Ever since the official Iron Man 3 Facebook account launched a trivia game that would slowly reveal Tony Stark’s suits, we’ve been on top of it to show you the suits as they were revealed.

Today, six of the latest Iron Man 3 armors have come online in glorious high-resolution for fans to dissect and speculat over. It’s all pretty exciting, especially after the second theatrical trailer revealed that we would be seeing fascinating variations of the now-iconic frowny face Iron Man suit. This includes what some have been calling “the deep space” suit and the “hulkbuster” suit. As you’ll notice below, the suits that ring very familiar to dedicated Iron Man fans have earned brand new names, and may or may not have more than just a sub-supporting role in Iron Man 3.

Thanks to the good people over at CBM for nabbing such high quality images of the suits. We’ve featured the suits below, along with their names and a short descriptions of how each suit can improve Tony’s overall performance.

Mark 17 – Heart Breaker

This artillery level RT suit features an enhanced arc reactor, and bulked up shoulder blades that may contain a heavy amount of firepower. With a name like that, it’s expected that this suit might make use of the same type of high-powered chest beam that we saw in Iron Man 2.

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Mark 33 – Silver Centurion

This enhanced energy suit doesn’t feature silver as much as the other models (see code name SHOTGUN below for example), but it does offer a silver endoskeleton and a weird pentagonal arc reactor. Nothing really to go by on this one in terms of how it will be used, but its name suggests that it can run a little longer on one battery, something that has been the Achille’s heel of past suits.

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Mark 35 – Red Snapper

The advantage of the Red Snapper seems obvious. As a disaster rescue suit, the gigantic pressure-powered claws seem to be able to do some serious heavy lifting, although we have no idea how Tony plans on fitting his arms into those tiny little nubs. With a bulkier and more solid-looking core, it looks like this suit provides adequate protection from whatever Tony will be “rescuing” people from.

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Mark 38 – Igor

Okay, it calls itself the “heavy lifting” suit, but fans that saw the suit featured in the second theatrical trailer know well and good where Tony got the basic outline for this suit from. We’re surprised that the legendary “hulk-buster” armor comes in blue instead of green, but then again, with a code name like “Igor,” it makes us wonder if Iron Man 3 will make any reference to the jade giant through this obviously inspired design.

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Mark 39 – Gemini

The Gemini is another suit that was spotted by eagle eyed Iron Man fans on the latest poster. They theorized that it was Tony’s “deep space” suit and that the end credits sequence of Iron Man 3 may feature Tony blasting off into space to meet the Guardians of the Galaxy. Since it’s now been revealed that the sexy white suit is a “sub orbit” suit, that theory may have just been blown apart.

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Mark 40 – Shotgun

This sleek and simple design appears to be fine tuned to be Tony’s ultra-aerodynamic high-speed flight suit. We have no idea if the suit will also feature secret velocity boosters, but since it appears to be Tony’s fastest suit, there must be some secrets up Shotgun’s sleeve.

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According to interviews with Kevin Feige, Tony Stark will be hard at work in Iron Man 3 building not just these six suits, but 39 brand new suits, leading up to the reveal of the Mark XLVII. Remember, Tony’s Avengers suit (the one that barely endured the Battle of New York) was only Mark VII. With only six new suits revealed, one must wonder if the official Iron Man 3 Facebook page won’t be introducing more as the premiere date for Iron Man 3 grows closer.

In fact, a recent TV spot gave us some rather spoilery footage of one of the main Iron Man players suiting up in what appears to be another brand new suit. If that suit is what we think it is, then we might already know it’s codename: Rescue.

What other suits do you think we’ll see in ‘Iron Man 3’?

With Donald Trump’s presidency looking less and less like a joke, these high-profile authors and writers believe the time for silence is over.

Over 400 authors have signed a petition to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

The petition, titled “An open letter to the American people,” was written by Andrew Altschul and Mark Slouka. It unequivocally states that Trump must not become President of the United States, and explains why writers in particular are worried about the power of his empty words and fear-mongering rhetoric.

Signed by the likes of Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Cheryl Strayed, Colm Tóibín and Jennifer Egan, the open letter lays out reasons for openly opposing Trump’s candidacy, which they believe “appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society.”

The letter states:

“Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;

Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;

Because American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another;

Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies;

Because the search for justice is predicated on a respect for the truth;

Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;

Because neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people;

Because the rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response;

For all these reasons, we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”

While there are plenty of arguments for why Trump should not receive as much media coverage as he gets, we have to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation when some of the country’s most respected artists take such a powerful stance as this.

The petition has been signed by over 7,000 people so far, and you can add your name to the list right here.

You can find out more about the group of writers who oppose Trump on Twitter, at @WritersOnTrump.

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

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However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.


Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


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They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.