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  1. Entertainment

    Gal Gadot Speaks on Wonder Woman Casting, and We Think Something Got Lost in Translation

    Gal Gadot has finally done her first interview on the subject of her Wonder Woman casting. Unfortunately for us, it's an Israeli interview, so the whole thing is in Hebrew, but if the translation is accurate, the guy conducting the interview completely misunderstands the issue people are having with Gadot as "her boobs are too small."

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  2. Entertainment

    The Wayne Foundation Is Real and We Spoke to the Woman Who Runs It

    In the comics, The Wayne Foundation is a way for Bruce Wayne to help his city in ways that Batman cannot. In the real world, it's a charity that fights the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. We spoke to its president Jamie Walton about starting the foundation with Kevin Smith, and which superheroes she'd like to see donate.

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  3. Entertainment

    We Spoke With Mortal Kombat Legacy Director Kevin Tancharoen About Season Two

    Season two of the Machinima series Mortal Kombat Legacy kicks off tomorrow, and we're pretty pumped about it. So much so that we spoke with its director Kevin Tancharoen about the series, and a lot about fatalities, because Tancharoen assures us -- there will be fatalities.

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  4. Entertainment

    Oreo-Separating Genius David Neevel on His New MTV Other Show Practically Useful

    David Neevel likes to build things, but he doesn't like the creme in the middle of Oreos. That's why he built a machine that removes it with a hatchet. It was one of a series of videos Oreo released showing interesting ways to separate the creme and the cookie. Now Neevel has his own show on MTV's new online outlet MTV Other called Practically Useful. On the show he builds things you never knew you needed -- like a coffee cup with a level indicator.

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  5. Science

    The Mythbusters Explain How Superman Shaves, Try to One-Up Bill Nye

    In 2003 my mother said, "There's this new show you'd probably like. It's got people doing science and explosions to test myths." She was of course talking about Mythbusters, and she was absolutely right about my liking it. I love it when people do science and explosions, and I'm pretty confident most folks that read Geekosystem do too. That's why I jumped at the chance to interview Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage for Gillette's How Does He Shave? campaign.

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  6. Science

    Mayim Bialik Wants to Rub Lotion on Superman for Science

    Gillette really wants to know how Superman shaves his beard in Man of Steel, and they've turned to some of the best minds in geekdom to figure it out. One of those minds belongs to The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik. She happens to be the only woman they asked about Superman's shaving habits, but she's also the only one who earned her PhD. Take that, gentlemen.

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  7. Science

    Bill Nye Explains His Superman Shaving Theory, Officially Becomes Friends With Geekosystem

    Bill Nye is a national treasure. He's who I'd imagine Superman would actually turn to solve a problem like shaving, so it's a no-brainer to see him included in the Gillette campaign to figure out how the Last Son of Krypton loses his beard in Man of Steel. I had the chance to speak with him about his scientific approach to Kryptonian shaving, and then we became friends.

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  8. Entertainment

    My Day-Long 15-Minute Interview With Kevin Smith About Superman’s Beard

    Last week, I had the immense pleasure of interviewing filmmaker Kevin Smith about his theory of how Superman shaves as part of the Gillette How Does The Man of Steel Shave? campaign. I was only supposed to talk to Kevin for 15 minutes, but ended up spending the better part of the day with him talking about Superman, filmmaking, Clerks 3, and Kickstarter.

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  9. Entertainment

    Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn on How and Why to Make Your Thing

    Jesse Thorn is kind of my hero. My first "editor's pick" here at Geekosystem was his public radio show and podcast Bullseye, and I made it my first recommendation for a reason. It's really something special. When I found out Thorn was doing his talk "Make Your Thing" here in New York, well I certainly wasn't going to miss that. I had a chance to sit down with Jesse before the talk at the Etsy Holiday Pop-Up Shop to discuss making our things, sincerity, and what it means to be a geek.

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  10. Entertainment

    JL8: Year One: Artist Yale Stewart on Putting the Justice League in Elementary School

    One of the best webcomics out there is JL8 by Yale Stewart, and it just so happened to turn one-year-old this week. The strip, formerly titled Little League, sets the Justice League where we don't think they've ever been before: Elementary school. Stewart was nice enough to discuss JL8's first eyar, including how he picks which characters to use and why he changed the strip's name.  Hit the jump to check out all of his answers paired up with some of the best strips from JL8's already impressive run.

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  11. Weird

    Mike Dubin: The Razor Wit Behind Dollar Shave Club

    "Our blades are fucking great." That's the line that first grabs viewers when they watch the video for the Dollar Shave Club, and it was what I couldn't resist goading the company's co-founder Mike Dubin with when I spoke with him. I feel a little bad about that. Anyway, the Dollar Shave Club is looking to revolutionize how you shave your face (or legs, or whatever you want) with the same kind of disruptive startup sensibility that has defined the tech industry.

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  12. Tech

    Plastic Bag Does Not Approve of Interview, Makes It Clear [Video]

    Submitted for your approval: Standard footage of an on-the-street interview. The setting is mundane. The subject matter is indecipherable. The title is somewhat of a spoiler. What is going to happen? Who knows. But it probably involves a plastic bag. Will it be funny? There's only one way to find out.

    Note: hit 6, a few times and notice how the bag makes a perfectly timed cymbal crash for the sentence before it. Then hit 6 a bunch more times and make a techno remix. It's addicting.

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  13. Tech

    President Obama on Importance of Social Networking, Egyptian Protests

    In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, President Barack Obama touched not only on the Egyptian protests, but on the importance of social media as a part of a universal right to free speech. In a question submitted to YouTube, the President was asked what he thought of the Egyptian crackdown on internet communications. "It is very important that people have mechanisms in order to express legitimate grievances." Referring to his State of the Union speech, the president continued saying that, "there are certain core values that we believe in as Americans that we believe are universal: freedom of speech, freedom of expression...people being able to use social networking or any other mechanisms to communicate with each other and to express their concerns."

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  14. Entertainment

    Sean Parker Calls The Social Network Total Fiction

    Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker recently spoke at the Digital Life Design conference where he discussed the movie The Social Network with, of all people, Brazilian magical realism novelist Paulo Coelho. As mindblowing as that match-up is, more pertinent is Parker's comment that while he liked the film, it is "a complete work of fiction."

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  15. Entertainment

    Keanu Reeves on Sad Keanu Meme: “Sounds Like Harmless, Good Clean Fun”

    Keanu Reeves sat down with NYMag's Vulture for an interview about his upcoming indie comedy Henry's Crime, about a toll-booth operator who falls in with bank robbers, goes to jail, gets out, decides to rob the same bank, fall in love with a girl and has to learn to act in a play in order to gain access to the tunnel between the theater and the bank. But all the internet wants to talk about is how the interviewer asked him about the Sad Keanu meme.  Wait - we're on the internet? Ok, here's how it went down:
    Logan Hill: You're taking over the Internet. Have you seen all the "Sad Keanu" stuff out there? Reeves: My publicist showed me the photo, but no. There's not one photo. There are millions. You're Photoshopped next to kittens and into Pulp Fiction and next to the cast of The Breakfast Club, and in a million different ways. Have you seen those? KR: Oh, that's funny! No, no, I haven't seen them.

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