Sunday, September 05, 2010

Episode 155 - "Is that COCAINE?"

PCX reviews Kick-Ass #8

76 Comments:

Blogger XantesFire said...

TCM-Heh, I thought you would like that girl, try to get her on the show.

Courtney? A hammer? That is a painful and messy way to kill an animal. What if one hit isn't enough? Do you really want to see splattered puppy brains all over your garage? Do you think you could keep hitting it's wittle head? Drowning is one of the more peaceful ways to die. Sure you might feel panic and your throat might spasm but no worse that a cramp and that usually lasts only a few seconds. Then it's peaceful sleep.

Puppies.

September 05, 2010 1:50 PM  
Blogger Vichus Smith said...

I'm surprised that more superheroes are not drug addicts. Being punched, kicked and shot frequently hurts.

The reason that Kick Ass didn't get that graphic is because that would only go over in Trenchland. And in hindsight, imagine how much less Kick Ass would have sold with the gore on 11.

I totally get the whistling, and I love that song.

September 05, 2010 7:17 PM  
Anonymous THOOM said...

StarHawk is right and TCM is full of shit. TCM says Big Daddy being a liar and a bitch is "realistic" but admits that the now calloused and hardened Dave (Kickass) taking a beating from Carl is unrealistic but he likes that ending because of the "message"? Talk about contradictions.

Oh yeah, and he says the message, if Dave defended had himself, would've been "it's okay to be a bully?" So if you defend yourself, you are a bully. Bullshit. Besides kids aren't reading "Kick Ass" so who are you teaching a moral lesson here?

TCM told me that this downbeat ending had to be, because Dave would've given himself away as Kick Ass. Which one is it?

It sounded to be as if TCM doesn't like the audience to have any sort of release that the goal of media should be to depress the audience.

September 05, 2010 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

FIVE PARTS, FIVE FUCKING PARTS, WHAT HAVE I EVER DONE TO DESERVE THIS?@!1!

It's because I'm a dog-person isn't it?

Annnnyyyway...
We should review some Doctor Who comics, maybe the ones with Kroton.

Oh and you know how I said I was growing my hair out? Yeah, I remember why I cut it short in the first place. I look like a little girl with long hair. Guess you wouldn't mind that.

September 06, 2010 12:00 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Xantes, the only things keeping me from having that real-life superheroine (saving us from the vicious animal kingdom by drowning one killer puppy at a time!) on the show are that she probably doesn't speak English, and more importantly, I don't wanna inadvertently aid the authorities in finding her.

And I never could stand Tom and Jerry. Road Runner, either. I was always like, "Somebody talk!"

Vichus, you have a point. In fact, Green Arrow's an asshole for weaning Speedy off of his heroin addiction.

I don't think most comics fans mind a little gore, but Hollywood really has turned American moviegoers into a bunch of sensitive little babies.

Tim, no contradiction whatsoever. Big Daddy being a bitch is realistic because that's who and what he is. To turn him into an actual hero like the movie did only has a message of "We know what you want, audience; here's your pablum, little babies, and be sure you give our product good word of mouth!" Dave not taking a beating (and notice they totally re-wrote that comic book sub-plot for the movie so that whole bit never even winds up happening in the film!) is just unrealistic enough so we get the message that this kid has always been, is, and will always be a loser.

With Dave's skills, if he'd fought the other kid, he might have killed him or at least put him in the hospital like Hit Girl did to those other two kids. That's not bullying?! And I hate to break it to you, but yes, kids are reading Kick-Ass. Guess what? They're going to see rated "R" movies, too. In fact, there's really nothing a kid loves to see or read more than something he's not "allowed" to. And Dave heroically (yawn) beating up the other kid would have both made Dave a bully and made everyone realize after he'd more or less beaten him to death that "Hey, that guy's gotta be Kick-Ass! Can we get your autograph before they come and arrest you?!"

