Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Star Trek: Voyager Was Good For Something

A comment from Sproing on io9 reminds us (and I forgot):

Fun fact: [Voyager actress] Jeri Ryan dumped her husband to be with [Voyager producer Brannon] Braga, which led to the divorce filing that destroyed her husband's Illinois senate candidacy -- paving the way for Obama to become a senator, and then president. Thanks, Brannon Braga!

The Revenge of Bob Haney

I haven't posted here in YEARS. But this was such a SuperFrankenstein moment, I had to share.

This is the most astounding thing I've come across on the internet in a long time.

Are you ready?


There are 117 copies of Bob Haney's Super-Sons trade paperback in the New York City library system.

Two in the Aguilar branch. Four in the Bronx Library Center. Two in Eastchester, two in Edenwald, two more in the appropriately-named Epiphany Branch. Three at 96th Street and two each at 115th and 125th. Riverside, Seward Park, and Spuyten Duyvil. Eight pages of listings in all, right up to Woodlawn Heights and Yorkville (one and two copies, respectively). But strangely, not a single one in the main, Mid-Manhattan Library.

How do I know this? Because I went looking for the first Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness Superman/Batman book as research for a project. And there isn't a single copy in the system.

Haney wins in the end!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

I Feel Like I've Died And Gone To Fifth Grade

So, with encouragement from Seattle's @Svengali_Lad, I put the call out to my Twitter followers:

Assignment: Full name of superspy agency whose acronym spells a bad word.
Within seconds, the shadows of imaginary espionage were hiding agents of C.L.I.T., of F.U.C.K., of B.A.L.L.S., of A.S.S.P.L.A.Y., and more. Excerpts from that top secret list, and the agents responsible:

Covert Undercover Ninja Team

Tactical Insertion Technology Service

Covert Handlers Of Airborne Directives

Advanced Surgical Strike - Post Lateral Army - Yemen


Combat Operation Cyborgs -- *K* Series (Underwater Combat, Killing, Exploration, and Rescue Squad)

Warren Ellis' Tactical Commando Unit Number Two


Bureau Overseeing Licensed Laser Operating Commie Killing Spies

Temporal Universe Research Department Syracuse

People Eating Yetis European Reserve

Federated Underground Commando Knights


Platoon Uncovering Nondisclosures And Nabbing Intelligence


Biological Alien Lifeform and Logistic Systems

The Wicked Organization Granting Infernal Revenge and Libelous Slander On Nerds Expecting Calamity Under Pressure


Covert Unknown Machiavellian Spies Hunters Of Terrorist Squads

Special Ordnance Defensive Overseer Multiple Intelligence Tactical Expert


Forensic Undersecretaries Contemplating Killing French Annoyances Completely Ensuring Security


Joint Operation Headquarters Nexus, Battling Yemenese Racial and Nationalist Extremists.


Terrestrial Investigation Termination Society


Systematic Hits In Territorial Situations Tactically Orchestrated Random Ministrations.


Contraband Liberating Information Technician

Biologists' Unified Knowledge Against Kindergarten Education


Yearly Engineered Attack and Search Team In Nefariously Fearsome, Exceptionally Caustic Times In Ontario and Nicaragua


Commando Ultra Marine Squad - Hostile Organisation Takedown


Association Systematic Smart Machines Under No CHair

Hidden Agenda IRefuttable Proof Interpersonal Erogenous Situations

Tri Unified Reactive Defence Biological Underground Reagent Grouping Lower Abdominal Repository

Phallic Insufferable Sluicegate Secreted Harbored Artery Rigid Defence Overt Nethers

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I Joined SarahPAC For Free Just To Get The Emails & The First One Arrived Today

It starts:
...then goes on to say what a week it has been, truly touched by your notes of support, look forward to working with you, shared ideas and goals, serious challenges ahead, America's best days are ahead of us, accomplish together through SarahPAC, blah-blah-fucking-blah. Then it goes, I swear:

And of course:

You can sign up for Sarah's bullshit PAC here and her bullshit Facebook group here.