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Sad news over the weekend, actor Adam West, best known as TV’s Batman, passed away. Fans from far and wide have been sharing their memories of growing up watching him. Here’s a link to the Hollywood Reporter’s obituary.

Orphan Black kicked off its fifth and final season this past weekend but last week I was fortunate enough to attend a very special send-off party thrown by BBC America. And there were some familiar faces there.

Fox sent me a little something to promote that upcoming X-Men show, The Gifted

Makes you think.

And just an FYI:

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  • Matt the Catania is going on hiatus while its author goes on a research sabbatical for his difficult second novel. In honor of the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, I shall leave you with an incredibly timely review of the Broadway classic Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark!
    https://mattthecatania.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/turn-up-the-snark-for-spider-man-turn-off-the-dark/
    https://mattthecatania.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/carnage.png?w=1024&h=696

  • In the future, all conversations will be outsourced to InspiroBot.
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  • WheelchairNinja

    Awesome!!! http://www.stereogum.com/1947761/asian-american-band-the-slants-win-supreme-court-battle-over-offensive-trademarks/news/

    Allow me to formally introduce Crippled B**ch Industries! (TNB will probably auto-block the comment if I actually use the word.) CBI will focus on woman and disability-themed apparel—mostly shirts with slogans like “Gimp’s Gym: Always Skip Leg Day,” “These Colors Don’t Run” (below the wheelchair symbol in the colors of the American flag), “Livin’ Life at the Butt Level” (with a line of men’s and women’s restroom symbols with the wheelchair symbol to scale to illustrate), and “Yes I Can Feel Down There—Just Not from You!”

    ——-
    **Sigh** It’s a lovely dream, but sadly I have neither the time not business sense to make it a reality…

    • It doesn’t take much effort to make a Red Bubble…you should really try it out.

      • WheelchairNinja

        A Redbubble store would be a possibility. but still there’s the problem of coming up with the designs and marketing them to the *very* niche market. Maybe if I’m unemployed some day and finally have some free time…

    • You are correct, it would have gotten filtered out. :) But I’m pretty good about checking the pending to make sure the good folks get approved quickly.

      • WheelchairNinja

        No worries. I don’t actually use that word (outside of a kennel), but wanted something more than just “cripple” without going into the even more offensive, potentially alliterative slurs for women… ;)

  • Jenny Nicholson noticed me! https://youtu.be/opWZJFDWLG8?t=992

  • That Which Dreams
  • That Which Dreams

    Things I want for next season on Supergirl:
    – No more Mon-El. Don’t bring him back to continue his story. Don’t bring him back to resolve his story. Don’t bring him back.
    – Put more focus back on the Kara/Alex relationship. This was the primary relationship for season one, but the two of them barely had meaningful interaction in season two.
    – Drop the Guardian storyline. This isn’t working for James. Instead, focus on his ability to help people through his role at Catco.
    – Consider dropping James. I’m sorry about the fact that they did him wrong in season two, but it’s out there. If the writers can’t give him a good storyline for season three, then they may need to drop him.
    – Stop Winn’s hyper-compentency. It’s lazy writing.
    – Don’t be afraid to tell a story over two episodes that isn’t the main arc of the season. This gives more time for the development of an idea or theme.
    – Have Kara’s optimism backfire on her every once and awhile. I get that that’s one of her main virtues, and themes of the show, but when her optimism is always borne out, then the show becomes a sort of wish fulfillment fantasy.
    – I understand that Floriana Lima was downgraded to recurring character, so when she is in an episode, don’t make it for five minutes.
    – Continue, and strengthen, Kara and Lena’s *cough* friendship.

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    • Mark Wyman

      Thank goo. Unemployment sucks. Grats!

    • That Which Dreams

      +1 For Sorsha reference.

    • WheelchairNinja

      Yay!

    • Awesome!

  • https://mattthecatania.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ghostmoth.png

    Sometimes Google comes up with exactly the incredibly specific image I need on the first try & I don’t even need to write a joke for it!

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  • WheelchairNinja

    Oh frak. I think I may have discovered something no one else noticed. (At least I can’t find a reference to it online.) I’m reading through the Perez Wonder Woman run and I found this: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db4b5a7b0c1a32c88f538814c9b64329ac3f26d786debc16f3cf60c4be9c6a30.jpg

    Now if you’re not familiar, St. Eligius Hospital is the setting for the Boston medical drama St. Elsewhere. Yeah, *that* St. Elsewhere—the show that ended by revealing that the whole thing had been the daydream of a little boy with autism. But St. Elsewhere characters crossed over with other shows, meaning they were part of the dream too. And then those shows crossed over with other shows which crossed over with even more shows, meaning that a crazy number of TV shows are, technically speaking, part of the daydream. And now this Wonder Woman comic, which is set in Boston and came out during St. Elsewhere’s final season, links this daydream universe to Post-Crisis DC, which links it to the pre-Crisis and New 52, as well as their crossovers with Marvel and Image and Dark Horse and… https://8.smash.com/u/2015/04/Trippy_gif_3._different_gif_yet_still_mind_blowing_ba8bb2_3699999.gif

  • Congrats on the OB party & swag!

  • That Which Dreams
  • Niiice! I did 23andMe and would like to get my parents signed up for it and sort us all out, but…essentially, I found out I am whiter than 96% of the people who live in England. And also I have more neanderthal in me than, like, 11% of people? Which is kinda neat. Ook.

    • WheelchairNinja

      Lol, my Brazilian father did something like that on his mother, whose family background has always been a mystery. It came back that she’s 10% Scottish, so at our next renfaire he used his 5% Scottish ancestry to justify buying himself a kilt… http://www.business-spotlight.de/files/business/imagecache/content460px/Blogs/Debbie/facepalm.jpg

    • ⭐️ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ ⭐️ STARSHINE ⭐️

      I know someone who is a pacific islander, and did one of those tests, and it came up all european cos the company didnt have any pacific DNA on file, so the only markers it looked for was the scottish side of her family one.
      so now i dont trust them

      • I hadn’t thought about it, but that makes perfect sense. They only have as much data as people submit. I get weekly (or monthly) emails, telling me about new info…and I never bother much with it, but that’s probably why.