Archive for December, 2015


Hilarious Photos of Superheroes and Villains Engaged in Life’s Most Mundane Activities

@ 3:07 PM on December 15, 2015

When Ottawa-based photographer Daniel Picard goes about his daily life, he’s not only thinking about the real world; he’s thinking about the Death Star, Gotham City, and Superman’s Metropolis. For Picard, mundane rituals like riding the elevator or visiting the loo don’t have to be tedious. Instead, they’re opportunities to imagine the what superheroes and comic book villains are doing when we’re not looking. Figures & Statues, an ongoing series published as Figure Fantasy, is his investigation of the ordinary experiences that every fictional character must at some point or another have to face.

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Starbucks Pistachio Ice Cream Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

@ 12:53 PM on December 15, 2015

Pistachio ice cream is such a delectable treat, and if you’ve ever had it you know how rich and creamy it can be. Here’s the Frappuccino twist on Pistachio ice


Carrie Fisher Has The Best Response To The Slave Leia Merchandise Controversy

@ 10:11 AM on December 15, 2015

Recently, the Star Wars fanbase took time off from freaking out about The Force Awakens to freak out over a rumored ban on merchandise depicting Princess Leia’s “Slave” outfit from Return of the Jedi. Many words about the matter have been said since—a lot of them pretty good!—but leave it to Leia herself to put it best.

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A Turkish Court Has To Decide If Gollum Is Good or Evil

@ 10:11 AM on December 15, 2015

Is Gollum a good guy or a bad guy? It’s a complicated question. At times, the former Hobbit is nothing but pure venom. Other times, he’s kind, sweet and caring. Plus he can change between the two in an instant. Finally, a court of law will tell us if the former ring-bearer is good or evil.

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Watch the Original Star Wars Trilogy As It Was Before George Lucas Screwed It Up

@ 10:16 PM on December 14, 2015

Since 1997, George Lucas has been hell bent on ruining the original Star Wars trilogy. Every new release—in theaters, on DVD, and on Blu-Ray—comes with more added garbage than the last. This fan-made version of the original trilogy is the best version of Star Wars you can watch.

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Cult Sitcom ‘The Tick’ Resurrected by Amazon

@ 9:31 AM on December 10, 2015

Patrick Warburton will reprise his titular role as ‘The Tick’ in a new pilot for Amazon. Patrick Warburton will once again play the big blue hero hero, though it will be up to fans to help the show get a full reboot.


The Two Lives of Michael Jackson – The New Yorker

@ 2:33 PM on December 9, 2015

Carvell Wallace on Michael Jackson’s different personas, controversies involving pedophilia accusations and race, and why the pop star remains significant.


Gun Violence with Science, Persuasion, and Great Journalism

@ 5:29 PM on December 8, 2015

Here’s an important caveat to establish: There is no consistent definition of “mass shooting” or “mass public shooting” across countries, or even among researchers who track them within the United States.


In wake of data hack, Santa vows to give everyone coal this year

@ 4:07 PM on December 8, 2015

Santa is reacting to the public release of his Naughty / Nice List by pledging to give everyone on either side a big lump of coal this Christmas.


The Supreme Court Could Send America Back a Century by Redefining ‘One Person, One Vote’

@ 11:35 AM on December 8, 2015

Redefining ‘one person, one vote’ could take us back to minority rule