In other news of silly things, you can now own a house in Northern California that’s known as the “Flinstones House”… because it looks like the Flinstones’ house. Unfortunately, living like a cartoon will cost you $4.2 million, though what it’ll get you is, as The Creators Project describes it, an “organic structure…favored among the growing number of monolithic dome enthusiasts globally.” So, if your goal is to become popular among the “growing number of monolithic dome enthusiasts,” do get that $4.2 million ready. Another silly thing: the trailer for Neil Patrick Harris’ upcoming NBC variety show, Best Time Ever, which looks pretty… silly.
Speaking of NBC, David Alan Grier will be playing the Cowardly Lion in their live televised version of The Wiz (within an extremely impressive ensemble). Vulture spoke to Grier, who’d just had an elaborate fitting for the role; in the interview, he discusses his excitement about being a part of The Wiz, as it was the first Broadway show he’d ever seen. He gushes about how much he likes the Lion, as well, saying, “Every time I hear ‘Be a Lion,’ it makes me cry because it’s so sweet and moving. So I love my songs. They’re better than all the other characters’ songs. Don’t let them bullshit you.” And if that got you in an interview-reading mood, check out The Verge’s Q&A with Alex Gibney, director of the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man and the Machine.