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Movie gods, are you listening? I have an urgent request!

You know lovable, sardonic, Twitter parent of the year Ryan Reynolds, right?

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For those passed out under a rock, he plays Deadpool in "Deadpool." And — since I know Reynolds is waiting on bated breath to hear my opinion on the matter — I found him the perfect love interest for future "Deadpool" films.

*clears throat, pulls out megaphone*

Brendon Urie!

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OK, so Urie may not be an A-list actor, per se. But he's the frontman of the pop rock band Panic! At the Disco — and a great choice to play a love interest of Deadpool's at some point.  

To see how I came up with this ingenious pairing, let's take a step back.

I read that Reynolds was asked at Comic-Con 2018 about LGBTQ representation in the "Deadpool" franchise.

It might be easy to assume Deadpool is straight if you've only seen the movies, seeing as the character has only cozied up with women on screen. But in the Marvel universe, Deadpool is pansexual.

Pansexuality falls in the same vein as bisexuality, advocates note, but the identity emphasizes more of an openness to all genders beyond men and women, such as non-binary folks.

Answering a fan's question during a panel, Reynolds said exploring the queer side of his character is "something that [he'd] love to see more of":

“I certainly think that this universe … needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways. The great thing about 'Deadpool' is that we’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do. It’s something that I’d love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe because it’s something that we’re building out more.”

YES.

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OK, hold that thought. Back to Urie.

The musician just came out publicly as pansexual in Paper magazine a few weeks ago.

"I'm married to a woman, and I'm very much in love with her, but I'm not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person," Urie explained. "Yeah, I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart's in the right place. I'm definitely attracted to men."

YES.

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Do you see where I'm going with this?!

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Also, I realize Urie may be busy on tour, and that's understandable. So I thought of a couple backups, too.

Like Janelle Monae. She came out as pansexual in April.

"Being a queer black woman in America," she said, "Someone who has been in relationships with both men and women ― I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker."

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Or Miley Cyrus. She came out as pansexual in 2015.

"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age," she said. "I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

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See? We have options!

To be clear, pansexual people aren't solely attracted to other pansexual people. Deadpool could fancy a lesbian, or a straight man, or a bisexual non-binary person — anyone who floats his boat.

But it'd be fantastic to have someone who identifies as pansexual be part of a franchise that boasts one of the very few Hollywood stories containing a pansexual character.

Not only do we need more movies with queer characters telling their own stories, but we need those stories to be genuine to the queer experience.

A really easy way to do that is to hire gay actors to play gay roles and lesbian actors to play lesbian roles and transgender actors to play transgender roles (I'm looking at you, Scarlett Johansson).

Yes, yes,I know it's called "acting" for a reason — shouldn't anyone be allowed to play any role? In theory, yes. But it's not that simple.

Hollywood limits the opportunities it gives to openly LGBTQ artists. Even when there are roles for LGBTQ characters, they're often given to straight, cisgender actors. This hinders queer actors and makes for less authentic storytelling.

Who wants that nonsense?

*exhales, puts down megaphone*

So, yes. I really am requesting the movie gods create a "Deadpool" character just so Urie — or Cyrus, or Monae — can bring one fabulously queer romance to life on screen and fulfill my "Deadpool" fantasy.

Is that so much to ask?

Joy

1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

Jordyn Poulter was the youngest member of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which took home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was named the best setter at the Tokyo games and has been a member of the team since 2018.

Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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Marlon Brando on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1973.

Marlon Brando made one of the biggest Hollywood comebacks in 1972 after playing the iconic role of Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather.” The venerable actor's career had been on a decline for years after a series of flops and increasingly unruly behavior on set.

Brando was a shoo-in for Best Actor at the 1973 Academy Awards, so the actor decided to use the opportunity to make an important point about Native American representation in Hollywood.

Instead of attending the ceremony, he sent Sacheen Littlefeather, a Yaqui and Apache actress and activist, dressed in traditional clothing, to talk about the injustices faced by Native Americans.

She explained that Brando "very regretfully cannot accept this generous award, the reasons for this being … the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee."

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