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Things We Saw Today: Crafty His Dark Materials Fan Turns a Pocket Watch Into An Alethiometer

Things We Saw Today

No lies: I really love this alethiometer, made by Kat Young. (Neatorama)

  • Via The Frisky, Governor Chris Christie is apparently set to sign a bill that will turn New Jersey into the second state to ban “gay conversion therapy.”
  • Gizmodo tells us how University of Iowa librarian Colleen Theisen came to decipher the content of a book that no one at U of I had ever been able to read… because it measures a mere 0.138 inches square and 0.04 inches thick. Let’s give it up for librarians, shall we?

I make a habit of collecting really ridiculous promo photos (hey, we all have our hobbies), and this new one of Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a beaut. Head to SuperHeroHype for less amusing pics, the last of which may be considered a bit spoilery.

  • On Tuesday, September 3rd MIT Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Student Activities Office is hosting a screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. It’ll be accompanied by a photo shoot where you can dress up like the heroine herself, geting your pic snapped and scoring some free swag in the process. More info is over yonder.
  • MTV Geek! has an interview with cartoonist Jen Vaughn, creator of the comic Avery Fatbottom, Renaissance Fair Detective, and if that’s not one of the best titles you’ve heard then I just don’t know.

Mondo has given us yet another amazing poster, this one of the Queen from Aliens by Jason Edmiston. (io9)

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