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Imagine how crazy The Incredibles would have been if Jack-Jack was really named Magnus … By Victor Hugo Queiroz. (At /Film)

Hark! A Vagrant‘s Kate Beaton has a really awesome idea for a bridesmaids dress. (via Twitter)

This really might be the most awesome bathing suit ever made. Ever. (At Geeks Are Sexy)

Here is your official John Carter poster. They have officially dropped the “of Mars” part of the title. (At MTV Movies Blog)

Angela Vetri makes super geeky quilts, and this Tetris one is only one of them. And she is among other crafty geeks who make things to make sure we are warm and cozy nerds. (At Gamma Squad)

The AFK Tavern in Everett, Washington offers up this actual, real menu of geek-friendly drinks. This exists, and we wish we could take a field trip. (At Geeks Are Sexy)

Someone thought to do this, and the world is a better place for it: Doctor Who + A Softer World = Doctor-inspired haiku at A Doctor World. (At io9)

Samuel Arbesman at Wired is unofficially pitching a West Wing-style drama centered around the science field. And Aaron Sorkin should pleasepleaseprettyplease pay attention:

… there’s no shortage of real drama to fuel story lines. This show, which I would call The Ivory Tower, would be packed with backstabbing and gossip, glimpses into the intellectual servitude of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, the agony of dissertation defenses, the thrill of scientific discoveries, the ulcer-creating tenure process, professors’ quests for 15 minutes of fame, and, of course, the inevitable lab love affairs.

Episodes could revolve around topics ranging from the conflict-of-interest riddled nature of how scientific ideas are vetted by peers, to those rare but gut-wrenching cases of academic dishonesty and faking data, to the intense deliberations over thesis defenses. Academia is a very non-rational endeavor.

And finally, it is Neil Patrick Harris‘ birthday today. On behalf of The Mary Sue, we would like to wish the Man Who Should Just Do Everything many happy returns.

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