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Stan Lee's WhoSay Is Adorkable, Corny

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The Marvel icon is unapologetically goofy. And that makes otherwise groan-worthy puns into endearing photo ops.

#StanLee & Professor X together again @OzComicCon

The Real Stan Lee on WhoSay

And the Twitter war begins #StanLee vs @ThatKevinSmith

The Real Stan Lee on WhoSay

#StanLee on set with the #Avengers @ChrisEvans #JeremyRenner & #ScarlettJohansson

The Real Stan Lee on WhoSay

#JossWhedon & @Kevfeige really know how to humble a guy. @Whedonesque

The Real Stan Lee on WhoSay


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Sifl & Olly Return!

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Talk about a blast from the past. If you don't know why this is a big deal, are you even old enough to be on the Internet without supervision?

Source: youtube.com

First Look! "Avengers" Get New Comic, Cover Art

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The first three covers interlock to form an awesome mural. After the blockbuster success of the Avengers movie, a new comic was only a matter of time.

Source: marvel.com

The creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena bring the crazy popular Avengers to Marvel NOW this December as a bi-monthly comic.

Little plot information is at hand, but the promo asks,

[The Avengers are] expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call, who will answer?

Green Lantern #0 Introduces First Arab-American Protagonist [Exclusive Interview]

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A new breed of superhero is born. Geoff Johns sits down with Buzzfeed to talk about Simon Baz and writing a Muslim Lantern.

BF: So when Simon enters the continuity on September 5th, the Earth Lanterns are in somewhat of a state of disarray, from what I read?

GJ: Exactly. Right before this new guy is recruited to the Corps, the Guardians of the Universe who created the Lanterns billions of years ago have decided it was a big mistake and they're going to shut them down. That the best thing to do is to convert everyone to a hivemind sentient being called the Third Army.

BF: So wait, there's like the Borg now? They're going to assimilate everyone?

GJ: They're behaving kinda just like the Borg. They think free will is a mistake. Sentient beings get to make choices and that causes problems. They shouldn't be able to make choices, they should just live in harmony and more of an insect hive. They think that's going to be a better way, which clearly it's not…

BF: Best of intentions though!

GJ: Yes, so that's where we end up when this guy, Simon, who's an out of work auto engineer turned car thief is sucked into this whole crazy universe, this intergalactic war.

BF: Now I don't want to give to much away but Green Lantern #0 definitely deals with some heavy, sensitive issues for Americans. How and why did you come up with that particular backstory for Simon Baz?

GJ: I really want to create a character, you know I'm from MIchigan, so I really wanted to create a character that was from Dearborn and the culture, the ethnic background, everything associated with that, from the fact that he's an automotive engineer to being Arab American. I worked with the Arab American National Museum; I got them the script beforehand because I wanted to give it a sense of authenticity.

BF: That's awesome you went through so much research to make sure it was an authentic representation of Arab American culture.

GJ: Absolutely. You know my father is Lebanese, so I'm Arab American on that side. However, I was raised in a Christian household and Simon was raised in a Muslim one and I really wanted to explore the difference between. Not everyone who is Arab American is Muslim and not everyone who is Muslim is Arab American. I think there's a lot of misconceptions about what Arab American culture is and so when creating a character who I think is, by far and away, the most prominent Arab American superhero in DC if not in all of mainstream comics here in the US, it was really important to me to work with the Arab American National Museum to make sure it was represented correctly. To make Simon's cultural not define who he is but make it a part of the DNA of the story and be a part of what he deals with in his life. It took a lot of research, both personal and talking to a lot of other people about it and running the script by them and really making sure it was as good as possible.

And then also trying to make Simon a compelling character. Because at the end of the day, it needs to be a compelling character story. So many characters that we've created in comics were made in the 40s-60s, that creating a character of our age that grew up in a post 9/11 world was important to me. And the character is not perfect, he's a flawed character that obviously makes bad decisions. He makes a really bad one up front.

BF: I thought it was a very good read. The dialogue and the fluid backgrounds really kept the story flow going.

GJ: You know what's funny, is when I was going through the black & white the first time I got it and making notes on the dialogue, I forgot I was reading a Green Lantern comic for a little while and I liked that. I like that we started with just a normal story and it's really not until the end that it turns into a superhero comic, that last page with Sinestro and Hal. I really put that in there to let people know "No this is Green Lantern, it's just part of a bigger story."

Green Lantern has had such a great history of tackling issues of it's time, like with the creation of Jon Stewart. The whole Green Lantern/Green Arrow run, when Speedy was dealing with drug addiction. And that's what I really wanted Simon to be, was a character of our time.


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Brazen Art Thieves Top The Morning Links

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Who says all criminals are dumb? Plus, the biggest cheeseburger you won't eat and the league of extraordinary Internet trolls.

