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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Girl Scout Logo, Miyazakified


Artist Bruce Yan takes logos—like that of the Girls Scouts, above, or Starbucks and Morton Salt—and reimagines them with characters from Studio Ghibli and Disney films. See more at Nerd Approved.

  • Neatorama fills a hole in our lives we never knew was there with their list of The Best Librarian Songs.
  • The new Muppets Most Wanted promo is an… anti-piracy video? Well. You can’t say they’re not Kermitted to the cause. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Earlier today we showed you an X-Men LEGO set up for vote on Cuusoo, a site that allows prospective kits to be considered for production if they get over 10,000 supporters. Then we found out about another kit: DrNO’s Accessibility Set, currently sitting at 3,188 supporters. It’s not as flashy as the X-Mansion, but it’s more than worthy, not least because if the set gets made all of DrNO’s proceeds (1% of total sales) will be donated to the non-profit organization Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

  • A study from the Journal of Management Inquiry has found the exact age at which the pay given to female actresses severely drops off: 34. “Male actors’ compensation however, peaks around age 51 and shows no signs of decreasing with age.” (The Huffington Post; autoplay video at the link)
  • Susana Polo, whom you may recognize from being the Managing Editor on the site you are reading at this very moment (GASSSSP), was a special guest on the most recent episode of the Game On Girls podcast. Go give it a listen.

Natasha’s wearing an itty bitty arrow necklace in a recent promo pic for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Some, such as Tor.com, take it as evidence of a Black Widow/Hawkeye OTP. For me it says they’re BFFs and Nat has bangin’ taste in jewelry. Shippers, start your engines.

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  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    I don’t know what I love more. Fans noticing Natasha’s extremely tiny jewelry, Marvel for putting some subtle detail in Natasha’s outfits, or… just… Natasha.

  • http://skemono.blogspot.com/ Skemono

    Clearly it means Natasha is BFFs with Katniss.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    BFF necklaces and Hawkeye’s is the bow.

  • Anonymous

    “You can’t say they’re not Kermitted to the cause.”
    In Tina Fey Russia you would have been shot for that pun.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how they excuse Hawkeye’s absence in the film. Not that he is a Captain America character obviously, but more that he’s a SHIELD agent and the movie is very SHIELD-centric.

  • Anonymous

    All of the above, perhaps? :)

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he will; he’s just not in the trailer *shrugs* Totes agree, he should be in it.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t saying he should be in it at all. They have enough characters and stuff going on. I was just wondering how they’d explain his absence is all since a lot of people were exposed to him in The Avengers.

  • Anonymous

    I think it means that Hawkeye really, really likes arrows and wants to spread the love with everybody.

  • Meghan Bukowski Schulze

    There are other Avengers. Maybe he’s on Banner duty.

  • Samuel

    I thought Banner was on Stark duty though.

  • Kris

    Hawkeye is on Banner duty while Banner is on Stark duty. SHIELDception.

  • J Ritchey

    SHIELD loaned him out to consult on the Hunger Games movies. He’s busy geeking out with JLaw.

  • Anonymous

    Gotchya.

  • Jake Mertz

    I’m not surprised about the thing with the actors and actresses pay. Female actors seem to be mainly chosen by their looks, and not so much by their talent and skills. So, the older they get, the more likely they are to get bit parts, like the mom, or grandma, and no the lead role. However, with men, it seems like their looks don’t matter so much, since there are a lot of male actors who are successful who aren’t very good looking, and it seems to be more based on skills when they get cast. Then, there’s male stars like George Clooney or Johnny Depp, who, despite their age, the ladies still go gaga over. Of course, there are also women like that too, like say, Catherine Zeta Jones or Halle Barry, both of who, if they were single, I would totally date. I guess some people are like fine wine, they get better with age, until they don’t. However, what it really comes down to is that’s the way Hollywood works now. It’s won;t change until they want to change it.

  • Lisa Liscoumb

    I like this idea very much. :)

  • Anonymous

    There’s a “dead body” under a sheet in the new international trailer……

  • frodobatmanvader

    Wait. Jude Law is in The Hunger Games? ;)