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Things We Saw Today: Doctor Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Things We Saw Today

 

We love a good pun. (via Martin Starr) Hit the jump for tons of other stuff we saw today! 

  • Roger Ebert says movie theaters for the terrible 2011 box office. He blames, “high prices for 3D, concessions and popular indie films not being screened by movie-house giants,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Actual Bat-men protected California in the 1940s. Where’s my TARDIS? (via io9)
  • Haven’t you always wanted a tea pot shaped like Bones McCoy/DeForest Kelley’s head? Now you can own one. I don’t even…

You may not know Brienne of Tarth yet, fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones, but you will soon and you will love her. Rory Phillips illustrated her here wonderfully. (via Ginger Haze)

  • Wanna see another fierce lady? Check out this painting of Juana Galán. “She was a Spanish heroine known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Peninsula War (1808-1814). During the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808, there weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French troops. Juana, who was about 21 years old at the time, immediately rallied all of the women in the village to plan a defense strategy. When the French troops marched into the village, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them.” (via Ginger Haze)
  • New tumblr alert: The Geek Ideaologies. Feel-good stuff.
  • In that same vein, Ali Colluccio talks about What Being A Geek Means.

Volpin Props made a realistic (working?) version of Chell’s heel springs from Portal. For science. (via Geekosystem)

  • Previously we got a look at The Amazing Spider-Man’s villain the Lizard via a Pez dispenser. Here’s another toy that shows us more than a dismembered head.
  • Army veteran D.B. Grady is calling the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 marketing “tasteless.”  (You can watch one of the commercials here) It features actors  Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington and he also said that it “trivializes combat and sanitizes war.” (via Yahoo)

Wil Wheaton shares his thoughts on the Karshashians on The Nerdist. Wait for it. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

  • MTV Geek is doing a Twitter contest for the McFarlane action figures from The Walking Dead Series 1.
  • Stephen Hawking is looking for an assistant to help develop and maintain the electronic speech system he uses. Are you qualified? (via Yahoo)

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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."