One of the best things about geek culture is the constant mash-ups. Taking an established piece of art and jamming it into another can help us think about our culture in new ways, question older art forms, and cast favorite films and books in a new light. Plus, the art that comes out of these is just cool! Take, for instance, artist ben6835. Rather than being content with René Magritte’s Son of Man, Ben (we hope we can call you Ben) created this gorgeous image of the Joker, replacing Magritte’s iconic apple with a playing card that has become just as symbolic in some circles.
Today’s Morning Roundup is a cornucopia of greatness, overflowing with Spider-Man and ducks and liquored-up science journalists and MUPPETS. So read on!
- Why should the humanities get all the liquor? Forget Drunk History, join us for Drunk Science!
- Scientifically accurate Ducktales: You may never go near a pond again.
- Vulture interviews Andrew Garfield about The Amazing Spider-Man!
- YouTube is launching their first ever “Geek Week” on August 4th-we’re not quite sure what it entails, but as long as Lil Bub is involved, we’re there.
- Now that the animagus is out of the bag, J.K. Rowling opens up about story behind Robert Galbraith.
- Mondo Artist asked some folks at SDCC (indlucing illustrators Olly Moss and Scott C.) to draw Batman with their eyes closed. It does not get better than that.
- Well, OK, fine, it does get better. Because MUPPETS.
- It National Ice Cream Month, why not treat yourself to some Clockwork Orange Creamsicle, or Whirled War Z?
- The Center for the Study of Women in Society has celebrated its 40th Anniversary by creating the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship—applications are due on September 1st!
- Finally, you owe it to yourself to read this fascinating article about The Venture Bros’ deconstruction of masculinity.
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com. Stubby wants you to paint it like one of your French girls.