Playboy On Comic Book Sex Symbols
From the Playboy blog:
"It’s our cover, and while we don’t feel the need to explain in detail our thought process, perhaps a step back is warranted. The story is called “Sex in America.” Wonder Woman is sexy. Her costume is red, white and blue, and she has stars on her hot pants – it suggests the American flag almost as much as Captain America’s does. But we like to put women on our covers, so Steve Rogers is SOL in this case."
(found through Journalista)
Beware, folks: this is the nexus-point between where When Fangirls Attack and Playboy meet in the blogosphere! Comets and small asteroids get pulled in by the tractor beam of their conjunction and crushed into those little smooth pebbles you get with those good-luck bamboo stalks.
Topless "Superman" Stunt Gets Singer Banned
A Malaysian rock singer who stripped off his shirt and bared his chest to reveal a bright red Superman logo has been barred from television concerts for three months by the country’s media authority. The singer, Faizal Tahir, apologized last week for his behavior during the performance on station 8TV.
Seems that going topless -- even for men -- is a violation against local broadcasting standards.
Wondering what part the big Supes logo had in the furor.
Chest Implants On The Rise...For Men
Speaking of men of steel, Fox News reports:
You know, Fox News should do one of those "crisis" special reports on men getting the implants. Like:
"Our World In Turmoil: Pectoral Implants!"
"Are Men Getting Too Damn Pretty? What Does It Mean? Are Our Children At Risk?"
"Terrorism and Pec Implants: The Next Weapon Of Mass Destruction?"
In A Dark Alley, No One Can See Your Fishnets
The first promo pictures of Black Canary on Smallville have been released...
And Ragnell gives her a thumbs-up for realism & plausibility:
The makeup mask is interesting idea. If she has some quick way to smear it on like a spray or something like a solid rouge applicator (one of those big old-fashioned round bars that you could just smear circles on your cheeks with), it makes for a good quick change and won't fall off. But makeup like that doesn't seem to obscure the face very well. I suppose you could say it's a distraction. Between it and the fishnets and the dark alley no one is going to be able to properly describe her. She must have to carry wipes to clean it off.
In other news, this still sucks:
Desperately Seeking Lynda
Megan Gale talks about playing the world's most famous Wonder Woman in the now-delayed Justice League film.
As an aside, go Google "Megan Gale" in Google Image Search sometime (with SafeSearch Preferences Off)
Go on, I'll wait.
Now go Google Search "Lynda Carter Bobby Jo."
Go on, I'll wait.
Yes, today's "Occasional Links" has, in a sense, come full circle.
(Sorry, Keri Russell, new voice of the cartoon Wonder Woman, just has a tasteful nude-but-you-see-nothing Vanity Fair shot.)
Wonder Woman On "The OC"
Video: This Never Happens In Real Life, Folks, Unless You Are Some Big Time Comic Book Writer Or Perhaps Charlie Sheen