Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Superhuman Technology in Scientific American

This is... actually kind of terrifying. To be fair, the article was a lot of pseudoscience babble about gene therapy and cloning - it really sounded like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel - but the idea that anyone could up and make their own superhero (villain?!) is kind of creepy.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hammer for National Review: Deliberate dick jokes?

We found this old issue of National Review featuring Justin Hammer, and can't help but wonder if all the unnecessary masculine imagery is deliberate, or completely accidental.

Hammering it out? Really?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Iron Man 'Packs on the Paunch' in a clear display of lazy Photoshopping

I don't really have any words for this article, I'm just laughing hysterically. I mean really. Sure, this guy courts the media and goads them into awful headlines, but this is a new low, even for the gossip rags.

You can even see a slight bow in the vent on the side of the (presumed) trailer. If you're going to manipulate your images, at least do it in a way that's not completely obvious!

Considering it's nearly a year later, and the Potts/Stark partnership is still going strong, these sources were clearly just more gossip mongers looking for a quick buck.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Iron Troll

We all know that Tony Stark loves nothing better than making snide comments to the media, right? Well. All of us except, it would seem, The Enquirer. They took a troll-tastic one liner and managed to turn it into an entire article:

Even the picture they picked screams sarcasm. But honestly, I think my favourite part is that bubble saying "Sexy WWII Love Triangle!". Because it sounds like the blurb for a really terrible self-published book that's riddled with typos and features less convincing sex scenes than a fifteen year old's AO3 account.

You can practically hear Stark's cackling "I can't believe they fell for that!!" from here, accompanied by the dulcet tones of the Stark Industries' PR department quietly banging their heads against their desks.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The History Channel conspiracy theories have started

Did anyone else catch this on the History Channel when it aired? We would love to hear your thoughts.

Overall, I thought it was typical far-fetched history channel fare. The whole bit about Captain America being a clone built in a secret satellite laboratory in a 'pocket dimension' was probably the bit that pushed me over the edge.

Tell us about the moments that got you thinking/laughing/eyerolling in the comments!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

War Machine James Rhodes steps into the limelight

My dad loves planes. I mean he loves planes. Some people look at porn on the internet, my dad spends hours looking at aircrafts. He spends hundreds of dollars every year importing magazines like this one, so that he can look at his aircraft porn anywhere he goes. I dug up this copy of Combat Aircraft Monthly in one of the teetering stacks in his office.

Sadly, the article doesn't talk much about James Rhodes himself, but the US Military seemed pretty open about what they're doing with the technology. From what I can gather, they're not managing to get much out of the original creator, but there are a few mentions in there about their own team of engineers, and also the input Rhodes has into the design (he's a rocket scientist too, did you know?). Apparently the suit is very specific to the body shape and size it will fit, and not just anyone can jump in the suit and go!

The Atlantic: Prophetic Publication?

I'll be honest, I don't tend to take much notice of The Atlantic. I don't live in the US, and it's not a publication that's distributed in my part of the world, so when I saw this image floating around on the land of the internet yesterday, I thought maybe it was a fake:

I haven't managed to find the article (it's available on the site behind a paywall), but there's a real sense of finality about it, don't you think? From what I can gather, the piece itself is about how S.H.I.E.L.D. was apparently supposed to be a clandestine organisation, but was far more overt than could be sustainable. Things like the identity reveal of Captain America (not to mention his loud and proud uniform), public confrontations in crowded locations, and the fact that according to some people in the know, the agency was supposed to be under wraps completely, means I'm not particularly surprised about the latest happenings.

On another note, I get the impression they're not very happy with Cap's (lack of) media presence?