Things We Saw Today: Tintin And His Tauntaun

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Thank you Benjamin Rivers. Without you we’d never have seen our beloved Tintin riding a Tauntaun. Or be able to say Tintin and Tauntaun in the same sentence which is quite a bit of fun. Go ahead, try it. (via Blastr) Now, on with a whole bunch of other stuff we saw today! 

  • Thanksgiving is now behind us but it birthed an interesting holiday-themed song by Paul and Storm. It revolves around George Lucas. (NSFW lyrics)

This is an Octopus coffee table. You want it. (via BoingBoing)

  • The 18-year-old Kansas woman who tweeted Governor Sam Brownback “sucks” on her personal feed will in fact not be writing that apology letter her high school told her to for “damage control” purposes. She’s up to 3,000 Twitter followers from her previous 65 thanks to the scandal and said she thinks it helped “open up dialogue” about free speech and social media. (via Jezebel) EDIT: The Governor has since publically apologized to HER. “My staff overreacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize,” said Governor Brownback in a statement on his Facebook page. “Freedom of speech is among our treasured freedoms.” (via The New York Times)

The Uniblog posted this amazing Mario meets Harry Potter mashup. The artist Juxtapop said, “I finally got around to watching every Harry Potter film. Never saw them before, never read the books. Then it hit me. They have all the same powers as Mario.” Us = O.O

  • Comic artist Jill Thompson is a well-known wrestling fanatic, now she’s mixing her two loves by designing a jersey for wrestler Bryan Danielson, a.k.a. the American Dragon, a.k.a. Daniel Bryan of the WWE. (via Robot 6)

Matroyshka, more commonly known as Russian nesting dolls, in robot form. (via Technabob)

  • While we’re on the subject of robots, Her Universe has just introduced an all-new Battlestar Galactica necklace on their website based on Admiral Adama’s Senior Pilot Wings. It’s running $32 and it’s already on my Christmas list.

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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."