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  • PC run amok? Female Thor's debut leaves some thunderstruck

    10/01/2014 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    Today ^ | 9-29-2014 | Rick Schindler
    Like thunder, the news reverberated far and wide when Marvel Comics released it in July, the same week the Disney-owned comics publisher announced a black Captain America: Thor, formerly the brawny, bearded god of thunder, would now be a woman. The change has left many thunderstruck since the new character was unveiled on "The View." "Thor is a chick," Tucker Carlson declared disapprovingly Sept. 21 on "Fox News Sunday."
  • A Thor Subject

    07/19/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    JULY 19, 2014 A Thor Subject The comics industry grapples with attracting women readers. By Jim Geraghty The surprises came in a trio: First, Marvel Comics announced that the character of Thor, based upon the Norse God of Thunder, would become a woman. The second surprise was the venue in which the switch was announced — ABC’s feminine-minded daytime talk show The View — but perhaps that was predictable, considering that Marvel and ABC Television are both owned by Disney. But the third, and biggest, surprise is that anyone thought this was a good idea. “This is not She-Thor,” senior...
  • Great news: Thor’s getting a sex change

    07/15/2014 10:58:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    To cleanse the palate. He’s got long blonde hair, wears an elaborate costume, and is forever swinging around a large phallic totem. If it was a guitar, I’d have assumed he’s in a hair-metal band and left it at that. But a hammer? The man’s overcompensating. He’s got a secret. A big one, as it turns out. Who’s up for a 37-issue series in which Thor quietly contemplates how much harder life is as a woman? This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of the “big three”...
  • Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Is Now A Woman

    07/15/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/15/2014 | alicia lutes
    No, your eyes do not deceive you and thankfully this is no joke — Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes. And by that we mean: there’s a new superlady in town and she’s wielding the hammer of Thor! As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer. Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his —...
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’.</p>
  • Clear Your Calendars: Viking Apocalypse Scheduled for Saturday (February 22, 2014)

    02/19/2014 9:15:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Yahoo! Odd News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Mike Kumboltz
    Clear your calendars: Viking apocalypse scheduled for Saturday Thor, Odin, Loki all scheduled to attend epic battle hastening world's end Now's the time to cash out your life insurance policy and have a little fun, because, according to Norse mythology, the world is ending this Saturday. Sorry to be a bummer, but you should know we're about 100 days into an epic battle that will culminate with the earth falling into the sea, NPR explains. On the bright side, at least you'll have an excuse for not going to your nephew's Chuck E. Cheese's party on Sunday. For those whose...
  • Need Help With Picking Out Books

    09/01/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 95 replies
    9-1-2012 | Self
    I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest. Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
  • Need Help With Picking Out Books

    09/01/2012 1:21:18 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 9 replies
    9-1-2012 | Self
    I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest. Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
  • Christopher Eccleston ["Doctor Who"] Is THOR 2 Villain, Malekith The Accursed

    08/04/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies ^ | 08/02/12 | Todd Brown
    The role was initially supposed to go to Mads Mikkelsen, but with the Danish star unavailable thanks to his leading role on TV's Hannibal, word is now out that Christopher Eccleston has been tapped to take on the part of Malekith The Accursed in the upcoming Thor 2. The leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, Malekith is one of Thor's major opponents in the comic books and it would appear the part is in good hands with Eccleston. Though most known recently for his stint as Doctor Who, Eccelston has a long, long list of stellar performances in intense...
  • "There is only one God Ma'mn, and He Doesn't dress like that"

    04/28/2012 1:16:15 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 21 replies
    Best line in the new Avengers movie. Captain America, just after Thor captures his brother Loki, after being warned Thor is a demi-god... "There is only one God Ma'mn, and He Doesn't dress like that"
  • The Mighty Thor!

    05/15/2011 4:35:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Donald R. McClarey | Sunday, May 15, 2011 A.D.
    I went to see the Thor movie yesterday with my family and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Thor was one of the more original superheroes devised by Marvel in the Sixties. Doctor Donald Blake, on a vacation in Norway, stumbles into a cave where he finds Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer, disguised as a walking stick. Striking it he is transformed into Thor, god of Thunder. As Thor, Blake finds that he has super strength, can fly by flinging Mjolnir and hanging on, that Mjolnir is close to indestructible and will return to Thor after he throws it,...
  • Thor: Movie Review

    05/06/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 57 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | May 6, 2011 | Neoavatara
    Thor begins the Marvel comics big push towards the much anticipated Avengers movie, scheduled for next summer. Along with the upcoming Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, and the previously seen Iron Man, they make up the core of the Marvel Universe's team of Earth's Mightiest heroes.
  • Thor Trailer (Looks pretty good)

    02/21/2011 7:43:33 AM PST · by LS · 39 replies · 2+ views
    IMDB ^ | 2/21/2011 | self
  • Captain America's Movie Look Unveiled

    07/21/2010 6:43:11 AM PDT · by YabbaDabbaDooDoo · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Movies ^ | by Matt McDaniel
    Next summer, 70 years after he first appeared in comic books, Captain America is marching onto movie screens. "Captain America: The First Avenger" is being released in July of 2011, but the first official image of how the superhero will look has just been revealed exclusively here on Yahoo! The image is from one of a pair of posters that will be distributed this weekend at the annual San Diego Comic-Con. It's a concept painting that shows Captain America, played in the movie by Chris Evans, on the frontlines of a battle in World War II. His costume, while obviously...
  • Idris Elba defends Thor film role

