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Jennifer, did you ever see the live-action THE TICK? That was another show that wasn't given a chance. I hope you have a Jen-Luc lookalike contest someday.

I can't hear "the City" without thinking of Warren Ellis's **Transmetropolitan**, the tripped-out darkly optimistic cyberpunk saga which is right up there with **Sandman** for really deserving the name "graphic novel".

"The genius of the series lies in its cheeky, surreal irreverence and whip-smart in-jokes. . . ." Reminds me more than a little of **Dangermouse**. Am I dating myself if I admit that I grew up on **Dangermouse**? (To which the requisite punchline is, "As if anyone else would date you.")

I have all The Tick comics. Perhaps that's not unusual. I have alot of comics. I have a few episodes of The Tick on VHS. My 9 year old has fun with it. I could work in The City City Hall.

The Physics of Superheroes (soon to be out in paperback)

Maybe my local ampersanded bookstore jumped the gun, but the paperback was out when I stopped by there last weekend to pick up a Calc book.

Well, I may invite Jen-Luc out for tea sometime then. But first, has she seen this?

Wow, when we said you could forego the tights of justice, we had no idea you'd take it to such extremes. :)

The quiz said I was Green Lantern, but I still insist I'm Hakubi Washuu.

Found my way of Google. Great to see a fellow TICK fan! Also...FASCINATING discussion. I recently read Kakalios's book The Physics of Superheroes...and it was equalling enthralling and wonderful. Imho, every comic book writer out there needs to have a copy on their shelf and consult it often!

Btw, you must know by now that the TICK vs. Season 2 is out on DVD. I have finally ordered a copy for myself for Christmas (gift cards are wondrous!). Here's hoping that it does well enough to convince TPTB to release a season 3 DVD!

Well, so long...and thanks for all the fish!

Errr...I meant to say above: "I found your blog by way of Google". More coffee please!

The information is good. but perhaps u can give some information on educational stuffs or link to websites with more of such educational details. for teenagers to do their project as they might need more information. thank you very much.:)


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    Physics Cocktails

    • Heavy G
      The perfect pick-me-up when gravity gets you down.
      2 oz Tequila
      2 oz Triple sec
      2 oz Rose's sweetened lime juice
      7-Up or Sprite
      Mix tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker and pour into a margarita glass. (Salted rim and ice are optional.) Top off with 7-Up/Sprite and let the weight of the world lift off your shoulders.
    • Listening to the Drums of Feynman
      The perfect nightcap after a long day struggling with QED equations.
      1 oz dark rum
      1/2 oz light rum
      1 oz Tia Maria
      2 oz light cream
      Crushed ice
      1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
      In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the dark and light rum, Tia Maria, and cream. Shake well. Strain into an old fashioned glass almost filled with crushed ice. Dust with the nutmeg, and serve. Bongos optional.
    • Combustible Edison
      Electrify your friends with amazing pyrotechnics!
      2 oz brandy
      1 oz Campari
      1 oz fresh lemon juice
      Combine Campari and lemon juice in shaker filled with cracked ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Heat brandy in chafing dish, then ignite and pour into glass. Cocktail Go BOOM! Plus, Fire = Pretty!
    • Hiroshima Bomber
      Dr. Strangelove's drink of choice.
      3/4 Triple sec
      1/4 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
      2-3 drops Grenadine
      Fill shot glass 3/4 with Triple Sec. Layer Bailey's on top. Drop Grenadine in center of shot; it should billow up like a mushroom cloud. Remember to "duck and cover."
    • Mad Scientist
      Any mad scientist will tell you that flames make drinking more fun. What good is science if no one gets hurt?
      1 oz Midori melon liqueur
      1-1/2 oz sour mix
      1 splash soda water
      151 proof rum
      Mix melon liqueur, sour mix and soda water with ice in shaker. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with rum and ignite. Try to take over the world.
    • Laser Beam
      Warning: may result in amplified stimulated emission.
      1 oz Southern Comfort
      1/2 oz Amaretto
      1/2 oz sloe gin
      1/2 oz vodka
      1/2 oz Triple sec
      7 oz orange juice
      Combine all liquor in a full glass of ice. Shake well. Garnish with orange and cherry. Serve to attractive target of choice.
    • Quantum Theory
      Guaranteed to collapse your wave function:
      3/4 oz Rum
      1/2 oz Strega
      1/4 oz Grand Marnier
      2 oz Pineapple juice
      Fill with Sweet and sour
      Pour rum, strega and Grand Marnier into a collins glass. Add pineapple and fill with sweet and sour. Sip until all the day's super-positioned states disappear.
    • The Black Hole
      So called because after one of these, you have already passed the event horizon of inebriation.
      1 oz. Kahlua
      1 oz. vodka
      .5 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
      .5 oz. dark rum
      .5 oz. Amaretto
      Pour into an old-fashioned glass over (scant) ice. Stir gently. Watch time slow.