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

  1. Pee-wee’s Playhouse on Blu-Ray and—Wait, Paul Reubens Says a New Movie Announcement Is Imminent!?

    Is "new Pee-wee Herman movie" the secret word of the day? Because we're all screaming real loud.

    Come in and pull yourself up a chair. Paul Reubens has some exciting things to say about the big reveal of the new Pee-wee movie.

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  2. MIT Warns Mars One Habitat Plans May Poison Their Own Mars Settlers Within 70 Days of Arrival

    You got what you want. Give these people air! ...But not too much of it.

    Mars One is a private Mars settlement mission that aims to recoup the costs of establishing the first human colony on an alien planet by turning it into a reality show, so now you've got some context for the fact that their life support plans may actually backfire and poison their own settlers. That's one heck of an elimination challenge.

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  3. Surprise! That DNA “Evidence” Shows We’re All Jack the Ripper Victims! Or Something Like That

    These scientists need a lesson from Mr. DNA.

    Oh no! The (most) recent supposed Jack the Ripper identification was wrong! He's still at large! Wait, what do you mean he lived over 100 years ago?

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  4. Things We Saw Today: The Hogwarts Uniform Dress Is Better Than Your Muggle Tuxedo T-Shirts

    Real fact: Wizards never wear tuxedo t-shirts.

    Closet cosplay complete. It now takes absolutely no extra effort to make sure no one mistakes you for a muggle and dress like a wizard in your everyday life thanks to the Hogwarts uniform dress.

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  5. Game of Thrones Drinking Supercut Shows All Men Must Die (of Alcohol Poisoning)

    I mean, it's no interview with drunk Cersei, but it'll do.

    For a fun drinking game, drink every time someone in this video drinks. Or don't. It's seriously probably best that you don't. I could probably be arrested for reckless endangerment for even suggesting it.

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  6. Review: The UnPocket 1984-Inspired Stealth Clothing That Lets You Drop off the Grid

    For the ungoodthinkful out there.

    The Kickstarter for the UnPocket and The Affair's line of 1984-inspired clothing recently wrapped up at £47,427— nearly double its £25,000 goal. Once again, denizens of the Internet have made it clear that they value their privacy by supporting the "big brother"-blocking clothing technology the line offers, but how well does it actually work?

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  7. A Comet Is About to Scrape by Mars, and NASA Will Share What They Hope to Learn From It Live Today at 2PM EDT

    NASA's MAVEN is in a unique position to observe a comet that is going to come ten times closer to Mars than any comet ever has to Earth, and it will help us learn about the early solar system.

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  8. Terminator: Genisys Actor Jai Courtney Talks About How the Film Relates to Past Entries in the Franchise

    Come with me if you want to be confused.

    Terminator: Genisys actor Jai Courtney, who plays Kyle Reese in the Terminator sequel remake reboot whatever-the-Hell-this-movie-even-is, has offered some new details about the film, so let's all puzzle frantically over what it all means!

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  9. 13-Year-Old Girl in Training to Be the First Person on Mars, NASA Thinks She Could Succeed

    Just watch out for those water monsters.

    Mark this one down in the win column for women in STEM. Whether or not Alyssa Carson actually achieves her big dream of making history on Mars, her dedication to studies in science and languages, plus her becoming the first person to attend all three of NASA's world space camps, is inspiring. Don't take my word for it—NASA spokesman Paul Foreman agrees.

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  10. We’re Officially Getting Jurassic World LEGO Sets. Someone Must Have Said the Magic Word.

    Please, dammit!

    Chris Pratt continues to be inextricable from tiny plastic bricks as Universal has announced that LEGO will be a Jurassic World licensing partner. Tiny pastic dinosaurs incoming!

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