DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe! »
This is Obi, a baby pygmy hippo who lives at the Melbourne Zoo. This is his first swim, and while Obi isn’t nearly as calm as his mother Petre, he’s certainly trying hard. »
The Onion knocks it out of the park with this piece: “Comic Book Fans Adamant That Human Torch Be Played By Actor Whose Body Actually Engulfed In Flames.” It’s a, well, fantastic response to the uproar over Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. »
Yes, every time we see Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar, we want to scream, “It’s a trap!” But what about the person behind the meme? Well, this comic by AC Stuart takes us inside Ackbar’s suburban life. »
The Supreme Court settled a long-running patent case titled Kimble V. Marvel Entertainment. It was basically about patent holders and licensing fees, which isn’t that fun, but Justice Elena Kagan wrote the court’s opinion on the case, which was fun — mainly because she filled it with Spider-Man jokes. »
What is the most popular work fanfic on Archive of Our Own? Tumblr user Touka-Tokyo used the site’s “kudos” system — basically a “like” — it’s the masterpiece of hardcore Guardians of the Galaxy erotica story “I Am Groot” by sherlocksmyth. Sometimes the simplest jokes really are the best. »
Ramsay Bolton has a bit of a reputation as a bad boy — or, more specifically, one of the most loathsome people in Westeros — but that’s because people don’t know the real Ramsay. The big-hearted Ramsay. The carefully edited Ramsay. See for yourself in this slightly NSFW video. »
Following a tweet showing a shadow that looked a bit like him on Mars, Big Bird has denied that he’s ever been to Mars. But no one was suggesting that he had. Methinks the bird doth protest too much.
“Are geologists... better than engineers? ... able to drill to the center of the Earth? ... the sexiest man [sic] alive?” Geologist Miles Traer (previously here & here) typed “Are geologists...” into Google then used the rest of the alphabet and auto-complete to finish the questions. He then did his best to answer… »
It’s been 18 years since Kevin Rubio combined combined Star Wars and COPS to give us the classic Internet video TROOPS. Now he’s back in the Star Wars mashup game, this time replacing the audio from the plot to destroy the Death Star with dialogue from the 2001 remake of Ocean’s Eleven — and it’s pretty perfect. »
I’m just saying, there’s more creativity, humor, and character in this than in the Jurassic Park sequels.
The Drone isn’t a real movie, but it’s probably only a matter of time before someone makes a horror film about a hobbyist’s quadcopter that develops a will of its own and starts terrorizing its human owners. »
In this NSFW Comedy Central video, Bill Nye — with the help of some familiar faces — explains how the Universe is a force that sends “cosmic guidance” to white women their 20s. »
No matter what holiday (if any) you celebrate ‘round December, Hallmark’s “Holiday Darth Vader,” available in October, is something to behold. According to the description, “The Dark Lord ornament will sense your movement and deliver a Christmas message.” It’s one of several geeky releases for 2015. »
Funny or Die has tackled the insanity of cable television bundling — where you end up paying for a bunch of channels you never use — by showing us a whole world that uses the same principle. It’s a horrible, horrible world. »