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Friday, July 07, 2006

A Super Post

Well, not really. I have this pile of things I'd like to write about - family and floods and other things. But time has been limited lately; I've been away. Maybe next week.

Meanwhile, a buddy of mine was a plaintiff in the NYS gay marriage ruling, which appears here in a 70-page PDF. On to the legislature, where it looks promising in the Assembly, I think, but unlikely in the Senate.
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JEOPARDY! a few weeks ago, a category called Superhero Before and After. If you're not familiar with Before and After from JEOPARDY! or Wheel of Fortune, the clue links two answers with a common word, such as:

Kimberley Locke hit song, as done by Diana Prince.

What is 8th World Wonder Woman?

I've hidden the answers, but if you block over the space, the replies will become evident.

$200
1970's body-building documentary and Avengers member whose secret identity is Tony Stark.

Who is Pumping Iron Man?


$400
1991 Madonna pic highlighting her "Blond Ambition" tour in which she fights crime as a blind Marvel acrobat.

What is Truth or Daredevil?


$600
Whitman "Leaves of Grass" poetic entry that with patriotic shield in hand battles the Red Skull.

What is Oh Captain, My Captain America?


$800
Flubberful Fred MacMurray film that leads the X-Men, albeit from his wheelchair.

Who is the Absent-Minded Professor X? (I assume Xavier, or Charles Xavier would have been acceptable for X.)


$1000
Judas' named biblical betrayal price was hanging ten and being confined to earth by Galactus, the planet eater.

What was 30 pieces of Silver Surfer?


No one got the last two replies.
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How Kryptonite Works
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I wasn't planning on commenting on the passing of comedian Jan Murray, but I'm now forced to.
It started with me walking into the office of one of my colleagues at work yesterday. He wasn't there, but his computer had a screensaver picture of Jan Murray! Apparently, it has to do with a conversation he had with another office mate about some dialogue on the TV show Taxi between Louie DePalma (Danny DeVito) and Alex Rieger (Judd Hirsch), something about wearing a coat. The punchline is Louie saying, "Rieger, you're a regular Jan Murray!" After which, the second office mate somehow posted Murray's picture on our bud's computer.
I found this so peculiar that I told a couple other co-workers about it. They had no idea who Jan Murray was. He was this funny, nice-seeming guy who always seemed to be on TV when I was growing up, that's who he was.
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Brandon Routh Talks About Superman returns.

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Roger Owen Green said...

OK. The Jan Murray story has officially gotten stranger. I just found that NEITHER of the guys knew that Jan Murray had died! They're weirding me out.

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