Edvard Munch's classic painting has been an object of desire for both collectors and thieves for many years. There are not one, but three versions, with one recently selling for $120 million dollars at auction. The other two had a more storied history. In 1994, a couple of thieves using a ladder and a hammer nabbed a version hanging from the National Museum in Oslo, leaving behind a friendly note which read, “Thanks for the poor security.” It was recovered three months later and two people were arrested. In 2004, another Scream was snatched, this time from the Munch Museum (also in Oslo) by robbers in your typical ski-mask-and-gun-yelling-in-Norwegian scenario. This Scream wasn't found until 2006, and was damaged in the theft. - Read the rest at Oddee.

Katie Couric wants to interview Duchess Kate, to ask her why she's so thin. - [TheDailyBeast]

The biggest cheeseburger you'll never eat. - [Esquire]

A Turkish woman killed her rapist and dumped his severed head in the village square. Can't say I blame her. - [DailyMail]

Some people settle for dressing like their favorite video game character. Then there is this Assassin't Creed parkour cosplayer. - [Neatorama]

Before diving into NYC Fashion Week 2012, take a look back at examples the craziness from Fashion Weeks Past. - [PopSugar]

In the Netherlands, a 15-year-old was sentenced for being contracted to murder a girl over her Facebook posts. - [HuffingtonPost]

Why go camping when you could go glamping instead? - [Elle]

Meet the League of Extraordinary Internet Trolls. - [HoustonPress]

Scientists confirm space time ripples caused by white dwarves but what does it mean? - [Tecca]

Headline Story: If you think was bad, you have to read about these nine other ballsy art thieves. - [Oddee]

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Penguin Puberty Just As Embarrassing As Human Version

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Mom, stop. Seriously Mom, stop. This adolescent King Penguin gets help molting from his doting mother.

Via: dailymail.co.uk

His face practically screams, "Please let the ground open up and swallow me whole rather than suffer the indignity of being photographed."

Via: dailymail.co.uk

It was this. And I was side-eyeing it. Side-eyeing...

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It was this. And I was side-eyeing it. Side-eyeing it hard.

Batgirl Mashed Up With Nancy Drew And Other Links

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Bill Cosby Tweets About Cosby Sweaters Tops The Morning Links

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The World's Fattest Dachshund And Other Links

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The Robocop Commandments

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This needed to be shared. Don't ask why.

Source: culturepopped.blogspot.com

1. Serve the public trust.
2. Protect the innocent.
3. Uphold the law.

Apocalypse: The Supercut

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We sure love to watch the world end. Let's get all that pesky “plot” out of the way and skip straight to the juicy part.

Source: youtube.com  /  via: neatorama.com

Fandom: Changing Society One Ship At A Time

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Bronies, and Holmies, and Hiddlestoners, oh my! If you don't know any of those words, trust me, you will.

Source: youtube.com

From PBS:

Before mass media, people actively engaged with culture through
storytelling and expanding well-known tales. Modern fan culture
connects to this historical tradition, and has become a force that
challenges social norms and accepted behavior. Whether the issue is
gender, sexuality, subversiveness, or even intellectual property law,
fans participate in communities that allow them to think outside of
what is possible in more mainstream scenarios. "Fannish" behavior has
become its own grassroots way of altering our society and culture, and
a means of actively experiencing one's own culture. In a sense, fans
have changed from the faceless adoring masses, to people who are proud
of their identity and are stretching the boundaries of what is
considered "normal".

Teaser Trailer Drops For "Lincoln"

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Sadly, Spielberg is covering up Lincoln's vampire hunter past. But this still looks fantastic.

Source: youtube.com

John Wayne Was Super Attractive In 1930

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This is an important post! Stop what you are doing and go ogle this man.

These photos, found by Retronaut, are from IMDB's page on a movie called The Big Trail. Filmed in 1930, it was John Wayne's first headlining role. He played a fur trapper bent on revenge for the murder of his partner and falls in love with a young Ruth (Marguerite Churchill) along the route to Oregon to catch the killers.


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Scar Spotted In Kenya

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He was not prepared. It was supposed to be the coup of the century. (Warning: Mild Blood]

Source: reddit.com

According to Redditor Eode11, his brother took this photo while residing in Kenya. The lion still had a female with him and seemed none the worse for his battle wounds, having won the fight.

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Source: youtube.com

Leopard Catches Fast Food Tops The Morning Links

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J.R.R. Tolkein Read Poems In Elvish

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Because if you're going to painstakingly create a new language from scratch, you damn well are going to use it. The poem is Namárië .

Via: geeksaresexy.net

The First Stanza Of Namárië In Elvish

The First Stanza Of Namárië In Elvish

Source: en.wikipedia.org

The First Stanza In English:

Ah! Like gold fall the leaves in the wind,
Long years numberless as the wings of trees!
The long years have passed like swift draughts
Of the sweet mead in lofty halls
Beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of Varda
Wherein the stars tremble
In the voice of her song, holy and queenly

You can read the whole translation here.

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