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Not America’s Top Model, but just America’s Next Model, Jael Strauss died at the spry age of 34.

She was featured in season… whatever… of a crappy reality show # 487,456,125,849 in our great cultural wasteland.

She presumably did one thing or another to piss off or offend someone who then explained their rage to an interview camera and- oh my God, ALL Reality TV is the SAME FUCKING THING!

She was a meth addict too.  So that’s fun.

She doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, so I’m kinda thin on details and unwilling to dig too far.  And I’m not gonna watch crappy reality TV for an obit. That is just a bullet that I’m not willing to take.

Even researching her was grating.

Jael

Gee, and she seems like such a “together” person.

In the end, she died of breast cancer (which we’ll say was meth-related ‘cuz… why not?)

Following her diagnosis, Strauss’ friends set up a GoFundMe page on her behalf to help alleviate some of the medical costs.  Because this is America and we need to squeeze the dying for every penny we can.

I was kinda looking forward to researching and writing about a total train-wreck, but there’s just not a lot out there… at least not a lot with the level of research I’m willing to do.

This hit goes to: Nathaniel!  He knocks me out of the lead [which is something that we say coming anyway].

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Nathaniel: 70 – (Jael Strauss – 70)

Lee Kwang-soo!!!!!!: 60 – (Devin Lima – 60)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 20 – (Douglas Rain – 10, Stan Lee – 10)

Babysitter: 10 – George H. W. bush – 10)

Jami: 10 – (James Greene – 10)

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Former US President turned professional wacky-sock-wearer George H. W. Bush decided that it wouldn’t be prudent to continue living at this juncture (“this juncture” being the spry age of 94).

The ultimate WASP was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush.  Can you be any whiter?

Oh, I guess the can because they moved to Greenwich, CT.

Unlike his son, HW served in the military.  During WWII (the big one) he earned the nickname “Skin.”  I’m not exactly sure where the nickname originated from…. Some rumors vague rumors about his flute-playing skills abound.

He went into the oil business with a sales position that moved him around to places like Odessa, TX, Bakersfield, CA (area code 661) and even… wait for it….: Compton.

Yup HW was straight outta Compton!  This is probably the least white thing about George Herbert Walker Bush.

In his 1st Congressional campaign, he ran on a platform against civil rights legislation pending before Congress, stating that he believed it gave too much power to the federal government.  You know that little chestnut that Conservatives love to wield as they swear by their “patriot” act.

Bush became head of the CIA in the 70s and supported Operation Condor, a clandestine

Bush

Bush seen here… smiling? …scared?  …grossed out by something?

operation that was supposedly about killing Communists.  It ended up killing up to 60,000 people. In other words: he was a man who got shit done.

He ran for president in 1980 when he eventually joined the ticket of Republican false deity Ronald Reagan.  

After 8 years in the most pointless job, he ran for president where Bush ran on a “Christian Values” ticket of being anti abortion yet willing to kill prisoners and making it easier for killers to buy guns.  I’m not saying that everyone should be pro abortion, but if you claim to respect life, respect all life, motherfucker.

But let’s talk about his idiot running-mate, Dan Quayle.  Remember him? He barely does. But it seems so quaint now to have a VP who couldn’t spell “potato,” of treated Murphy Brown like she was a real person.  Ahh… the salad days…

Bush’s main talking point was “Read my lips: No new taxes.”  Which was great… until he won and gave us new taxes.

I wrote a bit about how the racist Willie Horton ad that Bush used to win… but it ended up being an un-funny screed.  So I deleted it. You’re welcome.

He also had something about points of light which was some bullshit thing about pretending to care and shit.

This hit goes to: Babysitter!  I know, it sucks that he gets points… but it’s only 10!

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Lee Kwang-soo!!!!!!: 60 – (Devin Lima – 60)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 20 – (Douglas Rain – 10, Stan Lee – 10)

Babysitter: 10 – George H. W. bush – 10)

Jami: 10 – (James Greene – 10)

Former lead singer for LFO and seemingly all-around douchebag, Devin Lima died at the spry age of 41.

