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Archive for the ‘humor’ Category

Escher Girls is a Tumbler blog which describes itself thusly:

“This is a blog for pictures of female characters in impossible or ridiculous poses or with disturbing anatomy because the artists need to show teh sexy”

This is the kind of stuff they feature:

Like I said, it’s funny and sad at the same time.

Mostly sad.

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    Four British physics students have calculated that Batman most certainly could not pull off the ol’ use-my-cape-to-glide-safely-to-the-ground trick he’s so fond of.

    In a paper titled “Trajectory of a falling Batman”, the group argued that if he jumped from a 150-metre (492-foot) high building, the 4.7 meter (15-foot) wingspan of Batman’s cape would allow him to glide 350 meters (1148 feet).

    However, he would reach a speed of 68 miles per hour (109 km per hour) before hitting the ground at a life-threatening speed of 50 mph.

    However, these British poindexters failed to account for the crucial “goddamn” variable:

    See also: real life…

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      Yes, you read that right.

      Via The Marvel Age of Comics – “Original art and assorted oddities gathered from hither and yon relating to the formative years of Marvel Comics.”

      Yes, I put this post in the Craptacular category. Seemed appropriate.

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        A funny look at the overused and cliched covers for urban fantasy and paranormal genre books:

        (I recommend muting the sound as you watch, to avoid the crappy soundtrack)

        Matt, feel free to use this for your book covers feature.

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          This guy stole PANELista Sean McGurr’s schtick!

          Shit My Students Write

          A few of my favorites:

          Having tattoos is just like slavery but not as bad.

          Murder is the number one cause of itself.

          The Internet as we know it may be in its final stages of existence. Granted, this is a bold statement.

          Bold indeed, you magnificent bastard!

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            Look what the blog Giant Size Marvel dug up:

            Robert Crumb, as channeled by Jim Steranko!

            (via CBR)

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              From Ruben Bolling’s Tom the Dancing Bug:

              If you like Ruben’s comics, be sure to check out his Inner Hive, where for $9.99 every six months, you get his latest comic emailed to you a day before publication, plus access to additional content like sketches, unused scripts, and giveaways

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                I just deleted a spam comment on the blog from “cheap best thongs for girls.” The body of the spam? “The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.”

                Maybe I should have left it.

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                  Kids, are you tired of walking everywhere? Why not just float on air instead?

                  All you need is:

                  a) an ordinary vacuum cleaner motor
                  b) $3 for plans
                  c) a father
                  d) a jacket or pair of jeans, for your astronaut iron-on, free with every order
                  e) did we mention $3 for “plans”?

                  You too can be floating around your school in the “lowest cost man size air car in the world”!

                  (from Man-Thing #20, Marvel Comics, August 1975)

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                    Sorry, I know it’s a cheap shot, but apropos.

                    Ian JQ spotted this awesomely bad airbrushed art on the back of a pickup…

                    …and just had to draw more of the, er, unique model:


                    (via boingboing)

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                        A modest proposal set forth by yours truly, over at my personal blog.

                        A real archenemy for Wonder Woman: a modest proposal

                        You’re welcome, DC Comics.

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                          The newly relaunched Animal Man series from DC has been getting rave reviews, and you can count me as one of the book’s fans. Writer Jeff Lemire is tearing it up, presenting an intriguing story about a little girl with unimaginable powers in this bizarre horror book with a metaphysical bent. Unfortunately, I’m not as fond of Travel Foreman’s art on the series, outside of a couple of great covers on the first few issues.

                          However, this splash page in issue #5 did catch my eye:

                          The Red attacks The Rot

                          Again, not so much for the art itself (I just don’t dig his wonky anatomy, thin line weight, and two dimensional backgrounds), but rather for the little details. So extra points to Mr. Foreman for drawing a butthole on this squirrel:

                          And nuts on this one:

                          Good thing this book is rated Teen+.

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                            (via postmodernbarney)

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                              I never got into the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series as the show was a bit too campy for my tastes. Not that I had anything against it. I think it was a fun cartoon and certainly found an audience of fans both young and old. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

                              However, by coincidence I caught this week’s episode, which just happened to be the series finale. And wow, what an amazing ending to a fun, wacky show! Titled “Mitefall,” it featured Batmite, the imp from the 5th dimension with an unhealthy obsession with Batman, trying to get the “goofy” show cancelled to make room for a darker, edgier, “more dramatic” Batman series. Fanboy stand-in, anyone?

                              Anyway, Batmite’s strategy is to alienate the show’s viewing audience by making it “jump the shark” (which he does both literally and figuratively). He gives Batman a precocious little daughter, a Scrapy-Doo like canine sidekick, switches Aquaman’s voice actor to Ted McGinley, and introduces several ridiculous Batman outfits based on the toy lines we’re all familiar with (things like arctic explorer Batman). Oh, and then there’s the aforementioned Neon Talking Super Street Bat Luge.

                              Series writer Paul Dini turned in a fantastically subversive, self-referential script, both acknowledging and ridiculing many of the real world entertainment and business aspects of a show like this. I’m talking about demographics, toy lines, ad executives, ratings, etc. The episode wasn’t just meta, it was hyper meta.

                              Oh, and it also featured Ambush Bug.

                              Anyway, whether you were a fan of the show or not, I’d highly recommend this episode, if only for the in-jokes and meta-commentary. And the faux new Batman CGI cartoon hinted at in the end.

                              Bonus for Craig: in the opening sequence, Batman teams up with Abraham Lincoln to defeat a steampunk John Wilkes Booth!

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