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Things We Saw Today: A Mario Kart You Can Use

How was this not a thing before?? (via Geekosystem

Sephora is doing a line of Divergent makeup. (via On Wednesdays We Wear Pink)

  • Alison Jolly, Who Found Female Dominance in Lemurs, Dies at 76. (via NY Times)
  • Inside Amtrak’s (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers. (via The Wire)
  • My 10 Year-Old Daughter Couldn’t Care Less About Wonder Woman. (via Comic Book Resources)

Peter Dinklage, looking awesome, on the cover of Esquire. (via Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Patrick Denny

    That kart better come with a turtle shell helmet. Preferably blue and winged.

  • Travis

    OMG. Somebody needs to get those karts on a track and give the kids a bunch of bananas.

  • Anonymous

    To be fair, those Girl Scouts were not at an adult establishment. They were on a completely public sidewalk. Loopholes!

  • Carmen Sandiego

    I thought Abegnation didn’t wear makeup. Though Tris has heavy mascara on in the movie trailer.

  • Lemmons998

    In the article I read about it, which mentioned the thing about it being illegal in Colorado, the girl scout in the picture was in California, where it is legal and her mother was okay with it and supported it, so it was okay.

  • JustPlainSomething

    Divergent fans will have to tell me if a make-up line for this series is as convoluted marketing as the Hunger Games make-up. Well, that or the Hunger Games Subway Sandwiches tie-in.

  • JustPlainSomething

    That Wonder Woman article made me legitimately sad.

  • Laura Truxillo

    It’s an interesting article. Her daughter’s reasons are pretty similar to my own reasons for just not being that into Wonder Woman. I’ll read her, sometimes as an assignment to myself rather than actual interest, and when she’s done well, I’ll really enjoy it, but I can’t shake the feeling, with Wonder Woman, that’s she’s a token sort of character. I *know* that she isn’t, but the way she was presented to me for so long says “Here is the character to represent WomanKind” and I can’t shake it. In the Lynda Carter era, there weren’t a lot of ladies who were tough and competent heroes, especially in shows that little girls could watch.

    I think, especially given the status she’s been re-relegated to (“The Girl” of the Justice League), for most young girls who could potentially be fans, Wonder Woman is NOT ENOUGH. There is other media out there about women and girls who are heroes, who are goofy or silly or scared or violent or whatever else you have. There’s still not *enough* of that media, but they can find it (the author mentioned Ramna 1/2, so I’m guessing her daughter is into anime, which I still think played a pretty significant role in the current generation of young women demanding more and better from the writing/presentation of female characters and better marketing towards themselves as an audience). Wonder Woman, in the presented-to-the-public stuff like toys and accessible-to-kids-comics can’t just be “The Girl” and bank on her iconic nature to get a new, younger audience.

    Adding more women to the Justice League couldn’t hurt. Even the cartoon series wasn’t that much of a sausage fest. Still don’t understand why they didn’t go with that line-up.

  • odango atama

    Is the cart only for kids or can a full-figured adult woman cram her ass into it?

    Without the fire department having to use the jaws of life to get her out …

  • Mark Brown

    It’s that “accessible to kids” thing that’s the real issue, with DC ~deliberately~ turning away from that whole demographic in favour of 30-something males.

    What we need is for someone like Lauren Faust to do a Wonder Woman TV series.

    (Actually, what we ~really~ need is for DiDio to retire and get replaced by someone who wants to sell comics.)

  • Madeleine Odowichuk

    I now need to design a bicycle helmet that looks like a blue shell.

  • Madeleine Odowichuk

    I haven’t read the Divergent series, but just as a makeup line those colours look pretty nice and great for everyday wear.