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Things We Saw Today: The NHL Kiss Cam Features Its First-Ever Gay Couple

The above video captures the first time that a kiss between a gay couple has appeared on the NHL’s Kiss Cam. It happened this week, when the LA Kings played the Maple Leafs at the Staples Center, and the response from the crowd is delighted cheers. The couple, Brad Parr and Andy Evans, hope to use their 15 minutes of fame to encourage folks to donate to cancer research. (via Some News)

  • Colleen Ballinger-Evans — better known as her YouTube alter-ego Miranda Sings, a tone-deaf wannabe pop star — just landed herself a Netflix contract. Her new show, Haters Back Off, will feature more of Miranda’s cringe-worthy antics. (via Gizmodo)
  • The HD re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii U will make a new dungeon available to anyone who has a Wolf Link amiibo. (via Eurogamer)

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  • This science-themed dress collection by Shenova features designs inspired by DNA, circuits, and more. (via Boing Boing)
  • Rey’s Hot Toys figurine now includes a new weapon. You can probably guess what that weapon would be, if you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The New Yorker’s cartoon tribute to Alan Rickman really tugs at the old heartstrings. In that same vein, here’s a look-back in NY Mag on how Alan Rickman’s portrayal of Snape won over the Harry Potter fandom, even though fans initially fretted that he wouldn’t be right for the role. These days, it’s nigh impossible to picture Snape as anyone else!

Which internet treasures did you discover today?

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Maddy Myers, journalist and arts critic, has written for the Boston Phoenix, Paste Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and tons more. She is a host on a videogame podcast called Isometric (relay.fm/isometric), and she plays the keytar in a band called the Robot Knights (robotknights.com).