May I present to you my Fantasy Baseball team photo and name:
The Uncanny Underwoods
Any Fantasy Baseball fans out there? Would love to know your team name.
Support love. Support kindness. Support families. Protect ours. Protect theirs. Protect freedom. Freedom to love. Freedom to worship. Freedom for all.
I love America. I love Freedom. I love Chicken Wings (even if my wife won’t let me have anymore.)
Two chicken wings,
Wolverine is everywhere these days. So why shouldn’t he be in my posts? You can’t open a Marvel book without finding Wolverine in there somewhere.
Earlier I posted a new Wolverine panel that I came across that really struck me as something jammed-packedfull-of-awesome.
I wanted to post this panel as well. I was 6 years old when I first saw this. It was the first comic book I ever owned. My grandmother took me to the book store. I new that the kids in my class that I wanted to be friends with read comics, so I grabbed this. I didn’t know who the X-Men were. I had no idea what “Marvel” was. But the cover was awesome. I read it hundreds of times. A few weeks later I found out there was an X-Men cartoon.
And now here we are. I’ve been a lifelong fan and it is all because of this book and especially this panel.
This is from X-Men #1 by Chris Claremont and drawn by Jim Lee.
Lee is arguably the most famous comic illustrator in the industry and is absolutely incredible and still on the top of his game.
His work on Jeff Loeb’s Batman storyline: Hush is up there with my all time favorites.
I don’t really have a list, but these two (previous post) panels really stand out. There are a few from Millar/Romita Jr.’s in Wolverine: Enemy of the State. If you haven’t checked that out, it is a fun read.
Seriously, would love to see some of your favorites.
I think we need to do more Swansoning in nature and Donaghying in the city.
The image above was taken in 1933 and is the last known photograph of one of my favorite animals, Thylacinus cynocephalus.
How many of you know of the Thylacine? Perhaps more commonly known as the Tasmanian Wolf or to a lesser extent, the Tasmanian Tiger. Hunted to extinction by farmers, the Thylacine is a now (believed to be) extinct SUPER AWESOME ANIMAL.
Why so awesome? I’m glad you asked. May I present to you:
TOP 5 MOST SUPER AWESOME THINGS ABOUT THE SUPER AWESOME THYLACINE
5. LARGEST KNOWN CARNIVOROUS MARSUPIAL
That’s right, this bad boy was an APEX PREDATOR, meaning that besides the encroachment of humans and their domesticated dogs, it is a badass with no other predators of its own.
That’s right, top-of-the-mother upping- food chain, bitches.
4. JAW POWER. RAW, JAW POWER. REAL RAW JAW POWER.
The Thylacine was able to open its jaws a full 120 degrees.
Keep in mind, a snake can open its jaw 150 degrees while humans average around 45 degrees.
3. Great Figure
Nocturnal, razor sharp teeth, powerful jaws, raised heels, stunning stripes. Similar to canines but oh-so-different, the Thylacine was as intelligent as it was unique.
Similar to a Kangaroo, the Tasmanian Wolf had a thick tail that stiffly extended from the body. Early settlers even compared it to a hyena, mainly due to the powerful, strange stance. However, it wasn’t a hyena, was it?
No. It was too crazy awesome to be compared to dat ugly mess. I don’t have the citation off-hand to support this, but I believe the first name proposed for this wicked beast was “Bad Ass Jungle Killer.”
I’m at a loss for why it didn’t stick.
Although the Tasmanian Wolf would have become severely endangered to mainland Australia over 2,000 years ago, the Dingo wouldn’t have given this “striped delight” (that is what I liked to call them) too much trouble. The Thylacine had a more powerful build, giving it a strong advantage in one-on-one encounters.
2. CAVE ART
You like caves? Yeah, you do, you dirty cave lover. Well, the Thylacine be ALL UP CAVES, yo.
Seriously. Like, tons of engravings and wall paintings have been found. Like, millions. Some of them are really old too. Like, 100 billion years old or something.
Don’t believe me? My friend Rodney didn’t believe me, so I fed him to my dinosaur. TRUTH.
And don’t be coming around here saying that it is an armadillo either…
You know that ain’t no armadillo.
1. Just like Bigfoot, Except, Y’know…Real.
You might as well call these bad boys Batman, ‘cause they are nocturnal and fight crime. (Citation needed). To this day, there are many sightings of the Thylacine in Tasmania and Western Australia. Even Ted Turner tried to get in the game, offering a $100,000 reward for proof of the continued existence of the Thylacine. Rumor has it, that drinking the blood of a living Thylacine causes AWESOMENESS.
There is even a cloning project in the works. So be careful. The Thylacine are coming…
And. They. Are. Angry.
Got to love Batman’s “no bull” style. Unlike the stereotypical “social-inept genius/detective”, one of the greatest parts of Batman’s character is his deep understanding of social dynamics and his willingness to most effectively communicate his opinion.
It makes his words all the more cutting…