Sunday, March 28, 2010

Let Us Journey Through the Mists of Time



Indeed it does, stupidly-named person! Indeed it does! Further then, onwards, upstream against the rushing torrents of time...



Now the character depicted is a big dummy, but let us not discount his pernicious influence on the big dummies reading him.

22 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Indeed.

The Thing's pernicious influence should never be marked down.

Indeed it does, stupidly-named person!

Not going to throw a stone, meself (IF that is my real name!).
~

mikey said...

Ok, I am far from anything close to familiarity with the superhero menagerie, and in most cases, that's fine, as I've always found superheroes to be an annoying conceit. But in this case, I gotta know.

What is that dood supposed to be? I mean, doesn't he get that he's supposed to wear tights, underpants on the OUTSIDE, a cape and some kind of mask? What is his suit made of? Rocks? Poo? What power is he supposed to have? Sinks quickly to the bottom of any body of water? Can break off his elbow and chuck it at his enemy?

He actually looks more like a perambulating turd than that southpark christmas poo. That is, to the extent poo can have arms and legs. Um. And wear boxer briefs...

Substance McGravitas said...

The Thing's just strong. It's an example, though, of the Marvel simpleton's psychology: he's got this great power but it's turned him into a disgusting pile of orange rocks and he spends the rest of his comic-book life agonizing over that and smashing things. Also it was someone else's fault that he got that way.

Kind of a neocon metaphor I guess.

J— said...

Don't be fooled by the rocks that he's got…

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You'd think the attribute of never being soft would be attractive to SOME....

mikey said...

Thing about a big dood made entirely of Rocks?

Needs more roll. A LOT more roll.

7 Mary 3? Can you help us with this?

Smut Clyde said...

it's turned him into a disgusting pile of orange rocks

They're not blinking or anything so it could be worse.

tigris said...

You'd think the attribute of never being soft would be attractive to SOME....

I bet he's called his doctor every four hours since the transformation happened.

N__B said...

he spends the rest of his comic-book life agonizing over that and smashing things

For a while he was smart enough to get himself a blind girlfriend, but apparently she still had her sense of touch.

Snag said...

Rock hard abs in only six weeks!

Another Kiwi said...

There is no one better at hiding in piles of bricks.

J— said...

The Thing--made of rocks, bricks, or oyster crackers?

Mendacious D said...

The blatant lack of cedilla in the rant about French is just marvelous. Who knew they harboured such an anti-diacritical bias?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

diacritical thinking is not their strong suit

mikey said...

yeah, sez you, but we've got kaopectate...

Substance McGravitas said...

Cedilla is a Spanish word and no Frenchman should blah blah blah.

Smut Clyde said...

we've got kaopectate...
Does that prevent diaeresis?

Smut Clyde said...

The blatant lack of cedilla in the rant about French is just marvelous.

There's a passage from Locus Solus about typographical cedillas that is appropriate and relevant to everyone's interests, but I can't be arsed typing it in.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

For a while he was smart enough to get himself a blind girlfriend, but apparently she still had her sense of touch.

Poor dude, he couldn't help it if the bumps on his exoskeleton spelled out an obscenity in braille (or, in the spirit of the original post, brayle).

Smut Clyde said...

Has anyone considered the possibility that the Thing was trying to say "Walhalla", in expectation that the switch he was about to flick would kill them all?

Substance McGravitas said...

Or it could be captioned "The Thing forgets to say Wakbar."

tigris said...

The Thing--made of rocks, bricks, or oyster crackers?

Throw him in some chowdah and let's see if he softens up.