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A New Sherlock Season 3 Trailer Emerges, China Will Be Thrilled

This latest trailer for Sherlock Season 3 gives a bit more away than, “John is moping and growing a mustache.” So beware. Meanwhile, if you thought you were a big Sherlock fan, some folks in China might have you beat. On a recent visit to the country, UK Prime Minister David Cameron set up a profile on a social media site in order to answer questions. And he was asked about Sherlock. Specifically, he was asked to tell the crew to hurry up because they take too long between seasons. Amazing. In case you were wondering, he answered.

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Want More Bee and Puppycat? There’s a Kickstarter For That.

Bee and Puppycat is a successful animated short by Natasha Allegri and Frederator Studios on Cartoon Hangover. Haven’t watched it yet? Do. You won’t regret it. If you’ve watched it already, go ahead and watch it again. Puppycat’s space outlaw story never gets old.

For Bee and Puppycat fans, the good news is that Frederator Studios wants to make the short into a full series on YouTube. To do this, they need cash, and to get cash, they need you. That’s where the Kickstarter campaign comes in. They have 29 days left to reach their $600,000 goal, so drop by and donate and you could get a whole bunch of cool thank you gifts. Come on, Internet. You can do this. More Bee and Puppycat!

Previously in Bee and Puppycat

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Announcing Our New York Comic Con Panel!

Are you coming to New York Comic Con? Did you know that New York is our home base? Did you know we’re planning cool stuff to do there like a panel and a meetup? It’s been a few weeks of trying to get the coolest people to be on our NYCC panel, but the dust has settled and we can finally announce when, where, and, most excitingly, who.

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Tweets Per Second Record Once Again Claimed by Miyazaki

Twitter, as it grows ever larger and has ever more intensive demands on its infrastructure, has gotten the the habit of announcing when its userbase has reached a new height of activity, because they, rightfully, want us to know how hard they work. The cause of this newest tweets per second record is a familiar one, but what’s surprising is how high it’s set the bar for future contenders. The old record? 33,388 tweets in one second. The new?

143,199 tweets in a single second.

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TV and Movie Scenes Re-Created In Minimalist Legos

Lego artist Nick Desimone has taken minimalist movie posters to the next level: minimalist Lego scenes. He renders classic characters in dioramas using the least amount of bricks possible, creating iconic moments without the benefit of faces, intricate detail, or non-geometric shapes– just with brightly-colored blocks.

Can you guess all of the movies and shows which are Lego-fied here?

(via GeeksAreSexy)

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Geek Girl Band “The Doubleclicks” Need Your Help With Their Music Video!

The Doubleclicks, nerdy musician extraordinaires, have been repping the ladies in the nerdoverse since their inception. We’ve mentioned them before.

Now, they need some people to help them out.

For their music video “Nothing to Prove” (a song about being a girl geek even when there are haters hating left and right), they are crowdsourcing footage of women holding up signs talking about what got them into geek culture in the first place, or about what sort of nerd they are. Check out the song above, and go to their website to see what you can do to contribute to the project.

Us “fake geek girls” have to stick together!

Previously in Doubleclicks

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And The Finally Tally For The Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Is…

It was a crazy pipe-dream Veronica Mars fans never thought would actually come true. A Veronica Mars movie is happening because of fans but we knew that ten hours after the Kickstarter launched. “WE DID IT, MARSHMALLOWS! With six hours to spare, we shattered the last record we were aiming for, passing 87,143 to become the Kickstarter with the all-time highest number of backers,” reads the Kickstarter page. Yes, they managed to raise $5,702,153 thanks to 91,585 backers. It’s now also the third highest-funded project in Kickstarter history. Creator Rob Thomas tweeted, “The movie title is going to simply be VERONICA MARS. The sequel will be VERONICA MARS: THE PASSWORD TO LOCKSPUR LANE. Or ELECTRIC BOOGALOO.” And Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell tweeted a minute before the close to say, “i love you all. for real. thank you.”

Personally, I can’t wait for Mars Investigations to be back in business. Next stop, SDCC, then…the world!

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Civil Rights Captcha Harnesses the Power of Empathy

I can be a cynical person, but I have to say, this is pretty cool. Swedish human rights group Civil Rights Defenders has created a new type of CAPTCHA that requires those who want to register for or comment on a Website to choose the proper emotional response to a human rights violation in order to prove themselves not a spambot.

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The Simpsons Would Like You To Do Something With Their Couch [Contest]

The opening credit sequence for The Simpsons has changed throughout its 20+ year run but one thing has always stayed the same. Well, sorta. I’m talking about the classic couch gag that ends each one. It’s a new idea every time and now Fox would like to hear your ideas. The incentive? It could wind up on television. 

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I’m Surprised the Doctor Who Workout Involves More Than Just Running

The TV workout: it’s like a drinking game except instead of slowly killing your liver, you’re slowly losing track of what’s going on in the episode!

Seriously, though, if there were more, well, room in my living room, I might invest in one of these as a way to get through the bad seasons of some shows I’ve been dawdling on. And while this list seem reasonable for most episodes of Doctor Who, I think it might have killed me to try to apply it to last weekend’s.

Previously in Doctor Who

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