Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Illuminated Ones

Do you need lights? has almost every possible light designed and thought of by man. Boat lights, flash lights, LED lights, hunting lights, and spotlights are all available through their website. In fact, they even have a few lights that I hadn’t even thought of.
If we didn’t have artificial light, we would have trouble seeing in the dark. Take some time to browse this website to see how far Thomas Edison’s brilliant invention has come in the last 100 years. Remember, 100 years is a relatively short time when you consider the history of man on the planet. Your not so distant ancestors used moonlight and firelight to see in the dark, and I am sure they would be amazed and thrilled if they could see the lights for sale at It is a bit of a shame (but it is to be expected) that we now take such amazing devices for granted.
If I were going to buy a light from just for fun, I would buy a huge spotlight and put a cardboard cutout of a bat in the center of it, and then shine it on the clouds just to see if a real bat-signal is feasible.
So if you are into being illuminated you should checkout the site and take a look at the different lights that are available. You will be glad that you did.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Back to Work

I haven't had much time to update this blog recently. Ten years ago, I started a career in the car business. Three years ago, I sold what I thought would be my last car as I transferred to a segment of the dealership that didn't involve the actual selling of automobiles. Two years ago that department was closed and I was out of work. One week ago I re-entered the workforce as a car salesman, in the branch of Internet sales.

Things have really changed since I last sold cars. Banks don't buy deals as much as they used to, and dealerships have drastically reduced inventory. Many of the ultra cheap used cars have been sold for the metal or turned in on the cash for clunkers program, where they will be crushed and sold for scrap.

I believe that by maintaining a high level of professionalism, and working harder (and smarter) than I ever have in my life, I will be able to achieve a modicum of success.

I had left the sales world due to the lack of sales, which was in large part due to the economy. I have returned because the economy isn't exactly offering a lot of other jobs right now.

50 hour work weeks don't allow a lot of time for posting. However, I love blogging and reading blogs, so this blog will not be going away. I still plan on posting, it just can't be as frequently as what it was in the past. And it's not a bad thing to be working and making money again. The last week has done wonders for my self esteem, and besides that I was getting tired of eating hot dogs and chicken livers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Web Hosting Geeks

Web Hosting Geeks
I have a fantasy I would like to share with all of you. I want to start a website that offers a service, like writing or forum posting, and make enough money to support myself. The first order of business is to find a web host that is going to suit my needs. I need to balance how much money I want to spend versus the types of features that I need on my website.
Web Hosting Geeks Dot Com has a list of web hosts. After browsing the site for just a few minutes, it’s a breeze to find a web site hosting company that is going to meet all of my needs. If you are thinking about starting your own site, I highly recommend Web Hosting Geeks as a starting place to find the right web host.
They also have a great blog that offers free tips on building your own website. I found the post “How to Invest in a Domain Name” to be extremely helpful.
Before you undertake any type of business or adventure, it’s important that you do research. Web Hosting Geeks Dot Com is a great place to get started on that research. They even have an awards section for different web hosts. I definitely intend to use this site when I am ready to roll out my online business.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney buys Marvel Comics

Disney has announced plans to purchase Marvel Comics for a reported 4 billion dollars.

I don't read many Marvel Comics aside from "The Dark Tower", which is an adaptation of the Stephen King novels. I don't know how this is going to affect the stories and characters in the Marvel Universe, but I can guess one thing.

Look for a huge bidding war between Disney and Time Warner for the rights to the Superman character when the copyright reverts back to the family of Jerry Siegal in 2013.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

2012, Doomsday for Superman

2012 will be the year Superman meets his maker.

Superman, who is arguably the first ever superhero burst into the public consciousness in Action Comics number one back in 1938. His creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sold the character to Detective Comics (DC) for a hundred dollars and a contract for work. In the late forties, they became unhappy with the amount of money they were making compared to the amount of money the company was making, and they tried to renegotiate their contract. DC Comics then fired them, and removed their byline.
The pair fought for years for the rights to the character, and in 1975 they were awarded 20k per year, as well as having their byline restored. This was not a court order; it was due to negative publicity.
After the pair had passed away, Jerry Siegel’s widow and daughter sued DC Comics in 1999, and the case was settled recently in the Siegel’s favor. Warner Brothers must reimburse the Siegel’s for any money they made on the character since 1999, and in 2013 full rights to the character will revert back to the Siegel’s. They could then lease the character back to Time Warner, but due to the fact that Jerry Siegel fought his whole life to get the rights to the character he created, I don’t see that happening. Superman as we know him will not make it past 2012. By that time, he will be 74 years old. Elements of the Superman story will still be owned by DC Comics, such as the Characters Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen, but Clark and Lois are going to meet their makers.
As much as a like the character, I’m glad the family of the creators are going to get the copyright back. Let’s face it, 20 k a year is nothing compared to the Amount of dough Superman has generated over the years. They could lease the character to another company like Marvel, but DC Comics owns Superman’s flying ability, heat vision, and kryptonite. Any story published by another company won’t be the same. So, in the year 2012 Superman will die.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Golden Age Comics

