Friday, June 30, 2006

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 1I was impressed with the first issue of the new Wonder Woman series. Writer Allan Heinberg did a great job of making it completely accessible. I was able to give it to the non-comic-geek bff (boyfriend/fiance) with the following:

ME: You only need to know three names: Diana Prince.

BFF: Yeah.

ME: Steve Trevor.

BFF, smiling: Lyle Waggoner!

ME: And Donna Troy used to be ... Wonder Girl!

BFF and ME: YAY!

Ok, so we're like that.

At any rate, he read it and loved it. The art by the Dodsons is dynamic and gorgeous, and the final page is Fab All Gear in its Emma Peal-rageousness. I can't wait until the next issue, and I think I may have a convert in the house. (This is in marked contrast with my attempts to push-n-explain Infinite Crisis. The less said about that, the better.)

By the way, I just noticed that the art of the first four covers of Wonder Woman all feature the costume of the classic Wonder Woman, not the current "new" Wonder Woman who is actually starring in the book. Odd, but perhaps it's a clue about how long the new Wonder Woman will stick around.

Look at Me

We're experiencing the Summer Tivo Doldrums here at Cape Bear. Here's what's filling our DVR while we wait for the good stuff:

*The Closer with Kyra Sedgwick. Singlehandedly responsible for the pre-emptive THANKYEEW being introduced into our vocabulary, as in "Could you get me a drink?THANKYEEW!" Works best if uttered without any pause whatsoever.

*Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Always good for a laugh, and the recent jaunt to Iraq was actually moving. Responsible for us buying tickets to her upcoming concert in San Diego at the end of July.

*STAR JONES. Best catfight ever? Today's episode with Meryl Streep & Anne Hathaway was obviously taped a day or two before The Dismissal, but it was nonetheless interesting. Star's body language was stiff, stiff, stiff. The Hot Topics (or, as Jim Gaffigan would no doubt sing-song it, "Hot Pockets") were themed to Prada, natch: what's it like to work for a bitch was the gist of it. Star had some heated words about sneaky female bosses that had to be aimed at Barbara. Delicious.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting*Kath and Kim. We've actually seen all the episodes that the Sundance Channel has aired -- they've shown Series Three and are now cycling through Series One. I just hope they air Series Two pretty damn soon. If you're not familiar with the show, it's something like an Aussie AbFab, with Kylie in the place of Lulu. We've picked up some of the sayings from this show as well, but none of them make sense if you haven't seen it.

What we're excited about:

*Project Runway, of course.


Bears Ahead
This poster is at 18th and Castro in San Francisco, naturally. You can see me reflected in the image (I'm only as tall as the bottom of the "Bears Ahead" sign), so you might get an idea of the scale of this HUGE poster.

Hairrison is approaching.