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RIP Stan Lee.

As a fan from the ‘60’s, when Marvel was the underdog upstart, I’ve taken some satisfaction from the way they’ve become a dominant force in pop culture, though at this point things may have gone too far. Still, Marvel was a big part of my youth, and Stan was the guy who really made it happen. He’s taken a lot of criticism for hogging credit from his artistic collaborators, particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, but Stan was the one who coordinated the whole thing, maintained continuity, scripted a prodigious number of books each month, and set the overall tone; no one else did more to give Marvel its particular personality. Quite a legacy for a guy who was pushing 40 when the ball got rolling with the Fantastic Four in 1961, and who was still active into his 90’s. Face Front!

- alex 11-13-2018 12:24 pm [link] [1 comment]

- steve 11-03-2018 7:26 am [link] [2 comments]

Look what I found!!!!  xoMichelle

- Michelle S 10-28-2018 12:35 pm [link] [12 comments]

when was a word first used in print? 

- dave 10-26-2018 1:29 pm [link] [add a comment]

 20 of 25 at trivia last night and we came in fourth! ive already forgotten the missed questions.

two were jeff goldblum related. what movie does he kick a three legged dog? and what 2002 movie did he play somebody's godfather? might have been a little more to go on for the second but nothing really helpful. i guessed the answer to the second as the answer for the first.

what michael jackson video was partially shot in the hoyt-schermerhorn subway station? a bonus question (bonus questions are for a free round of shots) asked what young director made the madonna vogue video?

one question named a character from human centipede which was the answer. just figure no one has seen that. maybe theres a horror buff out there.

final missed question -- what was the 2002 kevin bacon movie inspired by an hg wells property in which he plays the part of sebastian caine. the category was mad scientists?

i got us a free round of shots on the bonus question -- who wrote dr. faustus?


- dave 10-24-2018 5:41 pm [link] [14 comments]

question from trivia night for LOTR nerds - who cut the ring off sauron's hand?

bonus question for guitar nerds - what band did bassist and lead sing phil lynott front?

no googlin'.

- dave 10-17-2018 4:24 pm [link] [37 comments]

- dave 10-15-2018 7:36 pm [link] [2 comments]

At a farm stand near us in CT they keep a list of all birds seen on the farm on a blackboard. Nice idea. Thought Alex would enjoy it.

- jim 9-17-2018 9:39 am [link] [2 comments]

- dave 9-14-2018 10:28 am [link] [add a comment]

Giant bugs marching down Jay Street. Run for your lives!!!

- jim 8-25-2018 5:48 pm [link] [1 comment]

Let's be clear about this before any nonsense starts. M6.2 quake just now offshore Oregon is not related to the Pacific "Ring of Fire", nor does it indicate a sudden activity increase. The quake is caused by horizontal transform faulting out in the Pacific -not a subduction event”

- jim 8-22-2018 1:54 pm [link] [1 comment]

Mushrooms we found in the front yard today. 

- jim 8-22-2018 12:43 pm [link] [16 comments]

guess im not going to the galleria today. 

- dave 7-06-2018 9:20 pm [link] [2 comments]

its a metaphor, people!

- dave 7-02-2018 1:20 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 6-24-2018 11:11 am [link] [4 comments]

- steve 6-16-2018 9:43 pm [link] [1 comment]

- steve 6-16-2018 9:37 pm [link] [1 comment]

canceled or cancelled?

i tend towards the latter. america has been trending towards the former.

- dave 6-01-2018 11:18 am [link] [2 comments]

- dave 5-16-2018 2:21 pm [link] [6 comments]

magnetic slime

- bill 5-03-2018 8:59 am [link] [add a comment]

Why does Moss Man get all the love?

- steve 4-06-2018 8:57 pm [link] [add a comment]

can anyone figure this out?

- dave 3-19-2018 12:19 am [link] [8 comments]

sad end for Grave's Portland building. I thought they figured out a way to save it. was it sold to be mooved?

- bill 3-18-2018 9:30 am [link] [1 comment]

Tompkins Square Red-tailed triangle.

- alex 3-04-2018 8:22 am [link] [add a comment]

1090 Page: The House Where the Haight Began

- bill 3-02-2018 3:37 pm [link] [2 comments]