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PBS’ Idea Channel Examines the Crafty (or Artsy) World of Nail Art [Video]

Do Try This At Home

Just kidding, this is actually my last post. For old times' sake. The Idea Channel, a web series from PBS, has taken an in-depth look at new developments in nail art, from the DIY styles to the downright three-dimensional. As someone who wears contacts and types all day, the most I can manage in the realm of "art" is "pretty colors," but what kind of spangly decorations are you attaching to your fingernails these days? (via PBS Idea Channel on YouTube) Previously in Nail Art

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The Crone Leaves the Coven, and Other Ways to Say Goodbye

so long and thanks for all the fish

To echo the words of the great philosopher Mufasa, we are all connected in this great circle of life. The grass grows in the savanna plains, the giraffes eat it, the lions eat the giraffes, dinosaurs eat the lions, and woman inherits the Earth. Well, on a much smaller scale, people get jobs, and then they leave to take other jobs. And today, on my last day at The Mary Sue, I reflect on my own personal economic cycle of life -- or just the last year and a half -- and share one last post as one of its editors. Because we all deserve to have our own episode of Behind the Music, you guys. But some of us are just not musically talented.

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Things We Saw Today: Happy 4th of July, Everyone

Things We Saw Today

This Captain America cake (based on Avengers fan art by Adventure Time's Natasha Allegri, so how's that for a geek pedigree) and other patriotic cakes by Nerd Ache Cakes. Try to eat that and not feel guilty. (via Pancake Pancake Pancake)

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Get Ready to Be Jealous: Five-Year-Old Girl Snags a Gig Testing Toys

Today in Awesome

What if you had a job that was so awesome that you didn't want to take off (or be concerned with child labor laws)? You should talk to Jessica Rosbrook. She is the little lady above in the tiny lab coat, and she just scored herself a job with toy manufacturer Tomy as a chief toy tester. Go ahead. Chug that Independence Day margarita while lamenting your return to your much less wonderful job tomorrow. I'll wait.

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It Looks Like Jena Malone Will Be Playing Johanna Mason in the Hunger Games Sequels

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

If we are to believe The Hollywood Reporter, then it looks like Jena Malone (Hatfields & McCoys, Sucker Punch, Donnie Darko) will be playing the key role of tribute Johanna Mason in Catching Fire and Mockingjay. And we all know what that means, since we already know Jena Malone is sufficiently badass -- will her introduction in the (PG-13) movie be the same scene we read about in the book?

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Part 73948 of the Ghostbusters 3 Saga: The New Writers

We Can Cause More Damage That Way

And so it goes, another day in the life of Ghostbusters 3, the storied sequel that will probably never happen, but that Dan Aykroyd continues to keep alive no matter how many times Bill Murray tries to kill it. And then resurrect it for the sole purpose of messing with our precious minds. And now, Aykroyd is saying that they have hired new writers, coincidentally (or not) right after Murray appeared on Letterman saying it's going to come down to the script for him. I'm going to bang my head into a brick wall once I'm done finishing this post. You are all welcome to join me.

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Watch the Life Story of One Animator In Seven Minutes [Video]

It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

Animator and artist Caroline Torres is part of Cartoon Brew's third annual Student Animation Festival, and the Rhode Island School of Design student has put together something very cute and personal: an autobiography, in animated form. It's lighthearted and emotional, while being silly and sweet at the same time. Nice work, Caroline! (via Cartoon Brew)

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Facebook Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Icons


Just under a year and a half since announcing the option to proclaim a same-sex relationship on Facebook, the social network has now introduced new icons for those same-sex couples who get married! The new icons -- two brides and two grooms (obviously) -- will be featured on the Facebook Timeline when a user changes their status to "Married" and specifies that they are now in a same-sex marriage. Just in time for Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to announce his own marriage to Sean Eldridge! Congratulations, gentlemen! Next: waiting to see an icon pop up on Anderson Cooper's Facebook page. We'll go ahead and hold our collective breaths for that. But you guys, this is so great! It's like making up for Pride Month being only 30 days long! Better than a bonus second!

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See What Geeks With Tons of Disposable Income Bought At This Huge Sci-Fi Auction

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

In these hard economic times, it's good to know that some people out there are still storing enough money under their mattress for a sound investment or a little indulgence. In this case, someone had an extra $70,000 laying around so they could engage in a bidding war for an actual, gigantic prop from the set of Star Trek: The Original Series. But the Galileo NCC-1701/7 wasn't the only piece of pop culture memorabilia up for auction. See what else had people bidding, like Gene Wilder's original Willy Wonka costume and more Star Trek stuff.

