Been a busy few days, but here’s some randominomity of late –
Ain’t no analogy for individuality
Free Norther brings the strange –
I won’t be surprised if CisBlack Privilege is a thing soon.
Don’t give me chase
If I ever win the lottery I’m gonna tell the IRS I can’t pay any taxes because I identify as a bankrupt homeless alcoholic.
Tell me my sanity
Parents in Minneapolis are angry that Starri Hedges, director of the private Gaia Democratic School, took students on a field trip to a sex shop. Some of the kids were as young as 11, because it’s never too soon to start
warping developing one’s sexual identity.
The “beautiful” trip may have been in violation of city codes. Hedges regrets that there probably won’t be another such trip, “because the kids had so much fun.” What kid doesn’t love purchasing their first condom?
The article has a video of Starri discussing the school with Bill Weir…
I had to quit watching after about 6 minutes. The video rolls like a retarded-yet-serious version of Sheldon and Amy’s “Fun With Flags,” including this rapier-like failure at humor –
Starri: “…Bill is our newest member at Gaia Democratic School. He is a rainbow member.”
Bill: “Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?”
Starri: “That’s right, and the pot of gold is free thinking.”
H/T to Captain Capitalism.
There’s no reset for this game!
The season finale of Flash was pretty trippy. Not sure about some of their time-travel logic, but it seems they may have structured it that way specifically as a plot point to revisit in the, uh, future. Some interesting questions of the Thawne’s identity there, both throughout the season and especially the way the finale ended. Not to mention all of Barry’s secret identity problems (for one of which he apparently borrowed Hillary’s “Reset” button, and it worked just about as well this time).
The show must get credit for one thing, though… there’s often been jokes of people doing this, but Flash is the first time I’ve ever seen it demonstrated literally –
Biologically let your system know what’s up
CIBO MATTO 2015!
[ Stop reading here if you have not seen the show but plan to. ]
I had seen a few episodes of Arrow and thought it was decent enough. Just the fact that the show made me like Oliver was a feat in itself, considering how shrill and annoying he was in the comics (in recent years, DC Comics has gone not just from having him be an alternative viewpoint to other heroes, but now proudly boasts of him as the “left-wing crusader”).
So when I heard a spinoff was coming out starring the Flash, I had to check it out. The promotional shots of the costume looked awful. The first couple episodes were very shaky. But around the third episode it started to, uh, find its footing. It’s fun, inventive, and only mildly bogged down by CW Network teenage soap opera nonsense. They’ve even taken some near-execrable plot points from the comics and made them work.
And true to the comics, the show has a firm moral center. It’s a little wobbly in places, but even then not overly so, and Barry Allen is clearly a good guy who wants to do right.
A central point of the story arc is time travel. Unlike most stories based on such, Flash seems to be starting from a point where history has already been changed. Perhaps more than once. It’s a credit to the creative team that the plot is complex, yet still accessible to a mainstream audience.
But you wanna know “Does it look Awesome?” Let’s look.
An episode of the one-season 1990 Flash series went to town and had a sort of reversed clone of Flash with all his powers, and got the two into a high speed fight –
… yeah. Although the bullet-catching bit was nice. The series did manage to pull off some good super-speed scenes now and again, but by and large, they just didn’t have the means to portray someone like Flash on screen too well.
Compare and contrast. High-speed combat –
Not quite FX on the level of Man Of Steel or Avengers, but they don’t have a movie-level budget, and they make the most of what they’ve got.
And I don’t hate the costume anymore. Not super fond of it, but I don’t hate it.
I am very much looking forward to the season finale tomorrow night, and hope the showrunners can pull it off.
Clearly, we need legislation against the use of super-speed. Because career criminals always obey laws.
I feel sorry for kids everywhere in the USA today.
From here –
I hated Mondays enough when I was in school, but I hated, hated, HATED the first Monday back after the Christmas break.
There is a man who wears red and lives at the North Pole who, one Christmas Eve, delivers presents to children all around the world.
No, not that guy…
From this comic, where Superman teamed up with Santa Claus to stop the villainous Toyman from corrupting children with his evil toys.
The best part is when Supes, of all fictional people, doesn’t believe in Santa. At least Santa shows up on the NORAD tracker.
BONUS: Had to post this pic from the ’40s just for fun.
Friday Night. Halloween. 12:30 AM EST. Rocktober’s Final Friday Night Videos has arrived… like fist to face.
You can’t kill the metal!
It comes from hell!
Halloween is scary.
Halloween is costumes.
Halloween is metal.
The apex, the sum total, of Halloween is
No one can destroy BatMetal!
BatMetal will strike you down with a vicious blow!
Denied political success, Opus sought and found fame and fortune in heavy metal –
I’d vote for Bill ‘n’ Opus over anyone in any race in the USA. Their lyrics are better than anything slapped together by today’s political speechwriters and they tell it like it is.
And they have their own kickass theme music instead of renting some worn out and warmed over 70s Mellow Rock song for their ads.