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Things We Saw Today: Benedict Cumberbatch Playing Professor Snape

Things We Saw Today

If you’re a Benedict Cumberbatch fan, you probably already know he does a mean Alan Rickman impression. Well, the creators of The Simpsons have decided to utilize that talent for this Sunday’s Valentine’s-themed episode. Not only does he voice Severus Snape, he also does the Prime Minister. Unfortunately, the video is not embeddable, watch a clip over at Entertainment Weekly

  • The Frisky writes, “With no apparent sense of irony at all, the faith site Beliefnet allegedly hired a guest blogger who writes about feminist issues … and then told her she couldn’t use the word “feminist” anywhere in any of her blog posts.” Umm…
  • According to a new poll, Hillary Clinton is the most popular politician in America. In fact, she had 61% of the vote compared to President Obama’s 51%. (via Death and Taxes Mag)

Vulture has a slideshow of the real-life people who modeled for the characters on Archer. I could have sworn Lana was just Aisha Tyler. In other Archer news, apparently celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is going to be making a guest appearance.

Canada, you’re awesome. The Canadian Mint is releasing another glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin. (via Geekologie)

  • Today is Seth Green’s birthday. Check out the amazing blast from the past Bonnie Burton posted on Twitter.

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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."