The Wonder Woman pilot: 30 more seconds

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The rejected Wonder Woman pilot, starring Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman, is making the rounds on the mysterious black market of such things in Hollywood. But until the omerta it is being supplied with is lifted, we’ll have to do with these dribs and drabs.

Thoughts: Palicki loooks fine. The costume looks okay. Maybe this could have worked?

Rowling goes Akallabêth and self-publisher on Pottermore

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Although Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has remained mum about her future writing, she has a lot of existing writing on the Potterverse — notebooks full of background information and so on. This week she launched a new website Pottermore, which will sell digital copies of her Potter books, audio books, and offer all sorts of Mufggle-friendly activities:

Pioneering comics retailer Bud Plant selling business

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Bay Area comics retailer/distributor Bud Plant, one the first first retailers to specialize in independent comics and related art books has announced his retirement after 41 years in the business, according to a letter to his mailing list:

Smurf Village takes shape in Adu Dhabi as Global Smurf Day approaches

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If you were to guess where the first real world village of the lovable blue folk known as Smurfs would spring up, you probably would not say Abu Dhabi — or maybe you would, as they seem to be one of the few countries with money to burn on a project like a Smurf Village.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 6/23/11

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Sex! Cosplay! Tom’s of Finland!

Morning eye-opener: Game of Thrones edition

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Now that enough time has passed for everyone to see the final episode, a brief salute to Game of Thrones, via the above 8-bit version of the theme — WARNING: will embed in your BRAIN — and a piece of Phil Noto art depicting Daenerys Targaryen who was a real standout in the 10-episode season.