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Terrys Blinds has put together this list of the “ultimate superhero lairs.”
It was announced today that Will Smith will play Deadshot in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Will Smith had a brush-in with another DC alum, Ben Affleck, in a previous film. Affleck who will don the cape and cowl as Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In what movie did this happen?
That’d be comic geek Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl who was at one point attached to write a script for a Superman film, a character Affleck played (as actor George Reeves) in Hollywoodland where he “slept” with Diane Lane who played Superman’s mom in Man of Steel…. Phew….
You might have heard about Gamergate. Its been in the news quite a bit lately, getting a lot of coverage from the mainstream media. But, those articles overlook the history of the term, which actually traces back to 1983, and was used in literature in 1984.
The term “gamergate” didn’t begin with Adam Baldwin’s Tweet about Quinnspiracy two months ago. The term didn’t begin two years ago concerning Rhode Island and 38 Studios either. Actually the term is a scientific term having to do with ants. Yes, ants.
In 1983 geneticist William L. Brown coined the term, and first appeared in scientific literature used by entomologists. The term actual means:
mated, egg-laying worker
The term is derived from the Greek words γάμος (gámos) and ἐργάτης (ergátēs) and means “married worker.” Say what?
Yes, gamergate is a term having to do with female worker ants that are reproductively viable. When an ant colony lacks a queen, what’s a colony to do? Well, this. A gamergate is a female ant that helps as a reproducer for their colony.
It’s about specific types of colonies of ants, some of which are actually queenless. Instead one worker, or a group of them, have active ovaries. Yup, for the colony to survive, the ant colony must rely upon the female ants.
This gamergate also has controversy attached to it. Some feel that the term “worker” should be applied to only ants that are part of the non-reproductive caste, while “queen” should be applied to all reproductively viable female ants.
It’s actually pretty fascinating stuff, and you can learn more here or the many scientific papers on the subject.
What does this have to do with this site? Absolutely nothing, I just learned all this last night, and found it a pretty fascinating look at a matriarchal society.
The Screen Junkies have put together a super cut that shows Professor X wasn’t all that when it came to X-Men: The Animated Series.
Chris Pratt kicked off the latest season of Saturday Night Live last night, and the sketch comedy show made sure to poke fun at Marvel, their latest hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and some movies that’ll be coming in the future.
Directed by Forrest Whaley with animation by Sean Willets and Whaley, the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has been transformed into LEGO!
Have a laugh with these bloopers from the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 2 returns Sept 28 at 9|8c on ABC.
On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released a poll on various Star Wars characters and how popular they are. Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. That’s not surprising at all. But, with a net favorability of -8 that makes the least likeable character still more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently has a net favorability rating of -65.
What’s fun though is The Washington Post decided to compare the favorability of all of the various Star Wars characters with that of potential 2016 Presidential candidates and other well-known politicians. Not shockingly, there’s a lot of Star Wars characters who might have a good chance getting elected.
Darth Vader has a net favorability higher than all of the candidates and he killed younglings! Emperor Palpatine also has a better result than the majority of the potential candidates. I base that on the fact he could efficiently get the Death Star built.
Check out the full results below and get ready for Ready 4 Vader, Darth Vader for President!
What if Ingmar Bergman Directed The Flash? That’s the question one YouTuber attempts to answer.