Oh, no! You mean there are actually movies where the director gives you the ending that he wants, when apparently "the goal of media" should be to pat you on the head and lie to you that people are good and life is fair? Name one great-- no, even good movie with one of those fake, audience-tested "happy endings". Actually, no; don't even bother because whatever you'll name, you're already wrong since my whole point is (ahem) there aren't any.

Courtney, in my defense, this was actually six parts.

And yes, it was entirely to punish you for being a dog person. See, and I bet everyone else thought you were just being paranoid there.

It wouldn't take much to get me to do any of the Who comics actually, now that it's been well over a year since the one PCX Who TV review. Y'know, your hero Alan Moore wrote some of those strips, though being the contrarian he is, the Doctor himself doesn't even appear in them!

I look like a little girl with long hair. Guess you wouldn't mind that.

Oh no, not in the least...

September 06, 2010 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Oh, as for the undies thing, I don't mind. But how do you expect me to post a thing like that without someone noticing?
You can't keep any secrets in this damn house!

I don't have any old undies I want to get rid of right now, I always seem to have a shortage of them.
I don't have ice blue, but I have Spock blue, Kirk avocado and red (I haven't been shot once while wearing them!)
All of them are the same cotton bikini style though, no granny panties for me!

September 06, 2010 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Hey check it out, I'm like Lex Luthor's new assistant or something:
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4/72623891.jpg

The likeness in panel three is just too uncanny.

September 06, 2010 11:07 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

You could totally do that as a cosplay, but then you would have to hope that anyone remembered this issue. Hopefully she's as memorable as Mercy.

September 06, 2010 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

I just sent an email to the artist on that issue, maybe I can convince him to make her a main character.

I've just been staring at that picture for a good 30 minutes now with a Joker-sized smile on my face because I'm just stunned at the fact that not only does it look like me but I'm with Lex (I touched his arm)
and I'm, I mean she's highly fashionable.

I'm rushing out and buying that issue tomorrow. Someone just sent me that page on the Interwebs.
I showed my mum and she was in awe as well.

Funny how little things like this get me so geekily excited.
I've literally done this twice:
http://watchmencomicmovie.com/images/i-did-it.jpg

September 06, 2010 11:36 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Thoom- Don't you get it? Is it a black thing that neither of you two don't get it? Dave took the beating because he's still thinking like early Peter Parker and Clark Kent, -be the wimp and protect the secret identity. He's socially awkward in the first place so I can see him doing it that way, because seriously if he was socially aware he could have, should have told the girl he wasn't gay after he got beaten up and said he got mugged and they stole his clothes. It's NYC, it happens. And when she had her boyfriend beat him up he should have defended himself and said since he got mugged he's been taking self-defense. But like I said, it's understandable that he did things the way he did because he's taking his social cues from comic books.

Moral lesson? Kick-Ass isn't teaching a moral lesson, it's just showing fucked up situations with fucked-up people.

She can clearly speak English, she said, "Wheeee!"

Of course they cut out the coke scene, can't have vengeance daddy giving coke to his little girl. That's another point for why "fanboy" daddy would have been better.

Aren't all little girls grab-able from behind? Ummm, I don't know from experience, I'm just saying. Really.

Whoa, granny. I'm so disappointed, I couldn't find any decent Star Trek underwear for sale. Find some and I'll send them to you, since there is an Australian underwear shortage.

Courtney- did you meet the artist? What kind of underwear would you be wearing when talking to Lex on ice plateau, anyway? By the way, what did you think of Lex from Lois and Clark, I'm watching the boxset and I don't remember it being so corny and irrational.

September 06, 2010 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

'Whee' is a universal onomatopoeia, it's like saying "clearly she can speak English, she said 'ouch'."

I only emailed the artist, he said it's a robot that Lex based on Lois.
He also said he used Zooey Deschanel as reference, which is funny because I'm told I look like her all the time.

I really don't put any thought into which undies I wear on what day, unless I know I'm wearing white.
But my favourites are the white damask pattern ones and the Yellow Submarine style undies.

