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Friday, August 31, 2012

Whedonites Unite!
A couple of weeks ago, when Disney announced that they’d signed Joss Whedon on to pen/direct the second Avengers movie, the geek world rejoiced. (I don’t know about you, but The Avengers still stands as my favorite movie I’ve seen this year—though The Bourne Legacy comes in a close second.) Those of us who were Whedon fans before The Avengers took great pleasure in knowing he was behind the film and that the sequel would be in good hands. At the time that announcement was made, they also said they were going to have him work on creating a live action TV series as part of the franchise—but gave no further details

Until this week.

Joss Whedon is going to develop a live-action TV series revolving around the shadowy S.H.I.E.L.D. organization for ABC. You can read more about it here.

I know I’ll be watching . . . will you?


And speaking of The Avengers . . .

If you didn’t get a chance to see the best movie of the year (so far), or if, like me, you can’t get enough of it, The Avengers is being re-released for Labor Day weekend. I just checked Fandango, and the cinema closest to my house has it on the schedule. Yay! Guess where I’ll most likely be tonight!


Why do beer companies have the best commercials?
This is hilarious!


You got college credit for that?
In my office, we are often amused by the titles of transfer courses we see on students’ transcripts—classes we’ve not only never heard of, but which sound rather amusing, confusing, or down-right dangerous (we do have a lot of military and law-enforcement students, after all, and many of their transfer credits are for their training for those jobs, such as with guns, explosives, and hand-to-hand combat.) Mental Floss has apparently been doing something similar, because this week they posted a list of “12 College Courses We Wish Our Schools Had Offered.”

See anything on that list you would have taken? What’s the craziest/silliest-sounding class you’ve ever heard of?


World War I Recruitment Posters
The year 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the “Great War”—World War I. Here‘s a collection of military recruitment posters from many of the countries involved. This one is my favorite:


Horrible Histories—Join the Royal Navy!


Most Popular Eye-Candy Post of the Week
With 15 Likes, the Fairy Tale Eye-Candy of the Day of Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David Nolan in Once Upon a Time was the most popular over on my Facebook Page. (studio promotional image)

You can “vote” by Liking (and by rallying others to Like) your favorite Eye-Candy posts over there every day.

  1. loribenton permalink
    Friday, August 31, 2012 9:38 am

    I’ll definitely check out S.H.I.E.L.D., but whether I’ll stick with it, it all depends. I’m not a big superhero fan, though I have enjoyed these Avengers and related movies of late.

    That beer commercial! Thanks for the laugh.


  2. Friday, August 31, 2012 5:24 pm

    Avengers re-release? Oh yeah! Not going tomorrow because I’ll be watching Doctor Who all day, but may go Sunday afternoon.

    SHEILD series? Will definitely check it out.


  3. dingo4mum permalink
    Friday, August 31, 2012 8:00 pm

    I definitely approve of the Aussie beer ad (not the beer, just the Aussieness of it). 🙂 The college course on jokes sounds hilarious.
    Great post. 🙂


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