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  1. Entertainment

    This Video of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs has Filled Us With Great Joy

    If you have five minutes and want to watch something life-affirmingly adorable, then check out this video from Ensemble ACJW and Carnegie Hall. It's a fun mashup of 43 cartoon theme songs, with some animation thrown in to provide clues. Can you get the whole list without cheating?

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  2. Entertainment

    Sam Sweetmilk Gets Adopted by Channel Frederator, Begins A Much-Deserved Kickstarter Campaign

    Frederator's been doing real well for itself in the making-stuff-for-the-Internet department, and in their zeal to find great content, they've picked up another cartoon pilot for their Youtube channel -- Sam Sweetmilk, an sci-fi comedy that's currently hosting a Kickstarter campaign to create a new 17-minute long, fully animated episode.

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  3. Entertainment

    Samurai Jack Back From The Past in New Comic Series

    In 2004, the beloved Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack was abruptly cancelled. The time traveling hero was never able to return to his own era and square down with nemesis Aku, leaving the series sadly unresolved. But his saga is finally set to continue in a comic series published by IDW that gives us the fifth season we always wanted.

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  4. Entertainment

    Ratings Grab? What Do You Mean, Ratings Grab? Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover is Happening

    Great news for people who really enjoy once great television now rendered mediocre by time! Fox has announced that next year, The Simpsons and Family Guy will be teaming up for a crossover to be aired as part of the fall 2014 Family Guy season. If I were still in middle school, this would probably be amazing news. Alas, I'm not.

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  5. Science

    TED-Ed Takes A Look At How Disappointing Super Powers Would Be In Real Life

    TED-Ed has offered short, entertaining takes on a wide variety of actual science in its brief existence, and we've been consistently delighted by the program's cartoon explanations of everything from the Big Bang to dinosaur feathers. Over the weekend, though, TED-Ed expanded its purview and blew our minds with seven great videos exploring how common comic book superpowers -- real classics like flight, super speed, and super strength -- would operate in the real world. The disappointing answer? Not very well, as the offering on super strength demonstrates here.

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  6. Entertainment

    Friday Morning Cartoon: How Geography Could Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

    Pop quiz, hotshot: If tomorrow found the streets of your town crawling with human corpses shambling around in a horrible mockery of life, what would you do? If you don't have a hideout planned to answer that question, your priorities are just way out of line. Luckily, TED-ED scholar and geography wonk David Hunter has some handy tips on using geographic concepts -- like movement of people or resources and identifying push and pull factors that could make a location more or less desirable -- to plan your getaway.

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  7. Tech

    Everything You Need to Know About Particle Accelerators in a Three Minute Cartoon

    It should come as no surprise to regular Geekosystem readers that we're big fans of cartoons over here. We're also mad into things like particle accelerators. So when we come across something like this recent TEDEducation explanation of how particle accelerators -- or atom smashers, as they're more awesomely known --  work using the medium of cartoons, it's a match made in heaven for us. We're pretty sure you'll dig it, too.

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  8. Gaming

    The Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Trailer Just Won Trailers [Video]

    Full disclosure: I'm not sure I will play Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It's getting to be all summery, which generally knocks my video gaming down to pretty meager levels. What I can tell you for sure is that I will be watching this trailer over and over again, because it's what all trailers for all things should be like. It's got cyborg soldiers, cyborg generals who are also part-lizard I think, and a jaguar sort of a thing with glowing eyes that we can only assume is also some sort of cyborg. Seriously. It's the best. Check it out below.

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  9. Entertainment

    Got a Minute? Here’s Back to the Future in 60 Animated Seconds

    Want to know everything you absolutely need to about Back to the Future but don't have the time to sit down and watch the whole thing? We feel that - after all, it's a busy world these days. Now, thanks to the animators at 1A4 Studios, you can just check out this speedrun of the classic comedy which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but still makes about as much sense as Back to the Future. All the requisite thrills, chills, and spills are intact, though it will come together a little better if you have seen the movie like a million times before this. You have seen the movie like, a billion times before this, right? Of course you have.