I was going to post some more stuff last week, but I found an awesome website that has taken up a good bit of my time. Most of the Golden Age Comics of the forties and fifties have fallen into the public domain, and I have been reading them online for free. I have read almost every issue of Kid Eternity published by Quality Comics, and I am now reading from the Forbidden Worlds series.

After you download a comic, you will need to download a program to read it with. I reccomend Gonvisor. Have fun. I know I have.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Revenge of the Living Monolith

In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the opening scenes show a group of cavemen shrieking and yelling at a black stone monolith that also appears at the end of the film, appearing to a man on his deathbed. When I first saw this film, at the time I never looked for any deeper meaning behind symbols in popular media, and I found the appearance of the monolith to be strange and out of place. Later I came to understand that the monoliths appear just before a great revelation to or jump in the evolution of mankind.
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The movie was made in 1968. On a quick side note, a monolith showed up in a park in Seattle on New Year’s Day 2001, only to mysteriously disappear three days later.

Years before this mysterious event (1992), the Millennium Hilton Hotel was opened. It faced adjacent to the WTC, and anyone who followed synchromysticism at the time would be inclined to think it would bear witness to a revelation in the year 2001.
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The year 2001 will forever be remembered for the attacks of 911. The television brought us horrible images of falling towers and people running from debris.
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If we were to see a monolith in a work of fiction before 1992, it would be amazing. If we were to see one with an illustration of the towers being destroyed, it would be almost beyond comprehension. So here it is.
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Marvel Graphic Novel #17, June, 1985. I assume the living monolith is the pissed off pharaoh punching the tower. As a believer in synchromysticism, my guess is that the next revelation will have something to do with ancient Egypt, as alluded to by Jake over at the Blob.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More Eerie Comic Book Covers

I was browsing comic book covers the other day, and I found this.

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Marvel Two in One #59, from January, 1980. THe story was written by ralph Madchio, but it was plotted by Marv Wolfman. Wolfman was also the writer for the issue of Wonder Woman where she flew her plane through the towers, and the "Deathstroke" issue that depicted a smoking WTC. Both comics were years before 911.

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I believe that Wolfman and others tapped into something that allowed them to see the future. I don't think they knew 911 was going to happen, to them it was nothing more than an idea for a comic book.

This issue of Ghosts is a bit disturbing.

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Issue #81, Oct 1979. At first glance you might find it innocolous, but look directly above the construction worker's head, and you can see two buildings resembling the WTC. THe skeleton in the cement reminds me of this story.

The pulverized remains of bodies from the World Trade Center disaster site were used by city workers to fill ruts and potholes, a city contractor says in a sworn affidavit filed yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court.

Eric Beck says debris powders - known as fines - were put in a pothole-fill mixture by crews at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, where more than 1.65 million tons of World Trade Center debris were deposited after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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If this story is true,it shows a real lack of human decency on the part of public officials for allowing this to happen. I could find no updates on the lawsuit, but I imagine it is ongoing.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Save Money on Kids Eyeglasses

In the summer of 1984, I was a sophomore in high school. Back in those days, summer meant playing outdoor sports during the day and watching late night movies on the television. During one such sporting event, a basketball bounced off of my face, and my glasses broke. I didn’t have a spare pair, and glasses were too expensive of a thing for our family to just go out and buy. I just stopped wearing them for the rest of the summer.
By the time school started, I was getting headaches from trying to read my school work. I took my eyeglasses and taped them back together. I looked like a total dork, but the headaches went away.
If you have kids who wear glasses, the truth is that sooner or later they are going to break them. NO kid should have to go to school with taped up glasses, or suffer from headaches for a couple of weeks because his parents can’t afford them. Thank goodness for, where parents can get a set of eyeglasses for as low as eight dollars. I will never overpay for eyeglasses again.
I love writing about because I know that they save people money.
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Three More? Plus, Random Comic Book Covers

Academy Award winning Actor Karl Malden died during the past week, and today I heard over the radio that former NFL star Steve Mcnair was found shot to death.

