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Alien as a period romance (link roundup)

Alien in love by Jake Murray.And a few more links:1. Bill Simmons wrote a funny summary of the latest edition of Wrestlemania that included this gem:When WrestleMania XIV took place at the Boston Garden, I got press passes and brought my buddy Birdman with me. Michaels wrestled Steve Austin in the main event with Mike Tyson as the referee, but his back was profoundly messed up thanks to two herniated discs. There were rumors that the Heartbreak Kid might bow out. He didn't. During the match, you could see Michaels gritting and wincing through every bump. Austin pinned him for the title, then Tyson decked him with a right cross as the crowd went ballistic. They drank beers, toasted the crowd and left the ring. The event ended. Even the lights dimmed to signify things were done. Time to go home.Not yet. Birdman wanted to stick around to see how injured Michaels really was. He had been lying in the ring during the entire Tyson/Austin celebration, unable and unwilling to move. Once the event ended, Triple H (his best friend) and Chyna (their "valet") scurried over to help him backstage. With the cameras off and nobody watching, Michaels scraped himself off the canvas, then stood in place for a couple of minutes. Finally, the three of them started moving toward the exit -- slowly, painstakingly -- with HBK's arms draped around his two friends. Only then did we realize how much pain Michaels had endured.2. Subtle graphic for USC's recommendation that students die to escape their student debt.3. Great description of the huge cube-shaped skylight atop the Manhattan Apple store - - it creates a "ceremony of descent." Via.*Previously: Vintage comic book adaptation of Alien.*Find vintage Apple computers and collectibles at eBay.

Super Punch Tarot: Five of Coins

Nine of Cups by Meghan Murphy. See also: Jessica Rabbit. Buy her book, Kawaii Not Cute at Amazon.Five of Coins by Justin Van Genderen. See also: Star Wars travel posters. Visit his webstore.Relatedly, Rich Page explains how he created the Eight of Swords for the Super Punch tarot.You can see the full tarot deck to date here. Also, I've begun receiving tarot card submissions from other artists, and am posting them here.*Buy tarot cards at Amazon.

Young Batman (link roundup)

Young Batman apparently photographed by Jonathan May (NSFW). Via these sites.And a few more links:1. Rippling place settings act out a scene from American Beauty. Via.2. Fascinating look at the career of wrestling's The Ultimate Warrior. Specifically, whether he was replaced by an impostor. Sample paragraph:And so the Ultimate Warrior was back, picking up where he left off. Or was he? If this new man wasn't the old Ultimate Warrior, then who was he? Kerry Von Erich? Jim Powers? Some unknown 6-foot-2 muscleman? After all, the WWF has pulled similar switches over the years. The Killer Bees' whole gimmick was based on their masquerading as one another; there was the Dave/Earl Hebner switcharoo at WrestleMania III; the Undertaker (Mark Calloway) was replaced for a stretch by Brian Lee (known lovingly to fans as "the Underfaker"); Jim Ross brought imposter versions of Diesel and Razor Ramon to RAW after Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, the men who originally played the roles, defected to WCW in 1996.3. Great write-ups of A.I. (which I hated), and Eyes Wide Shut (which I actually liked). Via.*Previously: Cheerful images from Kubrick flicks.*Buy A.I. toys at eBay.

Irrelephant (link roundup

Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant. Via these sites.And a few more links:1. A summary of the benefits of the new Android update that should be on its way to Droids within the next few days (pdf). The Droid is now only $25 at Amazon!2. Is this post at Gizmodo a paid ad? It's written by Popular Science, ends with an ad for Popular Science, and is filled with links to Popular Science webpages.3. Sucklord reminisces about his first custom toy.*Previously: Plush Sucklord.*Buy custom action figures at eBay.

Music roundup

Here are several songs I like right now. Links are mostly to Amazon.1. Cold War Kids - Audience.2. Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside. 3. Drive By Truckers - This Fucking Job.4. Corinne Bailey Rae - I'd Do It All Again.5. Neon Indian - Sleep Paralasyst.6. Sade - Soldier of Love.7. Janelle Monáe - Tightrope.8. Smashing Pumpkins - Widow Wake My Mind.9. Casio Kids - Fot I Hose.10. Joker - Digidesign.11. Junior Boys - Parallel Lines.12. Metric - Gold, Guns, Girls.(It's easy to tell if I've had a few moments of true free time - - I start talking about music.)

April 1 news roundup

Hard to keep up with all of the big news of the day:Bioware revealed the Sarlaac Enforcer player class:Google announced the Google Reader rewards program:Flickr unveiled the FlickrPad:Starbucks unveiled the Plenta and Micra size options:ThinkGeek announced a bunch of products that will presumably be available by the holidays: Monolith action figure set from 2001:Canned Unicorn Meat:Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock:My First Bacon:Tell Me Your Secrets Bear (for spying on kids):Comics Alliance scooped everyone with the latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic:Platinum Games announced an 8-Bit version of Bayonetta:Nike placed several fake news stories about its helping athletes achieve stupendous results:Games Workshop announced a heavy duty spray gun that paints entire regiments in one blast:Hot Wheels announced its newest toy - - Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet:Via these fine sites*Buy Sarlaac Pits at eBay.
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