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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Mr. Tea

Thanks to Best Week Ever I now know there’s a Mr. T tea set. It was created by British designer Matt Jones and comes with cup and saucer, a golden stirrer and sugar cubes, and an adorable Mr. T sticking out of the top. You can purchase one in his shop.

  • Speaking of T’s, rapper/actor Ice-T is totally supporting Hillary Clinton for President. (via The Jane Dough)
  • You can see him killing wolves this weekend in theaters, here are the twelve worst ways to be killed by Liam Neeson via Vulture.
  • How about female action stars? According to author Joel Shepherd, Hollywood doesn’t want them. (via Tor)

Of course this Star Trek scarf comes in red and gold too. (via Fashionably Geek)

  • Not a Trekkie? How about an Evangelion Mecha Hoodie? With cat ears!
  • The Make A Wish Foundation made a castle for a 12-year-old boy. I want to live in it. (via Wired)
  • I’m one of the few who was/is obsessed with the Val Kilmer version of The Saint. Well, it looks as if Hollywood is giving the classic character another go. (via Empire)

Here’s another still from the upcoming The Hunger Games, featuring Stanley Tucci and Jennifer Lawrence as Caesar Flickerman and Katniss. Isn’t it about time for another trailer Lionsgate?? (via Daily Blam)

  • One of the films nominated for the animated short films category at the Oscars this year is available for free download. “Morris Lessmore is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.” (via anonymous tipster)
  • Hints From Heloise got a great letter recently about a young boy who couldn’t read. That is, until an older boy gave him some comic books. (via The Beat)
  • The fan-powered companion to J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website, myHogwarts, is launching Beta today and it’s free!

myHogwarts will allow you to socialize in various commonrooms and the Great Hall. Earn house points, meet fellow students, add and message friends, create study groups, and learn – in depth – about myHogwarts subjects right from the comfort of your own home in this exclusive online experience.

Students will get eTextbooks such as One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi and The Dark Forces, as well as a full myHogwarts library – an always growing portion of myHogwarts, where fans can write and submit book proposals to our team and get their work published in the myHogwarts library.

(via MuggleNet)

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  • Frodo Baggins

    The Evangelion hoodies look (appropriately, I suppose) like they’re from the ’90s.

    What’s the deal with Make a Wish? Are only children with incurable and fatal conditions eligible? Because otherwise, awesome as that castle is, wouldn’t the money be better spent on treatment?

    Morris Lessmore was impressively animated and wonderfully conceived, though the storm and the subsequent plot seem to have nothing to do with each other.
    I guess I’m going to have to join Pottermore.

  • Kathryn

    The thing with Make a Wish is it’s there to allow the kids – even for just a day – to forget their illnesses and have a fun day. Often they’re too ill to do much or their families are too poor.

    The money might be better spent on treatment, might be better spent on the research itself, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong at all with the Make a Wish foundation bringing happiness to these kids, and I think they raise a lot of the money themselves or through donations. That’s something incredibly special, in my opinion, because they’re giving something no-one else can.

    Check out their site and everything should become clearer:

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Make a Wishes are usually granted to young people with very little chance of living to adulthood…so in this case it might be better for his well-being to put the money toward granting that wish.  The ‘reveal’ of the castle got a lot of media attention, so maybe people will begin donating toward foundations looking for cures for rare diseases.  One can hope.

    Did anybody notice the kid was wearing a tabard with the Lannister house sigil?

  • Carmen Sandiego

    I had to add, I too, loved the Val Kilmer “The Saint”!  Although, I should mention that I was only eleven when it came out.

  • Adam Whitley

    Wow Ice-T actually supporting a woman for once? Never thought I’d see the day.
    Also I have to contest that the reason we’ve never seen a female action star like Arnold or Stalone is that all the women I see that take on lead action roles (and there’s a bunch I don’t know what that article is talking about. The entire Resident Evil franchise is based around that very thing) can actually act and play versatile roles.