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Things We Saw Today: All The Batmen Facemorphed Into One Batman
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, September 5th, 2013
Redditor morphinaph, whose facemorph of Superman actors we posted last month, has combined the faces of Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck to form the über-Batman. (Nerd Approved)
- A New Book Claims J.D. Salinger‘s Missing Ball Was His Driving Force. Just gonna leave this here. (The Frisky)
- Our friends at The Jane Dough have the first few episodes of Ask a Slave, a hilarious webseries where comedian/historical re-enactor Azie Mira Dungey, who plays one of George Washignton’s slaves at Mount Vernon, responds to some of the soul-crushingly ignorant questions she gets.
This dragon statue is made of ball joints, so you can curl it up and carry it around with you on the subway. “Shhhh. Turn your music down. She’s sleeping. You don’t want to wake the dragon, do you?” (Geeks are Sexy)
- In case you’ve not been keeping up with the saga of Penny Arcade and the “dickwolves” controversy, here’s the short version: A few years back Penny Arcade posted a strip in which a character is described as being “raped to sleep by dickwolves.” Needless to say, many people weren’t happy about it. The PA crew responded by actively mocking their critics and insulting rape survivors. The issue came up again at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo. For more on the recent development, read Rachel Eddin‘s “Why I’m Never Going Back to Penny Arcade Expo at Wired. Lesley of xoJane also has an interesting piece on the issue titled “What Are Dickwolves, And What Do They Have to Do With Rape Culture? A Cautionary Tale of How Not to Respond to Feminist Criticism.”
- Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is the gift that keeps on giving. Glen Berger, who co-wrote the musical with Julie Taymor, is writing a tell-all book about the notoriously expensive injury machine. (The Beat)
- Who knew Teletubbies fans are so intense? Rosemary Harding, who owns the field where the show was filmed, had to flood the place so people would stop “jumping fences” and “crossing cattle fields” to trespass there. (Death and Taxes)