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|Tuesday, June 26th, 2012|
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012|
Two Items of Watchmen
1. In this poster for the movie, the clouds in the background suggest the giant squid monster. (Above and to the right of the blimp is the squids central eye, and below and to the left of the blimp is one of its mouth tentacles.) So the squid did make into the movie, in a subliminal way.
2. Theres going to be a Watchmen prequel. Two sketches (by Andy Kubert and J.G. Jones) have surfaced on comic news blogs, only to be removed by D.C.s lawyers. But theyre still floating around out there on the Web if you do an image search. It would appear neither Alan Moore (obviously) nor Dave Gibbons (less obviously) is involved, so the actual project would have to be a fuck of a lot better than whats in the sketches before Id read it.
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2011|
Did Cable Start Off as a Comedian Clone?
Look at the famous cover of New Mutants #87. Black-and-white hair thats thinner at the corners and thicker in the middle and sides; big shoulder pads; scar; big scar over one eye; big gun; hairy body; sarcastic expression.
|Sunday, August 21st, 2011|
Bernie Sanders: “I believe, from day one, if the Democratic caucus has 60 members already in the house. We have a Democratic president, while we of course want bipartisanship, but if you have the Republican party stone-walling without one Republican in office in support of the public option then finally you have to say to the Democratic caucus and the Senate is: ‘We got 60 votes. Let‘s say no to Republican filibusters and let’s come up with strong legislation.’”
[Credit: Nation of Change]
|Wednesday, December 29th, 2010|
|Monday, December 20th, 2010|
Comic Strip: Fort Knox
I wonder if this guy was trying to draw Brendan from Home Movies?
In other news, thanks for the wintery banner behind my menu, LiveJournal. It goes well with the white hyperlinks and makes them delightfully hard to read.
|Friday, December 10th, 2010|
Closing Logo Discovery
Heres one for scary closing logo fandom: Cheri Sundae Productions. I saw this at the tail end of a police-chase show that was on right before wrestling. Click the image to go to a video.
Warning: potentially nightmare-inducing
|Thursday, December 2nd, 2010|
|Saturday, November 27th, 2010|
| I Love Janice Chiangs Lettering
|Sunday, October 24th, 2010|
Awesome Thrift Store Find of the Week: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time!
1991. Starring James Avery [Shredder!], Michael Berryman, Sarah Douglas [mmmm], Wings Hauser, Marc Singer [Donovan!], Kari Wuhrer, Robert ZDar [hell, zyeah!], and Frank Welker.
Also purchased this week:
Showdown in Little Tokyo [1991; starring Dolph Lundgren as a weeaboo and Brandon Lee as a banana]
Death Warrant [1990; starring Jean-Claude van Damme as an undercover Mountie!]
Secrets of the Unknown (AKA Secrets and Mysteries) [1988; hosted by Edward Mulhare (Devin!)]the Jack the Ripper episode
Lionheart [1990; starring Jean-Claude van Damme and Brian Thompson]
Raw Deal [1986; starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Wanamaker, Darren McGavin, Ed Lauter, and Joe Regalbuto!]
|Thursday, September 23rd, 2010|
|Monday, August 23rd, 2010|
| WTF Happened to Google Image Search?!
Its slow and cluttered now. Change it back!
|Saturday, August 14th, 2010|
|Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010|
|Friday, June 11th, 2010|
| You Say Bucky
I said Bucky.
A Re A Ren Yun Ya
|Tuesday, May 18th, 2010|
Future Rockstar Games
I just recently learned of the existence of Grand Theft Auto expansion missions set in London 1961 and 1969. And then today I saw a TV commercial for a Rockstar game set in the Old West (I assume the phrase Grand Theft Horse will be in many reviews). It looks similar to Gun, a game I saw Amos playing on his Xbox at his place.
I look forward to seeing various historical eras covered as Grand Theft Auto worlds. Being able to drive around really fast in cool cars and talk to colourful characters is a fun way to explore the period and soak up the nostalgia.
This opens the door for setting it in the future, either in a future history they build themselves, or in borrowed futures such as Shadowrun. Imagine Grand Theft Auto: Shadowrun! Granted, there arent any cool cars in Shadowrun, but they could make some. And its already a game where you play a sort of criminal, operating outside the law and trying to become rich and powerful. Only instead of being Italian or Bosnian, youre an elf.
Alternatively, if Rockstar isnt interested in doing GTA: SR, the Shadowrun people (is it still FASA?) could get a license to use Rockstars driving physics code and incorporate it into their game.
Also, provided they stick to the 1980s version, Grand Theft Autobot.
|Tuesday, May 11th, 2010|
| I Miss Harrison Fong
He was a good comic artist in the 1980s.
|Wednesday, April 21st, 2010|
Of Whom Does John Dingell Remind Me?
Monday nights Daily Show guest was John Dingell, one of the longest-serving congressmen alive. He seemed like a pretty cool guy. His quiet, relaxed confidence in his progressive views was refreshing.
Anyway, he kept reminding me of someone, but I couldnt think who. I thought I had figured it out just now, but its semi-unflattering, so theres going to have to be a disclaimer afterward.
He reminded me of David Bowie in the early stages of progeria from The Hunger, when he first goes to the clinic to talk to Susan Sarandon.
Disclaimer: Despite reminding me of a rapidly-aging vampire, Dingell is still pleasant-looking, and at his age (83) one could do a lot worse than to look like David Bowie (one of the prettiest men ever) under aging makeup. I figure Dingell must have been really good-looking as a young man, and this photo from Wikipedia supports that hypothesis. Hes better looking than the other person in that photo, and thats JFK, who was no slouch himself. Also, a Google image search of David Bowie and Hunger shows that his character, John, actually looks nothing like Dingellthough in fairness to me, I cant find any images from the middle of his transformation, only from the beginning (young Bowie) and end (scary bag of old flesh). If only YouTube worked on this computer. Then I could see if theres a video clip from the movie.
So now Im back to square one. (The best of part of which was Mathnet, according to fruvous.)
|Saturday, March 20th, 2010|
They didnt rehire the original voice actors to play the 1980s Turtles in Turtles Forever.
|Saturday, December 5th, 2009|
Theres a Mondrian-like painting in Kyle MacLachlans office in The Flintstones. Its the Stone Age, so the lines arent perfectly straight.