booksforcrooks:

The latest Books for Crooks leaves the paltry concerns of terrestrial fiction behind for adventures in space! If only that were true. Actually, we pulled up roots and headed to the stars only to find ourselves in the dirt of the Martian soil, with the smallest of human stories. 

If you want to get at the episode directly, you can find it HERE.

This Month’s Book: The Martian, by Andy Weir

Next Month’s Book: The Fever, by Megan Abbott
brianmichaelbendis:

In 1972 NASA launched the "Jupiter Plaque", an engraved tablet depicting life on Earth and our location in the cosmos, for any intelligent life that may come across it.
The Los Angles Times asked several prominent artists to draw what they would have put on the plaque and why. To the surprise of everyone, Kirby the futurist and visionary drew two superbeings, a man and a woman, that would scare away potential conquerors. Suggesting to intelligent life that everyone on Earth are Supermen. This was his explanation:
"I see no wisdom in the eagerness to be found and approached by any intelligence with the ability to accomplish it from any sector of space. In the meetings between ‘discoverers’ and ‘discoverees’, history has always given the advantage to the finders. In the case of the Jupiter Plaque, I feel that a tremendous issue was thoughtlessly taken out of the world forum by a few individuals who have marked a clear trail to our door. My point is who will come-a-knocking, the trader or the tiger?"
JUPITER PLAQUE SUGGESTION (1972)By Jack Kirby (pencils/colors) & Mike Royer (inks)

brianmichaelbendis:

In 1972 NASA launched the "Jupiter Plaque", an engraved tablet depicting life on Earth and our location in the cosmos, for any intelligent life that may come across it.

The Los Angles Times asked several prominent artists to draw what they would have put on the plaque and why. To the surprise of everyone, Kirby the futurist and visionary drew two superbeings, a man and a woman, that would scare away potential conquerors. Suggesting to intelligent life that everyone on Earth are Supermen.

This was his explanation:

"I see no wisdom in the eagerness to be found and approached by any intelligence with the ability to accomplish it from any sector of space. In the meetings between ‘discoverers’ and ‘discoverees’, history has always given the advantage to the finders. In the case of the Jupiter Plaque, I feel that a tremendous issue was thoughtlessly taken out of the world forum by a few individuals who have marked a clear trail to our door. My point is who will come-a-knocking, the trader or the tiger?"

JUPITER PLAQUE SUGGESTION (1972)
By Jack Kirby (pencils/colors) & Mike Royer (inks)

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brianmichaelbendis:

USA Today has the first look at our kick ass cast for the live-action Powers TV show coming this winter to the PlayStation network
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/09/16/powers-tv-exclusive-first-look/15712229/
Every PSN user in the US will receive the first episode of Powers for free and PlayStation Plus members will be able to view the entire season for free.
All volumes of the Eisner award-winning Powers series are available through Marvel/icon or digitally through comixology.  yum yum.
https://www.comixology.com/Powers-Vol-1/comics-series/4546

brianmichaelbendis:

USA Today has the first look at our kick ass cast for the live-action Powers TV show coming this winter to the PlayStation network

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/09/16/powers-tv-exclusive-first-look/15712229/

Every PSN user in the US will receive the first episode of Powers for free and PlayStation Plus members will be able to view the entire season for free.

All volumes of the Eisner award-winning Powers series are available through Marvel/icon or digitally through comixology.  yum yum.

https://www.comixology.com/Powers-Vol-1/comics-series/4546

filminfilm:

White Zombie (1932) in Ed Wood (1994)

Submitted post by coupdetorchon!

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gameraboy:

Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley

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rocket-prose:

Fantastic 1933 King Kong Concept Art by Byron Crabbe, Mario Larrinaga, Ernest Smythe and Willis O’Brien

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nevver:

“I knew I wanted to sing, and I wanted to sing rock ‘n’ roll.” — Ronnie SpectorThe Ronettes, 1966

nevver:

“I knew I wanted to sing, and I wanted to sing rock ‘n’ roll.” — Ronnie Spector
The Ronettes, 1966

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kierongillen:

lickystickypickyshe:

Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norway stack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration of Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday.

This gets me right in the guts.

(Source: twentytwowords.com, via daltonjamesrose)

alexsegura:

Thieves Fall Out (2015) | @PulpCovers