EVERYTHING you need to know about Marvel/Disney and DC Entertainment

Check out this list of the top 20 grossing films of the last decade. Discuss. We’ll be back here tomorrow for a wrap-up of the 10 Days That Shook The Multiverse. [Thanks to KW for the link.]

SD09: The New Invaders

Before I get into this, let me state unequivocally that San Diego Comic-Con is a fantastic experience, and despite any kvetching that follows, it’s an incredible, inspiring event and I remain amazed by the organization and efficiency with which it is run. For better or worse, Comic-Con wouldn’t be the mega media event that it […]

SD09: When former sitcom stars go wild

Will THIS be what kills San Diego? Nah. We wouldn’t give ‘em the satisfaction. Swing on by and meet David “Bud Bundy” Faustino and Corin Nemec (TV’s “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”), stars of the hit raunchy online “reality” series from Sony’s Crackle.com.  Got any spare change? These actors are starving for a network deal. 

When Worlds Collide

As us nerds remember all too well from high school, the “jock clique” and the “geek clique” don’t often mix well. So, imagine what it was like the other day when the Mets (the favored team in Stately Beat Manor) arrived at their hotel in Pittsburgh to see a furry convention going on. That led […]

J. Caleb Mozzocco on the transience of happiness

See the whole thing at Every Day Is Like Wednesday:

Did anyone else…

…get that spam offering to sell email addresses of Freemasons? Weird. Paging Rex Mundi.

Giant hand in space

Nasa has discovered a giant hand crushing the stars out in space: Red represents low-energy X-rays, the medium range is green, and the most energetic ones are colored blue. The blue hand-like structure was created by energy emanating from the nebula around they dying star PSR B1509-58. The red areas are from a neighboring gas […]

Infinite Monkey Comics randomizes chaos

Flickr and Twitter are pretty much the Infinite Monkey Theory in actual practice–ultimate ephemeral randomness, projected from the brains of a representative sampling that approaches the average. And now you can prove it by turning these two movable zeitgeists into comics via a randomizer! Infinite Monkey Comics takes a similar approach, however with less deliberation […]

Well, that was stupid

Today is a bad day at Stately Beat Manor, as I managed to badly sprain my ankle in a humiliating home accident that involved no savings of kittens, bear wrestling or heroic feats. Just clumsiness. In addition, instead of chugging two Tylenol right after the accident, I seem to have chugged several multi-vitamins, and I […]

Back to the road

You’ll all be glad to hear that our NYCC-induced state of optimism has been washed away by life back in the real world, and we’re back to collecting recipes for turnips and learning how to sew animal skins together. It’s not even just our imaginations…a DJ pal told us about going to work at a […]

How bad can it get? Don’t ask.

Via BeaucoupKevin.

Recession Watch: Welcome to the Essex!

(Above: The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer) Well, people, in case you haven’t noticed, it is a grim time in the empire. When people ask how we’re doing, we keep thinking of the haunting story of the Essex, an 1819 whaleship sunk by an angry whale (one of the few such incidents on record) whose […]

Inaccurate headline of the day

Stan Lee ‘to create worlds first gay superhero’. Apparently the story first appeared in the UK Sun, which explains much.

This is bigger than the both of us

Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog reviews perhaps the worst comic of all time, and a new catch phrase — at least for this morning’s Twitter, is born.

End times, continued

It snowed in Vegas yesterday. We’ve often thought about what the most absurd sight possible on earth might be, and this was one of them. The Vegas where, on at least two separate occasions, a walk to the next casino became a scene out of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. The freakish storm caused highway closures and […]

When will the axe fall on comics?

So, just how shitty are things? Really, quite shitty. Wednesday was a black letter day for the book publishing industry, as it seemed to be Armageddon all over the place. Jay Franco rounds up most of the news: It’s all over the blogosphere. Publishers are making major changes. One publishing news site already referring to […]