George Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed by Beetles

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In a terrible case of irony, a tree planted in memory of Beatles guitarist George Harrison in Los Angeles has been destroyed by literal beetles.

The pine tree was planted in Griffith Park in 2004 in honor of the musician and avid gardener, who resided in LA at the end of his life.

But don’t fret. According to the LA Times, “Except for the loss of tree life, Harrison likely would have been amused at the irony. He once said his biggest break in life was getting into the Beatles; his second biggest was getting out.”

No date has been set for the replanting of a new memorial tree.

[LA Times]

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Marvel’s ‘Avengers NOW!’: Captain America is black, Thor is female, Iron Man has a new suit

Originally posted on PopWatch:

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Marvel has some big changes in store for Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. While their corporate siblings over at Marvel Studios prepare to reunite the Big Three onscreen in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Comics will debut radical new looks for the three most iconic Avengers. It’s all part of a much larger initiative known as Avengers NOW!, which will see the debut of new Big Three books and several other new ongoing series.

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The Newest Real ‘F*ck Her Right in the P*ssy’ Prank Comes From, Of Course, Florida

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There have been plenty of hoax videos portraying a guy saying “F*ck her right in the p*ssy” during a live news broadcast, but then someone recently went for it during World Cup coverage. Now we have a second real example spotted in the wild.

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Doctor Who: 8 things we’d like to see in the new series

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Doctor Who season 8 is nearly here (Picture: BBC)

With only a couple of months to go until the new series of Doctor Who, everyone’s busy speculating about what delights – or horrors – might lurk within Peter Capaldi’s first few episodes in the TARDIS. Here’s one bucket list out of several million.

1. A capable, strong male companion

Doctor Who these days is all about strong, empowered women. Gone are the days of the timid Victoria or the screeching Mel – since the revival the Doctor’s female sidekicks are far more likely to get him out of trouble than they are to land him in it.

The same couldn’t be said for the male companions, who are usually either ineffectual comic relief (Mickey Smith) or gimmicky doe-eyed plot devices (Rory Williams, who, when he wasn’t dying, gave Amy an excuse to leave the Doctor).

Oh how nice it would be to have…

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‘Batman: Zero Year’: Scott Snyder on Riddler, teen Bruce, Batcycle

Originally posted on Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times:

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“Batman: Zero Year” is writer Scott Snyder’s and artist Greg Capullo’s ambitious 12-part comics event exploring Bruce Wayne’s beginnings as the Caped Crusader in DC Comics’ New 52. Snyder is joining Hero Complex each month for an exclusive preview of the next issue and conversation about the story so far. Part 11 of the saga arrives Wednesday with “Batman” No. 32.

If Bruce Wayne were normal, what hope would Gotham have?

In last month’s “Batman” No. 31, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo wove together two tales of the hero at different points in his young life — as a high school student and in his early days as Batman — in which he was tested by an authority figure and responded in a way no one normal would.

Where the teenage Bruce is working through his childhood trauma as amplified by adolescence and ultimately answers technically…

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Moved To A New City

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In a new city, there are few things easier to make than connections. It’s so easy to go up to someone — at a bar, in the office, even in line at the grocery store — and strike up a quick conversation. When drunk, you might even tell each other how awesome the other is, and promise that you’re going to call, and be friends forever. Colleagues melt into happy hour buddies, gym acquaintances are good for a smoothie run, and old classmates who now live in the city are always good to grab brunch with and spend a few hours catching up. Forming a social network of dozens of people comes easier than you’d think it would, and probably easier than you’d want it to.

Because if there’s one thing that’s very, very hard, it’s turning any of those relationships into something real. It’s easy to promise that you’re…

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‘Batman: Zero Year’ 31: Scott Snyder on Riddler, Alfred, Frank Miller

Originally posted on Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times:

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“Batman: Zero Year” is writer Scott Snyder’s and artist Greg Capullo’s ambitious 12-part comics event exploring Bruce Wayne’s beginnings as the Caped Crusader in DC Comics’ New 52. Snyder is joining Hero Complex each month for an exclusive preview of the next issue and conversation about the story so far. Part 10 of the saga arrives Wednesday with “Batman” No. 31.

The Riddler is playing high-stakes games with Gotham City, and he’s winning.

But Batman, just recovered from injuries sustained when Edward Nygma took over the city, is preparing to rise to the challenge, even with just a T-shirt instead of his normal Batsuit for protection. Indeed, he was seen with a cowl and street clothes at the end of “Batman” No. 30.

“This is Bruce ready for war,” writer Scott Snyder said. “He doesn’t even need a costume. He is Batman, with or without his gadgets, with…

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25 reasons why growing up with YTV was awesome

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Much like its earliest fans, YTV is all grown up.

The Canadian children’s television station turns 25 this weekend, having launched on Sept. 1, 1988.

For the millennial generation that grew up with the station, YTV is a source of childhood ’90s nostalgia and fond memories of after-school cartoons.

Take a walk down memory lane with our list of 25 awesome things about growing up with YTV.

1. The Zone with PJ Phil


Although The Zone, YTV’s after-school programming, has had many hosts (known as PJs or program jockeys) throughout the years, millennials will best remember PJ Phil — clearly the coolest PJ around.

Phil Guerrero is still working in television and, according to his Twitter bio, is well aware he’s still known as PJ Phil to Canadian kids.

2. The weird co-hosts


When you’re a kid and see a talking blog of gum with a screenful of human teeth…

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YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

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Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.

The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history of YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006 for $1.65 billion. The impending acquisition comes after longtime Google ad exec Susan Wojcicki was named CEO of YouTube earlier this year.

Reps for YouTube and Twitch declined to comment.

San Francisco-based Twitch lets users upload and watch free, live gameplay videos that can be streamed from Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation 4 consoles. The company claims to have more than 45 million monthly users, with more than 1 million members who upload videos each month. It also has deals to distribute shows from partners including CBS Interactive’s GameSpot, Joystiq and Destructoid.


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‘My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic’: Where’s the fire, Spike? — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The good news: The Equestria Games are on! The better news: Spike’s been drafted to light the Games’ version of the Olympic Torch!

The bad news: Apparently, the little dragon’s fire breath just isn’t cooperating…even though the entire kingdom is watching. Uh oh. Watch Twilight’s pal struggle in a sneak peek from Saturday’s episode below:

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