Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Terry Pratchett Knighted!

This couldn't happen to a better chap:

Pratchett, 60, best known for his satirical Discworld fantasy series, becomes a knight, one of the queen's most important honours, and will now be addressed as a 'Sir'.

"There are times when phrases such as 'totally astonished' just don't do the job," he said. "I am of course delighted and honoured and needless to say, flabbergasted."

Watchmen Intro

Director Zack Snyder introduces the story, characters and stars of Watchmen.

Batman and Sons

Over at Welcome to Wayne Manor Batman has four sons, three of them Robins and one Batman Beyond, and Alfred.

Batman picks the kids up from school and tucks them in at night.

The kids play Superman.

Batman and family go to a picnic for the JLA and JSA families.

Two of the Robins are in a Thanksgiving play.

Batman hates parties and, apparently, kisses.

There are also pinups and more one-off strips, including the one from where I stole that picture at the top. Check 'em out.

The Black Cat, the artist, says this strip was inspired by Tiny Titans, I can see that. I hope more and more of these come out because characterization is pretty much spot on and it's all so funny. In a perfect world, DC would ask this person to do this as a comic every month.

Too bad it's not a perfect world.

The Night Sky

Today, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day posted a cool video of the sky in motion.

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from Till Credner on Vimeo.

And then I go and read yesterday's Overcompensating (it wasn't up when I checked yesterday) to read an explanation of how astronomy started.

Sometimes the 'nets sure is grand.