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Postby mharr » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:46 pm

nosimpleway wrote:Did I miss a step in this cunning plan or does Stan Lee sign his comics in blood?

If he didn't, he clearly has to start now. America still has Needed Killin' laws for these situations, right?

Hang about, why does he even need human blood, let alone the genuine article? Do comic collectors at this level carry pocket DNA labs?

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Postby Mongrel » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:13 pm

No, but apparently Fake Stan Lee does.
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Postby Thad » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:32 pm

The story's weird enough that I'm going to need a source besides TMZ before I believe it.

However, the first issue of Super Special KISS did famously mix the band members' blood in with the red ink.

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Postby Mongrel » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:34 pm

Well, Jerry Olivarez (and the Daily Beast's original stories about him ripping off Stan Lee have been corroborated by multiple sources at this point) seems skeezy enough to do it at least.

I could also see a scenario where the ink is just regular ink, but Olivarez has someone "leak" this story to TMZ to get people buying them, which would still be damned weird. But then again, the comics have been sold already... apparently?
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Postby Mongrel » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:36 pm

Apparently Trump Tower in NYC caught fire today:



I shouldn't laugh at this comment, but...

tfw the shredder isn't working and you hear the Special Counsel is in the elevator
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Postby TA » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:31 pm

Light it back up.
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Postby beatbandito » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:54 am

TA wrote:Light it back up.

Because if there's one thing Liberals can agree on, it's hurting innocent people because they are tenuously related to an issue you've pledged to solve, even though their suffering does nothing for the actual issue. wait...
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Postby Mongrel » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:55 am

Just the headline:

People Are Now Snorting Condoms In Latest Viral Challenge


EDIT: This actually turned out to have happened a couple years ago, not this month. That doesn't really make me feel any better about it though?
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Postby Mongrel » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:29 pm

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Postby TA » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Mongrel wrote:Just the headline:

People Are Now Snorting Condoms In Latest Viral Challenge


EDIT: This actually turned out to have happened a couple years ago, not this month. That doesn't really make me feel any better about it though?


Honestly, this completely fails to bother me in the slightest. "I can snort a condom up my nose and pull it out my mouth" is exactly the sort of gross stunt teens and cishet men have been pulling to impress each other for decades, there is nothing new or shocking about it. Used to be cigarettes when more people smoked.
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Postby Thad » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:44 am

Regardless of whether or not anyone has actually stolen his blood, there are increasing reports that Stan Lee's health is failing and his caregivers are exploiting him, and possibly outright abusing him.

I don't want to link to any of the allegations; instead, I'll link to this post by Mark Evanier, who admonished, a month ago, that we shouldn't speculate, and that the press is doing too much of that.

Beyond that, a lot of it's speculation from afar and that's not helpful. I personally have some very mixed feelings about Stan Lee but I have enough affection for him to not add to the pile of rumors, some of which are obviously wrong or askew. I'm convinced there are enough lawyers and law enforcement officials and benevolent friends of Stan swarming around this matter that he's now as protected as he can be, and that the truth will eventually come out, though maybe not in his lifetime. What matters most now is his health and comfort…and I'm thinking he could also do with a little privacy.


Of the stories I've read, I don't know what to believe. I don't know what's true and what's just innuendo, but it's clear that something is very wrong here, and it's heartbreaking.

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Postby Mongrel » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:47 pm

BookRiot.com: One of the cascade effects of the #metoo movement has been the discovery that - due to its centuries-old rules and structure - the Swedish Academy has been harbouring a gigantic asshole for a long time, one whose actions have initiated the complete disintegration of the Academy as a consequence of those same archaic rules.

This wouldn't matter outside of Sweden... except that the Swedish Academy is responsible for issuing the Nobel Prize in literature.

Also, as an update to the above article, two more resignations have in fact followed. Which means that on paper, the Academy will die out with these last eleven members and cease to be able to award the Nobel Prize in Literature once there are fewer than seven of them left.

Really though... I have to imagine that at least the King of Sweden would have some way to legitimately override his predecessor given such an extreme situation? Even if such a solution had to go through the Riksdag as part of the process (I have no idea how constitution of Sweden deals with questions concerning royal institutions like this), I can't imagine it's in any politician or Swedish royal's interest to let the Academy actually collapse.
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Postby zaratustra » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:26 am

Probably best to let it die then build a new one.

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Postby Yoji » Wed May 02, 2018 2:21 pm

Hey, remember that guy who threw his shoes at George Bush Jr? Looks like he's running for parliament.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed May 02, 2018 3:23 pm

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Postby mharr » Wed May 02, 2018 3:57 pm

I'm immensely pleased to discover that they put up a statue to that shoe.

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Postby Mongrel » Thu May 03, 2018 6:01 pm

Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text


Change your Twitter password folks (but not right now 'cause the setting page is crashing due Twitter effectively ddos-ing themselves, lol).
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