I remember my mum used to watch Lois and Clark, but I was too young to remember much of it. And yet I have distinct memories of watching it with her, it was in the middle of the day so I must have been too young to be in school.
I think I may have just recalled my earliest memory.

Ok, looking up that version of Lex now.
...WTF is this dickhead doing with hair?

I like Michael Rosembaum, he's cute, even though he's in his 40's (no really, he is) he still looks too boyish to really pull of Lex.

I am going to admit that I am strangely attracted to Kevin Spacey as Lex and only as Lex. Must be the bald head, I have a thing for hairlessness.
He was the only thing that got me through that movie. Well him and the fact that it was the in-flight movie from Queensland to Perth.

But Clancy Brown will always be the 'real' Lex Luthor to me. Goddamn that's got to be the sexiest voice ever!

Why am I being so open right now? I think I've just mentioned half a dozen things in this post I normally wouldn't talk about.

September 07, 2010 8:55 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Xantes was just joshing about "Whee."

Too young to remember Lois and Clark? Damn, I'd better check for gray hairs.

I think whenever cosplay's involved, you're like an open book. It's your hot button.

September 07, 2010 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

What? I wasn't talking about cosplay.
But I was talking about one of my crushes, so that may be it.
Like a stupid hormonal teen gushing over some Twilight character.
Back in my day we had the men from LOTR and POTC and it was better.

September 07, 2010 10:51 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Oh yeah, that was me talking cosplay. Maybe it's whenever you're talkign supervillains.

Back in your day? LOTR and POTC were in the 2000s! [Feeling old again]

September 07, 2010 3:10 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney, for no particular reason (*cough*) I thought I'd just mention that you can always start up a password-protected website you can just allow the people you want into it; that way, if you just happened to want to post pictures of yourself in those various panties for example, no one in your house would ever know. I mean, you've already gotten away with finally having your brain put in a robot body and becoming Lex Luthor's sidekick on top of that and they apparently don't suspect a thing, so you're already on a roll.

Xantes, in Australia, they probably only discovered the whole concept of "underwear" a few years ago, so that might explain why it remains a rare and exotic item there.

Vichus, Speaking of feeling old, though I'm not as ancient as Tim (since he's admitted to podcasting since the early sixties), it is a little disturbing that when I started buying them, comics were just twenty freakin' cents.

September 07, 2010 9:25 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Courtney will beat us all, but I started at $1 It could have been $.75

September 07, 2010 9:29 PM  
Blogger Thoom said...

.60 for me.

September 07, 2010 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

I don't think I started buying single issues until a few years ago. It was all graphic novels and collections. Or downloads.
So on average single issues are anywhere from $1 to $8 here.

Lois and Clark came the year after I was born and LOTR and POTC came out when I was 12.
So don't feel old, I've just had an incredibley short life so far.
A year seems like the difference between the stone age and the bronze age to me.

Hah, my word verification was 'undies'!

September 07, 2010 10:39 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Courtney, for no particular reason (*cough*) I thought I'd just mention that you can always start up a password-protected website you can just allow the people you want into it; that way, if you just happened to want to post pictures of yourself in those various panties for example, no one in your house would ever know.

TCM- Oh, now I so hate you, you're obviously secretly rubbing it in. She already has a secret password protected panties website and she has only given you the password. How long has it been going on? 2, 3 years?

They did it like the post crisis comics and Luthor was already evil but his hair loss was Superman's fault. So L&C's Luthor loses his hair in one of the season finales, what get me is his face looks so plastic. And I still don't get Teri Hatcher's supposed sexual appeal.

Thoom, that's a lie, you're as old as me and comics were $.25-$.30... oh, you mean you didn't start paying for them until they were $.60, okay, I'll accept that.

September 08, 2010 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Yes Xantes, I have a secret website where I model and review all kinds of lingerie but only for TC. And some guy in Latveria...I mean Latvia of course.

September 08, 2010 9:33 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Ah-Ha! I knew it.

