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Things We Saw Today: Comic Book Realism

Things We Saw Today

See? They’re just like us. (At Blastr)

Very sad news from the punk world: Poly Styrene, feminist frontwoman for the punk band X-Ray Spex, passed away yesterday at the age of 53 after a fight with breast cancer. Born Marian Joan Elliott-Said, being a woman in the male-dominated punk music scene never stopped her from speaking her mind in her music or her life, even towards the end.

“You remember that old song ‘Que Sera Sera, Whatever will be, will be, the future’s not ours to see’?” she told a reporter in March. “I’ve always felt that. It’s been a rollercoaster ride, but I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Here she is singing “Oh, Bondage! Up Yours!”

A re-imagined poster for The Fifth Element. Super green! (At Diary of a Death Starlette)

We would never post Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Roast Coffee without telling you where you can buy it: Think Geek. It’s hand-roasted by Stormtroopers. (Via Laughing Squid)

Jezebel has an in-depth exploration of April O’Neil, reporter friend of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and how her action figure became increasingly, um, thin. Also, someone thought it would be a good idea to expand her ninja skills, but also turn her classic yellow jumpsuit into a leopard-print leotard. That doesn’t even make sense.

“Hey! Heeeeyyyyyeeeeee! I just wanna be friends! Heeeyyyyyeeeee!” (At The Daily What)

Best use of Photoshop today: Victorian Star Trek. (At BuzzFeed)

And, in case it’s been “that kind of day” for you, you have good company. (Thanks, Jake!)

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