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Things We Saw Today: So Is This Heartbreaking Toy Story Theory About Andy’s Dad Real or Not? No One Can Seem to Agree

The “Andy’s Dad” theory from Toy Story has been floating around the internet for a while. Now, the full story of how the boy’s father fits into the movie’s world has been released, and oh wow is it ever sad. Like, way too sad. Polio sad. The problem is, some other Pixar bigwigs are calling it “fake news.” What do you think? Was this a story only known by a few, or was it made up? Either way, I’m ending the day in a puddle of feelings. (via i09)

Happy Pride to those who have spent this weekend celebrating! Among all the very cool happenings this weekend, there’s now a rainbow crosswalk outside the Stonewall Inn in New York. (Via Gothamist)

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the Black Lives Matter movement intersected with the Pride Parade in Seattle today in honor of Charleena Lyles. Some outlets are reporting this as a clash, but those I’m hearing from in the area make it sound more like a mutually respectful collaboration/cohabitation.


Well, file this under The Most Impressive Thing I Saw Today: Yesterday, I linked to voiceover actor Rob Paulson’s lesson in how to talk like Pinky (of and the Brain fame). Today, there’s video of Paulson singing Animaniacs’s “Yakko’s World” song FROM MEMORY. He even added in an updated verse. (Via Nerdist)

A bunch of little kids were asked what makes them different from each other, and the sweet baby angels’ answers are too precious to exist in this world.

Have you been watching Netflix’s G.L.O.W. this weekend? Do you love it? If so, you’ll want to check out this interview with the real women the show is based on. (Via Inverse)

Also of interest to G.L.O.W. fans (or anyone, really): Betty Gilpin (who plays Debbie) wrote a beautiful piece about “What It’s Like to Have Pea-Sized Confidence With Watermelon-Sized Boobs.” (Via Glamour)

That’s it on my end. What did you all see today?

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Things We Saw Today: Meet Martha, The 125-Pound Mastiff Who Was Very Rudely Named World’s “Ugliest Dog”

The official World’s Ugliest Dog competition took place yesterday in Petaluma, California. Martha up there “won” the title, but as far as awards go, this one seems pretty darn rude. We’re with @WeRateDogs on this one. Stunning as h*ck.

This woman was kicked out of her own apartment complex’s swimming pool for wearing a one-piece swimsuit. I have two questions: 1) At this point, what are women allowed to wear in public, and 2) Why is everything terrible? (Someecards)

The headline here reads “Angela Lansbury Might Co-Star in BBC’s Little Women Miniseries — But, Be Honest, We Had You at Angela Lansbury” and they are CORRECT. (Via Vulture)

Google has said they’ll stop reading your emails for targeted Gmail ad material. Which is a reminder that Google has been reading your emails. (Bloomberg)

Artist Brian Kesinger just created the mashup of our Alan Tudyk-filled dreams! (Via NerdApproved)

#firefly #rogueone #mashup. #k2so #wash this print will be available when my Etsy store reopens next month!

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Voiceover legend Rob Paulsen gave a lesson in how to talk like Pinky & the Brain’s Pinky. Are you all pondering what I’m pondering? (Via Nerdist)

The group Film Fatales put together a comprehensive list of all the films currently streaming on Netflix USA that were directed by women, just in case you’re looking for some criteria to plan your weekend movie marathons around. (Via Film Fatales)

Today was a lot of Johnny Depp, Sean Spicer, and Republican lawmakers. I’m sorry, friends. Here’s a baby elephant chasing birds by way of apology from me to you.

What did you all see out there on this fine–or blazingly hot, depending on your location–Saturday?

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Things We Saw Today: The Babadook Is an Important LGBTQIA Icon Now

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The scary and yet jaunty shadow monster in a top hat has been adopted by the meme-loving Internet, and is now the unofficial mascot of Pride Month. Some days I adore being online.

The Babadook, whose origins are found in a 2014 indie horror movie of the same name, became a meme associated with the LGBTQIA community following a popular post on Tumblr, which snowballed into insistence that the Babadook is gay. It is now a well-established Internet fact.

