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I'm back! And reading! And maybe even blogging! No promises!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I don't feel like actually blogging something so I thought I'd use some screencap illustrations of #5 from yesterday's list.




Yep, this is totally the best way to accomplish this.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Life Lessons I've Learned from Emergency!

As you know by now, when I haven't been staring aghast at Darth Vader's gleaming silver nipples, I've been watching a lot of Emergency!.   Way way too much.

Now I certainly haven't seen every episode, but I think I've seen enough by now to start extracting important life lessons.

So here we go: Important life lessons that I have learned from Emergency!

1. Stay the fuck off of scaffolding

2. Bad makeup is a symptom of the flu.

3. ADHD makes a surprisingly useful subplot resolution.

4. The bigger guy should always be lower on the ladder.

5. It is perfectly okay to get a kid out of a sinkhole by dangling your thinnest member by his ankles.

6.  All is forgiven if you talk like Batman.

7.  Hair on your chest is inversely proportionate to the hair on your head.

8. It doesn't matter how hot you are, one day you will have a caterpillar mustache, sideburns, or Farrah Fawcett hair.

9.  Nurses are scary.

10.  You can get away with being the most sexist dude on the show if you're wearing eyeshadow and your first name is "Kelly".

11.  Pranking is a sign of love.

12.  Rattlesnakes are waiting to kill everyone.

13.  The most deadly weapon against man is the girdle.

14.  Never play with monkeys.

15.  Reality TV Shows were apparently big in fictional 1970s, as characters can watch tv shows featuring other characters that actually appeared during the pilot.

(Or Dixie McCall is just hot enough to be able to be hit on by in-universe fictional men.  Which is perfectly plausible)

16.  Most firemen do not actually have names.  Unless they either a) are paramedics, b) annoy the shit out of paramedics, or c) bear a vague resemblance to Abraham Lincoln.  Otherwise, they use their actor names and LIKE it.

17.  Somehow, even if you manage to suffer radiation poisoning, break a leg twice, catch a plague, get bit by a rattlesnake, get hit by a car, get whacked with rubble, get caught in an explosion, and so on, you still never seem to have any trouble passing firefighter physical fitness tests.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

So. This happened.

As I mentioned before, another seventies show that I've been watching recently is the UK 1973 Tomorrow People.  It's...bizarre.  But still better than the 2013 version.

Sometimes though you end up seeing some very strange sights.

For example, see this fetching silver dude from the Tomorrow People serial "The Medusa Strain":


That is David Prowse.  Also known as the body of Darth Vader.

Which now makes me want to work "By Darth Vader's gleaming silver nipples!" in a conversation.

You're welcome.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Random Question of the Day

Has there ever been a Marvel/DC crossover featuring Krypto, Ace the Bat-Dog, and Cosmo?

If not, there really ought to have been.  Just sayin'.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Only maybe ONE of you will know what the hell I'm talking about.

Damnit, my goal for posting once a day (even if it is gibberish) has been thwarted.  Also, I came down with a cold.  Which sucks.  :-P

I haven't even been doing anything new.  Just watching 1970s television until my brain rots.

I have come to a weird conclusion though:

Roy DeSoto is totally Silver Age Barry Allen.

Which got me thinking what other characters could track to various superheroes.  While he predates the lad for at least 20 years, I kind of think Johnny Gage has a lot in common with Kyle Rayner.  (Goofy, earnest.  Probable undiagnosed ADHD.  Surprisingly competent on the job.  Also frequently injured.)

I'm not sure who fits for the other characters.  Except Kelly Brackett is totally Batman.  Gravelly voice, off and on relationship with a lady who totally deserves better, often an asshole.  Yep.  Batman.

It's possible I need more cold medicine...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Something I'd Like to see More Of

I'm fairly sure I've blogged this before, but I really want to see more romance novels starring robots and cyborgs.

There are a few out there!  There ought to be more!

Maybe the next Avengers movie will inspire people.  (I'll be crushed if Vision/Scarlet Witch does not happen.  CRUSHED!)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Back from Work Conference!

And boy are my arms tired!

What's your favorite terrible joke?  I need a laugh.  Or maybe just an eye-roll.  Either is good for the soul.  :-)