Episode 38: Punisher vs Bottle Caps vs Dream Fungus
Mike and Ed talk about 7 Layer Dip Combos, again, Punisher vs Bullseye, Moon Knight, Trees, and United States of Murder Inc. Mike and Ed bond over their shared love of Willy Wonka Bottle Caps and their shared disinterest in Burning Man.
Ease back into your real life after the long weekend with a brand new episode of Issues.
As usual we talk about snacks and comics with equal affection and energy.
Also, Mike eats a 7-Layer Dip Combo LIVE on the air. It’s magical.
Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
“How many male novelists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" performed.
“He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette. “I can only truly love my dead best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed.”
There were some complaints about the relatively minuscule amount of thought and attention I gave to Boy Meets World in my from-memory summation of the characters from ABC TGIF lineup so because I always want to please my readers (and because I’m dedicated to squeezing every last drop of funny out of a bit) here’s a follow-up post devoted entirely to the boy and the world he inevitably meets.
Boy Meets World Cast of Characters:
Troublemaker friend with the hair
Too clever and sarcastic for a 12 year old sister
Firm but fair parents
Troublemaker with the hair’s girlfriend and really why were they even together she seemed way too smart and put together to be with such a goofy borderline delinquent but the heart wants what the heart wants I guess.
Not Joey Lawrence (dumb brother’s roommate)
Smoking hot fifteen foot tall redhead roommate
Principal Wise Lesson
*Look I could have tried to be clever here and gone with “Lips” or “many a teen boy’s sexual awakening” or whatever, but let’s be real Topanga is Topanga and I gotta respect that.
Image description: little boy surrounded by tiny fat Black and Tan puppies, hugging one close to his chest and saying, “don’t worry, everyone gets a turn. Hi buddy.” as he cradles and rocks one of the pups
I recommend watching this every day or so. As my daughter and I do.
It’s been a long week. Let’s hug our way into the weekend with a smile.
Mike and Ed discuss the Willy Wonka-esque magic at work in a bag of Seven Layer Dip flavored Combos Baked Snacks, X-Men Days Of Future Past (the movie), Hawkeye #19, sign language, and the official rankings of the liquor stores near Mike’s office.