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Things We Saw Today: This Is Us Star Milana Vayntrub Tells Her Refugee Story

Milana Vayntrub, whom you might know from the hit show This Is Us, came to the United States from Russia when she was three.

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Things We Saw Today: Samurai Jack Fan Tribute Shows Us What We Could Have Had

We miss you, Samurai Jack.

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Princess Benedict Sparklefists and More: The Mary Sue’s Favorite Photoshops of 2014

Whoops, our hands slipped.

Here at The Mary Sue, we try to report on all the news that's fit to geek out about in comics, gaming, pop culture, science, and more. But c'mooon. Let's not kid ourselves here. You all tune in because you want to see our ridiculous photoshop skills, right? Screw having nuanced, critically-minded opinions when we can just throw a picture of '90s Dwayne Johnson wherever we want and call it a day, right? Yeah, you get us.

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Things We Saw Today: Rosetta Makes a Christmas Landing

Ok, this is pretty great.

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Things We Saw Today: LeVar Purrton as Geordi La Furge

"But don't take my purr for it!"

Not pictured: Data the robotic Starfleet cat, and Spot the Human.

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This Is What The Toilet Paper At “Hello Kitty Con” Looks Like

Hello Kitty, meet Hello Butty.

I mean, yeah. I'd steal that, too.

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Surrealists at Sanrio Censor Comic for Implying Hello Kitty Is an Actual Cat

Hello Kitty is an anagram for Kill the Toy. I know too much.

In a confounding new development, artist Karl Kershcl says that a Metroid-inspired strip he designed for a book featuring Hello Kitty art from illustrators around the globe was censored because, "Sanrio doesn’t want Hello Kitty associated with an actual cat in any way. "

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Things We Saw Today: Cornetto Trilogy Figurines Have Got Some Red On ‘Em

Let's just go to the Winchester and wait for all this to blow over.

A Large Evil Corporation (excellent name is excellent) has produced three sets of highly-detailed vinyl figurines to honor Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's characters in each installment of the beloved Cornetto Trilogy.

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Update: Hello Kitty Isn’t a Human, Either

I can't take much more of this.

Yesterday the Internet (save for hardcore Sanrio fans—you'll have to forgive the rest of us) flew into an existential frenzy as it was revealed by a Hello Kitty historian in a LA Times interview that the famous Sanrio character is not to be referred to as a cat. But then... what is she?

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This Just In: Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

Nothing is real anymore.

Up is down! Black is white! Cats are... well, they're not dogs, but they definitely aren't cats either, apparently

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Things We Saw Today: Samurai Jack Teams Up With the Doctor

Togeher they will take on Daleku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness.

Man, if this Redbubble t-shirt were real and the Doctor had given Samurai Jack a lift, that whole "undoing the future that is Aku" thing would have been so much easier.

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Pikachu and Hello Kitty Can Now Be Worn as Armor

I need these in my life.

DeviantART user Andihandro created fully functional Pikachu and Hello Kitty samurai armor. If you didn't think armor could be adorable, this just proves you wrong.

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Hello Kitty Asks, “Are You Sarah Connor?”

om nom nom

Last year we posted a fantastic Hello Kitty/Star Trek Borg mash-up cake created for a special birthday girl's celebration. Laura from Star Cakes shared with us another Hello Kitty creation she made for the same girl this year. This time our fabulous cat is a Terminator! It even comes with a little Cyberdyne logo! I'll be back...I just need to go get some milk. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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“Super-Alloy” Hello Kitty Mecha Will Out-Cute Everything [Video]

Assuming Direct Control

Sure, it's a little long and it's only in Japanese, but this anime video about the new Hello Kitty mecha that Bandai is releasing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of both Hello Kitty and it's Chogokin "super-alloy" metal is pretty great. The only downside is that it makes me want to pilot my own Hello Kitty mecha. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Things We Saw Today: Random Oscar Winner Generator

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To create their Random Oscar Winner Generator, TIME took the IMDB keywords of the 233 movies nominated for Best Picture since 1970 and plugged them into an algorithm. My favorite is “A movie star and a film producer in the 1860s cope with fame and adultery,” because time travel. Share yours in the comments.

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Things We Saw Today: Sif As Wonder Woman

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Redditor RagamuffinGunner13 gave Sif from yesterday's new Thor: The Dark World poster a wondrous transformation. (@scarletsherlock)

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Things We Saw Today: Get Blitzed In a Cute Way With Hello Kitty Beer

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This new Hello Kitty line of booze, available only in China, has half the alcohol content of regular beer and comes in six fruit flavors, including passionfruit, lemon lime, and (urk) banana. (io9)

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Give Your Legs a Hug With WeLoveFine’s Adventure Time, Marvel, and Sanrio Leggings

hold on to your butts

You can expect WeLoveFine to add more leggings in the coming weeks, but for now their new Adventure Time, Marvel, and Sanrio designs are decidedly purchaseable. Go on. Show off your lumps. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Hello Kitty Melon Solves The Problem Of Your Fruit Not Being Adorable Enough

Do you enjoy a good slice of melon with your breakfast, but can't stop wishing it was branded with the face of the world's most adored cartoon cat? Well, the weirdest problem in your life has just been solved, as a Japanese food company has just released a very special Furano melon with the visage of Hello Kitty etched into it, and it will only run you $50.

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Hello Kitty and Kiss are Teaming Up to Make Us an Animated Show

I'll Allow It

There's no doubt that people like to take the distinctive silhouette of Hello Kitty and wrap it in the colors and accessories of other media properties, particularly ones with tones wildly divergent from "cute animal people doing cute things." Sometimes those mashups are even created by Sanrio themselves, like when they created Hello Kitty merchandise in the likeness of each member of the band KISS. And now, as Sanrio partners with KISS and The Hub television channel for Kiss Hello Kitty, a cartoon show, announced today, which is apparently already in production.

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