Four Color Fury: What Do DC Comics Covers Say About Their Fans?

Robin 163

Well, I'm not here to give you a rundown on the latest Previews. Chris over at the Invincible Super-Blog does that much better than I could hope to.

I'm here because I still get Previews even though I can't remember the last time I found something while flipping through it that I decided I positively had to special order. And while flipping through, I noticed something. On pages 64-66 of the April Previews, you had one, two, three covers with blood on them. Batman #667 has a nice helping of blood and Robin #163 does as well. In fact, the Robin cover makes it look like Robin is in pain. Since we already know that DC Comics writers are not only passing off bad fanfic as writing but also are closet sadomasochists (since they never seem to lose an opportunity to inflict pain or rape or both upon their heroes--their heroes, mind you), I started to wonder: if I looked at all the DC covers, what would I find?

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By |April 5th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Ben and Jerry's Cinnamon Buns Ice Cream - 27 Second Review

It's like a street gang comprised entirely of Cinnabons ambushed you on a cold night, dragged you into an alleyway and took your wallet, leaving you for dead. But all of that in a positive, tasty and addictive sort of way.

By |April 4th, 2007|Reviews|3 Comments

Rik Mayall vs. Poetry: I Don't Know!

Rik Mayall, young

More National Poetry Month insanity. Here is yet again an example of what you can find at poetry readings across the country. No, I'm not kidding.

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By |April 4th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Brian Walker Wants to Say One Word to You

Brian Walker, as Cool Hunter tells us, is based out of Sydney. His works are basically what would happen if Hieronymous Bosch, four anime creators (of your own choosing), and the creator of the movie Mannequin decided to get together and do art installations.

Go check out his gallery. It's anything but ordinary. But some items may contain nipplage, for those of you at work.

By |April 4th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Judy Garland, Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly Return in… Classic Musicals From the Dream Factory, Vol. 2

The Pirate ~ That's Dancing ~ Words and Music Plus Two 2-Disc Double Features:
That Midnight Kiss / Toast of New Orleans
Royal Wedding / Belle of New York

Seven Films, Digitally Remastered, Debut on DVD July 24 With New Featurettes and Other Extensive Bonus Features

Burbank, Calif. April 2, 2007 – Get ready for toe-tapping, finger-snapping and tune-whistling fun when Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory Volume 2, a collection of seven newly-remastered favorites from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Golden Era, arrives July 24 from Warner Home Video. The collection features the DVD debuts of The Pirate, That's Dancing, and Words and Music along with two new to DVD Double Feature discs: a pair of Mario Lanza/Kathryn Grayson musicals -- That Midnight Kiss and Toast of New York, and two Fred Astaire favorites -- Royal Wedding/ Belle of New York.

Following last year's successful Volume 1 (It's Always Fair Weather, Summer Stock, Three Little Words, Till the Clouds Roll By, and Ziegfeld Follies), this second spectacular collection of the fabled studio's vintage musicals features some of the most memorable numbers by the greatest stars of the genre, top lined by the Hollywood musical's golden trio of immortal legends –- Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Landmark numbers include Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling and with a coat rack, Gene Kelly's "Be a Clown," and Judy Garland belting out "Johnny One Note." The talents of Mickey Rooney, Jane Powell, Lena Horne, Ray Bolger and many more stars are also showcased.

Each feature film has been meticulously restored and remastered from its original elements and complemented with new featurettes, commentaries, rare outtake musical numbers, radio interviews, audio only bonus outtakes and vintage cartoons. The titles will be available individually for $19.97 SRP, the 2-disc DVD of Royal Wedding/Belle of New York and 2-disc set of That Midnight Kiss/Toast of New York will sell for $24.98 SRP and the seven-disc collection will sell for $59.92 SRP.

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By |April 4th, 2007|Press Releases, Warner Brothers|0 Comments

Dylan Moran: Justify His Childhood

Dylan Moran

Another bit from Moran's classic stand-up, Monster. If only you could buy it on DVD here on this side of the pond. It's all an Illuminati plot, I'm sure. Still, you can get the CD used. So that's something.

Update: The clip is gone, so we've replaced it with something equally worthy.

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Found via VideoSift.

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By |April 4th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

The Ultimate Matrix Collection & The Complete Matrix Trilogy Arrive May 22

The Most Requested, Quintessential HD DVD Title is Now Here!

Just in Time For Father's Day Gift Givers, The Entire Legendary Matrix Series in the Splendor of 1080p High Definition Brilliance with More Than 35 Hours of Bonus Features

Burbank, California (March 22, 2007) -- If ever a film series was meant to be seen in HD DVD, that series is now here. The Matrix, the legendary, groundbreaking sci-fi film, and its visually dazzling second and third installments, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were produced with future technology execution in mind. The Matrix, the first DVD to sell one million copies and to date a $1 billion worldwide franchise, will be part of two new definitive high definition collections to be released by Warner Home Video and Village Roadshow Pictures on May 22.

The Ultimate Matrix Collection, for the hardcore Matrix fan, presents the complete adventures of machine battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the Wachowski brothers' post-modern epic films. This collection will contain, for the first time, all three HD DVD versions of The Matrix series with more than 35 hours of bonus material in 5 double sided discs. The second offering, The Complete Matrix Trilogy, contains HD DVD versions of the three Matrix films in a 3-disc set, perfect for new and current Matrix fans who just want to see all three Matrix films in hi-definition.

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By |April 4th, 2007|Press Releases, Warner Brothers|0 Comments

Coffee and Milk: The Eternal Struggle for Balance

Coffee and milk splash photography

Okay, so perhaps that's a little melodramatic (from this site? no!). But still, you know how it goes. It's a constant balancing act for those who still spruce up their coffee with cream or sugar. I'm trying to ween myself off of everything and go with straight black coffee. And no, that's not to match my taste in clothing. Granted, for me, straight black coffee is coffee with about three shots of espresso, but still.

What the hell was I just saying? Oh, right. Still images of coffee/milk splashes here. We kinda have to post them. It's a law or something for this site.

Found via del.icio.us.
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By |April 4th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Cookie Monster vs. Poetry

More National Poetry Month fun. You know, I've actually been to readings very similar to this.

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By |April 3rd, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Dear Kids, Don't Do Drugs

When you get old enough for it, caffeine is much safer. And won't lead to things like this.

Just something to bear in mind.

This has been a public service announcement from all of us here at Needcoffee.com.

By |April 3rd, 2007|Music|0 Comments