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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 19 December 2011

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LEGO Friends Olivias Worksh thumb 550xauto 79171 Lego sets just for sexists

Lego sent its team back out to scrutinize girls, starting in 2007. Lego confirmed that girls favor role-play, but they also love to build–just not the same way as boys. Whereas boys tend to be "linear"–building rapidly, even against the clock, to finish a kit so it looks just like what’s on the box–girls prefer "stops along the way," and to begin storytelling and rearranging.

Then there are the lady figures. Twenty-nine mini-doll figures will be introduced in 2012, all 5 millimeters taller and curvier than the standard dwarf minifig. There are five main characters. Like American Girl Dolls, which are sold with their own book-length biographies, these five come with names and backstories. The key difference between girls and the ladyfig and boys and the minifig was that many more girls projected themselves onto the ladyfig–she became an avatar. Boys tend to play with minifigs in the third person. "The girls needed a figure they could identify with, that looks like them," says Rosario Costa, a Lego design director. The Lego team knew they were on to something when girls told them, "I want to shrink down and be there."

The Lego Friends team is aware of the paradox at the heart of its work: To break down old stereotypes about how girls play, it risks reinforcing others.

really? girls wouldn’t play with regular ol’ legos with spaceships, trains, tanks, helicoptors, bears, et al? I find that highly unlikely.

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 19 December 2011

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Starring Nicolas Cage, Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth, the February 17 release is directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

well I went from being moderately excited to being moderately apathetic about this movie. Is that the best plot they could pull from the comics? Was this even a plot from the comics, cause I didn’t read much ghost rider, but it seems like it would have been covered a couple times.

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 11 December 2011

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JerryRobinson RIP Jerry Robinson creator of The Joker

“Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons. As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.”—Jim Lee, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and artist of BATMAN: HUSH

“Jerry Robinson was one of the greats. He continued to be a vibrant, creative force well into his nineties, with ideas and thoughts that continue to inspire. Jerry was a great advocate for creators. It was my pleasure to meet and work with him. He will be missed.”—Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher, DC Entertainment

“It’s impossible to work at DC Entertainment­ without feeling the impact of Jerry Robinson’s contributions to the industry. His influence continues to resonate today.”—Bob Harras, DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief

“Jerry Robinson was an innovator, a pioneer in storytelling. His artwork was always astonishing, but his contributions to the Dark Knight mythology go far beyond art. The streets of Gotham City are a little lonelier today…Jerry will truly be missed.”—Mike Marts, BATMAN editor

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 10 December 2011

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I appreciate their use of the aerial swing camera. it adds so much more action to the performance!

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 10 December 2011

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avengers booty ass emble by kevinbolk d4hb4xl Avengers Booty Shot Role Reversal

the Hulk seems to be ready to go full goatse

I dig!

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 10 December 2011

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action comics number 1 Superman Debut Comic Stolen From Nic Cage Sells For a Record $2.16 Million

Back in 1997, Nicolas Cage spent $150,000 for a copy of the June, 1938 issue of Action Comics #1, containing the first appearance of Superman. That same issue was stolen from him in 2000 before mysteriously turning up in a San Fernando Valley storage locker in April. The comic was taken as evidence by the police and since then the actual owner of the artifact has been shrouded in mystery.

via Superman Debut Comic Stolen From Nic Cage Sells For a Record $2.16 Million.

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 10 December 2011

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wait, the joker….is a good guy?

wtf.

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 10 December 2011

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the second downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC Universe Online, Lightning Strikes, is now available. Featuring the scarlet speedster, The Flash, and the introduction of the game’s eighth power set, Electricity Powers, the new DLC pack is available for download on both the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

"The Flash is one of the premiere characters in the DC Universe and has long been a fan favorite," said Jens Andersen, DCUO Creative Director, Sony Online Entertainment. "We’re excited to deliver a new and exciting adventure featuring The Flash with our latest DLC, Lightning Strikes. Players can participate in new solo and group content, new bounties, as well as interact with The Flash-themed characters and content – it’s pure action-charged fun."