    07/16/2010 5:54:21 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 54 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07.15.10
    <p>Even for an actor who has played a vampire-hunter with a guilty conscience, a Baltimore crime lord with a taste for Adam Smith, and an asset manager with a stalker, the role of the Norse deity Heimdall – guardian of the burning rainbow bridge between the world of men and the world of gods – was always going to be a bit of a challenge.</p>
  • First picture of Marvel's 'Thor' in costume

    04/30/2010 8:09:23 PM PDT · by Christian Cage · 19 replies · 1,138+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 30 2010 | Yahoo
    Something lighter after a week of heavy stories and bad news. Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) is directing this one, so it may be of a higher quality than the usual Superhero fluff that gets greenlighted. Interested, on what Freeper's think of the costume, I'm glad Branagh's hewing towards the original 60s version and less of the newer 'Ultimates'
  • Burglar flees in terror after homeowner returns from New Year party dressed as Thor,God of Thunder

    01/02/2009 4:08:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 1,198+ views ^ | January 2, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A muscle-bound building boss who came home from a New Year's Eve fancy dress party kitted out as Thor scared off a burglar by charging at him in his superhero outfit. Six-foot-tall fitness fanatic Torvald Alexander, 38, was wearing a full God of Thunder outfit - complete with flying red cape and tinfoil silver-winged helmet - when he spotted the raider in his front room rifling through a desk. Mr Alexander, who runs building firm Alexander & Summers in Edinburgh, Scotland, said the burglar threw himself out of a first-floor window of his £350,000 home in the Inverleith area of...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Brad Thor the new Salman Rushdie?

    07/12/2008 3:06:05 AM PDT · by Man50D · 17 replies · 225+ views ^ | July 12, 2008
    The author of the best-selling new thriller, "The Last Patriot," says his life already has been threatened for contending the Muslim holy book contains errors and is not based on the last revelations of Muhammad. "I've already had multiple death threats come in, and that's something that we're taking very seriously with the tour coming up," said Brad Thor, whose "Patriot" already has climbed to No. 1 on the Amazon fiction list after its release last week. Thor says he's adding security precautions as he goes forward with a national book tour. In the book, which is being called the...
  • Marvel plans "Iron Man" sequel (plus "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers"...!)

    05/05/2008 7:35:28 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 112 replies · 198+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/05/2008 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Buoyed by the blockbuster success of "Iron Man" over the weekend, Marvel Studios on Monday announced plans for a string of superhero properties, including an "Iron Man" sequel set for April 2010. "Iron Man 2" will be followed in June 2010 by the big-screen adaptation of another of Marvel's popular comic book characters, "Thor," the mighty, hammer-wielding hero based on the Nordic god of the same name, the company said. "Captain America" and "The Avengers" are next in line for the summer of 2011. The nearly $99 million opening weekend of "Iron Man," Marvel's first fully...

    10/05/2006 4:08:51 AM PDT · by 7thson · 17 replies · 709+ views
    Just a simple vanity of something I thought funny and ironic and wanted to share. From time to time, I go to the Marvel website and check out new stuff. They have a feature where you can read old and new comics online. I opened up an old Strange Tales featuring the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four. He is fighting some costumed character with the name of Destroyer - not the Destroyer that would later fight Thor. Anyway, the plot has the villian working for the coummunists (this story is from the early 60's). At the end when the...
  • Lightning Kills 5 Youths Praying at Metal Cross

    04/25/2006 11:16:40 AM PDT · by orionblamblam · 73 replies · 2,096+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2006
    Five youths were killed when a large metal cross where they were praying was struck by lightning in central Mexico, local media reported. The five ranged in age from 9 to 16 years old.
  • Some bounce heh

    08/20/2004 10:33:39 AM PDT · by italianquaker · 114 replies · 2,652+ views
    If this poll is true not much of the 15 point bump heh lets see how they spin this w2004
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Zot!!!

    01/29/2003 6:58:52 AM PST · by solid waste · 40 replies · 1,841+ views
    Intervention Magazine | Regis T. Sabol
  • ZOT!!

    01/14/2003 5:42:00 AM PST · by FreerepublicanParty · 45 replies · 501+ views
    Harley Sorenson
  • Explorer Thor Heyerdahl, 87, Dies

    04/19/2002 3:19:18 AM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 36 replies · 896+ views
    AP, via ^ | 19 April 2002 | DOUG MELLGREN
    By DOUG MELLGREN, Associated Press Writer April 19, 2002, 4:42 AM EDT OSLO, Norway -- Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian explorer who crossed the Pacific on a balsa log raft to prove his theories of human migration, has died at 87. Heyerdahl, whose book "Kon-Tiki" on the daring 101-day voyage sold millions of copies, stopped taking food, water or medication in early April after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. He died Thursday night in his sleep at home in Colla Michari, Italy, said his son, Thor Heyerdahl Jr. Heyerdahl had been hospitalized near there in late March when he...
  • Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl Dies

    04/18/2002 12:31:21 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 313+ views
    Ananova ^ | 4-18-2002
    Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl dies Norweigian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl has died in his sleep in Italy, aged 87. He became famous for crossing the Pacific ocean from Peru to Polynesia on a balsa log raft in 1947. His book "Kon-Tiki" about the harrowing, 101-day feat made him world famous. Mr Heyerdahl stopped taking food, water or medication in early April after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour at a hospital near his family retreat in Italy. He spent his final days surrounded by family at Colla Michari, a Roman-era Italian village he bought and restored in the 1950s. His permanent...