anneboleyns:

Highlights of the new “Mockingjay” trailer

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We are very excited to announce today that ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con and several other fan conventions, have asked us for help with their harassment policy. We’d like to take it one step further and ask for YOUR input as well. Find out how you can help!

Check out The Mary Sue exclusive variant cover reveals for Gotham Academy #1 & #2 by Becky Cloonan and an interview with her on what to expect from the book!

Check out The Mary Sue exclusive variant cover reveals for Gotham Academy #1 & #2 by Becky Cloonan and an interview with her on what to expect from the book!

We got our first batch of The Mary Sue/WeLoveFine t-shirts in the office today! We’re pretty pumped. Cardboard David Tennant likes them too, no matter what his facial expression may indicate. He’s playing it suave. 

prokopetz:

grrspit:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.

I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.

prokopetz:

grrspit:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.

I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.

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It’s been a long road, True Blood fans, but it all ends this weekend. In tribute to a show-life well lived, to seven seasons of memories of one sort or the other, to gallons and gallons of fake blood and thousands of tooth extensions… What better way to honor that than by giving away free stuff?

Thanks to Insight Editions, we’re offering five lucky winners a copy of True Blood: The Poster Collection, a book of forty removable posters from all eras of the show. Here are the contest details and how to enter.

TL;DR—Follow and reblog (likes don’t count) to win! Shipping to US and Canada only. Deadline is 9PM EST on Sunday, August 24th. Good luck!

mizugachi:

★ star wars meme | 7/9 quotes:

"I love you.
- I know.”

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director-hill:

If you’ve seen this movie then this is either really funny or incredibly insensitive I’m an asshole

(I estimated Edgar’s age based on what information the movie provided).

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Black Widow and Sarah Connor almost got into it for the sake of my Sideshow Hot Toys Black Widow Sixth Scale Figure review.

Black Widow and Sarah Connor almost got into it for the sake of my Sideshow Hot Toys Black Widow Sixth Scale Figure review.

Ideally, if you’re rebooting a film you should have a creative reason to do it—“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to see how the apes came to rule the planet?” instead of “What the hell, let’s do Spider-Man’s origin story again.” But that’s true of EVERY MOVIE EVER, not just reboots, which are really just a scapegoat. There are ample creative disasters among original movies—Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, After Earth—just like there are reboots that are genuinely good.

jacket-buttons:

I used to laugh so much about this.  Not once in all the movies does a woman die on screen.  

I hope that Jurassic World doesn’t break the canon.

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Friends, the Internet is forever. Lest everyone forget that one, simple tenet we live our digital lives by, we’ve compiled a list for you of some of the best vintage websites that you can actually still browse. Sure, you can find lots of old nostalgic sites on the web archive, but these relics actually still exist in the wild. It’s like falling through a wormhole and ending up back in your parents’ basement waiting 30 seconds for a single page to—Mom, get off the phone! You just booted me from an important AIM!

curiousobsession101:

This just gets funnier the longer I stare at it.

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