Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bits and pieces and Amazing Stories

February 1942
Amazing was the Daddy Rabbit of scifi magazines. Hugo Gernsback published Volume 1 No 1 April '26. By February '42 the staid science based stories were gone except for those published in Astounding Stories and the genre was populated with action stories. While the covers promised sex and Bug Eyed Monsters (BEM) ogled scantily clad babes the actual stories followed the Saturday western movie formula. The hero mounted his horse (rocket) and rode off while the heroine school mam pined away in unrequited love.

Many people remember Edgar Rice Burroughs for his Tarzan stories and the movies made from them. He also wrote copious science fiction.

Meanwhile, back in the 21st century...we have Ice World.

We also have a world in which the Lefties are cheering Obama's plan to provide a $7500 incentive for people who buy electric cars.

No one seems to mind that only the wealthy can afford them and that we are broke. Nope. Our man Obamie just wants to keep on pushing his green agenda and destroying the economy.

Regarding Egypt:

There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the tiger.

---- William Cosmo Monkhouse

Fox is reporting that another illegal alien has been arrested for murder and other crimes..... He was arrested years ago to be deported but was released and didn't come back for the free ride.

Fancy that. Criminals breaking the law.

Hat tip to Mike L!

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