Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Passing of the creator of a legend:

For those of you who don't know, presumably because you aren't half the nerd I am, Martin Nodell, the creator of the Green Lantern, passed away this morning. He was 91.

I wouldn't consider myself a huge follower, but I've been a comic book fan for several years now, since well before I was even interested in politics. The Green Lantern is one of my favorite heroes. Right up there with The Spectre for my favorite hero of all time.

I have to leave for work in a little bit, but I've decided to make today a green day in honor of Nodell. So if you see someone out today in a lime green 3XW shirt, with his green sunglasses on and lime green socks, it's probably me.


UPDATE: I forgot, I owe a hat tip to the Freakonomics blog for the info. They've also got an interesting related take on how the creators of many of the great superheroes were Jewish.


The Real Sporer said...

Think of what we will lose if the Iranians have their way?

The Real Sporer said...

Snowman-seriously, I can't get the IDP platform, its blocked, for real, or at least to my technologically challenged skills. I haven't ever read anything but press reports and I'd like to give it a shot.

My idea from earlier was promoting the idea of a bi and non partisan free for all Lincoln Douglas debate for all pres contenders from both sides. Put 'em all on stage and see who looks smart enough, strong enough and wise enough to run the country.