I'm not very familiar with Karl Malden, but I remember Steve Mcnair. Just before the NFL playoffs during the year the Titans went to the Super Bowl, I was stricken with the flu and I was having some very vivid dreams. In one of them, I was on a bus with the Tennessee Titans, sitting next to NFL star Eddie George. Titans coach Jeff Fisher was standing at the head of the bus, and he was making a speech about how everyone on the team had worked their entire lives to get to this point, and that they shouldn't let this opportunity pass them by.

The Titans were a long shot to make the Superbowl that year, but that is where they went. It was a strange dream for me to have because I'm not a Titans fan, but I believe I had it so that I would know that the other dreams that I had while suffering a high fever were equally valid. They were personal dreams that I don't wish to share with the entire world, but I will say this, heaven is real.

If the pattern of three celebrity deaths at a time holds up, there will be another one before the week is over.

I heard the news about Steve Mcnair while I was working on another topic.I have some comic book covers in my collection that I haven't posted here for various reasons, and I wanted to include them all in one post.

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If Magik has a color, I would have to say that it's green. In the above comic Stan Lee offers his take on Green Lantern. The monster with two buildings in his hands caught my eye because it reminded me of another monster.

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The second pic is the spooky face that appeared in the smoke of the WTC. I haven't posted this pic before now because it is very subjective. Still, the comic has a demon destroying two towers, and the smoke face appears in the smoke of the towers. And of course there is the Green Man, who is known in some circles as Osiris.

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In this comic, (Daredevil #349, Feb, 1996) We see another devils head rising above the towers. His head is surrounded by black clouds, which resemble black smoke. Scraps of paper fly about him, and it is interesting to note that the last three numbers on the bar code read 911. Ascent into mystery indeed.

Update: The day after I wrote this post, former Secretary of Defense Robert Mcnamara passed away at his home. He was 93.

The Amazing Hummingbird

Of all the species of bird, I find the Hummingbird to be the most fascinating. With the ability to flap there wings 90 times per second, they can hover in mid air, and even fly backwards.

Hummingbirds are tropical animals, but they migrate north every summer. It is believed that this started happening at the end of the last ice age. The ice melted and retreated, which left a good bit of standing water. After the ice age, the insect population exploded in the northern hemisphere, and the hummingbirds that flew north for the summer had a feast of previously unknown proportions.
Chances are you have hummingbirds in your area. To get a better chance to see these amazing creatures, just install a glass hummingbird feeder on your property. You will soon be up to your ears in hummingbirds.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Celebrities Die in Threes

This is a continuation from the last post. After the deaths of David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, my wife told me that two more deaths were coming. I didn't believe it because I always thought the saying was based on our perceptions and had no basis in fact. Then two more celebrities died.

We were in the backyard and I was enjoying a glass of iced tea when I heard over the radio of a another celebrity death. I wasn't paying close attention to the radio, so I first heard the name as pitcher Willie Mays, aged 50. Willie Mays is the legendary outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, not a pitcher and currently 78 years young. I found out later that it was pitchman Billy Mays, the man who did commercials for OxiClean.

On June 27, 2009 Actress and recording star Gale Storm passed away at the age of 87. I had never heard of Gale Storm, she was a television star in the fifties. I found her name to be intriguing, both her first and last name is a synonym for stormy weather. The only other women named Storm that I had ever heard of was Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four.
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And Storm of the X-Men.

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The question is, if celebrities die in threes why is this so?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cash4Gold to buy U.S. Gold Reserves!

This is one of the funniest press releases that I have ever seen! In an attempt to stave off the financial crisis, Cash4Gold is offering to buy the U.S. gold reserves. The 240 billion from the sale will go to fix the economy and get us out of the mess that we are in.

Maybe instead of going to a paper currency, the government should have stayed with the gold standard. When there is a gold standard, there is only a set amount of money that can be in the economy; with a paper standard the amount is unlimited. Gold is a real commodity, but a dollar bill is worth whatever the Federal Reserve wants it to be worth. The current economic crisis has driven gold values to an all time high, and if you have any gold lying around, chances are you can get a pretty penny for it.

The article goes on to tell that the plan was devised by the treasury secretary Timothy Geithner after seeing one of Cash4Gold’s commercials on television. With the way things are going, I had to read the press release twice before I realized it was satire.

