March 16th, 2010

hoard potato, tv, movies

The Hoard Potato explains it all!

In a recent post and its associated comments, thebitterguy complained:

... Canada doesn't fucking EXIST in the DCU ... Marvel at least had a team up here. DC didn't even give us a member of the Global Guardians.


Your Obedient Serpent intuited the obvious: since Shuster modeled Metropolis on Toronto, DCU Canada was obviously annexed by the DCU U.S. at some point in the 19th Century.

This explains where they put all those extra cities; they took all those funny Canadian names and replaced them with more prosaic, descriptive ones. "What the heck's a 'Vancouver'?" "It's a city on the coast." "Can't we just call it 'Coast City', then?"

It's not that DC doesn't have any Canadian heroes; it's that MOST of their heroes are Canadian!


Eye of the Dragon

Writer's Block: Brush with stardom

Have you ever stumbled across a celebrity in your daily life? Was it more or less exciting than you would have expected? Do you have any interest in meeting media stars?


Oddly, this came up in conversation with thoughtsdriftby just this morning:

I buried Robert A. Heinlein.

The question specified "daily life", so I'm not going to count the numerous writers, artists and actors I've met at science fiction conventions.

There was also the time the family visited New Orleans, circa 1980, when the Captain and Tennille were filming a TV special, and we kept running into them every time we turned a corner.