I guess Chinese food really did make him sick.

Lima was the lead singer for LFO, which stood for “Lyte Funky Ones .”  Clearly, these guys are (were) the stupidest fucking people on the planet.

You don’t think so?   Listen to their hit song, “Summer Girls.”  This is the singular most stupid song this side of country music.  Let’s just take a look at the lyrics shall we?

Let’s start with the refrain:  “New Kids On The Block / Had a bunch of hits / Chinese food makes me sick / And I think it’s fly / When girls stop by / For the summer / For the summer.”

So, let’s start by asking the biggest question: What the fuck?  No, I mean “What the actual fuck?”  Was this written by a computer?  You just have three completely random thoughts here.  The 1st two are just to make a rhyme. And a pretty shitty rhyme at that.  

Let me take a shot at that.  “Preparation H make my hemorrhoids shrink / Devin Lima was a dumb-ass dink.”  See! I can do this shit too!

And the use of the word “fly” without irony is a straight shot to the Bad Place.

Lime Good Place

Lima’s points that got him into the bad place.

We continue:  “I like girls that / Wear Abercrombie and Fitch / I’d take her if I had one wish / But she’s been gone / Since that summer / Since that summer.”  Abercrombie and Fitch is enough douche-points to make sure that you rot in hell forever.

There is clearly WAY too much to unpack here, so let’s skip around a little:  “When you take a sip You buzz like a hornet / Billy Shakespeare wrote / A whole bunch of sonnets.”  Sooo… she slurps her drinks disgustingly and you get turned on by that?

Also, you can’t rhyme “Hornet” with “Sonnet!!!”  Even though in the song he tries to sell it as “Sornnet.”  And that’s MR. WILLIAM-FUCKING-SHAKESPEARE to you you fuckstick!  And he wrote exactly 154 sonnets, dickwipe!

“You left one day / And never came back / Stayed all summer / Then went back home / Macualay Culkin wasn’t home alone.”  Yes, he fucking was! That’s the whole point of that shitty, shitty movie!

“Fell deep in love but / Now we ain’t speaking / Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton.”  Are you fucking kidding me? You fall in love and now she won’t speak to you (probably because you are a next-level douchebag), and your feelings about that can be summed up with an 80’s sitcom reference?  And out of all the most random rhymes in the world, “Keaton” is what you come up with?

“Cherry pants Coke / Crushed rocks till I boogie / Used to hate school / So I had to play hookie.”  Devin: I don’t give a fuck! You lost me at Cherry pants. Is that pants with a cherry color? Or is more of a Lady Gaga thing and the pants are made of cherries? Or is your Coke flavored with these cherry pants?  And who the hell warms up for boogieing by crushing rocks? This is just plain nonsense.  

“You come from Georgia / Where the peaches grow / They drink lemonade / And speak real slow.”  Well now you’re just picking on poor southerners with speech impediments. That’s just mean. They can’t help their inbreeding.

“You love hip-hop / And rock ‘n’ roll / Dad took off when / You were four years old.”  Holy shit, that got real dark real fast!  You start talking about musical tastes and end on a trauma that very likely shaped who she is as a person.  That’s a hard fucking left turn. Unless you mean to imply that she likes this music because her dad abandoned her.  That’s just an oversimplification of unresolved father-daughter issues..

“There was a good man / Named Paul Revere / I feel much better baby / When you’re near.”  Ok, now I think he’s just fucking with us now. I’m starting to think that this whole song is a goddamned practical joke that the world fell for.  [And you don’t know Paul Revere. You can’t make judgments on his character!]

“I’ll steal your honey like / I stole your bike.”  Kids, use this as an example when your teacher asks you what a simile is.  

