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Things We Saw Today: The Absurdity That Was “Portable” Gaming in 1991

"Just sling this white Xbox over your shoulder..."

I can’t tell if this is an ad or photographic evidence taken just seconds before this kid was wedgied into oblivion and had his little gaming briefcase stolen. I’m also pretty sure that case is larger than if he just carried a whole NES around with him and called it “portable gaming.” (via UsVsTh3m)


Look how pumped Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp are to be in Kevin Smith’s new movie Yoga Hosers, which is about two teenage girls who work in a convenience store and need to fight an ancient evil with the power of yoga, of course. (via JoBlo)

  • These four NASA moms have some ideas for you about how to get more girls involved in STEM. (via Parentage)
  • It looks like Bill Murray might possibly cameo or have some other involvement in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. You know, if he’s not too busy doing cameos at bachelor parties and engagement photo shoots. Maybe if there’s a marriage in the movie, he’ll just appear and have to be in it? (via io9)

ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around HL Tauri

A newly upgraded telescope recently captured this amazing image of a star system forming. This is the highest resolution image ever taken of a newly formed star and its still-forming planets and should tell us a lot about how it all happens. (via

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Dan Van Winkle (he) is an editor and manager who has been working in digital media since 2013, first at now-defunct Geekosystem (RIP), and then at The Mary Sue starting in 2014, specializing in gaming, science, and technology. Outside of his professional experience, he has been active in video game modding and development as a hobby for many years. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (their dog), both of whom are the best, and you will regret challenging him at Smash Bros.