gliding instructor certification. Then, it’s off to rural Alberta where I’ll be working in the oil sands industry as a miner. After that, I’ll hitchhike to Alaska and sneak onto an industrial fishing boat »
- Sarah Walker
As far as we're concerned, Alison Brie can do no wrong.
She has the small but pivotal role of Trudy Campbell on "Mad Men," arguably the best drama on TV, and she's among the primary cast of "Community" on NBC, arguably the best sitcom to air in years -- unless you're among the NextMovie staff, where we accept no arguments. (It is. Case Closed.)
Now Brie appears in "Scream 4," the latest tongue-in-cheek slasher from horror auteur Wes Craven, playing "Scream" veteran Neve Campbell's greedy and overbearing publicist Rebecca. As she tells NextMovie, "[Rebecca] is pretty cold, she's missing that sensitivity chip. She's not as wholesome a character as I usually play."
Read on for Brie's shocking "Scream 4" spoiler (we're pretty sure she's kidding... we think) and how she needs your help to achieve her next career goal.
So level with us. You're the killer this time, right?
[Laughs] Yeah, »
- Brooke Tarnoff
4 items from 2011