Early on, in the 16th century, Carnaby Street was just another hunting ground. Hunters would call the place “Soho”, giving the place a name. The 17th century brought on the plague so the area was used to bury the dead.
Before Iron Man and Dark Knight 300 was probably the best adaptation of a comic book, oh sorry, I mean “graphic novel”. 300 was so popular that other movies are now copying the same style. Many people are saying that the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, Thor, is going to have the same special effects.
One story that touches on the Batman/joker dynamic is Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke. It doesn’t cover the symbiotic relationship, but it does touch on the mirror aspect. It draws a lot of parallels between the two characters and their tragic history. While they are opposite sides of the same coin, manifestations of order and chaos respectively, they aren’t so different. The comic also features one of Joker’s more lucid moments. When Batman makes one final plea to reform, reminding him that there’s only one way for their current set-up to end and that it doesn’t have to go down like that, https://lenpalace.com/game/joker123/ actually and (I believe) sincerely apologizes before telling him that he’s too far gone.
Preliminary sparring was over, and we were ready for prime time at the Kennedy grade school annual Halloween party. Richard and I outfitted ourselves in our 5 & 10 Ben Franklin Batman and Robin costumes and were ready to rumble.
Traditionally, women have dressed as Bat Girl and Cat Woman among others, and the range of costumes has been great. Lately however, there has been a lot of interest in Robin outfits for women. Robin was a guy though, right? Well, right and wrong. Read on for the full story.
This is the time when I look for a good film to watch or a good play to attend. Because my work usually involves me sitting in relative isolation listening to sound equipment making strange noises as it tries to tell me whats wrong with it, it leaves me devoid of any sense of knowing that there is an active and working world out there. A world with human beings and life. So the demands I place on a performance be it in film or theater are actually quite high.
Still, the fact that Ahearn managed to pull the whole thing off is either a testament to the strength of his talents… or the weakness of my judgment.