Sep 18th 2010 By: Andy Khouri Following a Twitter back-and-forth between Marvel.com editor Ryan Penagos and cartoonists Chris Eliopoulos and Katie Cook , the social network was inundated Thursday with a great wave of cuteness the likes of which haven't been seen since Commissioner James Gordon (the pomeranian, not the cop): Marvel Cats. Eliopoulos got the ball of yarn rolling with his lolcats-spoofing Catlactus. He also created the #mrvlcats hashtag, and things got progressively cuter from there, with Cook and artists like Skottie Young, Clayton Cowls, Adam Koford, Lar deSouza, Mike Maihack and Evan "Doc" Shaner contributing more kitten-ized versions of Marvel Comics characters. Check out some of our favorites after the jump.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have cast their faux dueling Washington rallies as a kind of grand satire of the current state of media and politics. “It’s just like everything they do – it’s really for the joke,” said one person familiar with the planning of the October 30 event, who asked – in the spirit of the “Daily Show” – to be described as a “senior administration official.” Continue Reading VIDEO: Stewart, Colbert rallies But if it’s a joke, it’s a practical joke — and the targets are Glenn Beck, his followers, and the Republican Party candidates who face election three days after the event. “Glenn Beck makes a big deal out of how, ‘whatever you believe, all these people are really passionate about the issues, and look at this amazing turnout,’” said the person familiar with the planning.
Pizza vending machine in Italy Javier Leiva Aguilera For travelers, a vending machine can be a welcome sight.
Last year about this time, I posted a list (plus definitions and correct usage) of the office cliches least loved by a random sampling of executives polled by Accountemps. You may — like me — be too snobby and old-fashioned to want to sling the lingo, but you've got to know it or run the risk that your peers and superiors deem you hopelessly out of the loop. (Oops, there's a tired office phrase if there ever was one!) That's why I have made it my personal mission to keep you up to date. Alas and alack, Accountemps conducts its jargon survey only once every five years.
Twitter just went down. Don’t worry, it was planned . It should only be offline for about an hour today but there’s another downtime planned for Monday as well. I’m sitting here not quite sure what do with myself, as I’m sure many of you are.
Girl Genius is written by Professors Phil & Kaja Foglio of TPU, with drawings by Prof. P. Foglio. Volume One was inked by Brian Snoddy. Volumes Two and Three were colored by Mark McNabb. Volume Four was colored by Laurie E.