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Posts by Jamie Frevele

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PBS’ Idea Channel Examines the Crafty (or Artsy) World of Nail Art [Video]

Just kidding, this is actually my last post. For old times’ sake. The Idea Channel, a web series from PBS, has taken an in-depth look at new developments in nail art, from the DIY styles to the downright three-dimensional. As someone who wears contacts and types all day, the most I can manage in the realm of “art” is “pretty colors,” but what kind of spangly decorations are you attaching to your fingernails these days?

(via PBS Idea Channel on YouTube)

Previously in Nail Art


so long and thanks for all the fish

The Crone Leaves the Coven, and Other Ways to Say Goodbye

To echo the words of the great philosopher Mufasa, we are all connected in this great circle of life. The grass grows in the savanna plains, the giraffes eat it, the lions eat the giraffes, dinosaurs eat the lions, and woman inherits the Earth. Well, on a much smaller scale, people get jobs, and then they leave to take other jobs. And today, on my last day at The Mary Sue, I reflect on my own personal economic cycle of life — or just the last year and a half — and share one last post as one of its editors.

Because we all deserve to have our own episode of Behind the Music, you guys. But some of us are just not musically talented.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Happy 4th of July, Everyone

This Captain America cake (based on Avengers fan art by Adventure Time‘s Natasha Allegri, so how’s that for a geek pedigree) and other patriotic cakes by Nerd Ache Cakes. Try to eat that and not feel guilty. (via Pancake Pancake Pancake)


Today in Awesome

Get Ready to Be Jealous: Five-Year-Old Girl Snags a Gig Testing Toys

What if you had a job that was so awesome that you didn’t want to take off (or be concerned with child labor laws)? You should talk to Jessica Rosbrook. She is the little lady above in the tiny lab coat, and she just scored herself a job with toy manufacturer Tomy as a chief toy tester. Go ahead. Chug that Independence Day margarita while lamenting your return to your much less wonderful job tomorrow. I’ll wait.


May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

It Looks Like Jena Malone Will Be Playing Johanna Mason in the Hunger Games Sequels

If we are to believe The Hollywood Reporter, then it looks like Jena Malone (Hatfields & McCoys, Sucker Punch, Donnie Darko) will be playing the key role of tribute Johanna Mason in Catching Fire and Mockingjay. And we all know what that means, since we already know Jena Malone is sufficiently badass — will her introduction in the (PG-13) movie be the same scene we read about in the book?


We Can Cause More Damage That Way

Part 73948 of the Ghostbusters 3 Saga: The New Writers

And so it goes, another day in the life of Ghostbusters 3, the storied sequel that will probably never happen, but that Dan Aykroyd continues to keep alive no matter how many times Bill Murray tries to kill it. And then resurrect it for the sole purpose of messing with our precious minds. And now, Aykroyd is saying that they have hired new writers, coincidentally (or not) right after Murray appeared on Letterman saying it’s going to come down to the script for him.

I’m going to bang my head into a brick wall once I’m done finishing this post. You are all welcome to join me.


It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

Watch the Life Story of One Animator In Seven Minutes [Video]

Animator and artist Caroline Torres is part of Cartoon Brew‘s third annual Student Animation Festival, and the Rhode Island School of Design student has put together something very cute and personal: an autobiography, in animated form. It’s lighthearted and emotional, while being silly and sweet at the same time. Nice work, Caroline!

(via Cartoon Brew)


Facebook Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Icons

Just under a year and a half since announcing the option to proclaim a same-sex relationship on Facebook, the social network has now introduced new icons for those same-sex couples who get married! The new icons — two brides and two grooms (obviously) — will be featured on the Facebook Timeline when a user changes their status to “Married” and specifies that they are now in a same-sex marriage. Just in time for Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to announce his own marriage to Sean Eldridge! Congratulations, gentlemen! Next: waiting to see an icon pop up on Anderson Cooper‘s Facebook page. We’ll go ahead and hold our collective breaths for that.

But you guys, this is so great! It’s like making up for Pride Month being only 30 days long! Better than a bonus second!


Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

See What Geeks With Tons of Disposable Income Bought At This Huge Sci-Fi Auction

In these hard economic times, it’s good to know that some people out there are still storing enough money under their mattress for a sound investment or a little indulgence. In this case, someone had an extra $70,000 laying around so they could engage in a bidding war for an actual, gigantic prop from the set of Star Trek: The Original Series. But the Galileo NCC-1701/7 wasn’t the only piece of pop culture memorabilia up for auction. See what else had people bidding, like Gene Wilder‘s original Willy Wonka costume and more Star Trek stuff.


Consider the Following

What If Christopher Nolan Made a James Bond Movie With Michael Fassbender? [Video]

Just an idea to run by all of you, as we find ourselves in the midst of a very busy and exciting summer of gigantic movies, including Prometheus and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Throw in a little Marvel magic, a little more Christopher Nolan, put the spotlight on Michael Fassbender, and choose a different franchise — Bond. James Bond. Now, imagine a 007 origin story starring Fassbender, directed by Nolan. Does the trailer above come anywhere close? I’ll let you make that call. Keep in mind: Daniel Craig might be vacating the Bond role…

(via Movieline)