Mia, the trivia master-mind, has returned to Jimmy Kimmel. But this time she’s taking on the cast of the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. You’d think a paid cast would know anything and everything concerning the characters they’re playing. Mia’s about to shame them all. Watch the entire video. It’s well worth it…

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The View is diving into new stuff lately. This morning the hosting quartet took time to talk about Marvel Comics’ latest change in one of their most popular heroes, Thor. No longer will a male be wielding the mighty hammer. The official art and press release can be found over at the Mary Sue…

Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.

My prediction – 25% of the people will hate on this and allow it to consume their furry. The other 25% will take hold of this news and hold it up in the sky for all to see because “it’s awesome.”  The third 25% will reserve their judgement for when the stories come out, and the remaining 25% will be filled with people who really don’t care about comics and superheroes to begin with.

I’m wondering how the sales will be affected. I guessing they will go up for the first few issues, and then trickle back to where they are now after the excitement has died down. Either way, it should be fun to see how this plays out.

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It’s hot around the internet right now, Batgirl’s game-changing and long-standing writer, Gail Simone, is stepping down from one of her favorite DC characters to take on some exciting new projects for DC Comics. The New artist/writer team-up is showing some real promise – with Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher taking on the writing duties, and the appropriately named Babs Tarr taking on the artistic responsibilities.

The new look is amazing. As expected she looks a little TOO young, but that’s simply going to continue on and on. However the costume changes are definitely something I can get behind, as well as Tarr’s take on her visual personality. Issue #35 is going to be an epic start for the new team. If anyone was considering dropping Batgirl from their pull list once Simone bid us farewell, those people might want to reconsider now.

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I don’t think I’ll ever NOT blow on my Nintendo cartridges. It’s just a force of habit. However, I did recently learn that shifting your game to one side, while still  inside the system, then the other, THEN turning the system on does wonders. What I love about the video below is how it deconstructs humans typical thought process and explains why we decide to accept certain things as true, and disregard others. It also provides a very good defense for science as something that’s trying to make life better for everyone rather than destroy civilization with “lies.” Everything Joe Hanson explains can be tied into most areas of thought. I might just have to try and use this video in a class at some point.

So what do you think it would be like to watch the first three Transformers movies simultaneously? Besides the obvious answer of knowing what being high feels like, you might find that there’s very little difference between in the three. The gang from Red Letter Media sat down with three TV’s in front of them and decided to try this out. You might be amazed at just how similar the three films are! Michael Bay really is a lazy film maker.

From the Jezebel articleShe’s supposed to be a writer too, but your belief in that won’t outlast Wilde scampering naked through hotel corridors once Neeson playfully locks her out of his room. With that tush, who’d need to be literate? Who’d want to?

Wait, people still use the word “tush” these days?? Not only does GQ make themselves out to be an ignorant company when it comes to sexism, they’ve also proven their ability to revert back to dated phrases that morons use daily who sit in their comfy chair in a tank top, with a remote control in one hand, and a beer in the other.

These are Tom Carson’s words, over at GQ, when reviewing the film “Third Person” which pits Wilde as an aspiring writer that gets stuck in a series of troublesome events involving three couples in Rome. I haven’t seen, nor had I heard of it until now.

Thankfully, Olivia Wilde responds in the best way possible…

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Arbitrary standards of beauty and intelligence can’t be one and the same, huh? It’s unbelievable how many times I’ve seen, and heard, women accused of being defined by their looks simply because they like to dress nice. What are your thoughts, dear readers? How should one be measured when it comes to looks and intelligence? Or should they be? Why do you think this arbitrary notion that beautiful people wouldn’t want, or even need, to pursue a life of excellence in literacy and/or academia?

Yeah, as I said many years ago and still profess to this day, I’m writing a story! It’s as nerdy as you’d think (knowing me) and I’ve been having a blast at brainstorming. But at some point you have to stop brain storming and actually execute.

And I did! I wrote four chapters (all drafts) and felt “meh” about them. I started over and wrote one chapter over the course of three months. (ugh) After many rewrites, revisions, re-do’s, revamps, and a WHOLE HEEP of “re’s,” I decided to revert (another “re”) back to my original plan of making my story a graphic novel. Which means I’ll be writing a script instead of a book.

I was able to write the draft of the first chapter in a day. A DAY!!! It was fantastic and I felt like I accomplished something. There’s still a lot of work to do, but instead of having to worry about exposition I only have to write dialogue. The heavy work will come when I actually have to draw out the individual panels.

I still plan on finding a co-writer to physically take the script and rework it into something people would want to come back and read more than once, but so far I’m feeling great about everything!

Sorry it’s taken two weeks to post anything. This summer has been filled with a lot of projects and reading and it consumes most of my day. Thank you, faithful readers, for continuing to stick with me during my fickleness.

In other exciting news, I picked up the latest Neil Gaiman masterpiece! To be read after I finish “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”

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More to come as it develops…