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## Proof that Every Disney Movie Is Improved by the Presence of The Emperor’s New Groove Yzma

With her “Yzma is Best Princess” series, artist Charamath has reminded me that I really should rewatch The Emperor’s New Groove this weekend. There is no better way to spend 78 minutes of one’s life. Not sleeping, not lounging, not socializing. Certainly not doing anything productive. Why do we even have that lever?!

(via Tumblr, thanks to tipster Mea)

## Guys, There’s a Paper That Describes the Relationship Between Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy Using Math

“A mathematical model is proposed for interpreting the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy portrayed by Jane Austen in the popular novel Pride and Prejudice. The analysis shows that the story is characterized by a sudden explosion of sentimental involvements, revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation in the model. The paper is interesting not only because it deals for the first time with catastrophic bifurcations in romantic relation-ships, but also because it enriches the list of examples in which love stories are described through ordinary differential equations…. A series of small discoveries can give rise to a sudden turning-point in the development of a love story. In mathematical terms these turning-points are nothing but so-called catastrophes, which, in the case of Pride and Prejudice, are technically revealed by the existence of a saddle-node bifurcation.”Discover has a lingo-laced excerpt from the paper “A mathematical model of ‘pride and prejudice‘” (“as a consequence of the letter the upper saddle-node bifurcation curve is crossed from below and this crossing implies a discontinuous jump from x’ to x”’…”), plus a graph. A graph.

It’s so beautiful.

## Monday Cute: This Baby Is Getting Mixed Messages About Bath Time Thanks To An Overzealous Cat

Hoover and Hazel (we’re assuming Hoover is the cat), were left to their own devices in a crib. While Hazel was content to nap, Hoover felt their time together was best spent cleaning up.

## David Attenborough Narrates Women’s Curling

BBC Radio 1 asked the famed naturalist to lend his voice to a rather unusual sort of animal, and the combination is a winning one.

Previously in Sochi Olympics

## Ringo Starr, Singing a Song About How He Wants to Be a Powerpuff Girl

In case you missed it, The Powerpuff Girls return to Cartoon Network in a couple weeks for a new special, and their big name guest actor is Ringo Starr in the role of Fibonacci Sequins, Townsville’s most flamboyant mathematician. Here’s Ringo singing “I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl,” the song he crafted for the special, and it’s exactly what we would have expected in pretty much every way.

Previously in The Powerpuff Girls

## Christopher Lee Has a Heavy Metal Christmas Single Called “Jingle Hell” [VIDEO]

I don’t know what the best part of this video is: “Jingle Hell” itself or the commentary by actor/noted heavy metal musician (yep) Christopher Lee. For those wondering about the single’s b-side, the name of which appears under “Jingle Hell” in the promo image, yes, it is a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” You can listen to a sample on Amazon. Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world. I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.

(via: Metal Injection)

## George Takei Has a Perfume, And It’s Called “Eau My”

If you’re wondering what George Takei’s official perfume smells like, according to the description on Amazon there are notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot, night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals, grated ginger, and fresh ozone. Oh, and once it dries you’ll smell like “sensual woods” and “soft skin musk.” Eau my, indeed.

(via Geeks Are Sexy; photo credit Pete Hottelet / Omni Consumer Products)

## Jonathan Frakes Is Directing an Agents of SHIELD/Thor: The Dark World Crossover Episode

The nerd is strong with this one.

## Mind Blown: Meryl Streep Might Be In Talks for The ExpendaBelles

Over a year ago we told you that Millennium Films, the company behind The Expendables, is doing a female-focused version of their action franchise called, yes, The ExpendaBelles. There are certain people you’d expect to pop up in an film like that—say, Sigourney Weaver or Linda Hamilton. Or actresses like Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff, though not them specifically, because they’ve already hitched their stars to another female Expendables movie.

One name I definitely didn’t expect to see pop up in the first slate of ExpendaBelles casting rumors? Meryl Streep. And yet.

## Tom Hiddleston’s Choice for Lady Loki Is Pretty Much Perfect

“Oh that’s a good question. We know that in the comics he comes back in the body of Sif. So I say the first obvious port of call is Jaimie Alexander.” — Tom Hiddleston, asked what actress he’d choose to play a female Loki.

Don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here luxuriating in the perfection of that mental image.

(via: ComicBookMovie)