Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Musical Monday: Snappy Sammy Smoot Sings The Village People
Monday, December 13, 2010
Musical Monday: Frank Sings Jimmy Lunceford
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Quick Thought: Batman's Bright Segment
I picked up the past couple of weeks' worth of books this weekend, and something occurred to me while reading the Batman 80-Page Giant, specifically the Two-Face/Humpty Dumpty story.
I would not be at all surprised if either Dan Slott (who introduced Humpty in the Arkham Asylum: Living Hell mini-series) or Brad Desnoyer (writer of this tale) were a big fan of Theodore Sturgeon. Why? Because reading this story, I was suddenly struck by the similarity of Humpty to the protagonist of Sturgeon's short story "Bright Segment."
If you haven't read Sturgeon's story (which you should), it concerns a mentally-challenged handyman who finds a badly injured woman in the street. Trying to help, he carries her into his apartment. Although he immediately realizes he should have taken her to a hospital, he's afraid that he'll get in trouble because he didn't think of that first. So he decides that the only thing left to do is to "fix" her himself, using his own skills and whatever information he can glean from the first-aid and medical books he finds. (I won't spoil the story by saying anything more.)
While the similarity is striking, it could be just a coincidence. Still, I'll take any excuse to recommend Theodore Sturgeon to anybody.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Musical Monday: Guy Gardner Sings The Jody Grind
And now, the Musical Monday sketch that SallyP has been waiting for...Joe Phillips (from the '90s Mr. Miracle series) draws Guy Gardner, accompanied by a line from "Just Because You Wear Big Shoes," from The Jody Grind's 1990 album "One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure."
One of my favorite aspects to this character/song pairing is that it can be interpreted in two ways. The line could be talking ABOUT Guy, disparaging his immaturity (as he was generally written at the time) and his choice of footwear...or it could be spoken BY Guy, issuing a challenge to his opponents.