I really should watch Justice League Unlimited.

Gimme a break, they don’t quite make these things for kids anymore anyway.  Anyway, I keep seeing clips like this, which tells me that there are depths to the show:

I mean, seriously.  They usually don’t let Batman be surprised at anything.   Because he’s Batman.  I love the character – he’s my favorite in the DC universe, except for possibly Plastic Man – but seeing him get blindsided like that was kind of endearing.

Via Nodwick.

#rsrh Picking the wrong Batman villain.

President Obama isn’t the Joker, after all.

He’s Two-Face.

Speaking into a microphone which he may not have realized was still relaying his remarks to the White House press room — where Knoller had been listening to earlier remarks that were open to the press — Mr. Obama bemoaned GOP leaders’ attempts to attach a measure to the budget bill which would have cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

“Put it in a separate bill,” the president said he told Boehner and his staff. “We’ll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don’t try to sneak this through.”

Apparently, the opposition’s publicly trying to fulfill promises to their political base is ‘sneaking,’ while privately pandering to (via some slandering) to one’s own political base is not.  Hot Air’s right: it’s striking how President Obama apparently loves the very thing that Senator Obama hated; a strong Presidency.  I guess it looks different from the inside?

Moe Lane Continue reading #rsrh Picking the wrong Batman villain.

I can still think that “Batman, Incorporated…”

…is kind of goofball, right?  I mean, I got no quarrel with Randy’s take on the French Muslim Batman of Paris (sounds like a modern art painting title), but the idea of franchising the Caped Crusader seems a bit… weird.

Mind you, I don’t currently buy Batman comics, so I can probably be safely ignored anyway. Continue reading I can still think that “Batman, Incorporated…”

QotD, Minion advice edition.

From Cracked.com, of course:

[The villains of Gotham] keep charging at Batman one at a time, even with 13 of their cohorts lying on the ground with broken collar bones. We’re not suggesting they just walk away and give up their life of crime–we understand that anybody who’s signed up to be a henchman for The Joker probably isn’t qualified to do anything else. But maybe you should fall back and try a new strategy. You’re not going to be the first guy in history to punch Batman into submission. Leave until you can come back with some dogs.

Of course, Batman will have a plan for that.

Because he’s Batman.

Batman, Hostess Cupcakes, and the hell that was the 70s.

In some ways, this frame from Cracked.com’s 6 Insane Batman Comics Courtesy of Tasty Hostess Cupcakes says it all.  Or about Hostess Cupcakes, and the intersection of them with superhero comics in a time where everybody was desperate to get the consumer economy revving up faster.

Sweet God, but the pre-Reagan era purely sucked.


Sorry, just getting into the spirit of things:

Personally, I would have said that the Adam West Batman was far too cool and sophisticated to be associated with Robin Carnahan; she’s much more identifiable with the infamous Batman & Robin* version. Still, doing it this way let us watch men in suits fight with farm implements, so I supposed that it’s for the best.

Moe Lane

PS: Roy Blunt for Senate, citizen.

*Shame? Moi?

Crossposted to RedState.

Mini Giant Movie Imax Screens appearing… anywhere they can be shoehorned in, apparently.

This (via The New Ledger) is interesting, if self-evidently shortsighted. And my apologies for the pun:

In a bid to extend its brand beyond planetariums and museums and into multiplexes on every street corner, Imax is installing a new digital system in Regal and AMC theaters around the country.

Don’t be deceived: Although marketed under the same name, this is newfangled Imax, different and diminished from the traditional system. Installed in existing auditoriums, the screen is enlarged as much as possible, and the first few rows of seats are removed in order to create a field of vision more dominated by the screen, while the sound systems are souped up to deliver a more intense aural experience.

But the giant screens that were the hallmark of Imax are nowhere to be seen — the new digital screens are typically 28 to 35 feet high, about half the size of their predecessors — provoking protests from the blogosphere to the multiplex.

As it happens, the only time that I’ve seen anything in Imax was for The Dark Knight (mentioned later in the article) during last year’s Republican national convention.  We (‘we’ being the RedState blogging contingent, plus a couple of others) had heard that there was an Imax at a local zoo, and we were all, of course, rabid fans of the new Batman franchise – so we all piled into various cars and went to go see it.  It was worth the extra money that I spent, although I don’t think that I’d want to shell it out for every movie that comes down the pike.

Probably not smart of Imax to dilute the brand like this.