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Things We Saw Today: Uncle Joel Wants You To Save Community

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Is Community canceled? No one knows but you can bet your hat the show’s stars aren’t going to go down without a fight. Here’s Joel McHale doing his best Uncle Sam impression. There’s two others on Buzzfeed you might appreciate as well. What else did we see today? Hmm, something that rhymes with “rew Bunder Fames micture…” 

You’re right! It’s a new Hunger Games picture! Cinna, Haymitch and Peeta just chillin’ on the couch, like they do. (via Daily Blam)

  • Netflix launched a “Just For Kids” section of their website today, a section of movies and TV suitable for ages 12 and under. “To prioritize these selections we’ve worked with Common Sense Media, a leading non-profit that provides trustworthy information and tools so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume,” they said on their blog. We’re pretty sure they already had a children’s section but whatevs.
  • Graeme McMillan at Blog@Newsarama wonders, Female Superheroes: Why do DC’s sell and Marvel’s don’t? I recently addressed the shortcomings at Marvel when it comes to their female characters over at Newsarama as well.
  • Here’s a list of 100 things Empire Magazine thinks you didn’t know about The Lord of the Rings. I suggest playing a game of bingo with it to prove them wrong.

They’re out of stock right now but the Kitty Go Nerdy Plush is one of the cutest things we’ve seen in a while. $29.95 from Neatoshop.

  • Great news! NASA has expanded their Women@NASA website to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers. “The site features four short films and one overview film that explore the careers and backgrounds of early-career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas,” they wrote, “A list of community organizations and NASA-affiliated outreach programs with a STEM emphasis also is available.”

We have an opportunity to reach out to the next generation and inspire today’s girls to pursue science and technology careers,” said Rebecca Keiser, the agency’s associate director for agency-level policy integration and representative to the White House Council on Women and Girls. “Expanding opportunities in these fields will give our country perspectives and expertise that will help us out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the world. It’s key to our future.

The site also features Twitter feeds where girls can interact with and submit questions to the women featured in the films. (via NASA)

  • In other NASA news, they’ve officially signed over the Space Shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

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