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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Kermit At Yankee Stadium

This…this is just priceless. Kermit hung out at Yankee Stadium today in New York and was caught more than once by the paparazzi. Click over to our sister site Sports Grid for some other impromptu poses. 

  • You know the Comedy Central show Tosh 2.0? The one where the host Daniel Tosh talks about viral videos? Well apparently he recently encouraged viewers to touch women without their permission, film it, and post it to YouTube also without their permission. Sounds like an awesome guy to me. Read the full story over at The Frisky.
  • Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan is now on Twitter!! She even tweeted pictures of her and Matt Smith filming yesterday in New York (at a site I accidentally drove through while lost).
  • Here’s an interesting piece from The Weal on how being uncool is now the coolest thing.

Here’s what a TARDIS would look like (and directions on how to put it together) had you purchased one from IKEA. (via GraphJam)

  • New SNL cast member Kate McKinnon gets some advice from other female comedians who have been in her shoes. (via Buzzfeed)
  • As they have in the past, t-shirt company Threadless is doing another round of their Comics-On Tees. This time they’re asking for your help with the design. The story you get to work with? Written by Neil Gaiman. Artists Ben Templesmith, Brandon Graham, and John Cassaday are illustrating the rest. 25% of the sale of each tee will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
  • DC Comics are going to be putting out some new digital-only comics. Today saw the release of Smallville Season 11 from Bryan Q. Miller, Pere Perez, and Cat Staggs, starting in June we’ll have a Batman showcase from Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles, B. Clay Moore, Nicola Scott, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Jeff Lemire, and Damon Lindelof, and next month Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey will be writing one based on the Ame-Comi superheroine statues with covers by Amanda Conner. (via DC Women Kicking Ass, via USA Today)

What’s that? The arial view of your high school looks just like Han Solo’s Millenium Falcon? Does that mean all the kids at Parkland High School are Rebels? (via Lehigh Valley Live)

  • James Cameron is making a new BattleBots-type show called Robogeddon. (via Geekosystem)
  • Meanwhile, Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers, has an idea on how DC can get a Justice League movie going again. (via Blastr)

It’s enormously difficult to take very disparate characters and make them work. And DC has a harder time with it than Marvel because their characters are from a bygone era. Their characters were bigger than we were. They’ve amended that but Marvel really cracked the code in terms of ‘Oh, they’re just like us.’ A dose of that sort of veracity that Marvel really started with Iron Man, I think you need to use that as a base.

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  • Victoria Eden

    I saw the title and thought there were going to be directions on how to build a TARDIS using existing Ikea materials. I was so excited!

  • Mauschen

    Oh my. I dated a guy from Parkland high school (when I was in high school, lo these many moons ago.) He ought to have been much, much cooler, given that his high school was shaped like the Millennium Falcon. As if I weren’t disappointed in him already…

  • Kate

    1. Daniel Tosh is a humorless jerk who gets his laughs from being cruel and bigoted. I have NO respect for the man. 
    2. I refuse to buy from Threadless. I love their designs, but their XXL tees? Medium size tees from other companies. That is CLEAR size discrimination. When I contacted them about it, they just said “buy the men’s shirt.” I’m sick of having tees that don’t actually fit me; a lot of men’s shirts are too long and baggy because I have to buy a size up to fit my chest. 

  • Adam Whitley

    I generally like Tosh his humour has always been pretty tongue and cheek and I really liked the web redemption parts of his show.This particular segment though was a bit much.

  • Carmen Sandiego

     If anybody touches me without my consent I will at the worst kick the dren out of them and at best have them charged with assault.  Tosh promoting and inviting people to do this is despicable.