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Today In Obvious

Today In Obvious

Study Finds That Netflix, Hulu Users Prefer to Watch Way Too Many Episodes Of Their Favorite Shows At Once. You Don’t Saaaay?

Not that I speak from experience. I absolutely did not stay up until the wee hours last night watching an entire season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Nope. Why would you say that?

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Apparently, Women Gamers Spend As Much Time And Money On Gaming As Male Counterparts. This is Surprising?

A report shows that women gamers spend as much time and money on consoles as male gamers do, and that gamers are not, in fact, all teenage boys who lock themselves in their rooms to play Xbox Live for hours on end. Wait, gamers can be women? And adults? Gasp!

The social media network Pixwoo.com commissioned the search, and had this to say about their results:

The image most people have of a gamer is usually a young boy, holed up for hours in end in their bedroom, only stopping the game for food, drink and toilet breaks. But these results show that the stereotype couldn’t be more wrong. Not only are women just as likely to be gamers as men, but we are talking about fully grown adults who work, have a family and are in a relationship.

Go under the cut for statistics, commentary, and lots of exasperated sighing.

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Someone Tried To Kickstart A Where the Wild Things Are Sequel Book

Why do people think they can get away with crowdfunding something that doesn’t belong to them? 

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Tim Curry Had a Major Stroke, But He’s Recovering. Because He’s Immortal. I Won’t Hear Otherwise.

Tim Curry, like Stan Lee and Sir Ian McKellen, will live forever. Don’t dispute this basic fact. I won’t listen.

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Gale Anne Hurd Compares The Walking Dead To Downton Abbey

We’ll get to the story in a second but first we must give props to NotZombies.com for creating this photoshop because nothing could be more perfect for the top pic. Visit their site to see the full image and read their awesome explanations for why each character looks the way they do.

Ahem, now, click ahead to find out why Gale Anne Hurd thinks AMC’s The Walking Dead is like Downton Abbey plus thoughts on Glen Mazzara’s departure, a Walking Dead movie, and more! 

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Storm From The X-Men Is Confused About Hurricane Sandy

Hello, my name is Storm. Actually it is Ororo, Ms. Munroe if you’re nasty. I’ve been called a few other names in my time but “Sandy” is certainly not one of them. So why are news organizations all over the country referring to me as such? And why are they speaking about me as if I were evil? Storm is friendly!

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Meryl Streep, You Raise a Valid Question: “Doesn’t Hollywood Want Women’s Money?”

As we know, there is a dearth of women working behind the scenes in Hollywood, even if we have seen a slight improvement since the 1990s. But when I say “improvement,” don’t get too excited. Using the numbers from the LA Times, women working high-level jobs in non-acting jobs in film — directors, producers, etc. — accounted for 18 percent of the whole lot, up from 17 percent 14 years ago. “Improvement” over the course of 14 years amounts to one percent. In politics, that’s within the margin of error, so it might not even be that accurate. This means less movies that are geared directly to women. And now, one of the women who usually appears in front of the camera, Meryl Streep, is using all that attention we pay to her to ask a very important question: “Why? Why? Why? Don’t they want the money?”

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According To Guinness, Sherlock Holmes Is The Most Portrayed Literary Human Character

To be more specific, as Sherlock Holmes would expect us to be, he’s now the most portrayed literary human character in film and television according to the Guinness Book of World Records, beating William Shakespeare’s Hamlet for the title. Hmm…I wonder how that happened…

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The Vast Majority of Academy Voters Are Extremely Old & Incredibly White Men

A new study by the LA Times revealed a fact that is usually just a joke made by comedians and angry fans of Drive: the majority of the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of white, elderly men, and this is why generally lackluster “Oscar-bait” movies like War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close end up nominated over more edgy fare (like Drive). The Academy says it wants to diversify, and it’s nice of them to notice the need to do that now that everyone expects the Oscars to be 100 percent boring 100 percent of the time.

Top pic also taken from the LA Times story, because it looks like the creepy picture from The Shining, and I dig that.

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William Shatner’s Totally Unbiased Opinion on Star Wars vs. Star Trek [Video]

If we’re being honest, I think it’s fair to wonder what William Shatner thinks of Star Wars in comparison to Star Trek, even though the answer is most likely an incredibly — but respectfully — biased one. And that’s exactly the case! In the video above, watch this delightful interview with Shatner and witness him waffling on the merits of special effects in both of the legendary sci-fi offerings. And then watch the fan fiction universe go crazy over the idea of Captain Kirk and Princess Leia hanging out together.

(via Geek Tyrant)