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Erickson: Abortion Barbie a ‘perfect’ Davis parody – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Erickson: Abortion Barbie a ‘perfect’ Davis parody – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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San Diego Comic-Con officially files lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con – Daily Herald

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In a 16-page lawsuit filed with the United States District Court, Southern District of California, San Diego Comic-Con officially threw down the gauntlet in its battle of verbage with Salt Lake Comic Con. For roughly the last month, the two comic conventions have been fighting a war of words that began with the appearance of Salt Lake Comic Con’s skinned Audi R8 at the San Diego convention in early July….

Appreciation: Robin Williams’ comic genius – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Actor and comedian, Robin Williams.(Photo: Todd Plitt, USA TODAY) Known for his preternatural performance agility, lightning-fast impressions and malleable voice, Robin Williams was a versatile actor beloved by several generations. Fun-loving as he seemed, he also was a deeply disciplined actor ever in search of challenge and complicated roles. Those fans and the Hollywood community were in mourning Monday after the Oscar-winning actor/comic was found dead in his Northern California…

Photos from Boston Comic Con 2014 – Boston magazine’s Boston Daily (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Costumes this year included classic comic book superheroes, princesses from Frozen, and a new Boston Strong character. Plus: Sean Astin shared memories from the Lord of the Rings set, and Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones fame smooth-talked a fan in Dothraki. Some of the winners of the annual Boston Comic Con costume contest lined up inside the Seaport World Trade Center’s Harborview Ball Room on Sunday. (Photo by Olga…

Flying wheel injures one at Addison fair – BurlingtonFreePress.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Spectator video shows the wheel of a tractor flying into a crowd during a tractor-pull event at Addison County Fair and Field Days Saturday night, August 9, 2014. Courtesy of Jason Mumley via Addison County Sheriff

Erickson: Abortion Barbie a ‘perfect’ Davis parody – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Why Marvel wants the X-Men to fail – Vox

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

The X-Men used to be Marvel’s dream team and were everywhere you looked — video games, toys, trading cards, and cartoons (those glorious cartoons). The X-Men ruled the world before the Avengers, Marvel’s new A-Team, were even a glimmer of a thought in director Joss Whedon’s head. But there’s been anger brewing over the past few years. X-Fans have been more vocal about being neglected. They…

The Lego Version of Springfield Is the Best Simpsons Fan Tribute Ever – Wired

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

What giant Lego Springfield would be complete without Moe’s Tavern? (Expand this gallery to widescreen for the larger images.) Matt De Lanoy Matt De Lanoy Lego Springfield in all its glory. Matt De Lanoy Matt De Lanoy Evergreen Terrace, home to the Flanders family house (left) and the Simpsons’ abode (right). De Lanoy repurposed roads he had built for a rendition of Futurama‘s New New York. Matt De Lanoy Matt…

‘Duck Dynasty’ squawks at Iowa State Fair, but no flap – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Willie Robertson, star”Duck Dynasty,” on stage at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, Sunday August 10, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa.(Photo: (Iowa State Fair Photo/Steve Pope)) The most shocking moment of Sunday night’s “Duck Dynasty” variety show arrived before any member of the Robertson clan said a single word. There was not a shred of merchandise from the hit cable-TV show, camouflage print or quacking or otherwise, to be purchased inside…

Erickson: Abortion Barbie a ‘perfect’ Davis parody – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

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State Fair 2014 "another one for the record books" — so how many people … – fox6now.com

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

WEST ALLIS (WITI) – Wisconsin State Fair Park Officials are excited to announce the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, once again celebrated a record-breaking year on many levels. Both weekends brought out large crowds, including two of the highest paid attendance days in the history of the Fair. On Saturday, Aug. 2 attendance reached more than 128,000, and Saturday, Aug. 9 saw an even larger crowd of nearly 137,000….

‘Duck Dynasty’ squawks at Iowa State Fair, but no flap – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Willie Robertson, star”Duck Dynasty,” on stage at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, Sunday August 10, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa.(Photo: (Iowa State Fair Photo/Steve Pope)) The most shocking moment of Sunday night’s “Duck Dynasty” variety show arrived before any member of the Robertson clan said a single word. There was not a shred of merchandise from the hit cable-TV show, camouflage print or quacking or otherwise, to be purchased inside…

‘Duck Dynasty’ squawks at Iowa State Fair, but no flap – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Willie Robertson, star”Duck Dynasty,” on stage at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, Sunday August 10, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa.(Photo: (Iowa State Fair Photo/Steve Pope)) The most shocking moment of Sunday night’s “Duck Dynasty” variety show arrived before any member of the Robertson clan said a single word. There was not a shred of merchandise from the hit cable-TV show, camouflage print or quacking or otherwise, to be purchased inside…

San Diego Comic-Con Sues Utah Convention Over Name – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event’s name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated.  How Comic-Con Helped Josh Brolin Understand Thanos Comic-Con: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Showrunner Challenges Superfan to Trivia Contest (Video) San Diego Comic-Con’s lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, says the use…

Daredevil Nik Wallenda Walks 125 Feet Above the Fair – WGRZ-TV

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

The 175th Erie County Fair continued Sunday with a special performance by the “King of the High Wire.”

DC Comics announces Lego month with themed variant covers – CNET

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

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His Own Redemption Story – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Amid Rapid Growth, Boston Comic Con Stays True To Its Local Roots – WBUR

Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014

BOSTON — If you’re down by Boston’s seaport this weekend you might see people dressed up in superhero costumes. That’s because comic book lovers and fans of fantasy series like “Game of Thrones” are heading to the 7th Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center. The two-day event expands to three this year, and more than 40,000 people are expected to attend. Now the convention’s creators are…

How Lego lost its innocence – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014

I‘ve been watching with interest as Lego struggles under the spotlight of Greenpeace’s latest campaign. Alongside three-quarters of a million petition signatories, the environmental campaign group is calling on Lego to drop its line of Shell-branded cars and quit endorsing Shell for good. A co-promotion with Lego is a lucrative PR stunt for Shell. But as Greenpeace is keen to point out, Shell is an appalling choice of partner, not…