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Get Back To Basics With This Pop Culture Alphabet

This charming series is the work of Jeff Victor, whose art we’ve featured previously. If you have young ones this might benefit — or an empty spot on your grown-up wall — he’s got a poster print available for sale. The V, W, and X panel makes for an interesting discussion piece on the signature outfits of female characters, wouldn’t you say?

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Miss Piggy Wearing the Actual Hope Diamond

Today is Jim Henson‘s birthday, and in honor of that date, nearly two dozen of his puppets will now join the original Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian’s collection. So yes. This is Miss Piggy wearing the actual Hope Diamond. Piggy herself will go on permanent display, presumably along with Kermit, and presumably with the diamond back at the National History Museum. (Smithsonian)

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Audience Participation

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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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Justice League, Ottoman Empire-Style

The Justice League meets the Ottoman Empire, by Ben Senturk. My inner history nerd is freaking out so much right now. Hit the link for individual shots, plus Ottoman-style Joker. (Geek-Art)

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Will Masters of the Universe Reboot Have The Power To Make He-Man Cool Again?

Let’s be honest here, I’m a She-Ra kind of gal but He-Man is certainly one of those 80s icons I appreciate (and not only for his awesome dance moves). But like most beloved childhood franchises, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is prime for a reboot and it just so happens to already be in the works. G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is taking up the Sword of Grayskull. 

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DreamWorks Acquires Classic Media, Awesome Stuff On The Way (Trust Us)

DreamWorks Animation, the folks who brought us Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, have just acquired the privately owned animation studio, Classic Media. Why should you care? Classic Media owns the motherload of awesome cartoon and comic properties. And all it cost them was $155 million in cash. Hit the jump to find out what characters from your childhood we’ll likely be seeing again very soon. 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Cutest Darn Fan-Made Bridesmaids Poster You Ever Did See

Lest we forget, Bridesmaids is up for two Oscars this weekend, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy. And that’s exactly when this poster will be available for sale. (Super Punch)

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14 Pictures Of Old School 80s Heroes In Fancy Dress

Chilean artist Fabian Ciraolo has depicted the likes of Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor but he’s also pretty adept at drawing 80s pop-culture icons. Take a gander at his retro-styled versions of Jem, the ThunderCats, She-Ra and more! (There may be a surprise appearance from Captain Planet) 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Abraham Lincoln, Ghostbuster

Now that he is both a vampire hunter and a Ghostbuster, I like to pretend that Abraham Lincoln is President of the Dead People and benevolently leads them in the war against the Good Dead and the Evil Dead, emerging victorious when all can live with each other in eternal, spookyass harmony. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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Things We Saw Today: How To Make Your Own Peeps

Peeps are polarizing. But if you love peeps, visit mental_floss to find out how to make your own. (Also: DIY Cadbury Creme Eggs … you’re gone already, aren’t you?)

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