Oddities and Awesome abound!
:: Back in the day -- and maybe even now, I wouldn't know -- Marvel Comics had a character who was inspired by the 1970s disco craze. She was a mutant who went by the name "Dazzler", and she was basically a human disco ball: her mutant superpower was the ability to absorb sound energy and convert it to light. In her first appearance, she was singing at a disco and using the throbbing beat and ambient noise to create her own psychedelic laser light show. Interesting idea, actually, and Dazzler had her own title for a few years. (I read it for a while. It was really pretty "Meh".)
But apparently Dazzler was created with the intent of putting her in a movie -- a movie that might have been one of the most whacked-out, grandly weird superhero movies of all time. The movie would have co-starred KISS (yes, the rock band at the height of its painted-faces fame) and Rodney Dangerfield playing multiple parts. Read about it here -- it's so insane that I can't help but be sad that it never came to pass.
(Thanks to SamuraiFrog, who posted this on Facebook.)
:: Minor leaguer throws no-hitter, but it is later -- two days later -- officially ruled not to have been a no-hitter. And yet, the very fabric of baseball's space-time continuity would have been destroyed utterly if the reverse had happened last year for the guy who did throw a perfect game but was not credited one because the umpire screwed up. Sure. Whatever. (I still think that folks who think that baseball would have been thrown into chaos if we for one second considered that maybe, just maybe, umpire decisions shouldn't be treated as Sacred Writ even when they're wrong were full of crap.)
:: Greatest video ever!
More next week!