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Friday, November 03, 2017


I just got back, from the theatre, and the showing of Thor III, aka Ragnarok, and I am still all atwitter.  It is... really very good, and MUCH funnier than the first two outings. Hemsworth gets a chance to show off his comedic chops, and does an excellent job of still being a bit of a boorish oaf, but he is a bit more self aware this time, which is nice. Tom Huddleston as Loki does his usual superlative performance, and I actually ended up liking Odin... for a change!

Valkyrie is fabulous, the Grandmaster is menacing AND hilarious, and it is just a whole lot of fun. Heal is certainly nobody to mess with, and the whole glorious mess is a wonderful homage to Jack Kirby.

I don't want to go into any more detail for those who haven't seen it yet, but it is well worth your time.


Monday, October 16, 2017

What Is Up With Google?

I am an old lady, and I freely admit that I only have a tenuous grasp of how the internets actually work. But all of a sudden on both Erin and Shelly's blogs, I can no longer comment! I have tried a dozen times, and using Google, and nothing happens. I have put in my blog name, my e-mail address and danced the hokey pokey... and zip!


What am I doing wrong?

First they took all my pictures off of photobucket, now they are screwing around with being able to comment.

It is all Trump's fault.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Oh the Agony!


So... our telephone, television and internet all exploded last Sunday evening. Yes, I do have a land line, I'm old after all. I also have a cell phone so there wasn't a problem, and I haven't really been watching much television lately... but losing the WiFi?

That was a problem!

But hey, this time it only took the cable company three days to fix everything instead of nine!


Monday, September 25, 2017

The Cool Factor

I... used to be cool. I got married and had kids, which certainly reduces One's coolness, but then I was the mom who read comic books and drew all my kid's friends pictures of Nightcrawler and Hal Jordan, so I still retainers a certain... something that might be described as cool.

At work I am the only one in the office who can explain the Marvel movies, or at least rhapsodize mutually over them.

But last night I did alas, lose whatever meager remnants of cool that I ever did possess. Somehow, whilst channel surfing, my Sweet Babboo, discovered an old episode of...Hee Haw. I NEVER watched the show as a kid, although I had unfortunately heard of it. It is just so... corny. And God save me, we watched it in a combination of horror and bemusement, and then I... laughed at one of he terrible jokes.

I am not proud of this.

I think I will have to go and binge watch some John Oliver in order to retain my liberal elite credentials.

But as God is my witness...I laughed.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Is It A Full Moon?

As I may have mentioned, I work part time for a Tire Company, and answer the telephone as part of my duties. As is typical when dealing with the Public, I get the usual number of... odd calls.

Some Really odd calls.

I think perhaps Today's may have broken the record, and I am including the time a young lady didn't pay any attention to my answering with the NAME of my business, and thought it was he plastic surgeon's office and proceeded to complain about her breast implants.

This time, a gentleman by name of Earl, called and proceeded to tell me, that he used to live in Holyoke, Mass., but now lives  in Ohio, but a buddy of his told him that my TIRE company (owned by Doug and Dinsdale AKA the Pirhanna Brothers) could "help him out".

See, there was this guy, who is a Vet, but he lost his legs, and got bitten by a really Huge spider, and could we send him to Ohio to stay with Earl?

I... was slightly flabbergasted. I did ask him gently, if he realized this was a TIRE store, and he got a little cranky, and did rattle off our address. Then I explained that I really did not know who to direct him to, and he burst into tears and slammed down the phone. I don't know if I  have been royally pranked, or if poor Earl is just really really confused.

Then another customer accosted me at the copier and proceeded to tell me all about her vacation, and the deals she got, and how she is going back again, and apparently most of her life's story. I had never seen this woman in my life, but sadly, this is not the first time a total stranger has picked me at random as a repository for whatever soap opera he or she is experiencing. I guess I just have one of those trustworthy sort of faces.


Little do they know!

I would love to know if anyone has a similar tale.

Saturday, August 19, 2017



Some GOOD news from comicbookdom!

I just found out that Mark Ward and Chris Samnee are going to helm the new Captain America book, following the interminable evil Cap/Secret Empire disaster. If anyone can write and draw a good book, it those two gentlemen.

I have been trying with all my might to avoid this summer's gawdawful crossover with an evil Cap as much as possible, but as usual, it isn't easy. They blew up Las Vegas for heaven's sake! Marvel wanted comic book store employees to wear Hydra T-shirts... which is just a tad problematic, since Hydra is a Nazi organization, and we have had to deal with Neo-Nazis waaaaaay too much lately.

Evil CP is a really really terrible idea, and while I was pretty sure that in the way of comic books, the status quo was going to be reset, I didn't know how they were going to pull it off. At this point, if Steve is in the shower and somebody sighs in relief, and it was all just a dream, I would be satisfied. I think there are... two Caps wandering around at the  moment, or something?


I am happy.

And I am even happier that I didn't waste my money on buying this putrescent waste of a character.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


I know it seems that all I do lately is piss and moan about my comics. Probably because all I do lately IS to piss  and moan about my comics!

Mighty Thor was decent, although making Volstagg yet another version of Thor is just... weird. Jane did finally confess to original Thor, that she is the new Thor, and he was awfully pussy about it. Squirrel Girl continues to be insanely delightful, and is probably the main reason I find the strength to stagger onto my comic book store.

Ms. Marvel is also fabulous. Man... Jersey is a tough place! Almost worse than New York!

I have been enjoying the heck out of Champions... until this issue. I have also been trying to avoid the whole Hydra/Evil Cap debacle as much as possible, but every once in a while, one sneaks in, and I opened up this issue to find that somehow Las Vegas had been bombed and Hydra has taken over, and the various ways that people were gruesomely murdered.

Not... really my cup of tea. The current state of world affairs is already terrifying...I don't need more of it in my formerly light-hearted hobby. Yes, super heroes and villains blow things up on a daily basis... but not Las Vegas, man!

I couldn't find Saga, which really toasted my buns.

I didn't even pick up Green Lantern Corps because it is practically unreadable.

I think I will go and read my old JLI's. They never let me down.