Saturday, March 14, 2009

WTF??? 71

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090314/ts_afp/usauctioncomicsuperman
The reason I made this post a "WTF???" isn't because the comic sold for that price or anything like that-- it's because they picked that picture... wtf? Couldn't have a pic of the comic or of Superman, no they use a pic of some racecar driver from 3 years ago wearing a suit based on that borefest film, 'Superman Returns'... I don't get it...
Formula One driver David Coulthard is seen wearing a Superman costume during a practice session in Monaco, in 2006.

First Superman comic book raises 317,200 dollars
NEW YORK (AFP) – A rare copy of the first Superman comic book sold for 317,200 dollars at an auction -- a super hero sized increase on the original 10 cents paid back in 1938.
Bids in the online auction, which started two weeks ago on www.comicconnect.com, immediately topped 200,000 dollars and a last-minute surge crossed the 300,000-dollar mark.
There were 89 bids and Comic Connect extended the deadline by several minutes to catch the late interest.
The book is a rare and unrestored copy of the first issue of Action Comics, with a cover showing Superman in his familiar red cape, hurling a green car past terrified onlookers.
Neither the seller nor the buyer were identified.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

WTF??? 70


I saw this headline, "Police: Ill. pastor deflected gunshot with Bible," and thought I would be reading an article about a man of the cloth being saved by the Good Book, which would have made a great story... but no, this was a article about a pastor being killed when the other three bullets hit him-- talk about misleading...
I don't mean to make light of the situation, I am merely pointing out how headlines don't always give you what you expect...
UPDATE!!!
Since I posted this, the headline has been changed to say that he deflected the FIRST bullet with the Bible. I'll take full credit for the change...

Happy Be Nasty Day...


It's also Check Your Batteries Day-- no vibrator jokes please...