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Things We Saw Today: Octopus Chandelier With Light-Up Arms


Check out this amazingly detailed octopus chandelier which includes detachable, light-up tentacles. The original from Mason’s Creations has already sold but if you’ve got $18,000 to spare you can order one for yourself.  Or for The Mary Sue offices. (via LaughingSquid)

  • New York Times film critic A.O. Scott had one of his tweets used as a full-page ad in the Times by CBS Films to promote Inside Llewyn Davis. Sure it was a public tweet, but still a kind of shocking use of someone’s social media posts, right? (via Mediaite)
  • A Parisian apartment owned by socialite and actress Madame de Florian was abandoned during World War II, although Florian continued to pay her rent. After her death it was entered for the first time in 70 years. (Belloblog)

Here’s our first look at Christian Bale in the upcoming Ridley Scott movie Exodus. Yes, Batman/Laurie will also now be Moses.  My brain is conflicted. (via Indiewire)

  • Ever wondered how Victorian babies and kids stayed still long enough to have their portraits taken?  The answer is very, very creepy. (via 22Words)
  • Over at ThinkProgress, Alyssa Rosenberg has a great examination of what Will Ferrell‘s career and specifically his role in the Anchorman movies has to say about masculinity and feminism.

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  • Anonymous

    Why so serious, Moses?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, another white Moses. Awesome.

    Unless this turns out to be a homage to the big epics of Old Hollywood, I am not cool with this.

  • locuas

    no no no, SUPERMAN is moses, not batman. This movie is already doomed…

  • Ashe

    I GASPED OUT LOUD. That chandelier octopus! My dreams have come true!

    Gonna ignore white people trying to shape the world’s history in their image and just think about that octopus.

  • Richard Vandiamondsworth

    It’s cool until it spills ink all over the rug.

  • Robert Vary

    Wow, I just read that in Edward G. Robinson’s voice, and now I want an alternate history where he played the Joker.

  • Trina Talma

    Christian’s already been Jesus. This seems a step down.

  • Ali Miller

    I love Ridley Scott three days of the week, and I love Bale, but the casting decisions on ‘Exodus’ are so frustrating. All of the main roles were cast white. Joel Edgerton as Rameses, Aaron Paul as Joshua, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya… all wonderful actors – but come ON. Only when you get down to the secondary roles do you find any sort of ethnically appropriate diversity. If you’re going to bother making another Biblical epic in this day and age, why not seize an easy opportunity to make it more realistic and different from past attempts? As it stands, we’re not far off the mark from the days of Charlton Heston and The Ten Commandments. Sigh.