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  1. David Jablow’s Doodles Subvert Sexy Tropes, Create Awesome Characters

    The mad libs of objectification: solved!

    Women of mid-twentieth century "doodle pads" were placed in provocative and often-fetishized poses so they could be further sexualized via sketching, but artist David Jablow sees the figures as a template for so much more. The only ass that matters to the women of Jablow's doodles is bad-assery, and these characters have it in spades.

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  2. Were the Rugrats All Dead? YouTube Channel “Cartoon Conspiracy” Investigates

    Today in Depressing

    What, you don't remember this conspiracy/urban legend about Nickelodeon's Rugrats? You said you were how old? Nevermind. Go away. Watch the rest of Cartoon Conspiracy here. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  3. In This Edition Of Saturday Morning Slow Jams – Animaniacs [VIDEO]

    And All Was Right With the World

    They've riffed on the musical stylings of the Gummi Bears, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and DuckTales and more, now it's time to tackle Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  4. This Video of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs has Filled Us With Great Joy

    Try to name them all.

    If you have five minutes and want to watch something life-affirmingly adorable, then check out this video from Ensemble ACJW and Carnegie Hall. It's a fun mashup of 43 cartoon theme songs, with some animation thrown in to provide clues. Can you get the whole list without cheating?

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  5. Cartoon Theme Song Mash-Up By Professional Orchestra Is As Awesome As It Sounds

    This amazing presentation by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW includes 43 different cartoon theme songs. With bonus animation to give you a clue as to which is which (the full list is on the YouTube page if you're interested). Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  6. Winnie the Pooh Says “Oh Bother” Just As Often As You Remember [VIDEO]

    Our Adorable Past

    That's right, Disney has made us a supercut of Winnie the Pooh saying his signature phrase. You may tell me that I'm too old for Pooh Bear, to which I will say that I don't care. I'm going to go play Poohsticks and you're not invited.

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  7. Sam Sweetmilk Gets Adopted by Channel Frederator, Begins A Much-Deserved Kickstarter Campaign

    It's like, what do you even need money for? Food? Give it to these guys instead.

    Frederator's been doing real well for itself in the making-stuff-for-the-Internet department, and in their zeal to find great content, they've picked up another cartoon pilot for their Youtube channel -- Sam Sweetmilk, an sci-fi comedy that's currently hosting a Kickstarter campaign to create a new 17-minute long, fully animated episode.

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  8. Samurai Jack Back From The Past in New Comic Series

    Watch out!

    In 2004, the beloved Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack was abruptly cancelled. The time traveling hero was never able to return to his own era and square down with nemesis Aku, leaving the series sadly unresolved. But his saga is finally set to continue in a comic series published by IDW that gives us the fifth season we always wanted.

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  9. Ratings Grab? What Do You Mean, Ratings Grab? Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover is Happening

    Too bad it's not 2005 or we'd actually be excited for this.

    Great news for people who really enjoy once great television now rendered mediocre by time! Fox has announced that next year, The Simpsons and Family Guy will be teaming up for a crossover to be aired as part of the fall 2014 Family Guy season. If I were still in middle school, this would probably be amazing news. Alas, I'm not.

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  10. TED-Ed Takes A Look At How Disappointing Super Powers Would Be In Real Life

    Having superpowers would probably not actually be that great. In fact, it could be exceedingly dangerous for your and your loved ones.

    TED-Ed has offered short, entertaining takes on a wide variety of actual science in its brief existence, and we've been consistently delighted by the program's cartoon explanations of everything from the Big Bang to dinosaur feathers. Over the weekend, though, TED-Ed expanded its purview and blew our minds with seven great videos exploring how common comic book superpowers -- real classics like flight, super speed, and super strength -- would operate in the real world. The disappointing answer? Not very well, as the offering on super strength demonstrates here.

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