Walking Dead numbers, Final Season for Breaking Bad, Anson Mount in Penoza, and a passel of Lady Parts posts! [I read stuff]

Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…

9 Million viewers! Wow, that’s a lot … and a great way to ensure that there will be more of Walking Dead. AMC appears to do wonders with their programming, and with after-shows like the Talking Dead, it really amps up the excitement for the show. Way to advertise! I’m looking at you, SyFy. Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels are also shows I watch on AMC, and it’s looking good for both of those. Final season for Breaking Bad, and good news for Hell on Wheels lead, Anson Mount!

Now for the ladyparts. As if it weren’t bad enough that the US is currently in the business of crawling inside a woman’s uterus and controlling her through it, women also have to pay more in insurance to get less service, and be made to go through humiliation and shaming into the bargain. Some clever owners of ladyparts have decided that what some of these lawmakers need is their very own Ladypart™! Follow the post and see what you can do to help ease the uterus envy. Maybe send Santorum more than one, as he seems to have such huge issues with it. Issues which the delightful Dan Savage is more than willing to summarize for us!


 

‘Walking Dead’ finale gets record ratings:

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A record 9-million viewers tuned in to AMC for Sunday’s season finale of “The Walking Dead,” making it the highest-rated episode in the series’ history, the network announced Monday.

A nice chunk of that — 6-million viewers — were among adults 18 to 49. It’s a zombie-like climb from the premiere of the second half of the season last month, which drew 8.1-million total viewers in the 9 p.m. slot, with 5.4 million in the 18-to-49 demo.

[L.A.Times/19 Mar 2012]

Anson Mount in Penoza:

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Hell On Wheels star Anson Mount has been tapped for a high-profile guest starring role in ABC’s drama pilot Penoza, written and executive produced by Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg. Based on a Dutch format, it centers on Martha (Radha Mitchell), the widow of an assassinated criminal (Mount) who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. From the pilot, Mount will segue into production on Season 2 of AMC’s Hell On Wheels, co-produced by Endemol Studios, which also co-produces Penoza with ABC Studios.

[deadline/20 mar 2012]

‘Breaking Bad’ to make scream-worthy return in July:

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of AMC’s drug-fueled drama “Breaking Bad” — and it seems safe to say that anyone who tuned in to the season four finale has been — there’s good news. The wait won’t be as long as expected.

After enduring a break of almost “Mad Men” proportions between seasons three and four, the upcoming season is set to make a comparatively quick appearance this summer.

“‘Breaking Bad’ will return to your television sometime in July,” star Aaron Paul tweeted. “Make sure u wear your diapers because I’m pretty sure u will (bleep) yourself.”

[AMC/19 mar 2012]

Final Season of ‘Breaking Bad’ Airs in July:

Actor Aaron Paul, of AMC’s excruciatingly intense Breaking Bad, has confirmed via Twitter the show’s fifth and final season will air “sometime in July.”

While the ending is bittersweet, excitement is high to see the final installment of the continuous downward spiral the characters have fallen into. Paul, who recently got engaged, does not give any teasers away but ensures the audience will not be disappointed.

[allmediany/Stephanie Ortiz/19 Mar 2012]

Lady Parts!

Knit a Uterus to Donate to a Congressman in Need:

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Remember when we decided that Rick Santorum needed a uterus of his very own so he’d leave ours alone? Well, now there’s a similar idea being proposed for the members of Congress across this great land who seem so insistent on getting all up in our lady parts since they’re jealous they don’t have any of their own. So how exactly are we going to make that happen, since we can’t, you know, give them actual uteruses? Enter Government Free VJJ, a project which aims to have have ladies knit or crochet lovely versions of uteruses (plus cervixes and vulvas) and mail them to their representatives.

[jezebel/Cassie Murdoch/19 Mar 2012]

Women charged $1 billion more than men for health care: report:

The National Women’s Law Center released a report Monday morning that found health insurance companies have charged women $1 billion more than men for the same premium coverage, leading to the organization launching a campaign for women to fight against discriminatory practices.

The report, Turning to Fairness: Insurance discrimination against women today and the Affordable Care Act, documented the various ways the health insurance industry treated women unequally in obtaining affordable health care.

Though the practice of gender rating, or charging women more for the same coverage, women are paying a $1 billion more than their male counterparts. States that haven’t banned gender rating have seen women charged more for 92 percent of best-selling health plans.

[rawstory/Andrew Jones/19 Mar 2012]

Rick Santorum Goes Insane and Denies He’s Ever Even Mentioned Contraception:

Rick Santorum went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning where Joe Scarborough asked him if he regrets bringing the issue of contraception into his campaign. Rickles got flustered and turned pissy fast. He said, “I’ve never had any record or anything about talking about access to contraception.” Umm. Not to cross you, oh Holy One, but YES YOU FUCKING DO.

[jezebel/Cassie Murdoch/19 mar 2012]

Savage vs Santorum:

Asked what he’d say to Savage if the two met, Santorum replied:

I would tell him that I’m praying for him. He obviously has some serious issues. You look at someone like that who can say and do the things that he’s doing and you just pray for him and hopefully he can find peace.

I emailed Savage to see what he had to say about that. He wrote back:

Rick Santorum thinks that women who have been raped should be compelled—by force of law—to carry the babies of their rapists to term, he thinks birth control should be illegal, he wants to prosecute pornographers, etc., etc., basically the guy wants to be president so that he can micromanage the sex lives of all Americans…and I’m the one with issues? Because I made a dirty joke at his expense eight or nine years ago and it stuck? I’m the one with issues?

Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Rick can pray for me. I’ll gay for him. And we can call it even.

[Motherjones/20 mar 2012]

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  • mestenia

    Mr. Anson Mount, according to us who actually live in Hollywood, is defined as an actor who possesses “IT” ~ as did Humphrey Bogart, Montgomery Clift, Clark Gable, and Spencer Tracy.  “IT” ~ that undefinable certain “something” that makes Mr. Mount a true “Star”!

  • xxxevilgrinxxx

    I think so too – it’s undefinable but definitely present. A very real, solid quality. I’ll be following him, that’s for sure :)