The Fairest Fowl of the Cosmos

Foster Kamer · 12/13/09 02:45PM

What follows the jump is video of a man at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, in a chicken suit, playing "What is Love?" on a Pianica. Again, I'll say it: All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

Scarlett Johansson Vs. Tom Waits

Hamilton Nolan · 03/25/08 08:29AM

Uncut magazine in the UK got an advance listen to the new and unnecessary Scarlett Johansson album of Tom Waits cover songs, "Anywhere I Lay My Head." According to the scattered preview, ScarJo sounds at various times like Marianne Faithfull, Liz Frazer, Marilyn Monroe, and Joy Division [Uncut]. So there's that. They do point out the asinine spectacle of 24-year-old ScarJo crooning "I Don't Want To Grow Up." You're not, yet, so stop singing about it! The question about this album remains: why must it exist? Certainly not because the blonde it-girl actress is poised to improve on the music of Waits, America's coolest living man. Could it be...the promo photos? It must be the promo photos. After the jump, the plump-lipped ScarJo's recently released contemplative pictures for the album—she enjoys sitting and gazing into the distance, you'll see—along with some of Tom Waits, for comparison's sake.