Monday, February 28, 2011

So What's Darkwing Duck Been Up To These Days?

Fighting Quackerjack, a amalgamation of Toyman and The Joker...although these days he's leaning more toward the later.

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Oscar 2011 Stuff

Didn't watch it, but what's the point when other people can recap the important stuff, like:
  1. Who won what; and
  2. Who wore what?

Also, I find it funny that people who collectively try to make films that are less than two hours cannot manage to celebrate their achievements under a three hours.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Around The Internets

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Wisconsin/Union Thing In a Nutshell

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ed Schultz Calls It

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Ed correctly points out that President Obama's promise to stand by the unions does not match his current position in the wake of what's going on in Wisconsin.

This isn't like other campaign statements (the War in Iraq, for example) where Obama gave himself room for multiple interpretation. No; he said, "I'll walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America."

Now, a strike hasn't officially happened, so Obama is technically not a liar. But his press secretary (you can see the precise moment where this guy is like, "Aw; fuck me" when he was being asked about this) isn't helping.

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"The Hangover 2" Trailer

More of a teaser, really:


Meanwhile, In the Assembly...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Political Power Move FAIL

Goldman Sachs: GOP Budget Not Good For US Economic Recovery

In fact, they say it will send GDP backwards by 2%.

And the hits just keep on comin'.

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  1. Just remember: there is not a gun problem in the US.
  2. It's like the movie On Deadly Ground except starring a 60-year old woman instead of Steven Segal.
  3. Speaking of life imitating movies: remember The Manchurian Candidate?
  4. The rich get richer.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remember When Sarah Palin Wanted Alaskans to Eat Healthy?

Of course not; because back then it wasn't a controversial issue.

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Can I Get Some Drinks?

Well, one drink anyway:

Individuals who drink alcohol in moderation (about one drink a day or less) are 14-25% less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who drink no alcohol at all, finds research led by Professor William Ghali from the University of Calgary, published online in the British Medical Journal.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Federal Judge Says HCR Is Cool, Arguments Against It Make No Sense

Jinkies! Now, keep the inevitable screams of "Activist Judges!" in mind as some conservatives completely ignore the fact that the conservative-leaning US Supreme Court an appeal to overturn D.C.'s gay marriage law.

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Then and Now

R.I.P., Dwayne McDuffie

A big loss for the comic book world. He made DC Comics fun for me; up until seeing his work (with Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited) I had written the characters in those comics as virtual demi-gods to iconic for their own good. McDuffie made them more likable and easier to relate to.

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Something To Think About During Black History Month

The Revolution Will Note Be Voicemailed

Wisconsin's Legislature phone line has but shut to an influx of complaints.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

When The Protests Are Truly Grassroots...

From Eygpt to Wisconsin: Unions Stick Together

See Think Progress and Michael Moore for the details.

I may have more on this later, but let's make one thing clear: the unions (read: teachers, cops and firefighters) are not the cause of Wisconsin's or and state's financial woes. They didn't come to any governor or state assembly and beg for a bailout after screwing with people's money. They don't give themselves golden parachutes when they retire. They didn't opt to give huge tax breaks to the rich.

They are not the problem.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Around The Internets

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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  1. I have to applaud the guy for putting himself out there. Off course, any left-leaning votes he makes from here on out will be attacked by the right based on this.
  2. I kinda liked Uncle Leo; R.I.P. Mr. Lesser.
  3. Turn for the worse in the stabbing of a Washington player.
  4. This usually happens before the aliens invade, right?
  5. Like (political) wildfire.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Maybe Someone Will Recognize The Irony...

Media Matters has a post about how the folks at Fox and Friends all in a tizzy over Michelle Obama's anti-obesity push, particularly the false theory that she's trying to force women to breast feed.

The irony? F&F were (via their guest) basically making the argument that women should have the right to choose what they do with their own bodies. Read that sentence again.

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So What's The Transformers Been Up To Lately?

Fighting vampire-zombies who have advanced necromancer-based technology. Seriously.

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For the O.J.-Haters

The guy who made "the race card" a front-and-center talking point isn't faring too well in prison.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Then and Now

Then: Michael Steele said, "Let’s get this notion out of our heads that the government creates jobs. Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job."

Now: John Boehner says, "In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We're broke."

When you get into power, your perception changes.

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Glenn Beck's Egypt Conspiracy List

According to Media Matters, The List includes:
  1. Socialists
  2. Marxists
  3. Communists
  4. Socialist Communists
  5. Marxist Communist
  6. The Muslim Brotherhood
  7. France Fox Piven
  8. Bill Ayers
  9. Code Pink
  10. Tides Foundation
  11. ACORN
  12. The British government
  13. Google
  14. MTV
  15. CBS
  16. MSNBC
  17. Facebook
  18. YouTube
  19. National Geographic
  20. Columbia University Law School
  21. The George W. Bush Administration's State Department
To repeat, Glenn Beck believes all of these entities have some role in what happened in Egypt. And somehow, none of them really want democracy.

