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Fact of the day - 7/29/15

Yes, Fact Of The Day does that effect on people. Even when it’s several hours late. But better late than never, as my grand –pappy used to say.He also said that moonshine keeps the Martians from stealing your blood. I should probably reconsider the advice he gave me. » 7/29/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Gender Coding in Media

Here’s an interesting thought piece from the movie blog Birth, Movies, Death (formerly Badass Digest, now with the most awkward name ever) titled “Gender-coding, Heteronormativity, and Pixar’s LAVA” regarding visual representation of genders in media. I thought you guys might be interested in reading it. Spoiler… » 7/29/15 1:39pm Today 1:39pm

POP DISCOURSE - Agent Carter: A Pop Culture Touchstone or Addendum?

First and foremost, this is the first and hopefully not last in a series that hopefully becomes a mainstay of the Observation Deck entitled “Pop Discourse”. The focus will be a series of point/counterpoint/alternate-point type discussions on matters of popular culture and speculative fiction media. » 7/29/15 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Somebody invented a prosthetic limb compatible with LEGO

This is seriously one of the most beautiful and brilliant creations I’ve ever seen. Losing a limb is traumatic enough, but the stigma of wearing a prosthesis can be quite harsh, especially for younger children. Enter the IKO, a hot-swappable prosthetics system that lets the user exchange a boring old rechargeable… » 7/29/15 7:34am Today 7:34am

Comic Book Creators With Incredibly Long Runs

So recently, I’ve been looking into comic book writers and artists who had incredibly long, unbroken runs on books. Normally, a writer may stay on for a year or two and then decide to move to another book — or an artist may be assigned another book, depending on whether one book is cancelled or put as a higher… » 7/29/15 2:57am Today 2:57am

Kaiju Marathon XIV: Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Ōru Kaijū Daishingeki

If Destroy All Monsters is one of the most renowned Godzilla films, All Monsters Attack (better known in the West as Godzilla’s Revenge) is assuredly among the least. A bizarre turn in the franchise produced on the cheap and self-consciously aimed at children, the film has long laid ignobly at the bottom of many a… » 7/29/15 2:43am Today 2:43am

Attention Fifth Element-Heads: Russian Girl Sings Impossible Opera

Who knew Russia had stuff besides vodka and incredibly bad drivers in dashcam YouTube videos? This kid nails the Fifth Element opera that was supposedly impossible for human vocal chords to report.http://damn.com/girl-sing-5th-... » 7/29/15 1:06am Today 1:06am

Person of Interest Reruns Will Air on WGN, Starting This September.

Good news for fans of Person of Interest (and I imagine the people involved in the show). Despite CBS being half-stupid and only renewing this awesome show for a short 13 episode 5th season instead of a full 22, the show has gone into syndication and will be airing on WGN weeknights in September. » 7/29/15 12:01am Today 12:01am