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I See Posts Before My Eyes

The AR cards from the Japanese release of Disney's Magical World work on the US release


Scroll down the page and click the buttons reading


for an image of the cards.

You can also keep re-scanning the cards for seeds.

Here’s another page with scans of many more cards.

Via It's All About the Belljamins


Fake Pockets: A How To

Or, you know…return them.

Men - reacting literally to fashion crises since ages.

Via I'm a fan of being a fan because fandom rocks.


How many Earth twins are out there? Hundreds possibly

NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.

A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.

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Known Space here we come!


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Got this tie for the TFiOS premiere. It was too perfect.

No bow tie?

It’s like I don’t know you anymore.

The Real Amanda Waller is Back in DC's Latest Animated Feature


One of the biggest disappointments for me when DC Comics rebooted their universe with the new 52 was the changes made to Amanda Waller. The character went from an middle aged women of size to a younger and noticeably thinner woman.


That younger version of the character has now guided the…

I always Thought Chandra Wilson from Grey’s Anatomy would make a great Amanda.  See to it, Hollywood.

Via DC Women Kicking Ass

This Muppet-analogue to the Build a Bear Workshop allows you to make your own Anything Muppet, and is located in FAO Schwarz.

A bit pricey, but don’t think I wasn’t tempted.

Some more info at their website.

Another interactive egg at the Egg Hunt, this one has a zoetrope inside, operated by the crank.

A couple of the eggs at the Great Egg Hunt were interactive. This one had a kaleidoscope within, displayed below.

Chinese Space Baby achieves Easter Egg immortality at The Great Egg Hunt

William Wegman’s egg at The Great Egg Hunt in New York is even more interesting close up.

Happy Easter from the Empire.

So it doesn’t do wood…

but it does pizza?

A Truly Useless Rant




OK…so at sushi places, you can get edamame. Edamame are cooked, salted soybean pods. This dish is called “edamame.” We didn’t have a word for it in English so we use the Japanese word. The beans, however, we have a word for…they are soybeans. We call them soybeans.

Something sinister happened a…

if society is so obsessed with borrowing form Japanese, then why don’t we call soybeans “Daizu” (which is Japanese for soybean)

Bumping for people who have been saying that “edamame” is Japanese for “soybeans.” Edamame is the prepared dish, not the beans themselves. 

But, I know, language is fluid and these things happen and who cares, right?. I think the reason why it annoys me is because we don’t want to use the word “soy” because it doesn’t sound nice. “Soy” interestingly, is from a DIFFERENT Japanese word “shoyu” which we commonly call “soy sauce.”

When I was growing up…you couldn’t even buy soybeans at the supermakret…it’s a relatively new thing, while “soy products” have been around for a long time. Fancy salad places want to use a new, more elegant-sounding word for a commodity crop that America produces TONS of and has been producing for hundreds of years. I guess I can’t blame them…but triggers my BS detectors.

Re-marketing of food is far from new.

The “UNIQ” fruit was traditionally known as “Ugly fruit” for decades.

"Ramps", the hot new hipster vegetable, was known in endless fairy tales as Rampion.

And of course there’s the genius that thought to it as canola oil, and not rapeseed oil.

Via Hank's Tumblr






Hello, my baby
Hello, my honey
Hello, my ragtime gal

My deepest fear is that people don’t know how good a joke this was.

This is from Spaceballs, and that is John Hurt, who was in the original Alien, in the same role.

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