Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
While I am not a big basketball fan, I will admit I like this commercial. As James (and Jordan) has transcended basketball, so has their message/image/etc.
Whatever fallout lingers from "The Decision" (and Miami's "slow" start), this is the way to help move forward from it.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Many comic fans know this issue because of "The Punch". Comic Book Resources rated this "fight" #16 on its list of "25 Best Comic Battles".
Here is their write up:
The Justice League of America fell apart during the mid-80s, when most of the members of the team were killed by an old nemesis of the League, Professor Ivo. After the crossover “Legends,” a brand new Justice League was formed, made up of mostly superheroes that had never been in the League before, such as Mister Miracle, Captain Marvel, Blue Beetle and Doctor Fate, along with old League stalwarts such as Martian Manhunter, Batman and Black Canary. One new member had a certain idea of how he was going to be involved with the team, and that member was Guy Gardner, a member of the Green Lantern Corps. He felt that he should be the leader of the team.
In the very first page of “Justice League” #1, by writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and artist Kevin Maguire, Guy is shown waiting for the rest of the members of the new League. He is dismayed, though, when he discovers that the rest of the team tends to look to Batman for leadership.
Over the next few issues, the other Leaguers soon grew tired of Gardner's constant complaining, but they also did not appreciate Batman's churlish handling of leading, either. He could have dealt with Gardner in many different ways – he chose to treat Guy like a child, only enraging Guy even more.
The relationship came to a head in quite a humorous fashion in “Justice League” #5, when Guy decides to finally decide once and for all who is in charge. In the issue, he challenges Batman to a fist fight.
Batman agrees, and after Guy takes a swing, Batman proceeds to knock Guy unconscious with one punch.
This greatly amuses Blue Beetle, and it confuses Martian Manhunter and Black Canary, who enter the room to see Guy out cold on the floor.
Beetle's repeated "One punch! One punch!" has become a catch phrase forever associated with Giffen and DeMatteis' Justice League.
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Apparently there is a new GI Joe type cartoon coming. I have previously mentioned that I just missed the GI Joe wave as a kid. I saw the new movie which did not offend me (I tend to like loud movies with lots of explosions and little exposition).
I like this "commercial" because it brings up memories of "Better Off Ted" and the clever spin on the GI Joe catch phrase.
via Topless Robot
Thursday, November 11, 2010
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
We are the Dead. Short days ago
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
*The holiday is commonly printed as Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day on calendars. While these spellings are grammatically acceptable, the United States government has declared that no apostrophe rather than the possessive case is the official spelling.
Monday, November 8, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It's FINALLY election day! Even my 7 year old is SICK of all the ads and signs! I am doubly so since MOST of the elections in Vermont are always foregone conclusions (this year's governor's race being the first in my lifetime that I can't call ahead of the polls closing). However nasty the campaigns get, history always shows us it could be worse.