Lightning Strikes offers players new adventures with more intense action, over-the-top powers for epic battles and another legendary superhero for players to battle against or alongside on their journey to becoming the next legend. In addition to the new Electricity Power set, DC Universe Online players can now interact with The Flash-themed characters and content with new maps and features:

Central City – Experience solo and group adventures with the all-new map.
Flashback Duo – In the Flashback Duo, players can travel back in time to the very moment when Barry Allen became The Flash and battle foes inside the Central City Police Station.
Electricity Powers – Players can now utilize the new Electricity Power set and use new types of healing powers and damage attacks in combat, including:
Tesla Ball – Creates a floating ball of electricity that zaps nearby enemies
The Shockwave – Shoots streams of electric bolts at enemies
Ionic Drain – Drains energy from the environment to replenish a player’s health while simultaneously damaging surrounding enemies
New Gear – Players can earn all-new gear sets including the new Zoom-inspired set for villains, and the new Black Lightning-inspired set for heroes
New Characters – Encounter new iconic DC Universe characters, including Livewire, Black Lightning, The Top, The Trickster, Static and much more.

DC Universe Online’s Lightning Strikes DLC pack is accessible for free for the game’s Legendary members and available for $9.99 USD for Free and Premium players from the PlayStation®Network Store, through the in-game Marketplace, and on the PC from the DCUniverseOnline.com website.

I’ve really been diggin this game since it went free to play. look me up if you want to fight together!

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 10 December 2011

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made me go watch “The Dictator” by charlie chaplin. good stuff.
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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 9 December 2011

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 9 December 2011

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 9 December 2011

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Jason and Tommy are tasked with delivering the Queen Mum’s famed Fabergé egg collection to a museum in Philadelphia. Only when they get to America, they find the eggs are gone. A team of highly-trained femme fatale art thieves have stolen the case the eggs were transported in, only to discover another team of swine-masked bandits has made off with the actual prize.

These so-called “American birds” aren’t just going to sit back, and let someone else get all the glory and gold. They’re smart. They’re sexy. And now, these birds are angry.

From the creators of God of War (Indie Movie), The Legend of Zelda (1987), and Inglourious Plummers comes the next epic of blockbuster proportions: Angry Birds.

yellow bird is my most fav. she has nice plumage.

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 8 December 2011

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I’m buying.

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 7 December 2011

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A visual representation of Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from ‘The Dictator’ put into the Star Wars universe.

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 7 December 2011

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not as exciting as I thought it would be, but it has a particular appeal. I dig it.

Posted by Adam Selvidge at 7 December 2011

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4ede33e13c50e 500x386 Avengers VS X Men

This April, The Avengers and the X-Men—the two most popular franchises in comics history—go to war! Marvel is proud to announce AVENGERS VS X-MEN, a landmark 12-issue pop culture event bringing together the world’s greatest super heroes—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more—for an unforgettable battle beginning in April 2012.

would the Avengers even have a fighting chance? The x-men have people that can alter reality, right?

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 5 December 2011

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 2 December 2011

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this is what I imagine it would look like to be superman.

I want to fly!

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 2 December 2011

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Apocalypse Kit fulljpg 500x391 Gerber Now Selling The Official Walking Dead Apocalypse Weapons

You may have noticed a lot of Gerber knifes being wielded in the Walking Dead. Why, just this past weekend Glenn took out a Zombie in a pharmacy with the Gerber Gator Machete Pro.

That having been said, Gerber is looking to capitalize on zombie mania with an official Walking Dead Apocalypse survival toolkit. It contains seven stabby and slashy tools for $350. Shipping is slated for December 5th and only 200 kits will be available.

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Posted by Adam Selvidge at 2 December 2011

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This is NOT the GI Joe movie you’ve all been dying to see.

This is NOT the GI Joe movie you’re dying to unsee.

This is the GI Joe movie I saw in my head more than 25 years ago. I watched the cartoons, read the comics, and collected the toys when I was a kid. Eventually I moved on from GI Joe but from that franchise came my love for war movies – Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Band of Brothers – and my deep respect for the armed services and the men and women who serve.

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