...Following in the massive footprints of the " Incomprehensible Idiot  " thread , I present...........

  ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ClarkKent_DC said:

I've always felt that giving the murderer a name was a bad call. I think it's much more poignant that he was an anonymous thug who got clean away.

Richard Willis said:

The Zero Hour event had the world recreated back to prehistory. IIRC, the only thing that changed for Batman is that he never knew who killed his parents.

Correct, and that was a good call. 

As I remember the Zero Hour story, Batman went back to the day of the murders and found Joe Chill drunk on a three-day bender. Since Chill hadn't left his flophouse the whole weekend, he couldn't have been the shooter ... maybe. But it was ambiguous on which Earth this took place. 

...I bought DETECTIVE #1000 but I don't have it with me now. I have been in the hospital once again this past week-plus. I thought to start a thread on it, but perhaps not now. (Mild spoilers, maybe)  So, now anyway, there'll be some comments on it here.

  The lead story in 'TEC #1000 has Batman pretty clearly referencing " The Case Of The Chemical Syndicate " as his first case. But the story starts with Batman being discussed by Gordon and Bruce! No-Prize attempt:

  Perhaps Bats had done some basic crime-stoppimg/ kicking a'/aiding the police but had not got involved in any full-fledged cases? Out-of-town tryout-previews/beta crimefighting?

I recently took a short trip to Reno. I stayed at a hotel casino (the Sands). On the casino floor, there was a comics-oriented slot machine - a WONDER WOMAN TV series-based slot, with pictures of Lynda Carter in and out of costume and Lyle Waggoner (not many). It was made by Bally and called Wonder Woman Gold or similar. When the video " wheels " spinned around, there were various images on them - the plane, a boot - along with letters. When things lined up right, a wheel would have a standing picture if WW coming on with the blurb " Golden! " or similar. At top of the machine, another terminal occasionally showed film from the show, I'm glad I looked at it one more time before leaving it and saw it.

  Wouldn't they have to get Lynda and Lyle's consent to use their picture? I already knew there was a WHEEL OF FIRTUNE machine - I played a big one, in fact! - that does not use any imagery of Pat or Vanna. There were THE VOICE machines too that seemed to have people on their artwork but I know little and have watched that show little. It seemed to have a host type on its art - Did Ryan Seacrest ever host it I'd been thinking that I'd see machines based on faded country stars of the 70s and 80s - Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap - but no. Someone said they once had such but no longer. Presumably aiming for a younger demographic. There was a machine called KING OF BLING! There was one thing of four separate machines with Far Asian imagery - a panda, a Buddy, more - all with one arch around them.

  I got my room way cheap as it was Sunday/Monday night. It maybe wasn't that lively a casino, many if not most of the restaurants, one that was supposed to be 24/7 apparently wasn't. You sort of expect a casino to be something if a baccanal, you'd think there at least be a hot dog stand or whatever on the floor. I did have a buffet, which I got after signing up for s Player's Club card and getting enough points but I had to jump through some hoops to get it and I was fairly close to closing time by the time I sat down to eat - and I rather chowed down)got gluttonous, feeling I had to get my money's worth of the rather small plates - living up to the stereotype of casinogoers, I guess! I use a crutch, but there people on the casino floor with stronger mobility aids with mine, speaking of the casino stereotype...

...60s)70s hard rock)metal was playing softly from the ceiling system at the casino. When I heard Blue Cheer's version of " Summertime Blues " playing I thought that if someone had told Lester Bangs 46 years ago that in 2019 that casinos would play that to backdrop older folks piddling their pension money away, Lester would have looked and said to you, " Dude, you're drinking too much Nyquil? even for me!!!!!!!!! ":-) 

...That " Inevitable Implosion if the Direct Market " piece I put up a bit ago had a line that " no bringing comics back to 7-11 will save comics ". No it won't.
But mightn't comics be helped a bit by, say, skin to the DC Walmart mags but with different selections, some more reorinting-recent-oast materialarge comics? Aside from the big two, perhaps Dark Horse and IDW, say, could partner in one, or other companies?

WEST SIDE STORY is on TCM now - has anyone else ever noticed the comic book references in it?

I've seen it numerous times, but don't remember comic references. What are they?

The comics-rooted " Great War " silent service comedy, THE BETTER 'OLE. with Syd Chaplin, is on TCM tonite, in 35-plus minutes as I write yhis! It was an early Vitaphone Warner Brothers silent-with-music-and-sound-effects experiment, actually. Presumably it will be shown in that original gorm?

...I'll have to wait a little on answering the West Side Story question so I can watch The Better 'Ole.
...However, I ended up being sleepy (I'm in th e hospital again) and ended up sleeping through it instead.

I'm sorry to hear that you're in the hospital.

I just picked up a used copy of "Superman at Fifty", a collection of essays about Big Blue published in 1987; a trivia quiz in the back notes that Superman was mentioned in several major 20th century films, including "West Side Story", but the quizmaster didn't provide quotes.

Get well soon, Emerkeith.


Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...However, I ended up being sleepy (I'm in th e hospital again) and ended up sleeping
through it instead.

I'm getting a little worried about Emerkeith; he said he was in the hospital and hasn't posted in 3 days.

Misery in Spades said:

I'm sorry to hear that you're in the hospital.

I just picked up a used copy of "Superman at Fifty", a collection of essays about Big Blue published in 1987; a trivia quiz in the back notes that Superman was mentioned in several major 20th century films, including "West Side Story", but the quizmaster didn't provide quotes.

Get well soon, Emerkeith.


Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...However, I ended up being sleepy (I'm in th e hospital again) and ended up sleeping
through it instead.

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