You can’t take gold jewelry to the grocery store and buy a pound of bologna for it, and Cash4Gold is a good place to sell your gold.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Power of Three

I have heard it said many times, celebrities always die in threes. I don't know if this is true or it is just our perception that makes it so. When I heard of the passing of Farrah Fawcett, my mind immediately connected her with Ed McMahon and David Carradine, but when Michael Jackson died later that same day, the number became 4. My wife is predicting 2 more celebrity deaths will come shortly.

In the bible, three wise men travelled far to bring gifts to the newborn king. The three gifts were gold, incense, and myrrh. I know what gold and incense are, but I wasn't sure about myrrh so I checked out it's Wiki page. Myrrh is a tree resin that has many uses, and one of them was as an embalming ointment. At first I thought it was a strange gift for a baby, but when I thought about it, it kind of made sense. Jesus was sent to Earth to die for the sins of man.

I first noticed Farrah Fawcett during the first season of the seventies television show "Charlie's Angels".
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The angels were three police women who were originally given menial tasks within the force, such as switchboard operator and meter maid. The never seen Charlie hires them to work for his detective agency, and every episode the angels would go undercover to solve a mystery and catch the bad guys. Each episode would begin with Charlie talking through an intercom to the angels, telling them their assignment for that particular episode. Symbolically, it was a disembodied male voice which gave orders for his angels to carry out.

The original Charlie's Angels were Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith. Farrah Fawcett died on the same day as pop singer Micheal Jackson, and in her most remembered role she co-starred with Kate Jackson. Kate Jackson and Michael Jackson are both featured on the cover of Mad Magazine #251 from Dec 1984, along with Andrew, Reggie, and Jesse Jackson. Reggie Jackson is even wearing an Angels jersey, even though he is best remembered as a Yankee. Today, Alex Rodriguez just passed Jackson on the all time home run list.

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Charlies Angels reminds me of the Moirae, the Greek fates who spun, measured, and cut the thread of life.

Clotho (English pronunciation: /ˈkloʊθoʊ/, Greek Κλωθώ [klɔːˈtʰɔː] – "spinner") spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. Her Roman equivalent was Nona, (the 'Ninth'), who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.
Lachesis (/ˈlækɨsɪs/, Greek Λάχεσις [ˈlakʰesis] – "allotter" or drawer of lots) measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod. Her Roman equivalent was Decima (the 'Tenth').
Atropos (/ˈætrəpɒs/, Greek Ἄτροπος [ˈatropos] – "inexorable" or "inevitable", literally "unturning",[7] sometimes called Aisa) was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner and timing of each person's death. When she cut the thread with "her abhorrèd shears", someone on Earth died. Her Roman equivalent was Morta ('Death').

The Moirae were portrayed in the comic book "the Sandman" as the Kindly Ones.

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Stephen King writes of three demons who cut life strings in the novel "Insomnia", and the hero of the novel names the demons after the Moirae. King also has a character named Jack Mort in his novel "The Dark Tower II; The Drawing of the Three." Jack is the sir name of Jackson, and of course Morta is the Roman equivalent of Atropos, the Moirae who cuts the String. In this novel, Jack Mort is a sociopathic serial killer. In the Third installment of the Dark Tower, we are introduced to a sadistic super intelligent train named Blaine the Mono, AKA Charlie the Choo Choo. The hero of the Dark Tower novels that the word char means death in his language.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Social Work Exam

With the state of the world being what it is, many are finding careers in social work. The exam that is needed to pass in order to get a license can be grueling, but don’t worry, help is here.

Study guides are available for both the Bachelors and Masters Exam. The social work exam guide is updated twice a year, so you should always find relevant material inside of it. Before you take the exam, shouldn’t you have something to study from?

So, if you have finished college and you are preparing to take the social work exam, I just want to say congratulations and good luck to you.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Fool Cuts the Strings

While I can't speak for the blogosphere, lately I just haven't been finding or seeing any syncs. That seems to have changed as of this morning, things are starting to reveal themselves to me once more.

In the 1970's and early eighties, Marvel Comics published a magazine called "crazy", which was of the same vein of Mad Magazine.

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Here we see Superman, flying from a New York that is not only in flames, but is being held up by a Green Skinned god. (They might have meant for it to be the Hulk, but it resonates Osiris.) Only, this isn't just any Superman, it's the Christopher Reeve Superman (RIP). The Fool is about to cut his strings.

The clown is known as the fool in the tarot deck. It is the fool that takes a leap into the abyss, which means the unknown. It is believed by some that the fool is a soul in the afterlife that leaps from heaven to the Earth, and is reborn once again. In ancient Greek belief, people had an invisible string attached to them that reached into heaven, and when the Fates cut the string, that meant your ass.

