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When Christmas Gives You Lemons…

2020/12/22

…make lemonade, I guess?

Now do the same with underwear and socks.

Today’s lesson in improvisation has been brought to you by The Tick Big Red-N-Green Christmas Spectacle #1 (December 2001) by Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith, and Dave Garcia. Merry Christmas, everyone! 🙂

The Road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics…

2020/07/24

…seems to be paved with disaster no matter what reality you’re in.

In the real world, it was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Akira (1988), it didn’t take place due to the destruction of the Olympic Stadium (and of Neo Tokyo).

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“Tokyo Olympics – 147 Days Until the Opening Ceremonies”

In the opening chapter of Dance in the Vampire Bund II: Scarlet Order (2013), a terrorist attack interrupted the opening ceremonies that the vampire queen Mina Tepes was presiding over.

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When it comes to explaining the latter discrepancy, I suggested in a social media post from April 18, 2020 that Mina’s special ops force, Beowulf, may have secretly contained the COVID-19 pandemic before it had a chance to spread and tagged series creator, Nozumu Tamaki, in it. Considering that he ended up liking the tweet, I guess that’s as close to official explanation as you’re ever going to get. 🙂

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The Agony of Da Teeth

2019/12/24

No one dishes dirt like Santa Claus!

Uh…does Santa earn a spot on his own naughty list for this?

This bombshell comes to you courtesy of The Last Christmas #3 (July 2006) by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Geof Darrow, Rick Remender, and Hilary Barta. Merry Christmas, everyone! 🙂

Farming the Oceans, the Moon, and Antarctica

2019/11/15

According to at least one prop replica, Rick Deckard‘s newspaper from Blade Runner (1982), is dated Friday, November 15, 2019. On the downside, we have no offworld colonies. On the upside, we haven’t driven most animal species to extinction yet. So I consider that a win. 🙂

“No fees will be charged for the service.” isn’t nearly as catchy as “Lorem ipsum”.

Surreal Estate – Part 2

2019/01/11

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude. Batman has the Batcave. Wonder Woman has…an old abandoned barn?

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Does she at least have an old rusty padlock on the door to the Barn of Paradise?

The tour of these rather modest accommodations were arranged by Sensation Comics #24 (December 1943) by Evelyn Gaines, Frank Harry, William Moulton Marston, Stan Aschmeier, Sheldon Moldoff, Harry G. Peter, Howard Purcell, and Paul Reinman.

31 Years After World War III…

2019/01/02

Man, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics suddenly aren’t looking so hot…

Happy New Year from Akira (1988)!

Art of the Infernal Deal

2018/12/25

If the Devil wants to make a deal, being the world’s most uncompromising negotiator is one hell of an advantage.

Yeah, I think that’s pretty much how we all react when receiving socks and underwear for Christmas. 😛

This infernal gifting session has been brought to you by JLA #52 (January 2002) by Mark Waid, Cliff Rathburn, and Paul Neary.

Retraining Day

2018/02/09

According to Blade Runner (1982), today’s the day that Zhora gains a new profession. 🙂

“Political Homicide”, eh? Guess euphemisms are a constant in every timeline…

Santa Claus Is Going To Town…On You

2017/12/23

Don’t. Insult. Santa’s. Daughter.

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That’s less “rise and shine on Christmas Day and more “rise with a shiner on Christmas Day”.

Today’s fighting words have been brought to you by Jingle Belle Jubilee (2001) by Paul Dini, Sergio Aragonés, J. Bone, Dan DeCarlo, Ronnie Del Carmen, Bill Morrison, Steve Rolston, and Jill Thompson.

The Year of The Running Man

2017/01/04

<sarcasm>Quick reminder that we have sixteen days left until President-Elect Donald J. Trump is sworn into office, replaces American democracy with a fascist regime, and creates a new deadly brand of reality television. Do you miss 2016 yet?</sarcasm>

I'll bet you really miss "The Apprentice" now. :P

I’ll bet you really miss “The Apprentice” now. 😛


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