September 09, 2010 2:32 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

It's true. In fact, if I didn't spend so much time on Courtney's highly distracting secret panties site, I could probably get the show out more often. As far as the fact that comics used to actually be pretty cheap, back in the olden days the big two would at least publish insincere apologies every time they raised their prices. I think it was when they went to either 75 cents or a dollar, but at some point they just took the attitude of, "Ahhh...fuck the fans - they'll just pay whatever we charge like the good little sheep they are; let's just hope no one ever invents the Internet..."

September 09, 2010 9:10 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Back in 1988 I sorta drove a few comic book stores in Tulsa, Oklahoma out of business by calling the OK state tax commission about that DC article when they went up to $.75. The comic stores there were charging sales taxes on top of the cover prices.

What kinds of panties?

September 09, 2010 8:37 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Speaking of Panties, check out this trailer for a new anime, called Panty & Stocking (With Garterbelt).

Get ready to have a Pokemon seizure!

September 09, 2010 10:10 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I just saw a movie which I would have found useful earlier, that is if I ever found myself naked in a forest with a little girl nearby. Which I haven't.

Man-I'm not gonna hurt you. Just please don't throw anything at me.

Girl-Who are you, how do you know my name? And why can't you come out?

Man-Can you just hand me the blanket?

Girl-Maybe I should call my mom.

Man-No, no, no. Don't call your mom, please.
Just hand me the blanket and I'll leave.

Girl-What do you need the blanket for?

Man-I'm a time traveler. I come from the future. And when I do, I don't get to bring my clothes.

Girl-There's no such thing as time travelers.

Man-Yes, there is. In fact, you and I are friends in the future. When you're a lady.


Any girl that falls for that is just begging for it.

September 10, 2010 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Why the fuck did you watch that?
I literally cannot imagine you watching the Time-traveller's Wife.

Also, men who travel through time have a magical ability to make women completely brain dead.

September 10, 2010 12:02 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I was zipping thru the channels when I caught that "When you're a lady." part and was intrigued. So I set my cable to record. Why wouldn't I want to watch, guy time travels back and meets his wife when she's underage and he knows all her erogenous zones. I'm disappointed he didn't take her virginity til she was 18 but I wondered if they didn't mess around. Who wouldn't?

September 10, 2010 1:36 PM  
Blogger Thoom said...

Thoom- Don't you get it? Is it a black thing that neither of you two don't get it?

I have to post that I know XantesFire is a condescending prick. The rest of his comment doesn't matter because he ended up agreeing with my original argument.

September 10, 2010 3:23 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

So what I agree with you partly? What I don't agree with you I pointed out. Dave acts as he does because he's thinking as he is a comic book superhero, it may be irrational but it is realistic.

September 10, 2010 9:02 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

I dunno Vichus, couldn't they have made that anime trailer just a little faster-paced?

...men who travel through time have a magical ability to make women completely brain dead.

That's actually true. Paris Hilton was a nuclear physicist before I went back in time and raped her as a little girl, and you can see the resulting brain damage she incurred to this day.

Xantes, next time Tim tries to provoke you for no reason, just remind him that Archie's probably fucking Valerie up the ass right this second and there's not a thing in the world he can do to stop him! Interesting that Archie cheating on Betty and Veronica with uber-white Cheryl Blossom never upset him in the least, huh? (And yes, I'm assuming everyone here listens to PCX West, aka "THOOM!")

September 12, 2010 8:13 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

He's provoking me? I thought Thoom was just being wrong again.

Bet he didn't have a problem when this happened.

I liked her telling of the Archie/Valerie romance better. It didn't feel so curmudgeony.

