The Kinetic Machine: a commonplace book

Jul 23

Happy Batman Day! A Few Words About Martha Wayne

dcwomenkickingass:

Today is Batman Day, a day to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the character’s first appearance. A few weeks ago I asked people to name the female character they thought was “most important” to Batman. And while there were many people who name Barbara Gordon (Oracle version mostly), there were also others mentioned such as Cass Cain and Leslie Thompkins. But a lot of the answers were a woman who has gotten short shift in the Batverse - Martha Wayne.

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Jul 20

fiercefabulousflawless:

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ragecomics4you:

Technological Reactions.http://ragecomics4you.tumblr.com

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ragecomics4you:

Technological Reactions.

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Jul 17

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Jul 15


Patti’s holding a gun
Chelsea Hotel, 1970


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Patti’s holding a gun

Chelsea Hotel, 1970

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Jul 09

thingsorganizedneatly:

Jonathan Whitfill

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thingsorganizedneatly:

Jonathan Whitfill

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Jun 23

“Writers cannot write as fast as governments can make war, because writing demands hard thought.” — Bertolt Brecht (via amightydirge)

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Jun 15

thehappysorceress:

Dad ‘n Babs sketch by Eric J. Beeler

Happy Father’s Day! 

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thehappysorceress:

Dad ‘n Babs sketch by Eric J. Beeler

Happy Father’s Day!

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Great books do that to you…

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Jun 13

“I hadn’t encountered [Bob] Kane in my travels, but at one rockin’ SDCC, an associate asked me if I wanted to meet him, and walked me into a hallway. There he was, in a small group of people, wearing patent-leather shoes and an ascot, like he was Vitamin f***ing Flintheart in a Dick Tracy cartoon. For years, I’d heard how he’d taken credit for Bill Finger’s contributions (in addition to half his pay) and other despicable tales from his associates. But nothing aces an in-person encounter. We were introduced and Kane began talking about my Batman chapter in the History of Comics, which treated him — and everyone else — very respectfully. He felt I credited Robinson and Finger (both of whom I knew intimately) too much. Kane was beyond pretentious, an intolerable ass as pompous as they come. I bit my tongue while he regaled us with his many achievements. The group was waiting for an elevator, which they stepped into when the door opened. Our conversation ended, but not before he said: ‘See you later, Jim, baby,’ and cuffed me across the face — like some rat-pack street gesture he’d seen in some cheap flick. The doors closed. I was stunned by the sheer audacity of a stranger — like him — to lay a hand on me, and boiling with anger. That night, I couldn’t sleep and the next morning began combing the halls for his Bat Majesty. Around noon, I found him in another group, which I walked into. ‘Good to see you, Bob, baby!” I said, then bitch-slapped him across the face. But this time, there was no elevator door closing between us. I stood there for about 15 seconds, waiting. He did nothing. I turned and left. But I regret it now. I regret that he didn’t do anything about it, even though he was at least a head taller than me. I wouldn’t have minded bleeding at all for one more opportunity to give the kind of Bat Lesson that Finger, Robinson, Sprang and others only dreamed of.” — Jim Steranko, on the time he slapped Bob Kane (via comicquotations)

I once heard that Bob Kane was a jerk. That the fact that there was no particular memorial “gesture” when he died was very telling.

But, damn.

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Jun 04

“A culture is not a unified system that pushes action in a consistent direction. It is more like a ‘tool kit’ or repertoire from which actors select differing pieces for constructing lines of action.” — Ann Swidler, 1986, p. 277 (via socio-logic)

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Jun 03

sashaforthewin:

meme-meme:

stabilized star trek shot

This is simultaneously awesome and a total killjoy


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sashaforthewin:

meme-meme:

stabilized star trek shot

This is simultaneously awesome and a total killjoy

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May 26

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The Best Ideahttp://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

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The Best Idea
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Yup.

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May 20

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May 16

explore-blog:

Half a century before I Can Haz Cheezburger, legendary British cartoonist Ronald Searle did the cat meme

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explore-blog:

Half a century before I Can Haz Cheezburger, legendary British cartoonist Ronald Searle did the cat meme

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