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Things We Saw Today: Michelle Obama as Wonder Woman

Things We Saw Today

Artist J. Bone was so impressed by Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, he decided to depict her as Wonder Woman! (via Robot 6

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And finally today, for your listening pleasure, is J.R.R. Tolkien reading a poem in Elvish. (via Cheezburger)

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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