Actually time travelers giving others brain damage might make sense, including in the case of the Doctor. When I was a kid I used to think he was a hero but later when I saw "Genesis of the Daleks", I realized he wasn't so much a hero but an extreme battle re-enactor, he didn't really care about the people, he just wanted to be part of the history. When he had the chance to kill the Daleks in their infancy, he said he couldn't destroy them because he thought it would be genocide and he would be altering history. He has many times tried to kill all the Daleks and has supposedly change history. I think he was thinking if he destroyed the Daleks now, he couldn't show off how cool he was when he defeated them before. So he has to cause his companios some brain damage, otherwise they would figure out what he is and kill him.

September 12, 2010 2:01 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

You guys do know that the whole Archie/Valerie discussion is better served on another blog, right?

I think Doctor Who's primary motivation is to photobomb throughout human history. Some British human fucked him over and this is his big temporal joke. Sure, he saves some lives, but time travel is so fucked that who is to tell if The Doctor's presence isn't leading to more problems?

How convenient that The Doctor was going around as the last of the time lords. No one to tell us if all that time in his head is true.

I can't wait until they start selling "The Master Was Right" tshirts.

September 12, 2010 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Doctor Who; photobomber of time!
That's classic.

September 13, 2010 4:32 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

And now, since we will probably not stop talking about Doctor Who, here are concepts of the 13th doctor:

Black Doctor (I suppose)



Older, fabulous Doctor


Punk Doctor



Female Doctor

September 13, 2010 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Oh I absolutley adore Annie Wu's art.
Bill Nighy is a BAMF, he would definitley be a good choice.
But the 13th (why did we skip 12?) doctor should be me obviously.
Ego, what?

September 13, 2010 10:22 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

They did 13th because a Time Lord can only regenerate 13 times. Technically, The Doctor has regenerated an extra time, at the end of season 4. That created the "Doctor Donna"

September 14, 2010 5:35 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Like that'll matter. They'll probably have the Doctor find out he was given perpetual regenerations by Rassilon during the Time War or he was somehow given the life energy of his people or some other loopy way. Still, I bet the BBC wished they were all as long lasting as Tom Baker.

September 14, 2010 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

http://hovershark.com/five-reasons-australia-will-give-birth-to-the-first-supervillain/117

September 14, 2010 10:54 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Okay but then that means the US is even more probable to have the world's first Super-villain and probably already did.

5-ORGANIC MUTAGEN- Hello, it's the US, we pump our livestock and water full of steroids and chemicals that are suppose to be good for us or it's secretly done because otherwise people would protest. We have genetically modified crops that keep getting loose and interbreeding.

4-RADIOACTIVE MUTAGENS- So Australia has uranium nice and safe in the ground. We're the US, we test nuclear bombs, there are parts of our country that you have to wear a rad badge to tell you when you're getting to much radiation. And the last administration okayed disposing of radioactive material in "commercial vial-able ways". Such as poured into the foundation of a building, or make alloys for planes out of it or use it for filler in pills and supplements.

3-GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO CRIME-
So what? We still rank the highest in overall crimes. Plus we're breeding a criminal element. They imprison the father, he can't support his kids, kids become part of the problem, leads to crime, they have kids, parents get arrested, repeat.

2–INSANITY CAUSED BY COUNTRY- Again, so what? According to this study Australia is so not crazy it didn't even take the test.

1–SUPERVILLAIN LAIRS- So Australia is an island, the US is made of islands and has islands all around, some already owned by rich bastards. We also have plenty of mountains and volcanoes for lairs, we have secretive religious groups and militant groups with compound lairs, we have underground bunkers made to survive a nuke war even missile silos. We have corporate mega-towers for the business villains, and we have space tech so soon enough we can have the first orbital space villain station.

September 14, 2010 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Yeah, you're over-thinking this. I just found it funny that someone thought Australia of all places would be the ideal home of a supervillian.

I came across that article while searching for other Australian comic characters beyond Tank Girl and...Captain Boomerang *shudders*.

There's a few obscure X-Men characters who were Australian, at least according to Wikipedia.
Apparently they are all so insignificant that I couldn't even find a picture of them.
Oh and there's a G.I Joe called Skymate.

