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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Hoth Dog Bed For Cool Canines


Chilling in this dog bed by Tom Spina is the famous (well, Internet famous) Chubbs the Wampug. Note the little Luke hanging from the top, please. (Neatorama)

  • 16 Ways to Wear Dinosaurs. You have our attention, The Frisky.
  • An all-female production of Julius Caesar by British theater/film director Phyllida Lloyd prompted this interesting New York Times piece on the subject of actresses playing male Shakespeare characters (as opposed to actors playing female Shakespeare characters).

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has released what seems to be its 528th poster, this one a banner. We’ve cut out the bit with Tauriel, Thranduil, and Legolas (for reasons), but you can see the whole thing here. (SciFiNow)

  • With Google Chrome’s new beta release an icon will show up to let you know which tabs are playing audio. No more having to visit every single tab to see which on The Colbert Report is coming from. (Ars Technica)
  • Downton Abbey is getting a fifth season. (TIME)

Golden Girls minifigs by Etsy seller GoldenBrickLadies. Guess how much they cost? Higher. Still higher. This set will set you back a cool $99 plus shipping. (Geekologie)

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  • Anonymous

    The don’t show Beorn or the White Council in that banner.

  • http://elisabethflaum.wordpress.com/ Elwyne

    We saw an excellent all-female production of Julius Caesar here in Portland. The audience quickly forgot they were seeing ‘women’ instead of ‘men’ and saw only characters. Their Marc Antony was one of the best tragic characters I’ve ever seen.

  • Laura Truxillo

    One of my favorite theatrical experiences was seeing Cyrano. The lead was a woman with a very cute nose indeed, and no mask or false nose. Five minutes in, it didn’t matter, she was Cyrano. Good acting is magical.