Things We Saw Today: C-3PO, As Pasta
Things We Saw Today
And this is why I hate posting about food. C-3PO, made out of pasta, garlic bread, and cauliflower. Everything electronic suddenly looks edible. (At Geeks Are Sexy)
- Quick, everyone on Facebook: Vote for Annarchy in Gabe‘s poll so she can finally show up in Penny Arcade again!
As Captain America: The First Avenger gets ready to wow us with super patriotic powers, the noble warriors at io9 have compiled a comprehensive guide to shirtless men in Marvel movie releases. For journalism. And America.
Elizabeth Stevens at The Awl is excited about the new Muppets movie, as we all are. But she’s afraid that something about it will just not be … right about it.
… [D]espite great intentions, [Jason] Segel’s movie will not be — can not be — like the old films. The post-Henson (that is, post-1990) films struggled to find the right tone. Even the best of them, The Muppet Christmas Carol, is too sweet and not salty enough. Muppets from Space swings erratically from callous to cloying. Segel is a writer-performer-producer with a kind, hilarious vision, not unlike Henson himself. His writerly debut, the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, features a break-up with full frontal nudity and a scene of sobbing over an ex’s Tupperware; it’s pitch-perfect. But even with all the right ingredients, the new Muppet movie has too much working against it. The first hurdle is a fuzzy, green hand puppet.
Here is a picture of Charles Schultz at 1974’s San Diego Comic Con, back when it was about actual comics. (At Mike Lynch Cartoons)
Ever get the impression that Hermione Granger should have gotten her own spinoff? Joy Engel at The Gloss thinks so, and then some. In fact, Harry Potter is nothing but a lazy brat compared to Miss Granger:
… [W]hen Snape assigns homework, Harry is all, “Wah-Wah, there is sport tomorrow, fulfilling my responsibility will be so hard.” MEANWHILE Hermione is MOVING F*CKING TIME so she can take more classes. Because girl knows SOMETHING is happening and she needs to STUDY THE EFF UP.
And while we’re on the subject, a spoilery — if you know nothing, and I mean nothing about the Harry Potter series — cosplay pic from Adventures of Comic Book Girl that made us have a sad.