September 14, 2010 11:30 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Okay, maybe I did overreact but I felt as a gauntlet has been thrown down to prove which is the more decadent country, liable to produce a supervillain. After all Lex was still an American first, before he became ruler of Australia.

Why haven't you convinced TCM to review an Australian comic?

Try Comicvine for some of the obscure Australian X-men.

Speaking of the Uncanny X-Men and Australia, I'm shocked.

September 15, 2010 1:18 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Wait, Pyro was Australian? That pisses me off that in the films they did away with that fact and made him a generic character. Perhaps it was for the best as most Americans can't do an Australian accent to save their lives.
I notice though that their cockney accents sound more Australian than anything.

I don't know why, but it seems to be universal that people want a superhero that they share something in common with. Especially race or nationality.

Granted Australia is a pretty peaceful country, a vigilante would be very bored here.

September 15, 2010 4:04 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Here's DC's list of Australians, very incomplete. Doesn't even have Taz nor, okay she is forgettable, Betty Clawman.

September 15, 2010 9:33 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

I prefer Pyro having no accent over the actor who played him trying an Aussie accent. We all know how Halle Berry tried for about 6 seconds to sound like she was from Africa.

These are some of the many reasons X2 worked, while the first X-men looks poor in comparison. I do wish they just hired someone who was Australian, though. Is it that tough?

Lifeguard isn't that obscure an X-man to me. She had her time to shine.

September 15, 2010 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

No accent? An American accent is still an accent, silly.

I didn't like Halle Berry as Storm, she just didn't embody the character at all.
Storm has to be one of the best female characters around but she was boring in the movies.
Although the first two films are still good introductions to the comics. I think it was the first superhero film I saw and it really captured my imagination.
I was eight-years-old and superheroes took over from my fascination with jedi and sith.

I loved Magneto, imagine that, a little girl idolising him.
Then again, this is me we're talking about.

Before that it was Darth Maul, what is it with me and villians?
Well after Magneto it was Batman and Hellboy.
Then it was back to villians with Dr.Doom and that's the way it's stayed for a few years.

Although recently it's all been about Lex for some reason.

September 15, 2010 11:06 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Magneto is a COUjewGH, COUjewGH, nice guy.

Yeah, I didn't get Halle Berry as Storm neither. Storm in the comics always seemed majestic and in charge, Halle Berry seems like a damsel in distress.

Darth Maul, isn't he a COUspace-jewGH COUspace-jewGH, another nice guy.

September 16, 2010 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Well obviously Magneto is Jewish, that's why I don't like him any more!
But how is Darth Maul a Jew?

Honestly though, I don't hate Jews anymore than I hate any other religion.

September 16, 2010 4:54 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Xantes is confusing Maul's horns with Jesus' crown of thorns.

I mean no accent as in if he was still from Australia, but for some reason he has no accent that is representative of Australia. You know, just like Halle Berry, who I guess electrified her accent out of existence.

"What happens when a toad watches Halle Berry's performance in X-men? Same thing that happens to all of us- it gets annoyed, and then bored."

September 16, 2010 9:15 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Nope, it's a well know "fact."
You can skip to about 1:30.

September 16, 2010 11:07 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

What is a "well know" fact is that a) I completely memorized that song, so I don't need to listen to is and b) people need to proofread.

BTW, why aren't you on Thoom, Xantes? Tim gave you the Downcaste treatment? Maybe you should turn to another podcaster...

September 16, 2010 11:23 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Xantes, see, this is why the 6th Doctor was smartest of them all - he knew enough to have companions like Peri and Mel who already came conveniently pre-brain damaged.

Vichus, I wouldn't so much count the human Doctor as a proper incarnation of our hero so much as just an auxiliary one, though. He's not the Courtney-despised 11th Doctor, after all - he's moreso just Doctor "10-A".

Courtney, one of Spider-Man's most deadly villains happens to be Australian! And by "deadly", I mean "ridiculous"...

http://www.samruby.com/AmazingSpider-ManA/Large/AmazingSpider-Man081.jpg

September 19, 2010 3:06 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

*Sigh* This is why I need to get in to comics. I'll give them an Australian character my country can be proud of.

