Category: Culture

Stan Lee Rest In Peace

95 years-old, Stan Lee, of Marvel Comics fame has passed away. A part of my childhood slipped away. Animal shares my feelings

Sad news today, as we wish a fond farewell to comics maven Stan Lee.  It’s not often you can say of a man that he literally created a whole world, but Stan Lee and Marvel Comics certainly did that.  Excerpt:

In the late ’50s, DC started reimagining its heroes — kicking off what comics historians call the “Silver Age” of the business — but those figures were still, largely, otherworldly and two-dimensional, living in made-up places such as Metropolis and Gotham City.

In the early ’60s, Lee was asked to come up with a team of superheroes to compete against DC’s Justice League. With the notable help of artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he helped instigate a revolution, though Lee didn’t see it that way at the time.

“If my publisher hadn’t said ‘let’s do superhero stories,’ I’d probably still be doing ‘A Kid Called Outlaw,’ ‘The Two-Gun Kid’ or ‘Millie the Model’ or whatever I was doing at the time,” he told CNN in 2013.

Marvel revitalized the comics business with a series of flawed, more human superheroes. Its figures lived in the real world — a few were based in New York City, with all its dirt and clamor — and struggled with everyday challenges, whether it was paying the rent or wondering about their purposes in life.

First came the Fantastic Four, a superhero team probably most famous for the grumpy, rock-skinned Thing. Following that success Lee and Marvel introduced such characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and Daredevil.

I love Marvel Comics. Avengers was my favorite, mainly because so many of my favorites, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Black Panther were all Avengers. Others I loved included The Hulk, Spider Man, The Fantastic Four, and Daredevil. So many memories, reading those comics as a kid

Ed’s NCAA Football Week 5 Picks – 10 Best Games

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Saturday, September 29th
12:00 PM – West Virginia vs Texas Tech

12:20 PM – Virginia vs NC State

3:30 PM – Tennessee vs Georgia

3:30 PM – Baylor vs Oklahoma

6:00 PM – Florida vs Mississippi State

6:00 PM – Utah vs Washington State

7:30 PM – Ohio State vs Penn State

7:30 PM – Stanford vs Notre Dame

8:30 PM – BYU vs Washington

9:00 PM – Ole Miss vs LSU

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Week 1 Results
Week 2 Results
Week 3 Results
Week 4 Results

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*VIDEO* “White House Press Briefing” – A Bad Lip Reading


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*VIDEO* Joe Dan Gorman – Intellectual Froglegs: Red Tsunami

Red Tsunami – Intellectual Froglegs from IntellectualFroglegs w Joe Dan on Vimeo.

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*AUDIO* Mark Steyn: Syphilis, Transgender Waxing, And Emotional Support Hedgehogs

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And now, a man stronger than me, and you, and everyone else

Beast mode!

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Icelandic powerlifter Hafthor Bjornsson was crowned 2018 World’s Strongest Man on Sunday after winning three of the final weekend’s six events in Manila, Philippines.

Bjornsson, famous for his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones, finished second in the 20-ton truck pull before winning the loading race to secure his maiden first-place finish in this competition.

The World’s Strongest Man Facebook page confirmed Sunday’s result