Around the Web for 1-17-14

around the web for 1-17-14

around the web for 1-17-14I’m sleeping
And right in the middle of a good dream
When all at once I wake up
From something that keeps knockin’ at my brain.
Before I go insane
I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed
Screaming out the words I dread:
“I think I love you!”
– The Partridge Family


TV lost two icons from classic 60s and 70s shows yesterday. RIP Russell Johnson who played The Professor on Gilligan’s Island and RIP Dave Madden who played Rueben Kincaid on The Partridge Family. Let’s get the news from around the web for 1-17-14.


  • In honor of Russell Johnson, here are 25 secrets from Gilligan’s Island that you might not have known. (Lucky Puppy)
  • In honor of Dave Madden, here are trivia facts about The Partridge Family. (Trivia Frog)
  • Before the internet, if you did something stupid, it would probably be forgotten about and wouldn’t follow you around forever. Now with the internet, there is no way to hide from your stupid, especially if you do something stupid on TV. Here are 11 of the most embarassing game show moments preserved forever on YouTube. (Eguiders)
  • It used to be enough just to be named a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model. Not any more. Now with social media, we get to rank all of the models for how popular they are on the internet. We really do have too much time on our hands. (CoEd)
  • Remember when conversion vans were a thing? They had a brief window when they were mildly popular with families and then when the popularity faded, conversion vans went back to being the kidnapping vehicle of choice. Here are 19 examples of conversion vans that if you ever seen in person, you might want to run because I’m sure they are out grabbing people. (Officially Fun)
  • Eddie Murphy just put his house up for sale. Here are pictures of the house in case you are in the market. The house is pretty incredible. I’ll go halfsies with anyone who wants in on this. (TheChive)
  • Kate Upton apparently has a difficult time keeping her clothes on. I hope that no one ever helps her overcome this difficulty. (BroBible)
  • I’m covering The Bachelor again this season and one of the women I’ve picked as a favorite to win is Assistant District Attorney Andi Dorfman. On the show, she has described herself as a ditzy lawyer who barely reads. This clip shows that she is selling herself short. I’m irritated that she thinks she needs to dumb herself down for this awful show. (TMZ)
  • Speaking of The Bachelor, it seems that even they have some standards over there at ABC. Guess who they turned down to appear on The Bachelorette? Hint: she’s famous for no reason and she thinks she can give medical advice. (PopBytes)


around the web for 1-17-14

Hot actress of the day: Gretchen Mol from Boardwalk Empire

(Ask Men)