Odds are if you don't believe any of this, you're part of the conspiracy.

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You Don't Say

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  1. "It's not the Achilles heel of our aircraft carriers or our Navy — it is one weapons system, one technology that is out there," Van Buskirk said in an interview this week on the bridge of the USS George Washington, the only carrier that is home-based in the western Pacific.
  2. I’m not going for the Euro pop [sound] on this album,” Brandy told The BoomBox. “I like different styles of music, and that pop style is fine. It’s the type of music that makes me move. But I just don’t want to forget about my core audience. Just look at Usher. He did all his R&B in the beginning. Now he is playing around with the pop sound. And there’s nothing wrong with that because for years he gave us what we wanted.”
  4. “The president talked eloquently in his State of the Union address about the need for innovation,’’ said Robert K. Coughlin, president and chief executive of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. “This change in the budget would actually hinder innovation and position employees in foreign countries to manufacture generics.’’
  5. Them's fightin' words.
  6. Iran's government to protesters: Not so fast.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Guess He Doesn't Need Those Fringe Votes Anymore

Speak of the House John Boehner says that President Barack Obama is, according to "the facts," a Christian and a US citizen. Of course, he doesn't plan on going on any tours to convince his party's base otherwise.

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Some Time Ago, a The Following Question Was Asked Regarding Most of the Recently Released Marvel Movies:

Now That's Love

Now They Tell Me...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Around the Internets

  1. What's your Star Wars occupation?
  2. It's the additives in yogurt that'll get you.
  3. Poor Scumbag Steve. On second thought: ha.
  4. Props to Mike Epps.
  5. Shark vs. Octopus. Oh yeah.
  6. Know your memes.
  7. How some movies should really end.
  8. The one celebrity who could make Kim Kardashian nervous.
  9. Neil Gaiman's interesting take on piracy.
  10. Tyra Banks is going to (HARVARD BUSINESS) school.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Batman's 4-Panel, 8-Word Origin

BWO Comics Alliance. And yes, I know this was done with Superman first.

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I Hope There's a Scene Like This In The New Transformers Movie

I'm not holding my breath, though.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The New "X-Men: First Class" Trailer

The only thing that bugs me about this is that there's more action/mutants using their powers in this trailer than in the entire first movie. Did everyone suddenly become shy about using their powers? And how do the events here match up with the Wolverine movie?

Ah, continuity problems: it's not just for comics anymore.

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As I Run a Mile With a Racist

Shorter Congressional GOP Freshmen:

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Let's Get This Out of the Way...


  1. Kristol throws Palin under the bus; it'll be hard for her to get back up with that fork protruding from her back...
  2. ...which may explain why Fox News is looking toward the Next Generation.
  3. Republican asks for job creation advice, gets tons of it from lobbyists.
  4. House GOP is willing to raise taxes in order to stop abortions.
  5. The Patriot Act on life support?


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Another Day, Another Racist

Toyota Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Good news for them:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's investigation into Toyota safety problems found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the only known cause of the problems are mechanical defects that were fixed in previous recalls.

The Transportation Department, assisted by engineers with NASA, said its 10-month study of Toyota vehicles concluded there was no electronic cause of unintended high-speed acceleration in Toyotas. The study, which was launched at the request of Congress, responded to consumer complaints that flawed electronics could be the culprit behind Toyota's spate of recalls.

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So What's The Hulk Been Up To These Days?

Well, after helping some of Marvel's heavier hitters in the Chaos War, he's decided to pick a fistfight with Zeus. It's as awesome as it sounds.

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Don't Call It a Comeback


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  1. "We can, and we must, work together," Obama told an audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, his most overt effort yet to mend ties with the nation's business community. "Whatever differences we may have, I know that all of us share a deep, abiding belief in this country, a belief in our people, a belief in the principles that have made America's economy the envy of the world."
  2. "The Weinsteins have paid everything they should have paid," Fields told The Hollywood Reporter. "Mr. Moore has received a huge amount of money from this film and we believe he is overreaching. He should be ashamed of himself."
  3. "I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place."
  4. "He wasn't the person that you had to be worried about when you went out," said David Oliveira, who isn't a Youngstown student but knew Johnson from his hometown. "He wasn't the type of guy to get into conflicts."


Monday, February 07, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Of course not. You lack vision, but I see a place where people get on and off the freeway. On and off, off and on all day, all night. Soon, where Toon Town once stood will be a string of gas stations, inexpensive motels, restaurants that serve rapidly prepared food. Tire salons, automobile dealerships and wonderful, wonderful billboards reaching as far as the eye can see. My God, it'll be beautiful.

-- Ultra-Capitalist (and nutty toon) Judge Doom.