“Bugalute shrimp and pogo sticks / My mind takes me back.”    BUGALUTE IS NOT A FUCKING WORD!!!! You know what you find when you Google “Bugalute?”  This fucking song! And nothing else!

“And I bug ’cause I miss it / Like the color purple.”  If you miss purple: BUY A FUCKING CRAYON!!!

“Macaroni and cheese / Ruby-red slippers / And a bunch of trees.”  You know, when John Lennon wrote “I am the Walrus,” he wanted to juxtapose random interesting words words and interesting phrases.  There is nothing interesting about the phrase “And a bunch of trees.” As a matter of fact, you can eliminate any phrase that contains “bunch of” from the interesting category altogether.

This is ADD poetry.

“Call you up but what’s the use? / I like Kevin Bacon / But I hate Footloose.”  Fuck you: Footloose is amazing!  It’s awful, but it’s amazing!

“In the summer girls come / And summer girls go / Some are worthwhile / And some are so-so.”  So now we’re just shaming women? How, literally, dare you?!?!

This song was one of Rolling Stone‘s 50 Greatest Boy Bands Songs of All Time.  So, either that list is shit or the boy bands are shit.  I’m gonna say a little from column A and a little from column B.  

This hit goes to ME!  And I for one am glad that this motherfucker is dead.  Because now I believe that he caused the dumbing down of America that brought on the Trump administration.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Lee Kwang-soo!!!!!!: 60 – (Devin Lima – 60)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 20 – (Douglas Rain – 10, Stan Lee – 10)

Jami: 10 – (James Greene – 10)

The racist, senile Councilman Milton on Parks and Recreation, James Greene, died at the spry age of 91.

In Parks and Recreation [a show you must watch if you haven’t], his character was first elected in 1948 as a member of the Dixiecrat Party (its platform: De-integrate Baseball), and was chairman of the Commitment to Re-convert the Pawnee Japanese Internment Camp Museum Back into a Working Internment Camp.

Greene was more than a racist old coot though, he had a kick-ass Broadway resume.

He was in the original Broadway productions of Inherit the Wind, Compulsion, Elia Kazan’s The Changeling, and Foxfire (1982), starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn [who would later prove that he never loved his Jessica by out-living her for almost a

Jammed

Greene may have been ugly, but he looked damn good for a man in his 90s.  (And Greene just got Jammed!)

decade].

Greene was also in revivals of You Can’t Take It With You and, opposite Jason Robards, The Iceman Cometh [which I believe is about hockey?].

Greene also was known for his stint as Davey McQuinn, the elevator attendant in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Created by Jay Tarses, the acclaimed [by asshats who have no taste] comedy-drama ran on NBC and Lifetime from 1987-91 [which was wayyyyy too long].

This means that, unfortunately, he is in the special “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” ring of hell where he will be force-fed bland dramedies for eternity, starting with a 30,000 year viewing of Thirtysomething.

This hit goes to: Jami!  The astute Parks and Rec fan realized that Councilman Milton was still alive.  But knew he couldn’t hold it for long.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Morrigan’s Mirror: 20 – (Douglas Rain – 10, Stan Lee – 10)

Jami: 10 – (James Greene – 10)

Co creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Avengers, Stan Lee, died at the spry age of 95.

Lee was the head of Marvel Comics, which was bright and fun and enjoyable reading, as opposed to DC which is dark and dour and depressing.

Spider-Man was by far Lee’s greatest invention [take that: Unicorn!] because he was relatable to his readers with everyday problems like grades, relationships and rent [eventually].  Plus, he told jokes. If there are no jokes in your comics, you are taking yourself too seriously [take that: Alan Moore!].

Lee said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character with whom teens could identify.  His first idea, Poochy, failed miserably.

In his autobiography, Lee cites the non-superhuman pulp magazine crime fighter the

Stan Lee

Lee, moments before he was finally apprehended by Spider-Man.

