Thursday, June 11, 2009

Things That Made Me Happy

in my comics this week.

Actually, my comics arrived late this week, because UPS was delayed by the racist octogenarian madman who shot and killed a security guard at the Holocaust Museum.

So, the Thing That Made Me Happiest about my comics this week was they had on average less horrible happenings than my own city.

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Naw, Guy didn't watch Brokeback Mountain, but Kyle did, and then told him all about it.

Poor Lyssa Drak. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be a bibliophile.

I loved the "That was for Charity" moment in Flash. Take THAT Superman!

All in all, there were some lovely moments.
 
So I logged into Facebook today and I glanced over at the picture in the "You Might Know" box and saw a muscular gentleman taking a stage like a colossus. "He does look familiar," I muttered to myself as I looked down at the name below the small photo.

Since I doubt we have any friends in common, I have to assume my appreciation of Vibe was responsible for this moment.
 
LMAO!

Vibe brings people together.
 
Okay, you *must* tell me what you saw in the background of Rebirth #1. Stuff like that drives me crazy. If you won't tell me, at least give me some sort of hint. Otherwise I'll spend months poring over the issue until they cart me off to Arkham...
 
I saw Barry.
 
Octogenarian he may have been, but I think the term "racist madman" is redundant.
 
I disagree, TotalToyz. It's certainly possible to be a madman who isn't a racist. Take the Joker, for instance. He'll murder you the same no matter what color your skin is...

And Scipio: not much of a hint. Time to begin scouring the issue...
 
Diamond, while it's definitely possible to be a madman and not a racist, it's not possible to be a racist and not mad, or at least pretty damned deranged.

There was a tragedy in nearby Philadelphia earlier this week, too. A criminal fleeing police in a car jumped a curb and crashed into a crowd of people, killing a 22-year-old woman and three children under the age of ten.
 
My racist cousin is perfectly sane. Ya gotta distinguish between garden-variety racial prejudice that gets manifested chiefly in conversation and the kind of organized white supremacist mindset we saw this week.
 
My racist cousin is perfectly sane.

I stand by my belief that, to actually believe that you are superior to another human being simply on the basis of the color of your skin, the country your grandparents came from, or other inalterable birth factors, you've got to have a cog loose somewhere. Racism is by definition insanity.
 
Must you ALWAYS hijack my posts to have your own arguments that have nothing to do with the point of my post?

Honestly, gentlemen.
 
All right, I'll give -- where did you see Barry in the background of issue 1?
 
You're right, Scip, and I apologize.
 
Speaking of the comics of the week, Blue Snowman was in an issue of Super Friends where a lot of cold-themed criminals get together? Didn't they do that already in Justice League Adventures?

I'd like to see a Christmas issue where Heat Wave, Firefly, Human Flame, Sun Emperor, Beauty Blaze, Incinderella, and Heatstroke hijack the holiday season by driving out the snow and holding the winter weather for ransom.
 
Both the Super Friends story and the Justice League adventures tale are tributes to the first Steve Englehart JLA story in which Captain Cold, Minister Blizzard, and the Icicle team up.
 
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