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Death by Batman Uppercut

death_by_batmanAn obituary in the The Ledger in the Tampa Bay area had an interesting obituary recently. Stephan Merrill was listed as passing away due to an “uppercut from Batman” on February 12.

That’s not a typo according to his fiancée Stephanie Vella who said the deceased would have been “honored” to have died that way.

Merrill’s death was sudden, and there was no initial cause of death. When it came time to write the obituary, the family still didn’t know the cause. The newspaper’s policy is that a cause of death must be listed. A joke was made which got the family to laugh, and they decided to go with that reason.

At first the newspaper didn’t want to publish it, but after an explanation from the family, the newspaper allowed it.

Merrill was a comic book fan, so to honor him, his friends and family wore superhero shirts, and the celebration included Captain America’s shield made from flowers, and a quote from The Avengers.

(via ABC Action News)

14 “Villain”-Tines for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you’re still looking for cards to hand out, Halloweencostumes.com have some geeky ones for you to print out.

Below are some of my favorite comic related ones.

catwoman-valentines-day-card darth-vader-valentine loki-valentines-day-card magneto-valentines-day-card

Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

CinemaSins takes on everything wrong with 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a long one.

The Ultimate List Of Superhero Lairs

Terrys Blinds has put together this list of the “ultimate superhero lairs.”

The Ultimate List Of Superhero Lairs
The Ultimate List Of Superhero Lairs by Terrys Blinds.

When Deadshot met Batman in Jersey Girl

It was announced today that Will Smith will play Deadshot in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Will Smith had a brush-in with another DC alum, Ben Affleck, in a previous film. Affleck who will don the cape and cowl as Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In what movie did this happen?

That’d be comic geek Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl who was at one point attached to write a script for a Superman film, a character Affleck played (as actor George Reeves) in Hollywoodland where he “slept” with Diane Lane who played Superman’s mom in Man of Steel…. Phew….

The Truth About Gamergate

SimAnt_SNES_boxYou might have heard about Gamergate. Its been in the news quite a bit lately, getting a lot of coverage from the mainstream media. But, those articles overlook the history of the term, which actually traces back to 1983, and was used in literature in 1984.

The term “gamergate” didn’t begin with Adam Baldwin’s Tweet about Quinnspiracy two months ago. The term didn’t begin two years ago concerning Rhode Island and 38 Studios either. Actually the term is a scientific term having to do with ants. Yes, ants.

In 1983 geneticist William L. Brown coined the term, and first appeared in scientific literature used by entomologists. The term actual means:

mated, egg-laying worker

The term is derived from the Greek words γάμος (gámos) and ἐργάτης (ergátēs) and means “married worker.” Say what?

Yes, gamergate is a term having to do with female worker ants that are reproductively viable. When an ant colony lacks a queen, what’s a colony to do? Well, this. A gamergate is a female ant that helps as a reproducer for their colony.

It’s about specific types of colonies of ants, some of which are actually queenless. Instead one worker, or a group of them, have active ovaries. Yup, for the colony to survive, the ant colony must rely upon the female ants.

This gamergate also has controversy attached to it. Some feel that the term “worker” should be applied to only ants that are part of the non-reproductive caste, while “queen” should be applied to all reproductively viable female ants.

It’s actually pretty fascinating stuff, and you can learn more here or the many scientific papers on the subject.

What does this have to do with this site? Absolutely nothing, I just learned all this last night, and found it a pretty fascinating look at a matriarchal society.

Professor X is a Wimp

The Screen Junkies have put together a super cut that shows Professor X wasn’t all that when it came to X-Men: The Animated Series.

SNL Shows Off Marvel’s Next Movies

Chris Pratt kicked off the latest season of Saturday Night Live last night, and the sketch comedy show made sure to poke fun at Marvel, their latest hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and some movies that’ll be coming in the future.

Guardians of the Galaxy IN LEGO!

Directed by Forrest Whaley with animation by Sean Willets and Whaley, the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has been transformed into LEGO!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1 Bloopers

Have a laugh with these bloopers from the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Season 2 returns Sept 28 at 9|8c on ABC.

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