Anyway, the Babadook is currently trending on Twitter and his tag is full of fabulous Tweets celebrating Pride and its best-ever mascot and I am obsessed with all of this. (via The Daily Dot)

    • Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert had a commitment ceremony with her girlfriend Rayya Elias. (via Page Six)
    • Two members of Danny Ocean’s original gang from Ocean’s 11 will appear in Ocean’s Eight, which stars a rad lineup of ladies. (Slashfilm)
    • “The Story Behind the Woman Who Made WWI Masks Just Like Doctor Poison Wears” (via Jezebel)
    • We are all Senator Kamala Harris being interrupted by a rude man. (via Twitter)
    • BitchMedia has 17 books you should be checking out in June, which is Babadook Month. (via BitchMedia)

That’s all I’ve got, campers! What about you?

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Things We Saw Today: It’s the Broad City Season 4 Trailer!

Season 4 of Broad City premieres on August 23, and the trailer has dropped over at Comedy Central’s YouTube channel. Back in January, Abbi Jacobson described this season, set during a Trump presidency, as a “winter season” in which the main characters are “figuring it out and how to become more politically evolved.” And it looks like the girls will be bringing in a slew of guest stars, including RuPaul, Steve Buscemi, and Shania Twain, to help with that.

  • Nerdist has a great roundup of Wonder Woman merch, so you can bedeck yourself like the daughter of Themyscira you are.
  • Whaaa? Apparently there were two different English-language dubs of My Neighbor Totoro released? And the original, which I grew up with, is no longer available? You can read the whole history over at Kotaku.
  • It’s June, so the new Lord of the Rings Funko Pop! figures, including Frodo, Samwise, Gandalf, and the Balrog, should be popping up in stores.
  • Dan Aykroyd believes that the cost of reshoots ultimately doomed the new Ghostbusters in Sony’s eyes – and he thinks director Kevin Feig is to blame. Though Aykroyd liked the final product, he said Feig drove up the costs by not taking advice. “He didn’t shoot scenes we suggested to him,” he told Sunday Brunch, “and several scenes that were going to be needed, and he said ‘Nah, we don’t need them.’ Then we tested the movie, and they needed them, and he had to go back. About $ 30 to $ 40 million in reshoots. So he will not be back on the Sony lot any time soon.” You can read his full quote over at /Film and decide for yourself whether Aykroyd is being too harsh.

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Things We Saw Today: French President Emmanuel Macron Admits That Trump Handshake Was Purposefully Aggressive

Donald Trump is known for his weird, ego-boosting, overly-aggressive handshakes but he may have met his match with French President Emmanuel Macron. The latter was presumably briefed about said hand assaults ahead of their meeting in Brussels on Thursday because he came prepared. Rather than let [insert insult here] get the upper hand, Macron forcefully squeezed and refused to let go. “My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,”

“My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche. “That’s how you ensure you are respected. You have to show you won’t make small concessions–not even symbolic ones.” Well played. (via Jezebel)

That’s it on my end. What did you find, friends?

 

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Things We Saw Today: The Hulk’s Skull Bed from Thor: Ragnarok

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As we already saw in the teaser trailer, Thor: Ragnarok has an absurd/awesome ’80s adventure aesthetic. But the latest props from the Marvel exhibit at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) show that it’s even crazier than we thought. In particular, visitors to the exhibit have tweeted some pictures of the Hulk’s truly absurd bed from Thor: Ragnarok, which looks like it’s made from a giant creature’s skull. (via io9)

  • Supergirl’s Maggie Sawyer, played by actress Floriana Lima, won’t be a series regular for season three. Lima is pursuing other opportunities, so while she’ll still be on the show, she’s been changed to a recurring role. (via CBR)
  • Daisy Ridley will play Ophelia in a new film, titled Ophelia, which reimagines the Shakespearean character as the center of the Hamlet story. It’s based on Lisa Klein’s book of the same name. (via Entertainment Weekly)
  • Nerdist posted a great piece about the many ways that Wonder Woman has already made history, even before its release.
  • More details have emerged about the gunman at Phoenix Comicon, who was reportedly targeting Jason David Frank, the actor who played the Green Ranger on Power Rangers. The gunman also believed he was “The Punisher” and was going after “bad police officers” as part of his role. You can read more at io9.

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