Michael Clarke Duncan was a “hulking” individual, and used his size and strength to his advantage for many roles, especially genre roles, including Daredevil, where he played the Kingpin of Crime. He passed away of a heart attack. Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for …
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In times past I have justly ripped on Google for their inappropriate choice for respect in their tributes (as far tributes go, anyway) but as far I as know it is most appropriate to take the 94th day of annual commemoration of the birth of Spirit-ualist and graphic novelist extraordinaire and pay tribute to the …
Reportedly, Disney has purchased Marvel Comics for 4 billion dollars. In related news, “Spider-Man 4″ is now filming, with Spidey battling the evil Dr. Flubber.
Here’s the first celebrity death in a long time that has truly hit me hard: John Hughes, writer, director, producer, is dead at 59 of a heart attack. The films he was involved in reads like a greatest hits of the 1980s list: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, Trains, Planes and Automobiles, She’s Having …
Walter Cronkite, Reporter, Anchorman, Legend, has passed away Also known as the most trusted man in America, he founded and set the standard for reporting the news which very few have matched. Rest in peace Mr. Cronkite
If Gorilla City from Flash comic books really does exist in our universe, and it’s the size of Topeka, KS, then we had better watch out for Gorilla Grodd! Bob and Brian cover this story.
More here… What disturbs me is that, if successful, he will be the third actor from Batman and Robin [NOT Batman Forever - Ye Ed] (a film, even the most unrefined of comic geeks believe to be the WORST Batman film ever) to land a governorship. Makes you think.
No, wait, I think I’ll bump this up to reason #1: Thousands of Migrating Tarantulas Migrating in such numbers that they once devoured a herd of cattle!!!!! I mean, if I heard of ONE cow being devoured by a horde of tarantulas, and I lived within 1000 miles of it, that would freak me out …
(Ahem. First, a brief aside: SEE, Turner Classic Movies? See? This is why you don’t do your “tribute to the stars who passed away in 2008″ montage two weeks before the end of the year!) Majel Barrett has passed away, going to join DeForrest Kelly, James Doohan and her husband Gene Roddenberry in the great …
I saw Star Wars The Clone War opening week and overall I enjoyed the movie, but I’ll make my thoughts known in a post later in the next seven days. It needs being said that what I did not like enjoy about the movie is far easier to articulate and is much more interesting. What …
Military historian Victor Davis Hanson was watching Three Kings (starring George Clooney) recently. Three Kings, by my reckoning was made in the nineties, but more relevantly the movie was made before the 9/11 terrorist attacks and reflects a different ethos that popular culture had towards Iraq and our country’s prior invasion and occupation. Nowadays the …
Warp drive in Star Trek essentially works by harnessing massive amounts of energy through matter/anti-matter reactions regulated by Dilithium crystals and using that energy to create a “warp bubble” around the starship allowing the vessel’s mass to remain constant or even decrease instead of decrease allowing the ship to travel as superluminal speeds without the …
Most know Isaac Hayes as a singer, or as the creator of the Shaft theme. Probably slightly more will know him as Chef until Scientology finally invaded the humor centers of his mind. I recall him from Truck Turner and as a fan of and character in Stargate SG-1. Issac Hayes died yesterday, quite young, …
Bernie Mac, the least annoying actor in Transformers and Charlie’s Angels, and more importantly, and on a serious note, the actor and stand-up comedian who starred in Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 13, and in his own television sitcom, passed away August 9th from complications of pneumonia. My father passed away from similar illness. My proper obituary …
Seven people from around the world with real mutant superpower.
A guy gets a heart transplant from a man who shot himself. The recipient then marries the donor’s widow… and then also commits suicide by shooting himself. Pity the next recipient of that heart!
For those of you who fuss about politicians choosing their background so that they’re always in front of a backdrop with the words “Change” or “Opportunity For Growth” or “We Must Have Change” or “Got Any Change?”: THIS IS WHY. Oh, and Chavez is calling the photo an act of terrorism.
Few men can truly be called a giant of their field. Mr. Clarke was one of them. I have no doubt he has transcended to…something wonderful. Obits: Times UK AP/Foxnews