Sunday, June 17, 2012

More Lazyblogging

You may thank your lucky stars that Dr. Mario here did not emerge out of a certain picture with his speech balloon containing "Christ what an asshole."

Old news for colour-vision specialists.

If you don't stop killing our kids we'll kill our kids!
MIRANSHAH: A militant group threatened action on Saturday against anyone conducting polio vaccinations in the region where it is based, saying the healthcare drive was a cover for U.S. spies.

The group, based in North Waziristan and led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, said it had banned vaccinations for as long as U.S. drone aircraft continued to make missile strikes in Pakistan.

It cited the case of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who, Pakistani sources say, helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden through a vaccination drive in the town where he was living.

"As long as drone strikes are not stopped in Waziristan there will be a ban on administering polio jabs," said the group, which is believed to have an unofficial non-aggression pact with the Pakistani military.




Pop quiz: Do you know what Warchild holds in all those pockets? WAR.

32 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

FY, YFF! is gaining increasing popularity.

(Fuck You, You Fucking Fuck)
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Man, that polio thing is fucking depressing as hell. Welcome to the New Dark Ages.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Oh, forgot to add that that Hafiz Gul Bahadur will probably be offered a gig with Huffington Post.

vacuumslayer said...

I would totally cook with those guys.


The vax thing leaves me baffled and disgusted.

Smut Clyde said...

Old news for colour-vision specialists.
Paul Kay -- mentioned in those posts -- is a good guy but he doesn't come to conferences.

The experiment mentioned there (where colour-naming effects depend on the brain hemisphere that's seeing the stimuli) is hard to do, and not everyone gets the same results:
http://ww.journalofvision.org/content/11/12/2.full

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Seems to me that WarChild's arrangement of back-carried blades and handles is prone to disaster.

But what do I know, apparently he still has all his fingers (as well as painful thong underwear...no wonder he wants to kill everyone).
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mikey said...

See, I LOVE ALICE-type modular load bearing gear with pockets and pouches and zippers and velcro and bandoliers and Camelbacks and holsters and all that shit.

But what the HELL are those things WarChild has on his thighs?

fish said...

But what the HELL are those things WarChild has on his thighs?

War.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You may thank your lucky stars that Dr. Mario here did not emerge out of a certain picture with his speech balloon containing "Christ what an asshole."

Am I the only one suspecting this is in the works?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Yes, "In the works"

Substance McGravitas said...

The complete Warchild entry at the link:

Warchild! He's so muscular his pecs are trying to tear their way out of his chest! So muscular a pair of leather watches (?) squeeze off the circulation on his arms and blood comes out of his hands! It's like somebody making sausage! WARCHILD, THE CHILD OF WAR.

You can tell he loves war because he's carrying every weapon Liefeld could think of, whether it makes sense or not. I like that some of the swords are strapped on in one direction with a bunch strapped in the other, so whenever Warchild reaches over his shoulder he's guaranteed to slice his hand in half. Maybe THAT's why he's bleeding from the hands. I wanted to make a joke about him having a thousand arrows and no bow, but I think that sword behind them is the bow. Haha is he carrying the bow in the quiver? Or is "behind the arrows" just the best place to carry a bow? Why am I asking the guy who wore teal pants, pointy metal headgear and goggles to war but forgot his shirt?


EVERYONE sees this stuff. So why did he keep getting hired?

vacuumslayer said...

I'm not into comics but am finding the article really entertaining. Why DOES he draw everyone like they're juicing?

Substance McGravitas said...

I dunno. It seems like genuine neurological dysfunction or a persistent masturbation fantasy at this point. Which might be the same thing.

He's been at it for a long time and most people get better while he does not.

vacuumslayer said...

I'm going to read the first 40 article now too. I don't know why I find this so amusing. Because I dont know anything about comic books.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's funny and well-written, and superhero comics, as much as I love them, deserve a LOT of ridicule, so an incompetent artist going to be especially mockable.

M. Bouffant said...

None of my fave bands cook food.

Substance McGravitas said...

I think reheating counts doesn't it?

vacuumslayer said...

This made me laaaaaaaaaaaugh:

"A fun Liefeld drinking game: take a shot for every pouch he draws on a character. Oh great, now you have alcohol poisoning."

Substance McGravitas said...

Let the record show I was onto it, just not nearly as funny.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

that's really some awful artwork, even if you spot him the unrealistic superhero body shapes and sizes.

Everything's completely flat. I guess that's what they mean when they say he draws things in the wrong order.

Also, he has apparently never seen a woman's body. Or a man's groin.

My favorite was the tiny man in th "Shrink" comic exulting about the size of his malformed penis....but at his size, it's still of no use to a full sized woman, regardless of how approvingly she is looking on.

Very depressing that he's made himself rich by being that bad. He's like the Michael Bay of comic books.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Why DOES he draw everyone like they're juicing?

all of the male characters DO seem to lack twig'n'berries, so this is one thing he draws accurately!

Substance McGravitas said...

Smarter commentary here. Why forgive Kirby and not Liefeld?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Why forgive Kirby and not Liefeld?

Kirby can draw feet?

vacuumslayer said...

Oh wow, he really is a one-trick pony, isn't he?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

he's GREAT at pouches though.

vacuumslayer said...

And freakishly long s-shaped torsos.

Smut Clyde said...

If it were not for blogging I would never have learned that this emblem from an Alchemy tome is actually Liefeld's depiction of Andy Breitbart.

Substance McGravitas said...

The things he did for Marvel were not just inept, they were boring. Marvel's strength was finding metaphors for emotions and experiences and having nearly-people act it all out. Characters enacting only the loud parts of Schwarzenegger movies are hard to give a shit about.

mikey said...

Yeah, but you're missing the key point. Every different weapon you try to carry means you need different POUCHES! What part of MOAR POUCHES are you missing?

You got your STANAGs, your M9s, your belts of 5.56 and 7.62, you great big ass mags for the Barrett fifty (you saw Hurt Locker, right?), a couple dozen rounds for the 203, a couple extra machine gun barrels, an 82mm baseplate, some hand grenades of various sorts and a whole menagerie of med kits, mess kits, chem kits, maps, compasses, spare batteries, knives, entrenching tools, a bayonet, satcom, IR flares, smoke and a pair of socks.

Pouches. You simply can't have too many. Dood GETS it...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Marvel's strength was finding metaphors for emotions and experiences and having nearly-people act it all out

I didn't think the Shoveler was a Marvel character.

mikey said...

Sure he was.

His neighbors HATED him...

Smut Clyde said...

Dark Horse comics have a sad now.