I think I might be able to distract you guys about the fact that as big of a fan of NPH that I am, I've never bothered to watch "HIMYM." Shameful, I know. Oh, yeah... I was going to distract you from that fact by bringing up that one of the show's upstart popular faces, Cobie Smulders
(who would have thought that Canadian chicks have porn star names? Yes, I know that her birthname is Jacoba, something more dignified, so... yeah...) is appearing in THE AVENGERS
as Maria Hill, a character in the Marvel Universe who is tough, smart and has a head-butting relationship with Nick Fury. She's most memorably known as refusing the president's order that she nuke an island because she knew that The Avengers were on it at the time. Sneaky thing, how these educated, kickass female side characters abound in the Marvel universe. Almost makes up for the rampant misogyny in so many other publications.
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