Steampunk Optimus Prime, Alfred E. Neuman, Married Folks on the Brink of Divorce, the BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILDS All Like to Procrastinate on This!

1. I loved this round-up of the 30 Nerdiest MAD Magazine Covers from the last sixty years. As one might imagine, there have been quite a few. It was hard for me to pick just one for the featured image. But in the end my enduring love for STAR TREK IV won out. [Topless Robot]

2. This Steampunk Optimus Prime T-shirt is full of YES! [Fashionably Geek]

3. As a writer who can be a bit grammatically-challenged at times myself , I appreciated Yvonne’s review of Grammarly “The World’s Most Accurate Grammar Checker.” [Homegrown Mosaic]

Thanks to Sandra Novack for including this brilliant comic in her wonderful Girlfriends Book Club post on writer's block. Click on the chicken to read it.

4. In the future, will a pill be able to save your marriage. If the problem is rooted in the usual “we grew apart,” “our love faded,” “the excitement is gone,” and “one of us is less interested in sex” — the answer may be yes! Married folk, click through to be fascinated by the possible future of marriage counseling. [i09]

5. I want to try Delia Hauser’s Southern Pimento Cheese recipe so bad, I’ve become borderline obsessed with it, which is strange, since it features mayonnaise, which I’ve gone on record as despising very much. [MarthaStalwart]

6. Make your Mother’s Day brunch as awkward as possible with the following gift suggestion. [The Consumerist]

7. A tumblr well worth reading if you’re challenged in the “being neat” area as I am. [Unfuck Your Habitat]

8. Oh, and just in case you were thinking of making a Dalek dress this weekend, here ya go. [BoingBoing]

9. Also, Planetary Resources, Inc. is now looking for a few good engineers to build a fleet of asteroid mining robots. [Space.com]

10. Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness!!! The most exciting and promising indie film of the summer actually stars black people!!! Here’s the synopsis for Sundance winner, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILDS, which I plan to watch so hard, it might break inside the movie theater:

Hushpuppy (Quvenzhan√© Wallis), an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack-temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.