A few years after the Superman movies, Christopher Reeve was in a horse riding accident that eventually led to his death. The accident left him paralyzed for a number of years, and he fought to walk again through stem cell research up until the day of his death.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mosquito Magnet Tips

Customer support is always crucial to the success of any product. The information contained at the Mosquito Magnet website is very informative and helpful. For instance, you wouldn’t want to put your Mosquito Magnet in a place where people gather, you are going to want to place it between you and the place where the mosquitoes are breeding. The mosquitoes will trap themselves in the Mosquito Magnet before they get to you.

Picking the right mosquito attractant is also critical to the success of the device. If I had a Mosquito Magnet, I would choose lurex, because it mimics human skin scent, and I believe it would work better than octenal, which mimics human breath.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The 10 Greatest Superman Covers of All Time II

5. Superman #233

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In the seventies there was a storyline where all the kryptonite on Earth was rendered inert. The cover of Superman breaking the kryptonite chain was used in many promotional ads by DC Comics. To me, this symbolizes people breaking free from whatever their kryptonite is, be it self doubt, drug addiction, or whatever.

4. Action Comics #1

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Imagine its 1938. In a time before most people owned a television, the image of a man in brightly colored clothes lifting a car over his head captured the imagination of kids everywhere. This is the first appearance of Superman. In fact, it is the first appearance of a superhero anywhere.

3. Superman Vs. Muhammed Ali

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Ali was in such a class, he had to turn to fiction to find someone with a chance of beating him. You would think if a human fought a superhero he would be pounded to goo, but the story had Superman depowered. Superman fought bravely, but he was beaten to bloody pulp.

2. Heroes Against Hunger

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Superman and Batman recruit a reluctant Lex Luthor to use his scientific know how to stop starvation in Africa. When Luthor sees the suffering there, he breaks into tears and asks god how he could let the children suffer. To see a villain show a purely human side was something that I hadn't seen before, and it was very emotional. This is one of the most powerful covers in the history of comics.

1. Crisis on Infinite Earths #7

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Superman and a group of other heroes went to the anti-matter universe to stop a villain that wanted to destroy all of creation. Superman was beaten badly, and just as the Anti-Monitor was about to strike the killing blow, Supergirl hit him with everything she had. She did not survive, but she saved Superman's life. On this cover you can see the pain and grief on Superman's face as he carries Supergirl out of the battle zone. This is perhaps the most memorable and the most copied comic book cover ever.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Green Supplements

As I start the journey which will consist of the second part of my life, I find that physicians love to prescribe medicine. I have watched carefully as my parents grew older, so did their list of medications. They don’t notice a difference in their behaviors, but I do. It is for this reason that I do not like to be on any type of medication, although if I am prescribed any I take it begrudgingly.

I am all for natural cures and supplements. Chlorella and Beta Glucan are natural supplements, and chlorella benefits include fortifying your body with vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants.

The Ten Greatest Superman Covers of all Time Part I

Superman, who was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster 71 years ago, continues to capture the imagination of people everywhere. The following are the ten greatest Superman covers of all time, judged solely by my own opinion.

10. DC Comics Presents #51

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I own this one. It wasn't a memorable story, but the cover (which had little to do with the story) was worth the 60 cents that I paid. The image of DC's smallest hero raging at a pink sky and promising vengeance is an image that has stayed with me as long as I have collected comics.

9. World's Finest #302

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Any kid who has collected comics has wondered who would win a fight between Superman and Batman. Superman has godlike powers, and Batman is just a man, but Batman always seems to be able to find a way to win. With Kryptonite gloves, I imagine he would give Superman a good ass kicking.

8. Superman #317

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A green Kryptonite poisoned Superman vowing to kill the reader is an image that just doesn't go away. This one was drawn by one of the greatest comic book artists of all time, Neal Adams. The cover just grabs your attention, and keeps it.

7. Superman #400

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This one is a beautifully painted cover. Superman's Rocket ship flies past the twin towers, and even the Earth itself to the backdrop of an American flag. Jor-el is looking straight ahead, while Superman's mother looks sad. Truly an unforgettable cover.

6. Superman #422

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Comics legend Brian Bolland gives us a view of a Superman bitten by a vampire. This cover being in black and white except for the red eyes makes it even more menacing. An awesome cover.

