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wcw43921

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  1. Puts me in mind of a pulp magazine cover from the Forties or Fifties--except that the woman would more likely wear an evening gown.
  2. Some people just have a hard time differentiating between fantasy and reality. Thankfully, these three kids survived the lesson.
  3. He is Ramahaukan, a forgotten deity from the Egyptian pantheon, who through some twist of cosmic circumstance has found himself in the present day. Although he lacks much of his power from before--including his immortality--he can still control and manipulate minds, and has used this to build a following of devoted and committed worshippers, who are ready and willing to do anything--anything--to advance his cause. As his worshippers grow in numbers, so does Ramahaukan's power--and it may not be too long before he can regain the full range of his divine attributes.
  4. I'm calling this in favor of steriaca's entry. Nothing against Quackhell's entry--both of these were very good. And I apologize for the outburst. I was not in the best of moods that day.
  5. They're gorgeous. Perhaps they could be used as models in cat food ads.
  6. Here ya go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqY7e4bP9PQ I miss baseball.
  7. Winston Churchill is supposed to have said, “Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” This is one of those times---and it doesn't happen as often as it should.
  8. A friend in Germany tells me everyone's panic buying sausages and cheese. It's the Wurst Kase scenario.
  9. Certainly not. I'd take any of the Heroic Trio at my side in the fight against evil. (Although I would suggest to Wonder Woman that she might find a different name.) From the Homer Price stories by Robert McCloskey--who also did the artwork--this is the Super Duper-- Quite possibly the only Superman emulator during the Golden Age that didn't get sued by National Periodicals.
  10. My sentiments exactly. Besides, accumulated wealth isn't in and of itself Evil. To my mind, it's a sort of ability. And as a wiser man than myself---Albus Dumbledore--once said, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.” Trump, to my mind and the minds of others, has chosen poorly. Thing is, it's always others who suffer, and will continue to suffer for his choices.
  11. "Let me get this straight--you rolled an eighteen/ninety-six for strength---and you're making the character a wizard?" "Hey---how often do I roll a seventeen for intelligence? I'm not going to waste that score on a fighter."
  12. Why am I laughing at this? I shouldn't be laughing at this. What kind of horrible person am I?
  13. Man Who Threatened Governor Whitmer Faces Terrorism Charges
  14. I'm not sure I can agree with that. I remember back when Batman Returns came out, and Peter David wrote a review for Comics Buyers' Guide, in which he stated "I could have done without the gore." Well, I don't remember all that much gore in the movie--there was a scene in which The Penguin bites someone's nose off, but that's all that comes to mind. Thing is, I had just read one of the books in his Psi-Man series in which the villain was a shapeshifting assassin named Stalker--and there was more gore in that than in all three of the original Robocop movies. One scene I do remember was a thoroughly detailed description of one of Stalker's victims getting his head crushed under the weights of a universal exercise machine. And I read that description, and I remembered his comment about Batman Returns, and I said to myself, "What The Emmmin-Efffin' Heck!?!?!" Because even though the violence may be a written description, one still pictures the act described in one's mind, using that wonderful thing called "imagination." And by picturing the act in one's mind, it has an effect upon the reader. I believe that the author of a story of the creator of a work of art has the right to create the work as he or she sees fit. But to somehow think there is a difference between a written depiction of violence and a visual depiction---I'm sorry, but as the bad guys used to say to Maxwell Smart, "I find that hard to believe."
  15. Did the British ever build an ugly airplane during the War? I look at even the unconventional designs, and I say to myself, "Dang, but that's a magnificent work of art!"
  16. It may not be a real entry, but it is still worthy of scorn. And thus--I'm going to scowl at you. Don't you dare look away, Dadgammit.
  17. McConnell Admits He Was Wrong To Say Obama Didn't Leave A Pandemic Response Plan
  18. Thank You. Let's see what everyone can make of this---
  19. Hey DT--you ferocious little ball of fluff and rage--it's been nearly two weeks since anyone's posted to your image. Ya wanna pick a winner, or should I just claim victory and run roughshod?
  20. "Just do right. Right may not be expedient, it may not be profitable, but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you. So try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity. Take up the battle. Take it up. It’s yours. This is your life. This is your world."---Maya Angelou
  21. While I believe in a right to self-defense, there are times when I think the gun rights advocates, more than anything else, are arguing for the right to inflict severe and lethal injury on people. This is one of those times.
  22. Why Trump Is Back To Normal--And You're Not
  23. According to their site the Convention is still scheduled to go on, although they did announce on April 30 that the release of the Event Catalog and Event Registration have been delayed. Not cancelled entirely--just delayed. I can understand your concern. The San Diego Comic Con got cancelled--and if the biggest fan event in the nation can be called off, then anything is possible---including the best case or the worst case scenario. The GEN CON Administrators have said that if they decide to cancel the 2020 show, they'll be the first to let everyone know on the site, and through their social media. Until then---the CON is on.
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