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  10. Space

    Being An Astronaut Is Everything You Ever Wanted It To Be, And Also A Neat Cartoon [Video]

    As I get older, every dream job I ever had as a kid seems to lose some of its shine in the cold light of day. Paleontologists, for example, spend much of their time filling out paperwork rather than digging up fossils, and few of them will ever clone and ride their own dinosaur. Being an astronaut, though? It's still an amazing gig that always makes me wish I was a better, smarter person who someone would shoot into space. In this cartoon from Ted Education, astronaut and former SkyLab commander Jerry Carr talks about rockets that were struck by lightning, the nail-biting anticipation of waiting to see colleagues return from the dark side of the moon, and why early astronauts had to know how to cook a snake -- just in case. Just check out the video below if for some reason you need a reminder of why you should be very jealous of astrnoauts.

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  11. Entertainment

    That Really Happened: 8 of the Most Bizarre Transformers Ever

    The complex character diversity of The Transformers universe rivals that of the Star Wars saga and those of Marvel and DC Comics -- an impressive feat for a bunch of robots that turn into vehicles and other weapons of destruction. Since the Transformers' debut in 1984, both the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons alike have conscripted a number of like-minded warriors to take up arms in the name of their respective causes, quickly swelling the ranks from a small handful to far too many for even the most dedicated of fans to keep track of. Granted, having such a massive influx of new recruits means that Optimus Prime and Megatron are bound to have a few that, to put it gently, didn't quite fit the model of the Autobot or Decepticon ideal. In other words, some Transformers were ten kinds of crazy that made their own comrades question their place in the war. That said, it's time to roll out with 8 of the most bizarre Transformers ever!

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  12. Entertainment

    Damn, I Had Something For This: (Almost) Every Insulting Nickname From the First Three Seasons Of Archer

    Fanboy alert -- we're just days away from new episodes of Archer on FX and super-psyched for the return of one of the best comedies on TV right now. It seems like we're in pretty good company on that front, as the supercut mavens at Slacktory seem to have their jones on for the show as well. So much so, in fact, that they've put together a spanking new supercut of the best barbs, insults, cruel nicknames, and malapropisms traded by the characters on the show. While it's not a totally thorough rundown -- missing are real gems like "Serves you right, Smacky Brown," and "Who am I, Alan Turing? He was also in X-Men, remember?" -- it's plenty to kill a couple minutes between morning meetings and whet our appetites for new episodes and the spectacularly cruel humor that will no doubt go right along with them. Can't. Wait.

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  13. Entertainment

    New Axe Cop Clip Confirms That Axe Cop Would The Be Finest Of All Possible Presidents

    Many are the times we have wondered to ourselves "In a world of so much turmoil both at home and abroad, wouldn't we really be better off with Axe Cop running the show?" The answer, you will be unsurprised to learn, is "Yes, and by magnitudes of order." If these first couple teaser clips are any indication, we're starting to move from excited to drooling over the prospect of full episodes of Axe Cop coming to Fox this summer. Get a load of the latest clip below and learn just the latest reason we don't want to be caught on Bad Guy Planet, and also why we're never voting for a non-magical President again.

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  14. Entertainment

    Doing It Right: Wreck-It Ralph Available for Download Before DVD and Blu-Ray

    Wreck-It Ralph was perhaps, without a doubt, one of the greatest odes to the modern video game industry as a whole and the golden age of video arcades during the early '80s. As such, if you're one of the unfortunate few that happened to miss it, well, it's a downright shame. Luckily, Disney won't have people waiting too long for a market release as the company has announced that Wreck-It Ralph will be available on February 12th... only as a digital download and via streaming services in both HD and 3D. That's right, those with mobile devices and computers will be kicking back and enjoying Wreck-It Ralph in a few weeks, while everyone else anticipating a DVD and Blu-Ray release is going to have to sit tight and ride it out until springtime.

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  15. Entertainment

    Who Knew the X-Men Cartoon Intro Was So Much Better in Stop Motion? [Video]

    We all have that one moment in our childhood when we "borrowed" our parents camcorder for the afternoon and attempted to make a stop motion masterpiece with the action figures we had lying around. But chances are the final product was, well, nothing short of absolute rubbish, with the camcorder always ending up broken somehow -- no matter how hard we tried to prevent that from happening. If its any consolation, stop motion animator Kyle Roberts has recreated the intro of the incomparable X-Men cartoon series from the '90s entirely from his collection of Marvel Legends figures, showing us all what could have been. Suffice it say that it's better than anything we filmed in the garage.

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