Pat two should be coming shortly. Superman is owned by DC Comics, and is used here for historical and educational purposes.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Special Gift

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In the world of today most kids receive countless gifts for their birthdays and for Christmas. It wasn’t always that way. In days of yore a lot of kids were lucky to get an extra slab of meat on their plates during those special occasions. My mother has a twin, and their birthday was on December 26th. When Christmas came around, she often received one gift for her birthday and Christmas, and she usually had to share it with her brother. On one special Christmas she had a present with just her name on it. She had been asking for a watch, and the box was about the right size for a watch. Christmas came, she opened the box, and sure enough it was an……… ink pen. Talk about a big disappointment.

She got over this disappointment a long time ago, but by the time this Christmas comes around, I would love to get her the watch that is in the above picture. My mother is the type of person who would do anything for anyone if she was able to, and she rarely spends money on herself. So it would be an honor for me to be able to get her a Seiko Diver watch that would have thrilled her 50 years ago.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Comic Book Synchs: Coincidence, Prophecy, Foreknowledge, or Evil Muse?

Since this blog began,I have concentrated mostly on synchs that deal primarily in comic books. I have had neumerous online conversations with people who have a theory as to how comic books can seem to have predicted 9-11, The Princess Di accident, and other world events.I don't know for sure the answer myself.

1. Foreknowledge

The events that were fortold by people having knowledge the event was going to happen beforehand. This would mean that comic book artists and writers were in on a conspiracy and allowed it to happen. I don't think this is very likely. If there is a conspiracy it probably would have been known be only a few people. I don't think people who work in comic books would be in the loop.

2. Coincidence

The various events foretold happened purely by chance. I don't buy this, because one time could be a coincidence, but over ten times is beyond chance.

3. Evil Muse

The writers and artists in question were inspired by a supernatural being with malevolent purposes. It's possible, but why would a muse want to foretell of a tragic event? This theory would seem to indicate that by telling a story, you are increasing the chances of it coming true. Alan Moore believes this, and I suppose it is possible.

4. Prophecy

The writers and artist in question could see in their mind future events that were yet to take place. I find this theory the most likely, due to my view of things. I believe the fourth dimension is outside of time in the way the third dimension is outside of a photograph. In the fourth dimension, all time is happening at once, and certain aspects of the fourth dimension can exist in the third, but only like the way we exist in a two dimensional photograph.

I'm not trying to change peoples thinking, I'm just typing down the different theories. I am not rigid in my own thinking, and whatever you believe you are welcome in mecury's Garden.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

See Better With Nikon

If you like deer hunting or if you just like competitive range matches, you will be able to see your target better with a nikon riflescope.

A couple of hundred years ago, frontiersmen had to hunt for food in order to stay alive. Things aren’t quite as harsh now, but what if they were? If your being fed depended on your hunting ability, wouldn’t you want the advantage a scope would give you?

If I had my pick of any of the Nikon scopes, I would go with the Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40 Water Proof Rifle Scope. I hate it when rain gets on the lens of a scope, an this one doesn't let that happen.

If you are not into hunting, Nikon also has a great set of binoculars you can use at sporting events or just plain old sight seeing. You can check them out here. Ground shipping is free.

Baseball Review; National League West

This one is Easy. It's going to be the Dodgers all the way. When Joe Torre came in, we all pretty much knew he was going to build the Dodgers into a contender, didn't we?

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Even with Manny Ramirez being out, there isn't even anyone close to them. The Padres are hot lately, but just last week they were trying to trade their ace pitcher, Jake Peavy. The team can't make a legitimate run when the owners are selling off the team.

So for the series this year, I predict the Dodgers VS Yankees. With the controversy surrounding Ramirez and A-rod, a lot of fans might tune out. It will be worth watching to see Torre return to New York.

Disney Memories

When I was 13 years old, my mother, brother, sister, and myself carpooled with my aunt and her two sons to Orlando Florida for a trip to Disneyworld. My uncle was living in Florida at the time, and he was able to get us tickets at a low cost. If you have ever ridden with your family in a car for over a thousand miles, I’m sure you know what it was like. I remember my cousins throwing punches at each other, breaking each others glasses. (lol)

It was the first time I had ever been out of my home state, and I was amazed by the beach. I hadn’t imagined looking out over water and not seeing land on the other side. My cousin and I took a walk along the beach, and we saw an old man fishing. I asked him if he had caught anything, and he showed me a shark he had on a line. It was only about three feet long, but I was amazed because I had never seen a shark before. My uncle took us all out to eat, and I remember eating shrimp for the first time. My uncle laughed at me when they saw I ate the whole shrimp, shells and all.

