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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Anyone Can Become a Thyme Lord With the Right Apron.

Whip up some fish fingers and custard with souffle for desert in this Eleventh Doctor apron from Forbidden Planet, or check out the Tenth Doctor version via That’s Nerdalicious.

  • Sahily of Pretty in Pigment boldly goes where no blogger has gone before with her amazingly detailed Star Trek Into Darkness eye makeup. (via The Frisky)
  • Tina Amini of Kotaku talks about the harassment of women at the recent E3 Convention in her simply titled article, “The Creepy Side of E3,” and how identifying the problem can help fix it. (via Kotaku)
  • “Silicon Valley’s Awful Race and Gender Problem in 3 Mind-Blowing Charts.” (via Mother Jones)

If you’ve always dreamed of using beakers as drink containers, what with the measuring abilities and heat resistance, but haven’t felt completely confident in using the container that you just placed hydrochloric acid in as a drinking glass, the Periodic Tableware kickstarter is here to help.  Molecular gastronomy just got easier! (via That’s Nerdalicious)

  • Seymour the dog is making his return to Futurama, and he’s getting a speaking line, voiced by none other than Seth MacFarlane.  Soon he will do all the voices for every television show, not just his own. (via Pajiba)
  • Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer talked to Empire about the writing process and why certain characters he pushed for didn’t make it into the movie, and Indie Wire has the highlights for you.  Somehow I don’t think Jack Ryder’s The Creeper reads superhero given the modern meaning of the word anyway.
  • John Hurt has signed on to be part of Guillermo del Toro‘s The Strain television drama, and he’s going to continue showing up in everything you watch until you realize he secretly rules all nerdy television. (via Deadline)

MY CABBAGES! Victor Sgroi‘s cosplay is more perfect than any moment in the hapless Cabbage Merchant’s travels through the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender ever was.(via That’s Nerdalicious)

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  • Anonymous

    You take the Peroidic Tableware Kickstarter set, fill one beaker with a sour apple martini and the other with hydrochloric acid, then set your friend to choose one and you choose the other. Just make sure your Sicilian first.

  • Anonymous

    John Hurt was Hazel in Watership Down, Caligula in I, Claudius, Winston Smith in 1984, Ollivander in Harry Potter, Trevor Bruttenholm in Hellboy, he’s the Doctor, and he was Aragorn 23 years before Viggo Mortensen.

    He is the king of nerdy television and also of Gondor.

  • Anonymous

    Comments-on-a-gender-based-harassment-story drinking game time!

    1) Response that taking photos is not harassment, drink.

    2) Response that wearing a dress or a skirt means people will look at your body, drink.

    3) Response that it is so refreshing to read a story about creepy men that doesn’t actually “blame” men, drink.

    4) Response that there are just assholes everywhere, women need to toughen up, drink.

    5) Response that drunk people are just drunk … oh yeah, you bet that’s a drink.

  • Anonymous

    Someone on facebook said that she should’ve known better than to go into a primarily male space, what was she expecting? Because there are no girls allowed at E3 and entering the premises allows men to skeeve on you, natch.

  • Anonymous

    “Seymour the dog is making his return to Futurama”

    Me: Awww!

    “…and he’s getting a speaking line, voiced by none other than Seth MacFarlane. ”

    Me:……>.> I’m not interested in that character being tarnished by a misogynistic douche. This fucking guy…I’m so tired of him.

  • Mina

    That Goyer interview made me like Man of Steel a little more actually. It’s nice to see what the filmmakers were thinking with certain things.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, it’s like Futurama is totally cool with getting cancelled. Talking Seymour = bad. Talking Seymour voiced by Seth McFarlane = Are you fucking kidding?

    Ugh, this show used to be so good…Now I wish it had just stopped at it’s premature canceling…

  • Ali Colluccio

    Thyme Lord. THYME LORD. I love you guys.

  • Ashe

    6) Response with a disclaimer on how they’re ‘not supporting rape culture’ and they’re ‘not sexist’ but they just want to mention that women really should be more careful with how they dress JUST SAYING OKAY…drink.

  • frankenmouse

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Jurassic Bark is often cited among the saddest television episodes of all time, and it was so moving because the creators committed to the plot. It was sad. We were supposed to feel sad. Period.

    Then we got the retcon where, “Oh, Seymour just spent the rest of his life with alternate timeline Fry” and we go, “Well, OK. It is nice to know that Seymour didn’t grieve forever…”

    Now it seems like they’re just trying to cash in on the reactions to Jurassic Bark without considering how these changes completely remove any impact of the episode. So, Seymour wasn’t abandoned, didn’t wait for the rest of his life for Fry, lived out his life with alt-Fry, and will now (presumably) meet Fry-prime and mouth off in a Seth MacFarlane-esque way. It’s sad; they keep trying to capture the original spark but fail to realize the original spark was there because they were doing things that were unique and/or meaningful (e.g. Luck of the Fryrish).

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. I could even accept the throw away gag about Fry’s other fossilized dogs, but seriously? Leave it alone. It’s good as it is. If you want to capture the spark of what made Futurama so good, do it by innovating within the Futurama storytelling universe the way those other episodes did. One of the biggest disappointments with the new Futurama episodes for me was that they seemed to look at what the show was, distill the great moments about it, and then blitz the new episodes with nothing but those in really clumsy, over the top ways.

    Some of the best gags and plot lines were subtle ones, not ones where you yell and point to it with a neon sign…