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  1. My players also seem to enjoy (some) recurring villains, as long as they're able to stop them along the way, and especially if they're able to find a way to eventually shut them down / lock them away for good (or at least mostly good). I recall the fun they had against Deathstroke, and particularly Death Commando. My favorite was when they decided, rather than turning DC over to PRIMUS after capturing him, they dumped him (stripped of his gear) on a deserted island with a pocket knife and a Boy Scout survival guide. Sure, he eventually made his way back to civilization, but he was out of action for a while and they loved gloating about it to him afterward. Well, that and tattooing him with "Silver Phoenix Fan Club - Lifetime Member". Though my players do hate if Stronghold seems to have a revolving door, so I've had a time or two where they stopped villains from trying to break out of prison. It's a chance for past villains to put in another appearance without them actually getting out.
  2. I chose Mob Boss, because the most fun I've had in various Champions campaigns has been creating a cool, memorable VIPER Nest leader that resonates with one or more of the heroes, either by personality, powers, or backstory. The nice thing about them is that they typically start off in the background, so you don't need to worry about them having to get out of prison repeatedly while you build up the animosity with the players.
  3. I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face.
  4. "Alright, I've almost got this bomb defused, thank God, just one wire to cut with 10 seconds left on the timer... (breathes) ... aw, crap."
  5. Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? Romanes eunt domus! Er, I mean Romani ite domum!
  6. And who can forget Queeg and their great hit, We Will Mock You?
  7. Q: What is the definition of "polygamy"? A: One too many wives. Q: What is the definition of "monogamy"? A: Same thing.
  8. I would argue that Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, normal. And isn't likely to become normal any time in the near future.
  9. For stepping within 5 feet 10 inches of others and saying, "I'm not social distancing! I'm not social distancing!"
  10. A man named R.B. Jones kept receiving letters from the IRS demanding he supply his full name. His replies were always the same: his parents had named him simply with the initials "R.B." rather than actual first and middle names. On his last letter, to underscore this, he signed it "R (only) B (only) Jones." A week later, he received another letter from the IRS, this time addressed to Ronly Bonly Jones.
  11. To be fair and honest, though, the whole association of Easter with hiding eggs is a bit weird. I'm reminded of Paula Poundstone's comedy routine about it, ending something like: "When they rolled away the stone and didn't find Jesus in the tomb, did somebody ask, 'Did you look behind the sofa?'"
  12. When my wife was a kid, my mother-in-law would hide a dozen eggs, and before my wife got up, her dad would find and eat one. (He liked hard-boiled eggs.) So she got used to only finding 11 eggs. One year he didn't do that, and she stopped looking after finding the 11th... AIUI that last egg didn't get found until it had started to stink.
  13. If you weren't looking for an image, was it still deleted?
  14. Hey, if the Detroit Lions can have fans, anybody can.
  15. Well, you always wondered what to do with all those credit card applications they keep mailing to you...
  16. Woot! There's some in there he did for me - members of the Femmes Fatale (Aspect, Dr. Farrah Moen, Mistress Medusa, Sapphire Dragon, Skye Blue, Tara / Kara, and Wild Rose). He also did the art for my Principality of Sealand article in Digital Hero #22. Here's two of my favorites:
  17. *cough* "I have coronavirus!" *punch* "I have anger control issues."
  18. Not even trying to find a grossly overpriced mask that won't arrive for a month or two anyway. We're going to try to make our own tonight. https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/make-diy-face-masks/ https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/6860-printable-face-mask-tutorial/ded6e67bb78f2599a7ff/optimized/full.pdf#page=1 I took a seam ripper to a reusable non-woven polypropylene bag (ironically, one I got from Michigan Medicine, aka the University of Michigan hospital), taking it completely apart. The single piece that made up the bottom and sides of the bag happens to be almost exactly the width needed for the New York Times mask pattern, and the edging connecting the sides/bottom to the front and back of the bag looks like it will work perfectly for ties for the mask. We'll cut down, fold, and sew the handles for additional ties. Overall, I estimate that one reusable bag has enough material for at least a half-dozen masks. Correction: I didn't realize the instructions call for two layers, so one bag has enough for 3 masks.
  19. "It's a sobering thought that, when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years." - Tom Lehrer
  20. He said he had France24 on for 15 minutes, not the video.
  21. Whoa, dude, that's heavy!
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