Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Occasional Links: The Steampunk Parademon Edition

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

When I was a teenager I got a big kick of this essay by Larry Niven that imagines what would happen if Superman really had sex with a mortal woman -- you know, from a physics standpoint:

"The purpose of this article is to point out some medical drawbacks to being a kryptonian among human beings, and to suggest possible solutions."

Today, not rocking on it quite so much.

But worth a read. (NSFW, obviously)

The Trouble With Harry

Your Mom's Basement asks Marvel editor Tom Breevort ten questions designed to clarify Harry Osborn's new place in the post-OMD universe:

4. Does Normie Osborn still exist?

...this and other revelations at the link!

The Most Important Review You'll Ever Read!
Look, I understand 400 reviews on for the latest Harry Potter book.

But a Bic ballpoint pen?
Since taking delivery of my pen I have been very happy with the quality of ink deposition on the various types of paper that I have used. On the first day when I excitedly unwrapped my pen (thanks for the high quality packaging Amazon!) I just couldn't contain my excitement and went around finding things to write on, like the shopping list on the notice board in our kitchen, the Post-it notes next to the phone, and on my favourite lined A4 pad at the side of my desk.


The true story. In panels and art.

(found at Journalista)

Steampunk Fourth World Action Figures

Courtesy of The Fwoosh are these awesome custom action figures of Kirby's Fourth World characters reimagined as steampunk characters:

PS: All those Fourth World characters gonna die. But they live on in your action figures.

Video: And now, here's the opening to a Superman cartoon for the 1980s...with John Williams score!


  1. Superman from the 80s? by far the coolest cartoon EVER! I wants it!!

  2. "Steampunk Parademon" just joined the ranks of the Best Combinations of Words Ever.

    No Honorable Mention for "Zombie Gordon." Sorry.

    Also: I've always thought that Superman should just get some Tantric shit going. I mean, he can control his strength enough to shake hands & whatever. All he needs is to TRY.

  3. Steampunk Barda = win, IMHO. Look at it this way - at least we don't have her on a stripperpole candy cane. ^_~

    And the animation for the 1980s Superman cartoon looked awesome.

  4. Re: biro reviews, you're going to have to blame for that, as they ever so gently encouraged people to do it in their newsletter a little while ago.

  5. That gorilla was straight up PUNKED by Superman.

    Take that you dirty ape!