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Downton Abbey

  1. Pyro Baby Daenerys Wins All the Awards In This Video of Kids Reenacting 2014 Emmy Nominees

    I will take what is mine with cookies and juice boxes.

    The 2014 Emmys take place this Monday (yeah, not Sunday—I know, it's weird), and to celebrate, Mom.me has put together this video of children acting out imagined scenes from the six Outstanding Drama Series nominees. If you're worried about what Game of Thrones scene would even be appropriate for children to reenact, don't worry, they went creative with it and came up with the best possible solution.

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  2. Downton Abbey Uses Water Bottle Goof To Raise Money For Charity

    "Caaaaaaaarsooooooooon!"

    What do you do when you make a giant goof and leave a water bottle in the frame of a 1920s era photoshoot? Turn it into something hugely positive, of course! (Or, if you're us, photoshop tentacle dildos into the picture.)

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  3. What Other Anachronistic Items Were Left In That Downton Abbey Promo Pic?

    MAAATTHHEWWWW!

    It's been a really tough week in general, so I think I speak for all of us when I say we needed something like this Downton Abbey promo pic to come along. Look at it. Look hard. See something that shouldn't be there, considering Downton is set in the 1920s? Yeah. The person who was supposed to take that water bottle off the mantle just made everyone's week a whole lot more fun.

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  4. Marvel’s First Netflix Original Series Casts Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox As Daredevil

    Excelsior!

    You might also know him as dreamy Tristan from Stardust or despicable Philip, Duke of Crowborough from Downton Abbey but soon audiences will know actor Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear, Daredevil.  

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  5. “Chuffed” Spiked in Merriam-Webster Online Searches Yesterday, Here’s Why and What it Means

    Peter Sokolowski seemed pretty chuffed about it.

    "Chuffed" didn't make my list of 10 Piece of British Slang I'd Like to See Adopted in America, but a lot of readers suggested it after the fact. That's why when lexicographer Peter Sokolowski pointed out that it was spiking in searches on Merriam-Webster's site it caught my attention. Why'd it spike, and what's it mean?

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Gender-Bent Ice King From Adventure Time

    Things We Saw Today

    This great gender-swapped Ice King/Queen from Adventure Time by Kida-Takashi is pretty fabulous although a little scary. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  7. Downton Abbey + Cats = Downton Tabbies [Video]

    What is a weekend?

    We've featured other mashups of Downton Abbey and cats before and of course they were delightful.  There's even a Downton Tabby book.  But this video of cats modeled after the Downton Abbey opening credits is pretty much the best thing ever, not in the least because it was made for the good cause of getting these cats adopted from no-kill animal rescue Pets Alive! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  8. Graphic Posters For Your Library, Word Nerds

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    Etsy shop Folio Creations has some fantastic prints with pretty graphic design available for sale for the word nerds, writers, editors, readers, and lovers of shenanigans out there. Currently available posters include quotes from Gilmore Girls, Downton Abbey, The Princess Bride, Mary PoppinsEmma, and Anne of Green Gables. They also have a line of posters featuring punctuation that's pretty great.  Plus, they'll do custom quotes for you!

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  9. This LEGO Downton Abbey Would Not Be Allowed At Downton Abbey

    What It Says On the Tin

    This LEGO Downton Abbey set created by Eric Stevens allows me to remember the simpler times at the majestic household. A time when the Dowager Countess never would have allowed toys, let alone toys with tiny parts, anywhere near the house.

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  10. Lady Mary Gets Tough in Tough Justice [Video]

    What is a weekend?

    Tough Justice with Michelle Dockery from Michelle Dockery
    Season 4 of Downton Abbey starts tonight in the United States, which is super exciting. Non-US fans, please avoid spoiling anything from the new season in the comments! To celebrate, enjoy this video of Michelle Dockery, aka Lady Mary, teaming up with Michael Chiklis in an exciting new (not real at all) cop drama... Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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