Siteseeing: Quick Hits
Here's a little bit of link-bloggery appropriate to the evening.
First up is the video for "Can't Play Dead" from The Heavy, which premiered exclusively at EW.com the other day. It's a great track on its own merits, I think — but if you disagree, just turn the sound down and groove to the Día de los Muertos stop-motion B-movie-trailer visuals.
Next we have a deadpan Joss Whedon endorsing Mitt Romney for reasons that shall remain unspoiled in case you haven't seen it yet.
I've finally added a short blogroll to the sidebar. One of my favorite haunts is Bully's colorful cornucopia, Comics Oughta Be Fun!, which I applaud for both the sentiment and the execution — most especially the extra commentary by way of alt-text captions (or "hovertext"), so don't forget to float your cursor over the images.
The little stuffed bull has pulled out all the stops this spooky season with, among other features, Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, spotlighting covers of comic-book spinoffs of various shows from Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones to later Cartoon Network cousins like The Powerpuff Girls. I'd actually never heard of the live-action Korg: 70,000 BC, perhaps because it only aired for one season when I was 4 years old, with Charlton publishing 9 issues based on its 16 original episodes; when I saw the Pat Boyette cover above, as I commented to Bully, my immediate thought was that it's a real shame Charles Bronson never got to play Vandal Savage.
Last week Rafer Roberts posted a short comic story illustrated by him and written by Justin Jordan titled "Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom". Cool little pieces like this were once relegated to photocopied 'zines but personal computers and the Internet have allowed them to flourish in full-color, globally accessible form.
Finally we wrap up with a collision between decades-old kitsch and the zeitgeist of the moment in the form of a mash-up of Psy's ubiquitous "Gangnam Style" and Ray Parker Jr.'s theme from Ghostbusters. If you're like me you could probably do with more of the latter and less of the former, although nobody's forcing you to listen to it — or if they are, you have bigger things to worry about.
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