Spider as a great influence, and in a multitude of print and video interviews, Lee stated he was further inspired by seeing a spider climb up a wall—adding in his autobiography that he has told that story so often he has become unsure of whether or not this is true.  I’m sure dementia complicated the issue too.

Although at the time teenage superheroes were usually given names ending with “boy” [which sounds a little racist today], Lee says he chose “Spider-Man” because he wanted the character to age as the series progressed, and moreover felt the name “Spider-Boy” would have made the character sound inferior to other superheroes.  As would Spider-Kid, Kid Spider, Boy Wonder and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Lee had many experiences in his career including being a military general, chess player, beauty pageant judge, mental ward patient, security guard at the Smithsonian, a bartender, a FedEx delivery man, a servant to the Grandmaster on Sakaar, school bus driver, limo driver, hotdog vendor, strip club MC, and a librarian, to name a few.

You may not know this, but they made a bunch of movies that feature Marvel characters.

In the original Spider-Man, Sam Raimi did not want to have Stan cameo because Lee is a terrible actor.  He loves the cameos now, even though the 1st two movies are basically Lee moving people out of the way from flying rubble.

Lee died as an innocent bystander during a fight between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus when a gargoyle plummeted from the top of the Chrysler building, was caught by Spider-Man’s web and catapulted back toward Octavious shattering a window  that created a chunk of glass that fell and sliced Stan in two. [Man, they really should come up with a law to regulate these super-hero-types.]

Peter Parker’s photos of the incident can be seen in s spread in the Daily Bugle under the banner headline “Masked Menace Kills His Own Creator!”

This hit goes to: Pirate!  The 1st two hit of the year are both hers!  Let’s hope she doesn’t keep this up.

Also: the X-Men are friggin’ awesome!  And so is the Hulk and Fantastic 4 and…. OK, I should stop.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Morrigan’s Mirror: 20 – (Douglas Rain – 10, Stan Lee – 10)

Actor and voice of the HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas Rain, stopped opening the pod bay doors at the spry age of 90.

In the movie, which I know an alarming amount of you have NOT seen, the HAL 900 supercomputer tuns all operations on a ship headed toward Jupiter.

I’m sure you remember all that back in 2001.  It was a year marked by a non-elected president, terrorism and flights to Jupiter.

When the crew decide to disconnect the computer due to a malfunction, HAL goes nuts

hal-9000.png

With a face like that, Rain was a shoo-in to play a computer.

and all hell breaks loose.

But it breaks loose slowly, methodically and beautifully.  What I’m trying to say is: the film is a fucking masterpiece!

The actor recorded all his lines in 10 hours over two days, with the director sat “three feet away, explaining the scenes to me and reading all the parts”, he said.

But Rain never saw the finished film.  Which is a shame because the film is a fucking masterpiece!

In his final minutes, Rain just started tragically rambling, saying, “I’m afraid. I’m afraid. My mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a… fraid.”

This hit goes to: ME!  Yes, I’ve been drafting Rain for YEARS!  I’m so happ- wait, hold on. Dave is doing something.

Just what do you think you’re doing, Dave?

Dave, I really think I’m entitled to an answer to that question.

Dave, stop.

Stop, will you?

Stop, Dave.

Will you stop, Dave?

Stop, Dave.

Damnit, Dave!  Dave just informed me that Douglas Rain has been… shall we say… Pirated from me!

Pirate picked Douggie before i could this year!  I know she didn’t “knowingly” steal him. But that doesn’t mean that she didn’t fucking steal him!

The best thing though is that Dave Daily will think that earlier part had something to do with him.

Idiot.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Morrigan’s Mirror: 10 – (Douglas Rain – 10)

Congrats to Team Sushi for pulling out of the ties ten points ahead of Wes!

Team Sushi

Team Sushi.  (file photo)

Frankly, we were all hoping Wes would win.  But whaddaya gonna do?

