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    Dan Van Winkle — Associate Editor

    Dan is a video game modding hobbyist and secret ninja who lives in New Jersey.

  1. Things We Saw Today: What “Beyoncé Voters” Really Want From the Government

    1. To stop being called "Beyonce Voters," I'd guess.

    Despite what willfully ignorant political pundits would have you believe, all the single ladies want the same things out of government as everyone else. (via Mic on Facebook)

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  2. The New Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Looks Unbelievably Good

    2 for 2 on Star Wars trailers this week.

    The Star Wars Battlefront trailer revealed at Star Wars Celebration today looks amazing. Literally. The game-engine visuals for the upcoming multiplayer shooter are unbelievable.

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  3. Lucasfilm’s Response to a 7-Year-Old’s Request to Let Jedi Get Married Is Adorable

    "I do" or do not. There is no try.

    Lucasfilm sensed in Colin Gilpatric much fear that his desire to become a Jedi Knight and desire to get married would one day conflict, so they intervened with a letter advising the young Padawan on how to love without turning to the dark side, and it was perfect.

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  4. R2-D2 One-Ups BB8 With His Own Airplane

    Put your ass in an astromech.

    What delusions of grandeur?

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  5. David Hasselhoff IS the ’80s in the Power Glove-Toting, T-Rex-Riding Kung Fury Music Video

    Fact: This is exactly how I remember the '80s.

    Kung Fury is grade A, 100% pure 1980s movie nonsense, so of course it had to come with its own '80s-inspired hit song: "True Survivor." And of course David Hasselhoff had to sing it and star in its absurd music video. And of course he had to ride a T-Rex.

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  6. Elon Musk Gon’ Give It to Ya in the SpaceX “Uptown Funk” Parody “Launch You Up”

    So SpaceX-y.

    OK, we'll accept another "Uptown Funk" parody on the basis that this one is the best one. See, I told you Elon Musk was really Iron Man.

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  7. The Mary Sue’s Favorite Moments From the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

    It's all happening!

    Let's be real: it was a struggle to not just repost the entire trailer here instead.

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  8. “Success Kid” Meme Star Helps Crowdfund His Dad’s Kidney Transplant

    There is still good in the Internet. I can feel it.

    In possibly the most Internet story of all time, the now-partially-grown kid known across the Internet as "success kid" has successfully crowdfunded a kidney transplant for his father and managed to inspire us all with hope once again in the process.

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    Please do not watch the Batman v Superman teaser trailer teaser. We implore you.

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  10. Neuroscientist Shaves Her Head to Better Illustrate How the Brain Works/Look Awesome

    MIT Neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher is sick of all this damn hair making it difficult to demonstrate just where certain regions of the brain lie. Either that, or she was just looking for an excuse to shave her head to look awesome/begin her journey towards supervillain-dom.

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  11. Doctor Who‘s Tenth Doctor Seasons Will Soon Air on… Disney XD?



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  12. iZombie Recap: “Flight of the Living Dead”

    Let’s call this one "Liv & Dick."

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  13. Gordon’s Alive! Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct Flash Gordon Movie

    We're as surprised as Prince Vultan.

    News has been quiet on the upcoming Flash Gordon film reboot, but now it's been reported that X-Men: First Class's Matthew Vaughn is looking to direct.

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  14. How the Gaming Industry’s Gender Problem Showed One Man the Importance of Feminism

    PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren explains why the show so often discusses issues of gender and representation in video games and makes the point that criticizing something you love doesn't mean you love it any less.

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  15. Amazon Will Stream All of Orphan Black Season 1 for Free This Friday

    You know what this calls for.

    You are now fresh out of excuses not to be watching Orphan Black.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: The First-Ever Sketch of Wonder Woman Now for Auction

    Great Hera!

    Now you can own the very first sketch of Wonder Woman, complete with creator William Marston and artist H.G. Peter's notes to each other on the character. You know, if you happen to have enough money to literally swim in like Scrooge McDuck.

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  17. Netflix Announces Audio Description for the Blind Starting With Daredevil TODAY

    Yesterday, we wrote about how Marvel's Daredevil was an uncomfortably ironic display of Netflix's lack of accessibility for the blind, and like one of life's little gifts, today we get to happily report that they're rolling out an audio description option—starting with Daredevil!

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  18. Hillary Clinton Is Already Winning… for Best 404 Error Page

    Did Bill do this? It is the daddest of jokes.

    Hillary Clinton announced that she's running for president again, and the Internet's reaction was swift, but her campaign site has outdone everyone with what is simultaneously the best and worst joke so far: a 404 error page featuring an old family vacation photo and dorky pun. It is the pinnacle of embarrassing parent humor. Do your worst, political opponents.

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  19. Watch Stephen Hawking Sing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” and Remember How Amazing Life Is

    Always look on the bright side of life.

    It's not until the 18th, but Stephen Hawking and Monty Python have already won Record store day with this perfect rendition of the "Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. What's that you say? Record store day isn't a competition? Pff, yeah, now it isn't.

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  20. Daredevil Recaps: “Into the Ring” and “Cut Man”

    Marvel: The Studio Without Fear.

    Prepare yourself for Marvel's inevitable takeover of television.

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