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Marvel is replacing Steve Rogers with the new, black Captain America

Marvel is making big changes this year. In a special announcement made on the Colbert Report this evening, the comics giant will this fall have Steve Rogers pass his star-spangled shield on to Sam Wilson, making Wilson (otherwise known as the Falcon) the first black man to take on the official role of Captain America. This shift comes only a day after Marvel revealed plans to give the role of yet another founding Avenger, Thor, to a woman this fall, and follows with Marvel’s overall push for more diversity in its biggest titles.

That Colbert got to announce the change is altogether fitting; Cap’s shield has been on display on the show since early 2007, ever since Marvel “bequeathed” the shield to the host after Steve Rogers’ assumed…

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Doing Your Job Right: Captain Mike the Netflix Customer Service Rep Goes The Extra Mile

netflix-customer-service-conversation.jpg This is the online chat interaction between Netflix customer service representative Cap’t Mike and Netflix streaming user Lt. Norm. Obviously, Cap’t Mike really went the extra mile. That’s worth noting because it seems like the majority of employees these days (particularly those in customer service) don’t even want to run the original mile, let alone an extra one. And if there are any hurdles involved you can forget about it. Just last week I had a rep from the cable company hang up on me for demanding the nudie channels at a discount because my cable internet goes out so much. “Please tell me you’re joking.” That’s exactly what she said before I got the dial tone! Thanks to Tonenails, SR and becca, who agree a job worth doing is worth doing right.

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Batman & Captain America Save Cat From Burning Home


Batman and Captain America (who one firefighter sadly mistook for Robin) were teaching positive life lessons to a group of children at their local American Legion post in Milton, West Virginia, when Batman noticed a nearby house fire. So they two sprung into action, breaking a window into the home and rescuing an unconscious cat. Presumably because it reminded Batman of Catwoman. “I’m telling you, bro — she has whiskers just like this.”

The pair, also known as John Buckland and Troy Marcum, had been working a children’s event nearby when they saw smoke engulfing house in Milton, West Virginia.

Buckland, a former firefighter, said his training immediately kicked in and he grabbed the cat then pulled it outside to safety.

‘The cat comes around. Takes a look at me, then hissed!’

‘He got rescucitated by Batman. That’s a pretty scary thing to wake up to.’

The occupants of the home were out of town and only the cat was home at the time of the fire, a fact that made Buckland grateful.

‘I just want to know what’s going through that cat’s mind.

Ahahahhaha, I’ll tell you exactly what was going through that cat’s mind. Probably, ‘Holy shit, I really shouldn’t have knocked over that lamp,” followed by, “Dammit, why didn’t these @$ $ holes install that pet door I’ve been meowing for before they left?” Jk jk, cats don’t think about anything but being passive aggressive and wondering why we steal their shit out of the litterbox. “It’s like they think they’re golden eggs!” I imagine them saying to one another.

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Dammit Captain, You’re Drunk: Star Trek Themed Wines


This is a series of $ 25/bottle Star Trek branded wines from Vinasa Winery in Sonoma, California. They come in three different bottles commemorating three different episodes from the original series. And they are, drumroll please (although I will settle for some beatboxing): ‘The City on the Edge of Forever’, ‘Mirror Mirror’, and ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’. All the wine is the same though, and there’s absolutely nothing about them besides the name and label that has anything to do with Star Trek. Lucky for them, 90% of wine drinkers pick wine solely based on a cool looking label anyways.

Thanks to PYY, who picks wine the same way I do: heading to the pinot noir, then playing eeny-meeny-miny-moe.

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Play this: ‘Captain Forever’

Captain Forever

Captain Forever isn’t a new title — it’s been out since 2009 — but there’s something immensely satisfying about the 2D space shooter that makes it feel as fresh as ever. After starting out with a small pilot’s capsule and a vague message about some nearby explosion, an information buoy comes to your rescue with some spaceship parts that you can click and drag to attach to your vessel. From there on out it’s a spaceship-eat-spaceship world, and you can blow up the pilot capsules of larger ships to pilfer their parts and add them to your own. As your hostility towards others escalates, increasingly powerful units enter the fray — until the deadly “Peacekeepers” arrive to ruin your party. Captain Forever isn’t terribly complex, but…

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Captain America Cake With American Flag Interior


This is a badass Captain America themed cake made by Tumblr-er LoveandLotsofSugar for her son’s 4th birthday. As you can see (and the title I wrote clearly states), it has an American flag interior. Me? I’m all blood and guts on the inside. You? You’re full of hot air. “Shit!” YES — hot air and shit. You’d make one hell of a nasty blimp, I’ll tell you that right now.

Hit the jump for several more worthwhile shots, including some of the clever build process.

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American Idol gets Shazamed, Captain Marvel ashamed to be eliminated before the live finals

Shazam has a-ha-ha-ha-nounced that the re-he-ma-hay-ning episodes of vowel-adding warble-fest American Idol will be tied into its music-identifying app. During each of the shows, it’ll offer up the set list, behind the scenes videos and let you buy both the live cover versions and original editions of classic songs — usually hewn from a simpler, gentler time before Mariah Carey was seen as someone worth em-hem-hem-ulating. In addition viewers will be able to get photos of their favorite contestants, but we won’t be interested unless there’s a generous dose of Jeff Winger Ryan Seacrest tucked in there too.

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American Idol gets Shazamed, Captain Marvel ashamed to be eliminated before the live finals originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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NASA shows first global image taken from new satellite; Captain Planet approves

From breaking the ice on Jupiter’s moon Europa to going Captain Ahab on comets, NASA’s been quite busy formulating all sorts of “strategery” for future projects lately. But just because the space agency has to pay Russians to hitch a ride to space these days doesn’t mean it has nothing going on in the present. Check out the first image from NASA’s NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite. The satellite launched October 28th and, eventually, will be able to measure anything from ocean temps to fire locations. While it can’t do all of that just yet, the NPP satellite is at least capable of taking global images with its Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The satellite is placed in a sun-synchronous orbit that lets it sync with the areas it covers at roughly the same time of day. The result? All images will have the same lighting since the satellite maintains the same angle between the Earth and the sun.

NASA shows first global image taken from new satellite; Captain Planet approves originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Captain’s Orders: When Captain Jean-Luc Picard Says Engage, You Better Say Yes!


How cute is that? “Super cute.” And this picture of a sleepy kitten on top of a sleepy puppy? “Also cute.” Aaaaaaaaand what about this? “WHAT THE F*** IS THAT?!” Haha, that’s a picture I found online of a rash that closest resembles mine. Well — what’s your professional opinion? “Looks like Mars but…” But on a ballsack?! Because that’s exactly what it feels like too.

Engage! The Star Trek Engagement Ring Marriage Proposal [obviouswinner]

Thanks to Mark, who proposed with an “It’s a Trap” ring box. It…didn’t go over as well.

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