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My New Favorite Twitter Feed: Modern Seinfeld

If you love Seinfeld, do yourself a favor and check out what Jerry, George, Elaine, and Cosmo are doing these days.

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In Other Tweeting News: Taking Aim at Instagram
Twitter is adding photograph editing software in order to compete with Instagram.

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And Even If You Hate Twitter
I use Twitter, but I haven’t always used Twitter. For a while I thought it was really dumb. So I know a lot of people think that. But even if you hate it, it is still an interesting depository of people’s thoughts. In particular it provides a fascinating collection of last words.

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Goodbye Spaghetti. Adios Linguini. So Long Penne.
Will climate change spell doom for the beautiful, perfect culinary creation that is pasta?

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The Mystery of the Man Who Fell to Earth
It’s pretty well established that the man probably fell out of an airplane, but nobody knows who he is or where he’s from.

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The Recipe For A Christmas Craze
How do you stir up hysteria for a hot toy?

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Newsflash: Kids Like Wacky, Weird Stuff
OK, that’s not news. But why they like it so much is at least an interesting discussion.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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