America has Superman AND Captain America as their mascots. We've got nothing. At least not anything with a cape.

September 19, 2010 4:07 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Nah, it's OK; after this, we've perfected the Australian superhero. Beat that codename!

September 19, 2010 5:10 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

If you want something done right you have to do it yourself.
I have my own Australian superhero called the Silencer: http://pyro-the-maniac.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2pmtia

September 19, 2010 11:02 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

That's great, but where's her tank and mutant kangaroo? :)

Honestly, though, I do like the design. Reminds me a bit of this:

Altair

September 19, 2010 2:30 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I liked Peri, part of the time, but I didn't understand what her accents were and some of the stuff she did just seemed out of character. It just helps show how bad the writers were at the time. The Colin Baker is my second favorite Doctor, he was crazy.

Yeah but you have to admit Spider-Man seems to have had a lot of ordinary dressed villains like Tombstone, Kingpin, Hydro-Man, Sand-Man, the original Enforcers.

Yeah, but nothing making the Silencer, Australian identified.

Oh, and the "Crown of Thorns", was worn by a Jew.

I think Thoom is pissed that I didn't want to translate Memin on a show. Two things against it, one, my Spanish is not that good, and two, I don't thing he would believe my translation.
Me-Memin's saying he likes Luis new shoes.
Thoom-You mean he's offering to shine them.
Me-No, he's just saying he likes them because they are shiny new.
Thoom-So he saying he can do a better job.

September 19, 2010 6:20 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Your English is not that good either. How is your French?

September 19, 2010 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

How the hell does The Silencer look like Altair other than the colours?
It would be like saying Darth Vader and Robocop are the same thing because they are both cyborgs.

Also, I hate how they make most of the 'foreign' characters have something stereotypical to idenitify them with their country.

I mean Nightcrawler is German but beyond using a few German words they never make him into a stereotype. But it feels like US pop culture has never respected Australia enough to put an Australian character into a story and only have the accent as a sign that they're from somewhere else.

That Simpson's episode that took place in Australia was just embarrassing and further enforced all the cliches.

Fuck America, srsly.

September 20, 2010 12:02 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Nope, I said it reminds me of him, not that they look alike

American comics may have problems with stereotypes, but the Simpsons episode was,, you know, comedy? It was ridiculous and exaggerated.

Mainstream comics writers think that if you occasionally write in some foreign words or an accent, that counts as a good representation of other countries.

September 20, 2010 7:57 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Actually there might already be a Silencer from Australia. I could be wrong.

September 20, 2010 10:52 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

According to the bio, that Silencer is dead.

Here's the other Silencer, a female she Hulk villain.

Besides that, there are quite a few Silencers in the Marvel U. The silencer who was a Hawkeye villain wears a mask as well. IN fact, most of the characters named silencer wear a mask. I guess it's a given that someone named silencer should be covered up. Not a fan of this silencer's costume, though.

(My word verification is quadho, which gives me an excellent idea for a porn series)

September 20, 2010 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

I feel like Butters in that episode of South Park 'The Simpson's Already Did It'.

September 20, 2010 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

I found this, I think it speaks for itself:
http://liammacuaid.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/bill-bailey-l.jpg

September 21, 2010 12:16 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney, in defense of Superman, I'm pretty sure he's been made an honorary citizen of most of the civilized world including the US and Australia. Besides, who'd have the balls to ever try to deport him from anywhere, anyway?

I hate how they make most of the 'foreign' characters have something stereotypical to idenitify them with their country.

Do yourself a favor and never read Contest of Champions. Your country's sole representative in that is an Aborigine, BTW (and you just know when the writers had that idea, they were like, "Boy, when Courtney Coombs is born some day, is this gonna piss her off!")

And personally, everything I know about Australia comes from that brilliant and educational Simpsons episode.

