Wed
Jul 3 2013 7:00am

Morning Roundup: Quoth the Raven, “You Wanna Buy Some X?”

Subtracting just one letter from a book title can be real fun, real fast. We can’t wait to read Edgar Allan Poe’s The Rave, although we are loathe to finish Laughterhouse-Five so quickly. There’s just too much amazing literature to go around! Next you’ll be telling us we shouldn’t read Scalzi’s Redshits, Doctorow’s Little Bother, or the H.G. Wells classic The Tim Machine.

Your morning roundup is thinking about Frasier with lasers, sharknados, and how life-size we want that new action figure of Superman standing on top of skulls. (The answer? Pretty life-size.)

  • So first, occupational therapist Christina Stephens is sitting on what appears to be a leopard-print floor. Next, she’s wearing one of those awesome space-pattern-tights. And finally—she’s making herself a prosthetic leg out of LEGO.
  • This SDCC exclusive Superman figure features the Man of Steel standing on a pile of skulls, having finally shaken that whole “boy scout” image he’s been trying to lose.
  • With a new summer blockbuster opening each week, it can be daunting to select the one that will most enrich your popcorn-eating experience. Faced with this choice, it’s good to know you can turn to this helpful flow chart.
  • And, finally: flaming-bagpipe-unicycle-dragon!


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com. Stubby was so close to being Subby after that whole Poseidon adventure.

1 comment
Jeff R.
2. Jeff R.
Well, Beast is clearly the angry one, whatsisname from Mulan is the only remotely plausible candidate for the smart one, and Aladdin's the drummer, so I guess that leaves the guy from Little Mermaid as the cute one.

I'll leave the pre-89 and post-pixar versions as exercises for other readers.

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