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Happy Pi Approximation Day!!!

Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (or 22/7 in the day/month date format), since the fraction 22/7 is a common approximation of π, which dates from Archimedes.



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I'm blown away
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The most erotic thing I've seen in months.




Jinkies
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Zoinks! Scoob, I don't think we should have taken this job as extras in Nosferatur!


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Woo woo woo woo woo!
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Reaimagined, more realistic Dr. Zoidberg!!!






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Droolworthy
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Damn, he's sexy. Those legs are just awesome. And he's short, and twinky, and good looking, and has great eyes. And a big, fat package...



Changyuraptor
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Paleontologists this week announced the discovery of a large "four-winged" dinosaur named Changyuraptor!! Named after the northeastern province of China where the exceptionally well-preserved fossil was discovered, Changyuraptor was quite big -- four feet long and nine pounds, making it by far the largest of the nonavian dinosaurs. Changyuraptor belongs to a class of dinosaur called "microraptor", and had much the same body design of big raptors like Deinonychus and Velociraptor. But Changyuraptor, which lived 125 million years ago, was much bigger than other microraptors, which generally weighed about two pounds.

All raptors, we now know today, had feather-like coverings all over their bodies. They were not the scaly reptiles of Jurassic Park. But while big raptors were covered in something like a feather boa (flimsy and insubstantial), microraptors had more clearly-developed, much more flying feather-like coverings. Changyuraptor was one of these. Both its front and hind legs were covered in long, stiff feathers that resembled wings. While the front legs clearly allowed the creature to glide, and perhaps fly short distances, it's unclear whether the rear legs did so.

Most astonishly about Changyuraptor was its long, feathery tail. The tail feathers, which were almost a foot long, helped stabilize the microraptor in flight. They also helped Changyuraptor reduce its speed as it approached the ground and control the pitch of the animal (that is, adjust its nose up or down). Instead of crash-landing and smashing its face into the ground, Changyuraptor could land on its hind legs, and it could use those hind legs to land right on top of prey!



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Dureiux redoes
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Illustrator Laurent Durieux redoes classic films in a more modern style. Here is his spectacular Forbidden Planet poster.



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Hearting
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I *heart* books. My postal carrier ribs me about how many book deliveries I get. He calles me "Mr. Smart".




Glug
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The perfect shower, I think.



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What story?
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So, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises were both based on existing Batman stories published by DC Comics. How come no one has never translated one of the great Superman stories to one of the Superman films?

Which begs the question: IS THERE a "great" Superman story on par with Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns or Alan Moore's The Killing Joke?

If there isn't one, why not?

Sure, sure, they won't use any Terra-Man (aka the Cosmic Cowboy) stories for the movie. At least, I hope they won't...







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