TWO CHRISES ENTER ONE CHRIS LEAVES
Last we heard of the ongoing battle between Star-Lord and Captain America, they'd made a friendly Super Bowl bet with one another where the loser would visit a local children's hospital (Seattle Children's and Christopher's Haven, respectively) from the winning team's town. at Well, the Super Bowl happened, so who won the bet? Pretty much all of us, that's who.Read More
Pre-game day, we posted the Super Bowl trailers for Terminator Genisys and Insurgent; yesterday, we showed you Pratt-ified Jurassic World and Tomorrowland. Today? All the other things.Read More
It's still not a bonafide full trailer, but there's more footage from Disney's Tomorrowland in this new spot that aired during the Super Bowl.Read More
Yes, the raptor gang makes more than one appearance.Read More
If I were a scientist who knew how to do so safely and not die I would spend so much of my time just sticking stuff in microwaves and blenders and seeing what would happen. Today's blender contender: Some high-powered neodynium magnetsRead More
I remember when I saw Super Bowl commercials during the Super Bowl. Thank you, Internet, for giving me a reason to ignore the Big Game.Read More
In particular, No More's ad, which will likely be seen by millions this Sunday, highlights the difficulty many abuse victims have in safely speaking out against or even simply making another person aware of their abuse.Read More
TBF his "Science Guy" side doesn't often seem *de-*activated
Saturday found New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick making a scientific pronouncement to reporters re: the air pressure inside footballs as it relates to a pre-game tradition. It was a moment that resulted in Belichick being called "Bill Belichick the Science Guy."Read More
Remember those DC Nation Wonder Woman shorts from 2013 by Robert Valley? Well DC Collectibles has made that super-cool lady their next installment to the "Art of War" line. Sadly no roller-skating Giganta. Yet.Read More
Great Moments in Advertising
If you somehow managed to miss the latest instance of Racists Being Racist About Things, A) congratulations, I envy you, and B) this video will require a bit of explanation. It's a spoof of Coke's Super Bowl ad, which featured "America the Beautiful" being sung in different languages. Racists objected to it, because America is a country founded on the principles of equality, freedom, and that people who don't speak English are worth less than people who do. Stephen Colbert did an excellent takedown of the "controversy." And now GarlicJacksonComedy has given the video a geeky twist. No word yet from Morse Code-phobics, a group just as ridiculous as people who think Spanish shouldn't be spoken in a Coke ad. (via: io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Ask a Muppet
where does he get those wonderful toys
Goldieblox, a favorite of ours on The Mary Sue for how it encourages the creation of engineering toys for girls, beat out 15,000 competitors to get their very own 30-second Super Bowl spot courtesy of Intuit’s Small Business Big Game contest. Here's the result. GB, you got permission to use the song this time, right? (via: Geeks Are Sexy, Forbes) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
What do you get when you combine a boring Super Bowl game with too much alcohol? Lots of drunk tweeting, of course. But you tend not to see corporate brands publishing typo-ridden messages to their thousands of followers -- until last night, of course. And it was all fake.Read More
Patrick Stewart Celebrates His Team’s Super Bowl Win With One-Armed Push-Ups, Bossing Wil Wheaton Around
And All Was Right With the World
pic.twitter.com/tREOdio498 — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 3, 2014I know this may be difficult to believe, but the best part of Sir Patrick Stewart's reaction to the Seahawks thumping the Broncos at last night's Super Bowl isn't the 73-year-old thesp rocking a one-armed push-up. Oh no. The best part happened when Wil Wheaton showed up: Read More
Somehow, during our annual eat unhealthy food and talk over the television party, I entirely missed any advertising acknowledgement of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so I'm glad to see that the internet preserved everything for me, from the mournful solo violin playing our national anthem, to the full trailer itself, to the slightly different UK trailer. Additional thoughts: Black Widow is awesome. When do the Falcon and War Machine get to high five, or at least go out for coffee to chat about caring for their emotionally damaged white best bros?Read More
Maybe this super cold, snowy winter is just intense viral marketing for this movie?
"Nerds" and "people who like football" aren't entirely mutually exclusive, but I'm guessing that some of you may have missed the new trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier that was teased during last night's Super Bowl. A short teaser with the National Anthem in the background played and then directed viewers to this one.Read More
Great Moments in Advertising
Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.
Regardless of how you feel about the Super Bowl and football in general or whether or not you care about the commercials, it's hard to beat the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. For your enjoyment, here are livestreams of each. You are welcome.
Football is the worst kind of ball.
You may have noticed a common thread in today's Geekosystem posts. That thread, of course, is that football is boring. That's because it is. Commercials that air during the Super Bowl tend to be pretty good, and for years we've had to suffer through football to see them. No more. Here's how to watch just the commercials.Read More