Posted 6 hours ago

agoodcartoon:

If I may… Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the regime change that you’re implementing here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of previous administrations to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now…

Your generals were so preoccupied with whether or not they could unseat Saddam, that they didn’t stop to think if they should.

An, ah, good cartoon.

Why does Obama have a quiver full of Green Arrow’s boxing glove arrows?

Posted 8 hours ago
What are some key ways in which Superman and Captain America should differ?
lego-joker asked

thekevinmarshall:

twentypercentcooler:

Captain America is the one without a cape.

I feel the big difference is that Superman historically has deferred and erred on the side of authority. You always got the sense he’d be a Reagan guy, and sincerely. He’d buy all the tripe, sentimentality, and poo-pooing hook, line, and sinker. Not because he’s a conservative, but because he’s naive. He WANTS to believe in a America the way imbeciles like Dinesh D’Souza paint it. “What would we be without her?” Some of this has been modified in recent years in a shallow, half-hearted attempt to give him an ‘edge’ or make him more ‘sophisticated’. I’m not sure it’s worked. As a cultural figure, he’s a wistful inspiration for those that yearn for a bygone era (one that never actually existed, but they don’t know that because they choose to believe things have gotten worse in certain areas rather than eyes being opened and information being more easily disseminated).

Cap, on the other hand, has a much more rebellious and anti-authoritarian world view from the beginning. When he took the side he took in “Civil War,” it ABSOLUTELY made sense given his entire history. In WWII, he was still a boy. He fought the good fight against an evil that knew no bounds. Then he was frozen, and came back to life in the mid to late sixties. But he wasn’t QUITE the “man out of time” some people paint him as. He was a boy who went to war and became a man. He didn’t have the chance to develop skepticism in adolescence, so it was delayed. So really, he came back to the Marvel Universe at the appropriate time. He’d be having the same realizations about the true political and social nature of the United States and the inherent pitfalls of individuals actively seeking out power regardless of whether he’d been frozen in the forties. Why? Because he’d just been fighting unchecked power. 

Cap didn’t develop a natural skepticism because of what America had become - it’s who he was always MEANT to become because of what he fought, and what he fought FOR.

I just wrote way too much about comic book dudes.

Posted 20 hours ago
Because it’s always the right time to enjoy some Graham Nolan-y Joker goodness.

Because it’s always the right time to enjoy some Graham Nolan-y Joker goodness.

Posted 1 day ago

askgoodolmothy:

query-and-echo:

I need to set myself a reminder to go print out my report in the morning

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Posted 1 day ago
Posted 1 day ago
Good to see you back. To celebrate, I think I'll have Mothy liveblog the 4Kids One Piece dub.
lego-joker asked

askgoodolmothy:

the-grease-painted-lady:

The one with the spring-loaded shower head hammer?  Good times, good times.

Jesus Christ, I’m already marathoning a horribly racist / misogynist Tim Allen sitcom, Lego. Do you want my corpse just gaping on the living room floor like it’s frigging The Grudge or something?

(Hi, Laura. Missed you terribly.)

It’s just one episode. Now I just have to decide which one is the most ear-bleedingly terrible/hilarious to review.

Besides, the worst of the changes aren’t even noticeable to someone not familiar with the show, so I think you’ll do reasonably well.

Posted 2 days ago

prongsmydeer:

Harry Potter AU where someone sees Harry in his cousin’s over-sized clothing with his underfed body and hears him casually mention the cupboard in which he sleeps and calls the fucking police

My headcanon is that this actually happened a few times, and then Dumbledore zapped the police and returned everything to the status quo because reasons.

Posted 2 days ago
#Me and my crew
Can I be boombox guy?

Can I be boombox guy?

(Source: pingpong8989)

Posted 3 days ago

iconuk01:

mostingeniusparadox:

Nightwing 80-Page Giant

Babs, your DAD is the Police Commissioner, is a uniform fetish really where you want to go?

Still, I guess it makes a change from Dick wearing his Robin costume for you… You know, the one that he’s just a litttle too big for now… that one.

Oh wait, that’s not you, that’s me…. sorry about that… as you were…

I dunno - I don’t think that Babs ever saw Jim in an officer uniform. I mean, when Jim came to Gotham in Year One, he was already plainclothes detective rank.

Posted 3 days ago

whotookcheesuschrist:

Upon reviewing The Dark Knight, I have to say that I find it odd that the schemes Joker pulls all make me think of Harvey. I don’t know what that means, exactly, even if it isn’t done like this on purpose. Chances are that it’s just me.

Also, I don’t know what to think about this version of the Joker. Some of that Joker-ish cruelty seems to be present, but I don’t think I like the presentation. I’m not against having a Joker that do not rest on the usual gas & props, but at the same time so little of his persona is there for me to really… feel him.

IMO, only the ferry scene really evoked a connection with Two-Face that went beyond the superficial “2” gimmick.

That aside… yeah, I have to admit that Ledger-Joker isn’t just more brutal than most takes on the Joker, but also more thuggish. When you get down to it, he only has one tactic in his arsenal: do as I say or I will make you wish you were never born. It’s very effective, but also very one-note.