Tina

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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 squid’s 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. There’s 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 they’re 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 what’s in the sketches before I’d read it.

Tina

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Did Cable Start Off as a Comedian Clone?

Look at the famous cover of New Mutants #87. Black-and-white hair that’s 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.

Tina

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Huh?!

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]

Tina

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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.

Tina

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Closing Logo Discovery

Here’s 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
Tina

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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 Z’Dar [hell, z’yeah!], 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!]