Tuesday, September 7, 2010
You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone.
I was wandering around the interwebs this weekend and came upon two pieces of bad news. Actually, there's a lot more than two pieces of bad news, but here are the two I will comment on.
The website Superdickery has gone blank. This makes me sad.
If you were looking for evidence that Superman was a dick, this was the place to go.
If you wanted to know if Wonder Woman got tied up a lot, you could get the scoop here.
If you were trying to make the case that Batman and Robin had mutual interests other than fighting crime, many were the examples on Superdickery.
And if you want to know why comic book readers about my age really hate DC for being ridiculously hackneyed, you could see case after case of the cheese they put out in the 1960s.
But this great repository of knowledge has gone dark. The world is a smaller and sadder place.
Last year, I was giving updates on the progress of Frank Summers, a student at Laney who then went to UNLV and was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He failed to make the cut to the main team, but he is still on the practice squad. If there is a serious injury and a player is put on the disabled list, Frank may get another shot at NFL glory. Right now, it's in a watch and wait situation. I wish my former student all the best.