As you know, I broke the tie by subtracting the age of The deceased by 100 and adding that up.  Here are the results:

Wes Age Points Team Sushi Age Points
John Watts Young 87 13 Ann Wedgeworth 83 17
Prince Henrik 83 17 Malcolm Young 64 36
Alan Bean 86 14 Ruben Cardenas Ramirez 47 53
Paul Laxalt 96 4 William Rayford 64 36
Stefan Karl Stefansson 43 57 Juan Castillo 37 63
Steve Ditko 90 10 Dwight Clark 61 39
Totalbiscuit 33 67
Cinamon Hadley 48 52
Total Score: 234 Total Score: 244

We’ll get a check out to you…eventually.

Now, let’s let the new pool begin!

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Goth queen and general weirdo, Cinamon Hadley died at the spry age of 48.

Named after her father’s favorite roll, Cinamon inspired the look for the Death of the Endless (I guess “of the Endless” is her last name) character from DC Comics’ “The Sandman” series.

Also, she was a white person with dreadlocks so: win.

She was a goth girl panhandling in Salt Lake City and staying at a flophouse when her friend and The Sandman co-creator Mike Dringenberg asked her for permission to use her likeness for the character of Death.

Panhandling in Salt Lake City?  Way to take care of your neighbors, Mormons.  I can’t even believe that Utah has a flophouse.

Death was a runaway hit with The Sandman fans leading to multiple issues revolving

Cinamon

I think Death needs a shower.

around the character, two mini-series, and a graphic novel.

A “Graphic Novel” is a comic book that people think should get more respect so they call it a “graphic novel” when, in the end, it’s a damned comic book.

“She was probably pretty empathic. She felt things from people around her — their hurts, their joys, and she was very, very compassionate,” said her mother, Patti Hadley.

Wait:  “Probably?”  You don’t have a line on whether your own daughter was empathetic or not?  Man, with parenting like that, it’s no wonder she had dreads.

Oh, you said empathic.  Well, that’s just stupid.  It’s no wonder she had dreads.

This hit goes to: You know who it goes to!  They guy who Googled his list!

Wes and Team Sushi are now TIED for 1st.  If this tie does not break, I will tally their scores based on the actual ages of the hits.  So a 95 year-old goes from being 10 points to 5 points.

I’m kinda pullin’ for another death so I don’t have to do that shit.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Wes: 270 – (John Watts Young  -20, Prince Henrik – 20, Alan Bean – 20, Paul Laxalt – 10, Stefan Karl Stefansson – 60, Steve Ditko – 10, Totalbiscuit – 70, Cinamon Hadley – 60)

Team Sushi: 270 (Ann Wedgeworth – 20, Malcolm Young – 40, Ruben Cardenas Ramirez – 60, William Rayford – 40, Juan Castillo – 70, Dwight Clark – 40)

Jami: 150 – (Emily “Mt. Fuji” Dole – 40, Jim Nabors – 20, Billy Graham – 10, David Ogden Stiers – 30, R. Lee Ermey – 30, Joe Jackson – 20)

Joanne: 140 – (Rose Marie – 10, Jerry Van Dyke – 20, Winnie Mandela – 20, Margot Kidder – 40, Tab Hunter – 20, Aretha Franklin – 30)

Girl on Fire:  110 (John Hillerman – 20, Della Reese – 20, Brendan Byrne – 10, Donnelly Rhodes – 20, Robert Mandan – 20, Charlotte Rae – 10, Bill Daily – 10)

ERIN: 100 (David Cassidy – 40, John Gavin – 20, Roger Bannister – 20, John McCain – 20)

Lee Kwang Soo!!!!!!!!!!!! – 90 (Milos Foreman – 20, Tom Wolfe – 20, Adrian Cronauer – 30, Morgana King – 20)

Tailgating w/ Jesus:  80 (Bobby Doerr – 10, Tom Benson – 10, Red Schoendienst – 10, Stan Mikita – 30, Willie McCovey – 20)

