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Maybe zombies just need a good scrub. Umbrella soap, “Rainy, salty mist green notes made up of basil, green leaf and ozone notes.” Sounds about right. (via Luxury Lane Soap

  • Speaking of zombies, Philadelphia students recently did a flash mob performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller to protest the district’s plan of closing 37 public schools. (via Yahoo)
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a new jewelry line. Wait for it. He has bracelets made from confiscated weapons which are then melted down and etched with the serial number of the old gun. Check them out at The Frisky.

A reddit user posted this image taken in the women’s bathroom at her college. It’s a heartfelt reply to graffiti often left on the walls about rape, eating disorders, and alcoholism. Click the image to enlarge or head to Yahoo to read the transcription.

  • Writer Peter David gives his personal thanks from his hospital bed in Florida for all the support after his stroke. His wife had previously been responding to messages and posting updates.
  • Robert F. Chew, well known for his role as Prop Joe on The Wire, passed away in his sleep on Thursday. Chew did a lot for the local Baltimore community including mentoring kids from Baltimore’s Arena Players. He was able to get 22 of them roles on the HBO series.  (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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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” ( 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."