The next day we drove from St Augustine to Orlando for our trip to Disney World. From the parking lot, we boarded a train that was up one a rail. Mom told me it was called a monorail. At the entrance to the park was a castle that looked exactly like the one on the Disney Logo. Cinderella herself was greeting people as they came in the door. My aunt wanted me to talk with her, but I chickened out.

The ride I remember most almost thirty years after being there was Space Mountain. It was a Roller Coaster that was indoors. The cart that carried us looked like a rocket, complete with a countdown to start the ride. We whizzed past other planets, and even took a journey out of the solar system. I think me and my brother and sister rode Space Mountain twenty times that day.

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Baseball Review; Naltional League Central

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The Astros and The Pirates aren't going anywhere, let's just face the facts. The favorites to win this division, the Chicago Cubs are on the verge of complete implosion.

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It's a three way horse race between the Reds, Brewers, and Cardinals. This is gong to be a tough call, this is the best division in baseball in my opinion.

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I'm picking the Reds, because they have good, young pitchers. Which brings us to the number one question in baseball.

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Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame? I vote yes, but not because of the reasons most people give. He did bet on baseball and lie about it, but are the steroid abusers (who are eligible) any better.

The staunch anti-gambling policy came about when the Black Sox players alledgedly took money to throw the world series. Players back then were making a pittance compared to the owners, so I can't say I blame them too much.

So it's time to forgive Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson, and let them in.

Louisiana Divorce Attorney

Let’s face the facts of life that sooner or later everyone is going to need a lawyer. Just last week I had to hire one myself so I can take care of my father who has dementia.

Any time you need to hire a lawyer is going to be a stressful time, and there is not much more stressful than going through a divorce. Ricky Gallagher understands this, and that is why he believes all of his clients deserve to know their legal fees up front.

Many times in divorce cases, decisions tend to favor one side over the other one very heavily. I have known some people who have had to take two jobs just to stay afloat. Ricky Gallagher will fight for you so you don’t walk out of the courtroom thinking that you have lost.

The Gallagher Law Firm have some of Louisiana’s top divorce attorneys and child custody lawyers in the state.

When you know what the cost of a divorce is going to be before you hire a divorce lawyer, you will be able to concentrate on moving on with your life. And in the end, is not that what you really want when you hire a divorce lawyer?

Hopefully, you will never need a divorce lawyer. But if you live in Louisiana and you think you might need the services of one, check out the website and give him a call.

Baseball Review; National League East

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You can forget about the Nationals and the Marlins, they are going to be watching the playoffs at home this year. The Braves have only a slightly better chance of making the post season.

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That leaves us with the Phillies and the Mets. The Phillies wonit all last year, but this season I am going to choose the Mets, baring injury to Johan Santana.

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He is the best pitcher in baseball, and the Mets just have too many heavy hitters.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Maternity Clothes at a Low Cost

The readers of my blog who are fathers will know what I’m talking about here. When Women are pregnant, they don’t only change physically, they also get a certain glow about them that almost seems holy.

Kiki’s Fashions have maternity clothes that are the perfect accent to this glow. Times are hard enough as it is, and most maternity boutiques just charge too much for maternity clothes. It was refreshing to browse this website and see cute, fashionable clothes that aren’t going to put a family in a bad situation financially. I really do wish I would have known about this site when my wife was pregnant. At least my readers can take advantage of it if they need to.

Baseball Review 3

American League West

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Baseball legend Ken Griffy Jr. returned to Seattle this season, and like most of his years in Cincinnati, he has been out of the lineup with injury. He does make the team better with his veteran leadership.

The Rangers are three games up one the Angels. They are leading this division because they have some heavy hitters.

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I was going to pick the Rangers to win this one, but something tells me to go with the Angels, so that is what I am going to do.

That's all the baseball predictions I have for today. It was fun to write, and thanks for reading.

Cooking Outdoors

Summer is here, and I love it. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, watching baseball with a cold beverage in my hand, and I love cooking outside.

There is something primordial about cooking outside that I just can't put my finger on. Perhaps it’s just something that is left over from the instinct of man, when food was hunted and not bought. Although I must admit there is something fascinating about watching your food cook on an open flame, I would still not wish to travel back to pre-historic times due to the fact that they didn’t have barbecue sauce. If you are looking for a state of the art outdoor kitchen, check out these cal flame bbq islands.

