Tag Archives : silliness

Gohtam City: This Town Needs An Editor

This Town Needs An Editor


 An explanation: by day, I’m a freelance medical editor; by night, I’m a geeky blogger with a silly sense of humour. When they combine, you get this. In 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released and became a sensation, and Jack Nicholson’s Joker was a sensation as well. Dialogue from the film was included in Prince’s Batdance song, which was everywhere that…

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Not The Royal Wedding


People want to feel attached to a ‘historic’ moment in their lifetime. I wanted nothing to do with it, and this is my reminder of that day. Friday morning was wonderfully quiet in the suburbs of London. Instead of being one of the idiots who had camped out the night before to wave a silly flag as two people they…

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Meme: Final Crisis #7 Superman Song


Dr. K started a meme: What song do you think killed Darkseid? And I’ve joined in. My choice is based on my belief that, having grown up on a farm in the Mid-West, Clark Kent loved populist country and western music … Also, you should read Dr. K’s thoughts on Final Crisis – wonderful insight on the crossover event.

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I Am Geek, Hear Me Roar


(Click to embiggen) So, having your girlfriend have an emergency appendectomy when you visit your parents in Ireland really gets in the way of blogging. Not much time for writing content when you’re a nurse. It means that I haven’t had the chance to buy the first issue of the new ClanDestine series (so I haven’t had an opportunity to…

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New Word Definition: TOURMBIE


Tourmbie (noun) – combining ‘tourist’ and ‘zombie’, defining the stupid people who wander aimlessly around the streets of tourist attractions, seeming deliberately to get in the way of everyone else, without having any specific purpose other than to get in the way. The only activity associated with the tourmbie is the rush to get their photograph taken in front of…

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My Auntie


My auntie was a nurturing, supportive, entertaining, educational and reliable auntie. I didn’t get gifts on my birthday or Christmas, but she always tried her best to do something special. And, although she was auntie to more than just me, I always felt a special bond that made it seem like I was the only one in her eyes. Auntie…

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Eat In This Order: Chocolate Memories


(A digression from the norm here on Clandestine Critic – an essay about the physical eating pleasure of chocolate, made more odd by the fact that I can no longer eat chocolate due to it giving me migraines.) There are various aspects of people’s life that possibly define them in life: Religion; family stability as a child; siblings (or lack…

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Public Information Announcement


To everyone who thinks that the ninja bats currently found in the Grant Morrison-written Batman comic book: are a wonderful example of the mad ideas of the God of Comics, we would like to refer you to the Stan Sakai-created Usagi Yojimbo: The Komori Ninja (komori is Japanese for bat) have been part of the rabbit ronin’s universe since 1990,…

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No, I’m Not American – Can You Guess?


As it is Independence Day, and the blogosphere goes all American, I thought I would counter that by going all British and posting images to the American answer to Captain America – ladies and gents, I give you CAPTAIN BRITAIN! The original version, which looked very silly. Not quite sure why the suit is mostly red, but this was a…

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Questions & Answers: Batman


(The Guardian Weekend magazine on a Saturday has a recurring section, where they ask the same questions each week to celebrities and interesting people. I thought I’d apply them to some superheroes only without the stupid question about radiators or air conditioning. Seriously, what are they thinking with that?) Q&A: BATMAN The Batman is an urban myth, currently residing in…

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