O-Deck Fact of the day - 5/22/15

Good morning O-Deck. It’s a Friday and that means more rain for the weekend down here! Yay for us! But I’m not here to complain about the weather, I’m here to drop some hard rain pellets of knowledge on the Deck. » 5/22/15 11:37am 4 minutes ago

Did you know that Bill Mumy and June Lockhart, who worked together on Lost In Space when Bill was a kid,… » 5/22/15 11:37am 4 minutes ago

Thor, The Unmasked Thunder Goddess, Is A Bloody Hypocrite

As the various Marvel Comics wind down in advent of Secret Wars, one of the driving mysteries left has been the secret identity of Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Issue #8 dropped in our laps, along with the Thunder Goddess’ true identity— and a big whopping case of hypocrisy. Spoilers below. » 5/22/15 5:21am Today 5:21am

Revisiting Buffy: "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest"

So with all the current discussion going on about Supergirl and Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road, I was feeling nostalgic about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here was a character who was strong and yet girly at times, who worried about boys and being liked and also about vampires and saving the world from the… » 5/22/15 12:20am Today 12:20am

Serenada would have liked this - "Supernatural" song parody

Hannah and Hilly Hindi (that’s their real names) have been making names for themselves in nerd-dom making great parody music videos of geeky properties like Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings. This is their take on the TV series Supernatural and Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Stay tuned to the end. » 5/22/15 12:16am Today 12:16am

Community Learning: Conflict and the Paintball Economy. 3WB Analysis

Two episodes, one paper, and now that I got that out of the way, my co-author, Dr. Stronzo Bestiale and I apologize for not covering the show in two weeks. Three weeks (or maybe four?) and hands, road trips and paint-ball busting got in the way. But we will cover it all. No reason to panic!
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Re: Reader-Run Subdomains

In 2013, when Gawker Media sites moved to the new Kinja platform, a set of reader forums—including Groupthink on Jezebel, Observation Deck on io9, and Opposite Lock on Jalopnik—moved with them. Other reader sites sprang up on the same model. The result was a group of reader-run sites on Gawker Media website domains,… » 5/21/15 2:52pm Yesterday 2:52pm