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Things We Saw Today: Zack Snyder May Adapt The Fountainhead

The Individual vs The Collective: Dawn of Capitalism

Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder revealed in an interview earlier today that the Dawn of Justice director is considering adapting Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

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Tumblr Users Declare Oscar Isaac Problematic for His 2009 Ayn Rand T-Shirt

So ... okay. Let's unpack this one slowly.

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Things We Saw Today: Don’t Forget to Vote Alison Hendrix, Orphan Black Fans

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Don't you want a safe, friendly, nurturing environment where you can feel safe, friendly, and nurtured?

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Things We Saw Today: How Bill Nye Works

He molded so many of our impressionable young minds. But what does the daily life of Bill Nye look like? Lifehacker's great "This Is How I Work" series has gifted us with an awesome look behind the scenes of an iconic man.

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Print and Visual Communication Throughout the Ages [Infographic]

It goes without saying that the world of "print" media is being turned upside-down right now. That being said, print media is only one aspect of visual media, which has been important from the days of crude cave drawings up until now, the days of crude MS Paint drawings. Still, visual media always has been, and always will be important, which is presumably why Business Insider created this lovely little infographic detailing the history of visual communication in all its forms. Click below for the full infographic and obligatory references to Gutenberg, the Bible, the Communist Manifesto and everyone's favorite book by Ayn Rand.

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Things We Saw Today: Harley Quinn’s New Costume on a Man

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Says the artist behind this image, created to point out the considerable problems with Harley's redesign, the wonderful Jess Fink:

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Things We Saw Today: Nathan Fillion, Looking Kinda Like Patrick Warburton

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Well, hello there. (At Fashionably Geek)

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Ayn Rand Is the Pinnacle of Human Evolution

Artist and author Sylvia Bokor, who you can follow on Twitter at "@BokorCapitalism," painted the above work of art, which a tipster passes along. Titled "Beginnings," it depicts, from bottom to top, a Homo erectus discovering fire, a Neanderthal working with stone tools, a prehistoric artist painting a horse, "an Ancient Egyptian scribe writing on a piece of papyrus," an Aristotle, and at the pinnacle of it all, Ayn Rand, flanked by Saturn, miscellaneous planets, and electro-sky bolts, because she is the zenith of human development. Fully sized painting after the jump.

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How BioShock’s Plot Was Predicted by Batman: The Animated Series in 1994

Oh, what's that... what's that thing where they're in a underwater city?  And it's all dystopian, with enormous mechanical guards?  Like, there's this billionaire capitalist who's starting a new civilization based on his rules, and he doesn't want anyone interfering with it?  But then the heroes come in and stop him with help from Mr. Freeze? Oh right.  It's an episode of Batman: The Animated Series and it's called "Deep Freeze." Compare to the synopsis for the original BioShock, courtesy of Wikipedia:
BioShock is set during 1960, in Rapture, a fictional underwater dystopian city. The history of Rapture is learned by the player through audio recordings as he explores the city. Rapture was envisioned by the Randian business magnate Andrew Ryan, who wanted to create a laissez-faire state to escape increasingly oppressive political, economic, and religious authority on land. ... By New Year's Eve of 1959, "[Ryan's] paranoia had reached such a level he was hanging dozens of people, mostly innocent, in Rapture's main square."

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