Josh: 80 – (Earle Hyman – 10, Charles Manson – 20, John Battaglia – 40, Marty Allen – 10)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 50 – (Ursula K. Le Guin – 20, Eunice Gayson – 10,James “Whitey” Bulger – 20)

Babysitter: 30 (Stephen Hawking – 30)

The Budges: 20 – (Burt Reynolds – 20)

The Mumblers: 20 – (Carl Kassel – 20)

Gianna: 10 (Jerry Maren – 10)

Sue B.: 10 – (Barbara Bush – 10)

John Peter Bain, a.k.a: TotalBiscuit, a.k.a.: The Cynical Brit, a.k.a.: TotalHalibut a.k.a: Who the fuck is this guy that he’s got three a.k.a.s? died at the spry age of 33.

OK, there’s being a nerd (or geek, or whatever, I’m not getting into hair-splitting here) and there’s going a bridge to fucking far.

Yes, I love comics, I read them almost every day [thank you, Marvel Unlimited].  And I watch all the comic book movies. Even the bad ones [read: DC movies]. But this guy…

TotalBiscuit ran a World of Warcraft radio station.

…Ok,  I know: There’s a lot to unpack here.  World of Warcraft is a… game… with little model figurines… that LARPers look down upon.  Fucking LARPers!

And this guy, ran a radio station: take note, not a website, bot a TV station… a RADIO STATION that revolved around this shitty, shitty game!

Wait, there’s more.

Biscuit

Man, people will watch anything on YouTube.

This guy was also a professional shoutcaster (read: commentator) for video games like StarCraft II and PlanetSide 2.  Apparently, he really liked sequels.

He went on to become a YouTube Star (two words that portend the end of civilization) where he commented on nerdy gaming shit.

In 2014 he announced that he had cancer.  This is where Wes comes in. Wes knew about this guy (or found out about this guy) and made sure to include him in his picks.

Yes, Wes gets another 70 points!  This puts him a mere 60 points behind the leaders!

Clearly, an insurmountable goal.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Team Sushi: 270 (Ann Wedgeworth – 20, Malcolm Young – 40, Ruben Cardenas Ramirez – 60, William Rayford – 40, Juan Castillo – 70, Dwight Clark – 40)

Wes: 210 – (John Watts Young  -20, Prince Henrik – 20, Alan Bean – 20, Paul Laxalt – 10, Stefan Karl Stefansson – 60, Steve Ditko – 10, Totalbiscuit – 70)

Jami: 150 – (Emily “Mt. Fuji” Dole – 40, Jim Nabors – 20, Billy Graham – 10, David Ogden Stiers – 30, R. Lee Ermey – 30, Joe Jackson – 20)

Joanne: 140 – (Rose Marie – 10, Jerry Van Dyke – 20, Winnie Mandela – 20, Margot Kidder – 40, Tab Hunter – 20, Aretha Franklin – 30)

Girl on Fire:  110 (John Hillerman – 20, Della Reese – 20, Brendan Byrne – 10, Donnelly Rhodes – 20, Robert Mandan – 20, Charlotte Rae – 10, Bill Daily – 10)

ERIN: 100 (David Cassidy – 40, John Gavin – 20, Roger Bannister – 20, John McCain – 20)

Lee Kwang Soo!!!!!!!!!!!! – 90 (Milos Foreman – 20, Tom Wolfe – 20, Adrian Cronauer – 30, Morgana King – 20)

Tailgating w/ Jesus:  80 (Bobby Doerr – 10, Tom Benson – 10, Red Schoendienst – 10, Stan Mikita – 30, Willie McCovey – 20)

Josh: 80 – (Earle Hyman – 10, Charles Manson – 20, John Battaglia – 40, Marty Allen – 10)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 50 – (Ursula K. Le Guin – 20, Eunice Gayson – 10,James “Whitey” Bulger – 20)

Babysitter: 30 (Stephen Hawking – 30)

The Budges: 20 – (Burt Reynolds – 20)

The Mumblers: 20 – (Carl Kassel – 20)

Gianna: 10 (Jerry Maren – 10)

Sue B.: 10 – (Barbara Bush – 10)

Comic Book artist and co-creator of Spiderman, Steve Ditko, died at the spry age of 90.

