Archive for July, 2009

Athra: A Very Groovy Graphic Novel

The nominal lead character and total badass, Athra.

The nominal lead character and total badass, Athra.

You must check this out. Athra, a very groovy online graphic novel.

From One of the Covers
From One of the Covers

It’s just cool. It’s about Medieval warriors and time-travelling chicks from outerspace. With lots of violence and cursing. Can’t beat it.

Todd Genger, Former Legal Aid for Goldman-Sachs, Tried to Solicit Underage Girls

Todd Genger solicited underage girl in chatroom who–surprise, surprise–turns out to actually be a middle-aged police investigator.

*Jul 28 - 00:05*

Good job, Todd. Goldman-Sachs contributed a lot of cash to Obama, and continues to get favorite treatment from the Obama administration. Think Todd was a big Obama supporter? He was obviously full of hope and change.

Madonna Is Becoming An Anatomical Chart: Look at Those Biceps

Madonna is beginning to look a little like a medical anatomical chartTake a look at her and those biceps. Sheesh.

Madonna has some biceps on her. Yes, she does.
Madonna has some biceps on her. Yes, she does.

Here’s a close-up of her. Yeow!

Oh, dear. She's ripped, yes, but not in a good way.

Oh, dear. She's ripped, yes, but not in a good way.

The Building of Disneyland

A great video documenting the construction of Disneyland has been released. Totally, incredibly awesome.

Some priceless footage, much of it time-lapse, regarding the construction of Disneyland. Wish something like this was out there for the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Who knows, maybe there is, somewhere.

Now, here’s part two of that footage:

Just watched it all. Amazing to think the castle drawbridge actually goes up and down, but has rarely been raised or lowered. They seem to suggest it was raised and lowered for testing before opening day, and then during a Fantasyland rehabd during the early 80s. Crazy-amazing stuff.

And here’s part three:

Great stuff. Truly amazing. This one shows them building the Peter Pan Captain Hook boat, which was built where the Dumbo ride is now.

Admittedly, it was released about a year ago, but this is the first time I’ve come across it. And, of course, I had to share.

Oh, hang on. There’s a Part 4, 5 and 6, too, apparently. Dang.

Part 5:

And something on the Contemporary Resort Construction at Walt Disney World:

Dayana Mendoza, Soon to be the Former Miss Universe, Is Very Cute

Dayna Mendoza Will Soon Be Handing Over the Crown. Too Bad.
Dayana Mendoza Will Soon Be Handing Over the Crown. Too Bad.

More on Dayana Mendoza from Wikipedia here.

Shana Martin Almost Wins Some Sort of Lumberjack Competition

Shana Martin Preparing to Do Some Topless Lumberjacking. Cool.
Shana Martin Preparing to Do Some Topless Lumberjacking. Cool.

So, Shana Martin likes to do log rolling. Cool. Below, Shana Martin and Huntington’s Disease.

BTW, Huntington’s Disease is what Olivia Wilde’s Character has on the excellent Fox show, House. And Olivia Wilde is also going to be in Tron: Legacy. See, it all ties together.

Olivia Wilde

I have it on good authority they both keep in shape by using Wrist, Hand and Finger Exercisers. And so should you.

More later. Have a good day!

Iron Man 2, Black Widow Origin Story, and Sweet Scarlett Johansson

MTV tells us that Marvel is going to launch a 4 issue origin story for Black Widow to tie in with the new Iron Man 2 movie. I might actually buy a comic book for the first time in, like, ten years.

Black Widow Got Back, from Promotional or Fan Art or Something for the Black Widow from Marvel Comics.
Black Widow Got Back, from Promotional or Fan Art or Something for the Black Widow from Marvel Comics.

Apparently there was a lot of great Iron Man 2 footage at Comi-Con, including Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow kicking all sorts of butt, but not sign of said footage on the Internetz Tubez as of yet. Lemme know if you find something.

Scarlett Johansson Will Make a Fine Black Widow.

Scarlett Johansson Will Make a Fine Black Widow.

Yes, I do say that Scarlett Johansson will be great as the Black Widow. I know lots of fanboys are outraged that it’s Scarlett Johansson instead of Emily Blunt, but Favreau knows what he’s doing (see casting Robert Downey as Tony Stark) and Scarlett will make an awesome Widow. Guaranteed.
With War Machine, Whiplash, Black Widow and Nick Fury, it sounds like this movie is going to be loaded to the gills with sweet superhero action. Yay! Now, if they’d just get some video on the Internetz Tubing.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2.

I’m looking much forward to this (Ironman 2) and Tron 2 the very most of anything right now. More stuff on Tron 2 from here. Well, I’m also looking forward to The Hobbit, but nothing on that thus far. Probably will be a lot on it at Comi-Con next year. So, cool.

One more picture of Scarlett as The Black Widow. Yeah, it’s been everywhere, but I’m trying to be inclusive.

Scarlett Johansoon Is The Black Widow in IronMan 2
Scarlett Johansoon Is The Black Widow in IronMan 2

Too bad for Emily Blunt. But I’m sure she’ll do well enough for herself.


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