Vichus, if they ever actually make a porno called Quadho, it should be about a slut with four vaginas, but only one of them's where you'd expect; you'd find out where on her body each of the other three are as they're all defiled in various ways over the course of the movie.

Xantes, any time I get annoyed at Captain Jack's fake American accent, all I have to do is remember how bad Peri's was. In fact, Colin Baker got on my good side right away when he tried strangling Peri to death in his first story; he was just doing what everyone who'd put up with her 'til then wished they could do themselves!

And yeah, the odds of Tim giving that Memin comic any kind of remotely fair, objective review were probably somewhere around less than zero. If they were that high.

September 25, 2010 11:43 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

My idea for Quadho was just a quadriplegic woman who had to sell her body, but your idea is much more avant garde.

Is Captain Jack not an American? I didn't know that. Maybe it's because he's so dam charming.

September 25, 2010 12:12 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Actually, I like your idea for Quadho; retcon out the "it was just a dream" ending they gave Boxing Helena and your plot could be the sequel (quadriplegic, quadruple amputee...close enough.)

Apparently, "Captain Jack" actor John Barrowman is Scottish. And I like how before Wikipedia blatantly outs him as gay on their page for him, they do so indirectly first: "Barrowman has featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings..."

September 25, 2010 3:09 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

He doesn't impress you as an American, but he doesn't impress me as a gay guy. Take note that I have not watched Torchwood yet.

September 25, 2010 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Actually John Barrowman was only born in Scotland, he's spent most of his life in the the US. So that's his real accent.
It's just more noticable when it's among British accents.

September 25, 2010 11:16 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Somehow, it's only appropriate that either Courtney or Kingslee would be the ultimate authority on John Barrowman.

September 26, 2010 7:19 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Ah, Kingslee. It's sad Tim set fire to that bridge, because I really wanted to get his review on that "For Colored Girls..." movie.

September 26, 2010 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

He's so pretty!
He's kind of like Neil Patrick Harris, gorgeous, funny, talented, both of them can sing too.
And they're both gay.

I'm such a fag hag.

September 26, 2010 11:09 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

To solidify my case for The Doctor being a super-villain, I submit this.

Only a super-villain would give that shout-out.


OOOH, my word verification is "cancel" An actual word this time.

September 26, 2010 4:08 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Notice that Tennant's not actually looking at the blonde chick there. He must be speaking to our Courtney, who's apparently on her knees under the table. I can't possibly imagine what she's just done that he's thanking her for, mind you.

September 26, 2010 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

What? I was just hand stitching his zipper back in place, it was broken...Yeah.

Also, what show is that from? I want to hear him say my name!

September 26, 2010 11:40 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

I believe that it's on the DVD for the final Doctor Who episode for David Tennant

September 27, 2010 9:14 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

Courtney, it was 6 parts and having this type of Starhawk was overwhelming and day after day instead of the original weeks spreading them apart, I really had to drag my way in for part 6, I almost quit. This should have been done days ago. I like StarHawk but this was just too much.

Having Hit Girl easily taken from behind shows how useful Big Daddy was sniping guys from the next building over.

They probably don't shoot right away cause they are wondering if they got time to rape the little precious bitch.

He should have kicked the guy's ass but is it he still can't fight or he needs his sticks. Overall I think he is showing he still has the comic book mentality, keep your secret identity secret no matter the abuse.

I don't have any old undies I want to get rid of right now, I always seem to have a shortage of them. Shortage...and you have 2 brothers? It's probably nothing but...

Wow, I'm still watching frelling Lois and Clark, now. I keep putting it off and watching other boxsets like Red Dwarf, Stargate and movies.

Archie/Valerie discussion is served better on what blog? Don't we in fact have a Archie/Valerie type relationship here to observe and compare it to the comics?

The Kangaroo was a joke but he was amazing, he can jump perpendicular to gravity.

Courtney, do you still need underwear?

October 04, 2011 10:22 AM  

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