There is also great fun to be had sitting around an open fire and having a couple of cold beverages while the kids roast hot dogs and marshmallows. However, in many places you are required by law to have a fire pit if you are going to have a fire outdoors. Since wildfires can destroy a large part of the forest, I can understand why they have this policy. Fire pits come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and I hope to get one for the family before the summer is over. Having a fire pit will help me save up some ash for the garden next year.

Baseball Review 2

The American League Central

This division has the teams that were on top last year in the cellar this year. What the heck has happened to the Cleveland Indians?

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I watched them against the Reds last weekend, and it looks like they couldn't stop an infield hit if they put their body in front of it.

The Tigers and Twins are both doing well, and the Royals are much better than in years past. I'm still not counting out the White Sox.

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Sorry Kansas City fans, but your team is still a couple years away. This will be a tight race between the Twins, Tigers and White Sox come September.

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If I had to pick a team, it's going to have to be the Twins.

Mosquito Magnet Customer Support

I am an old school salesperson who believes that the key to success of any business is customer service. It doesn’t matter what the product you buy is or how much you paid for it, if you can’t get it fixed when it breaks down, and if you can’t get a hold of the people who sold it or the people who made it, then you are going to be an unhappy customer.

I remember one time when I bought a printer. I was excited to hook it up to my computer, but when it didn’t download properly, I had a hard time finding the proper software to install, and I gave up on the 800 number after about an hour and ten minutes.

So If I see a company online that offers superior customer service, I feel that they should be recognized and congratulated. Mosquito Magnet dot com is such a company. They have downloadable owner manuals, an 800 number, and live online support. If you have one of these products or if you are starting a website and you want to know the best way to have a customer support page, check out the website.

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Baseball Update

First off, I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all of my blog's readers, those who post as well as those who have never posted.

I usually cover syncs in comic books and politics, so why am I posting about baseball? I suppose I am posting about baseball because I am a fan, it's like a soap opera for men.

The American League East

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Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? The AL East seems likes it's going to be an exclusive battle between the Sox and the Yankees again. My Rex Sox nation friends will be mad at me for saying this, but I think it's the Yankee's year to take this division. They have shrugged off the A-Rod steroids story, and the later allegations that he used steroids as a kid. I don't know if he did or not, but here is a picture of him in little league.

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He is the rather large fellow staring at the picture of Madonna. As for the Rays, Jays, and Orioles, good luck next year fellas. It looked for a bit like the Jays might make a run, but they are 1-9 in there last ten.

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It's like they have a hole in their bats.

Stay tuned for part 2......

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Outdoor Gear

I am a person of military experience, and I have always loved the challenge of living and surviving outdoors. If you are an avid camper and hiker, you know how important it is to have the pro0per equipment with you if you get in a jam. I know from experience you don’t want a pair of boots blowing out, you don’t want a hole in your poncho, and you don’t want a flashlight to conk out while you are having fun outdoors.

LA Police Gear has everything you could need for your outdoor adventures. They also have gun holsters like the Blackhawk SERPA Holster available to those of us who like to go to the shooting range. If you are into the outdoors, check out the site.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The President in Comic Books 4

This is the final section I am doing on the presidents in comic books. Before I move on to the modern comics, I want to take some time to post a couple of covers I overlooked earlier.

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There seems to be some sort of fascination among comic book writers concerning Lincoln. It is interesting to note that the Lincoln Memorial is in a Greek Temple, and the Lincoln statue contained inside is something of a copy of the statue of Zeus.

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There are a couple of imaginary tales where Superman is the president. YOu would think they would craft the story around one man having too much power, but it usually ends up a better world when Superman is comander in cheif. Since he was born on Krypton, I wonder how he dealt with the natural born citizen issue?

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There have'nt been to many covers showing GWB, but I think this one suits him best. But isn't a hundred years just passing along the problem to someone else?

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I don't have this issue, but I did thumb through it in the comic book store. GW was actually an alien in disguise, so that is why the Dragon is hitting him. This cover and the next one are sure to drive some mad with it's symbolism.

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Does the Savage Dragon represent the galactic center of the Milky Way, or is he symbolic of an alien lizard race? I don't know.

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Obama is fast becoming a comic book celebrity. I'm a bit wary of giving anyone a free pass just because the last guy was horrible.

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Funny cover here. I feel like that as I try to find a way to pay my bills and keep my wife happy, all the while raising the kids. Maybe if I can get through some of my problems, it will help the world out just a little bit. Or maybe the world is out to get me. I just don't know, and I won't till I am able to wade through this mess.