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Welcome to Fox Nation

Where they attack a President for being elitist until he decides not to wear a tie.

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Glenn Beck & His Room 'O Chalkboards

Ronald Regan Mania

  1. Mike Stark asks Rush Limbaugh a question about Reagan that most don't want to hear or answer.
  2. "Facts are stupid things."
  3. What you should know.
  4. "There you go again."
  5. The sad thing? In today's GOP, Reagan's a RINO.


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Around the Internets

Friday, February 04, 2011

9 G.I. Joe Vehicles That Could Equal Easy Victory: Part Four

MOBILE COMMAND CENTER: They can call it whatever they want; anyone who's watched Star Wars: The New Hope knows that this thing is basically an Americanized Sandcrawler. Not that I'm complaining. In fact, just imaging a row of these barreling down a highway is enough to make me find something white to wave. While it would be nice to have a toilet and shower included, war requires sacrifices. As for the question of fuel costs, I have a feeling that this thing was made specifically to invade oil-rich nations. I also like how the prison cell (where the battle armored Cobra Commander is) is basically a metal closet.

GENERAL: How badass is that name? It fits because this shit is in charge. America could put one of these near every "trouble spot" and just demoralize the enemy into submission. I mean, just look at the missile launcher in the center; what the hell is it aiming at, a fucking satellite? Oh, and it includes a mini helicopter, which must play the role of Silver Surfer to this things Galaticus.

I can just hear a future US President threaten a dictator by saying, "Do I need to send in the General?" followed by news of a peace treaty ceremony being scheduled the next day.

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Keeping It In The Family

I'm sure Gov. O'Malley can find someone besides his brother to nominate as chair of the MD Democratic Party, but there ya go.

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Read Between the (Comic) Lines

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Join the New Batman Movie

Thursday, February 03, 2011

9 G.I. Joe Vehicles That Could Equal Easy Victory: Part Three

BRAWLER: I don't know if this was a tread vehicle that became overloaded with guns, or a mini-battle station that someone wanted to make mobile. Either way, I think if Donald Rumsfeld had rolled this baby out, he might have kept his job.

MOBILE BATTLE BUNKER: Just like with the first post, the MBB looks like an improvement on a previous design. Sure, the guy at the bottom would have his head melted off if all of those missiles were fired off at once, but that's just the type of message you need to send to the enemy: we're willing to kill some random gunner if it means blowing up your village.

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9 G.I. Joe Vehicles That Could Equal Easy Victory: Part Two

MEAN DOG: Gotta love a vehicle that can split into three separate pieces, even if the enemy isn't likely to just wait around while you do it. Well, at least the big ass cannon is compensating for a general's small manhood. Some people don't realize how important things like that are in weapons design.

HAMMER: Who wouldn't want an attack jeep that can literally shoot anyone and anything from any direction? Sure...there's some question about friendly fire, but I would say that the only friends of the owners of this vehicle are riding in it.

RETALIATOR: This is one helicopter that doesn't lie. See, it's "retaliating" against the people foolish enough to shoot at it by dropping bombs on them as it flies overhead. Something tells me that the bomb dropping device does not include an "OFF" switch either.

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9 G.I. Joe Vehicles That Could Equal Easy Victory: Part One

BADGER: This is probably the most realistic vehicle on the list, and that's because it's the one with the least amount of weapons. I would advise against trying to fire a machine-gun while hold on to it with one arm while it's in motion, though.

One question: shouldn't the "front line attack jeep" have more protection for the driver?

BATTLE WAGON: This is basically what happened to the badger after the Pentagon said, "Can we get something with more guns?" I don't think I ever saw a vehicle that looks like it was designed to ram you while it's shooting at you. And check it out: the driver's protected!

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

9 G.I. Joe Vehicles That Could Equal Easy Victory: Intro

One of the most contradictory things about the "Real American Hero" line of G.I. Joe was how they had ridiculous vehicles that did relatively little collateral damage. It was like watching old A-Team episodes except the characters had access to Star Trek: TNG-level technology.

On the flip side, some of the vehicles that were designed -and keep in mind that these were toys created in conjunction with a kid's cartoon- are armed to the point where one may believe the Pentagon was using Hasbro as a low-budget R&D company on the side.'s one humble man's series of posts listing of nine "vehicles" that, if logically applied, would not only have won America any war it's fought since the 1990's, but also would have put us on the "Do Not Fuck With" list right behind the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Another Day, Another Example of Vanity Fair's "Diversity"

See if you can find the Asians, Latinos, and African-Americans in this picture. Don't blink!

P.S.: My issue isn't the magazine itself, but rather their declaration that those on the cover represent "Hollywood." People who say "VF can do what they want" then turn around and complain about the lack of roles for minorities in TV or in movies need to STFU because issues/covers/storylines like this reinforce the Hollywood = White stereotype. There's a connection.

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