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What If Christopher Nolan Made a James Bond Movie With Michael Fassbender? [Video]

Consider the Following

Just an idea to run by all of you, as we find ourselves in the midst of a very busy and exciting summer of gigantic movies, including Prometheus and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Throw in a little Marvel magic, a little more Christopher Nolan, put the spotlight on Michael Fassbender, and choose a different franchise -- Bond. James Bond. Now, imagine a 007 origin story starring Fassbender, directed by Nolan. Does the trailer above come anywhere close? I'll let you make that call. Keep in mind: Daniel Craig might be vacating the Bond role... (via Movieline)

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Things We Saw Today: For Canada Day, Here Is Nathan Fillion As the Vetruvian Man

Things We Saw Today

In honor of Canada Day, allow us to present Nathan Fillion as the Vetruvian Man. Happy Canada Day, everyone! (via Quantum Mechanix)

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Penny Palfrey Cuts Her Swim in Shark-Infested Waters Short, Is Still Pretty Amazing For Trying

Don't Try This At Home

Penny Palfrey, a 49-year-old endurance swimmer, had set out to complete a record-breaking 107-mile swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys. But what set this feat apart from your typical 107-mile swim is that this one was taking place in shark-infested waters. And Palfrey was going to accomplish this without the protection of a shark cage. Around midnight, she cut her swim short with about 26 miles to go, but seriously, can we really call this woman a slouch? Really? Yeah, I didn't think so.

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This Russian Grandmother Has Already Worked Out Today. How About You?

We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

For those of us on a budget who still want to hold on to our girlish figures, sometimes we need to get creative. In the case of this 72-year-old Russian grandmother, that means heading to the playground for some old-fashioned calisthenics. Come inside and check out her routine, and see if you're not inspired to get the heck off the couch and hit the monkey bars.

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Helen Mirren Takes the Opportunity to Push For More Female Directors and Screenwriters

million dollar lady

Helen Mirren has been hanging out in Czech Republic recently for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. While there, she paid tribute to the late Nora Ephron and brought up the all-important question: Why don't we have more female directors? Hey, good question! And what better person to raise it than a heavily awarded woman with decades in the business?

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Ageus Haltus! New Harry Potter Web Series Catches Up With the Boy Wizard 10 Years Later

There's An Apparate For That

Furious Molecules has been working on a seven-part web series that takes a look at the time in Harry Potter's magical life that will surely turn out to be less magical than he'd hoped: his late 20s. Set to premiere on July 20, Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later will deal with everything before that heartwarming epilogue at the end of Deathly Hallows, like Ginny getting antsy for little James, Albus, and Lily, but also -- working at a desk job. Above is a preview, which gives us some reason to worry about all those ambitions those kids had that have been completely -- and hilariously -- dashed. Okay, I will note that going by the books, Harry and Ginny have had all their children by the time they hit their late 20s. But do we have to be this technical when something looks this great? Here, I'll just make you forget: Obliviate! (Furious Molecules on YouTube via tipster Dana -- thanks, Dana!) Previously in Harry Potter

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Meet Your New Favorite Rapping Robots [Video]

i'll just leave this here

If a Dalek had babies with the guys from Lonely Island, this is exactly what would happen: adorable robots rapping about invading a bench and all of its surrounding areas. That unholy matrimony didn't actually happen, but these little bots comes courtesy of animators Tom and Mark. We will end the day on this: your future, tiny overlords. (via Laughing Squid) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Kids Swede the Chestbursting Scene From Alien, and Our Lives Are Better For It [Video]

Obligatory Baby Animal of the Day

I have breaking news for everyone: no matter what you do today, you will not top this video. Because this is a video in which children re-enact the chestbursting scene from Ridley Scott's Alien. With a sock puppet and a hair clip. And pizza and fake mustaches. These kids will grow up to be heroes. I just know it. They laugh in the face of fear (at about 30 seconds in). (Kids Swede Movies via Neatorama) Previously in Sweding

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Almost As Good As Gills: Scientists Create a Microparticle That Supplies Oxygen Without Breathing

The Human Machine

Progress is making us lazier and lazier, amirite? Remote controls, smartphone machines, cheese in cans. And now, science is making it possible for our blood supply to receive enough oxygen to our bodies without us even having to breathe. This is terrible news, you guys. If we can't use "getting winded" as an excuse, how are we supposed to avoid exercising? I'm kidding. This is actually a pretty important medical breakthrough.

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The Run For Your Lives 5K: A Zombie’s Account


Back in February, we told you about the Run For Your Lives 5K Race, the zombie-themed obstacle course that pitted its runners against some "brain-thirsty" zombies. The objective of the race is for the runners to hold on to five white flags (signifying their "health") and avoid having them stolen by zombies. Nicole "Ctrl Alt Destroy" Zeckner of the Circle City Derby Girls of Indianapolis has a firsthand account of her experience suiting up in zombie gear for the June 23 event, trying to eat the brains of runners (by stealing their flags), then trying to make it through as a survivor. Pulling into the parking lot of the course, we knew we were in for a good time. We drove along a bumpy, gravely path with signs warning us of the zombies ahead. We were heading into the ZTC (Zombie Transformation Center) to begin the day undead.

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Things We Saw Today: Angelina Jolie, As Maleficent, Flying Through the Air

Things We Saw Today

Well, there goes the "intimidation" factor. Angelina Jolie, flying about the set of Maleficent. "RAWR! I am a pitchfork!" (via Geek Tyrant)

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