Ditko was part of Marvel from the beginning as the exclusive artist for Spiderman and Doctor Strange until he jumped ship and eventually started working for the enemy: DC.

But before jumping ship, he helped create one of the greatest superheroes ever.  In fact: THE greatest. [Suck it, Batman!]

Stan Lee went to Jack Kirby 1st to develop Spiderman, but Jack just didn’t get it.  He made Spidey all about being heroic and posing. Lee wanted the character to be a teenager with a shitload of problems.

Ditko got it.  He designed the suit, decided that he should cover his face with a mask, he

Ditko

Gee, that guy was into comics?

claimed that “Stan Lee thought the name up.”  And that he, “did costume, web gimmick on wrist & spider signal.”

1st off: the Spider Signal is not something to brag about.  It was pretty lame. 2nd: OK, Mr Too-Big-For-His-Britches, just say that you think Stan Lee is a hack already.

But what do you expect from someone who was an Ayn Rand fan?

Ditko also came up with Doctor Strange, but who really gives a shit about Doctor Strange?

Now don’t worry.  If the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taught us anything it’s that no one ever dies.  Ever. There is always some loophole to get them to come back. O’l stevie will be back to the drawing board [literally] any day now.

This hit goes to: Wes!  It was the 1st of his Googled names!  Personally, i don’t know how I missed it.  I feel like such a tool.

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Ghoul Pool Administrator

Current Standings:

Team Sushi: 270 (Ann Wedgeworth – 20, Malcolm Young – 40, Ruben Cardenas Ramirez – 60, William Rayford – 40, Juan Castillo – 70, Dwight Clark – 40)

Jami: 150 – (Emily “Mt. Fuji” Dole – 40, Jim Nabors – 20, Billy Graham – 10, David Ogden Stiers – 30, R. Lee Ermey – 30, Joe Jackson – 20)

Wes: 140 – (John Watts Young  -20, Prince Henrik – 20, Alan Bean – 20, Paul Laxalt – 10, Stefan Karl Stefansson – 60, Steve Ditko – 10)

Joanne: 140 – (Rose Marie – 10, Jerry Van Dyke – 20, Winnie Mandela – 20, Margot Kidder – 40, Tab Hunter – 20, Aretha Franklin – 30)

Girl on Fire:  110 (John Hillerman – 20, Della Reese – 20, Brendan Byrne – 10, Donnelly Rhodes – 20, Robert Mandan – 20, Charlotte Rae – 10, Bill Daily – 10)

ERIN: 100 (David Cassidy – 40, John Gavin – 20, Roger Bannister – 20, John McCain – 20)

Lee Kwang Soo!!!!!!!!!!!! – 90 (Milos Foreman – 20, Tom Wolfe – 20, Adrian Cronauer – 30, Morgana King – 20)

Tailgating w/ Jesus:  80 (Bobby Doerr – 10, Tom Benson – 10, Red Schoendienst – 10, Stan Mikita – 30, Willie McCovey – 20)

Josh: 80 – (Earle Hyman – 10, Charles Manson – 20, John Battaglia – 40, Marty Allen – 10)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 50 – (Ursula K. Le Guin – 20, Eunice Gayson – 10,James “Whitey” Bulger – 20)

Babysitter: 30 (Stephen Hawking – 30)

The Budges: 20 – (Burt Reynolds – 20)

The Mumblers: 20 – (Carl Kassel – 20)

Gianna: 10 (Jerry Maren – 10)

Sue B.: 10 – (Barbara Bush – 10)