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Things We Saw Today: Baby Jack Skellington

Things We Saw Today

My hope is that one day, this little guy realizes just how awesome this picture of him is. I also hope that he recreates it when he’s 25. (via Fashionably Geek) ETA: Photo by Brittany and Benjamin Bentine of Locked Illusions Photography

  • A new science! report says that Matrix-style instant-learning is a real possibility. The National Science Foundation says the computer assisted learning called Decoded Neurofeedback “has resulted in long-lasting improvement in tasks that rely on visual performance — such as playing a musical instrument or catching/hitting a ball.” Woah. (via Yahoo)
  • March solicits are out for DC Comics and Straightened Circumstances breaks down the presence of female creators and characters.

Christmas at the Solo residence. (via GeekTrooper)

  • How likely is it that Netflix could bring Joss Whedon’s Firefly back from the dead? Marc Bernardin discusses.
  • Our sister-site, The Jane Dough, has a piece up discussing whether or not “girl’s toys” push girls toward girly careers.

Angry Bird in your coffee is angry. (via Snarky Nerdette)

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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” (TheNerdyBird.com). 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."