I am a huge fan of George but at 77 his time with us is limited. I remember reading once that life takes a lifetime to get right and George certainly is an example of someone who got it right. I will miss this man very much when he is gone.
This was one of my favorite books as a kid and one of the first novels I remember reading all the way through to the end. I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie on CBC TV one summer, so I burned through it on a rainy weekend when I was ten or so. I loved it and the movie and have always wanted a really great Invisible Man action figure. They are harder to find than you would think since he is one of the Universal Monsters although not on the same level with your Draculas and your Frankensteins. I so remember reading the hell out of these comic books.
The cover of this one is by Steranko!
When we lived in Europe we only had German TV. On the weekends, however, we could get a station from France and they would show English language shows like The Avengers and The Invisible Man (with David McCallum) along side cartoons like Space Ghost and Looney Tunes. I think that is really where I fell in love with the idea that a person could disappear. At the same time I was reading lots of Marvel Comics so I had my fill of the Invisible Girl, Sue Richards, from the Fantastic Four.
Susan is the glue that holds the Fantastic Four together. She’s strong-willed, assertive, level-headed, and clever. She also tends to be more diplomatic than the rest of team - preferring to look for peaceful solutions to their conflicts before jumping into a fight. This shouldn’t be mistaken for weakness however; Susan is tough as nails, and when her friends are in danger she won’t hesitate to unleash the full ferocity of her force-field powers. Combined with her ability to turn things invisible, these talents quite possibly make her the most formidable member of the FF.
I really enjoy these cryptid skeletons from Mythic Articulations. With all the attention I will be giving this collection of mythical creatures over the next several days, the artist should send me one. They all look interesting. This is something the Cave of Cool was created to showcase.
If there was ever a show that doesn't deserve to be on television it's this one. First of all the title is stupid and just jumbled two words together. The lead characters are a cop who can't drive and a foreign cab driver who can. It's a crime solving match made in heaven.
The program started serious but in the last couple of weeks it's taking on a goofy tone. It's like Castle only it's not. For some reason the combination of the serious and the silly doesn't work all the time. It's so bad in sections that I can't look away and to be fair, pickings have been scarce lately. No really interesting movies or TV shows to watch. I was so bored that I started watching Manhattan but only because of the historical angle.
IMBD calls this one action-comedy police procedural centered drama. YIKES! Trying too hard to be all things to all people me thinks.
The actors are certainly talented and game but the comedy was a jarring tone shift from the first 6 or so episodes. Everyone is so quirky often to their detriment. I don't care about them or their situations because they all feel replaceable. The New York settings are always nice to see. No wonder this kind of show has been a staple on Network Television for decades.
Nothing new here but a passable enough diversion. Cryler (?) Leigh is very attractive, however. She will find other work in television. I see several Lifetime movies in her future.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.