Things We Saw Today: Soldiers With Kittens
by Jamie Frevele | 4:01 pm, May 30th, 2011
When corporate coffee chains meet their original science fiction inspirations. (At Geeks Are Sexy)
Remember those pin toys that you stuck your face in and scared the hell out of your family? Fashion designer Lulu Guinness created a full-sized one. Thank you, Lulu Guinness. You’ve made the horror dreams of dozens of weird kids come true. (At Neatorama)
Get ready and put your creative thinking caps on — Disney and the Muppets are having a contest to design a t-shirt “around the theme of friendship” to promote their upcoming movie. The winning design will be sold by Threadless.
The Muppets have gone from television personalities, to hit musicians, to big-time movie
stars, and they’ve never let the limelight spoil their friendship. No matter what kind of trouble this zany group stumbles into, they always pull together to make it through … Use the Muppets in your design to celebrate friendship, and you could win fame and riches fit for a frog!
Here is some inspiration:
To promote X-Men: First Class, they have taken to the skies. The X-Men logo has been appearing in skywriting above Los Angeles. (Though we think it looks more like the X-Files logo.) (At Bleeding Cool)
Also from Bleeding Cool, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney movie is officially underway! It’s really happening! The announcement came from Capcom, who said that it will be directed by Takashi Miike. Here is Hiroki Narimiya, who will be playing Wright:
The press release also stated that “rival prosecutor, Miles Edgeworth, will be played by Mr. Takumi Saito. Phoenix’s assistant and spirit medium Maya Fey will be played by Ms. Mirei Kiritani.”
Geekiest/best engagement presentation ever. (At Look At This Frakking Geekster)
iFanboy has a review of the Wonder Woman pilot that wasn’t:
Overall, I quite liked it. When I was done watching the pilot I found myself bummed out that I wouldn’t be seeing any more episodes. I really liked this version of Wonder Woman. She is a badass fighter with a bit of an unhinged edge that gives her just a hint of “if she got out of control she’d be scary”. She’s also vulnerable and relatable as a person which is crucial for a television series lead. Was she exactly the Wonder Woman from the comics? No. Of course not. But she’s also not so far off as to be foreign. Ultimately, had this series been picked up I think we would have had an interesting new version of Wonder Woman, and a series that would have been a lot of fun.
And this is a corgi-husky mix. A corsky? We’ll take it. Because he is both unnatural and adorable. Unnorable. (At Reddit)