Pondering the Imminent Death of Spider-Man, Issue #700 Content Leaked

Ultimate Spider-Man and X-Men #41, from Panini...

Ultimate Spider-Man and X-Men #41, from Panini Comics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whaaat? It’s not just the death of Spider-man [ Why????] that’s hard to swallow, it’s what happens afterward. One of his arch enemies will don the red and blue suit and begin posing as the superhero.

So after decades of following Spider-Man as he battles evil, we’re supposed to mildly accept the fact that evil wins in the end.

This is just not right. Don’t leave it this way!!


“After 50 years of Peter Parker as Spider-Man,his archest of nemeses is taking over as Marvel Comics’ most iconic superhero.

Out today, the landmark Amazing Spider-ManNo. 700 features a final battle between the mind-swapped Parker and Dr. Otto Octavius — aka the evil Doctor Octopus — resulting in the hero suffering a possibly permanent defeat and Doc Ock standing victorious in the mind and body of Spider-Man.

But after defeating his former enemy in his own old, withering and dying body, Doc Ock isn’t going to take Spidey on a quest for world domination. Instead, he learns that with great power comes great responsibility — something Parker’s Uncle Ben taught him in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy issue 15 — and begins a new era for the character in the pages of Superior Spider-Man. It launches Jan. 9 as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative.”

Peter Parker Death Threats: Spider-Man Writer Under Fire From Fans

Landmark 700th issue brings new, ‘Superior’ Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man 700



Karma Comes Calling for Randi Zuckerberg, Hilarious

You knew it had to happen. Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg, finally got stung by Facebook’s confusing and hard to manage privacy settings. A photo taken at a private family gathering of Zuckerbergs where family members were gathered in the kitchen, yucking it up about public reactions to the “poke” feature on Facebook, ended up going viral on Twitter when Randi Zuckerberg forgot how her FB privacy settings were configured, sending the photo not just to friends, but also to “friends of friends” as well. How apt.

I never really jumped on the “FB train” from the very beginning, but I did give it a test drive that proved to be revealing. Years back, in 2007 and 2008, a few years after FB took off, I joined and spent some serious time one afternoon setting my privacy protocols. The very next time I logged on, I noticed that about half of those settings had mysteriously defaulted back to “send and show everything to everyone” so I tediously reset them again. Lather rinse repeat. I logged on a month later and the settings I had reconfigured were right back to “send and show everything to everyone.” It wasn’t rocket science to figure out that something wasn’t really right about Facebook. It was creepy and I eventually closed my account. I now keep a very bare bones presence on the behemoth surveillance hub, with one general page for my store blog and that’s it.

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, complains on Twitter after Facebook photo of her reacting to ‘Poke’ app is tweeted 

Facebook ruins Zuckerberg Xmas

See also http://www.salon.com/2012/12/26/mark_zuckerbergs_sister_is_angry_that_a_family_photo_posted_on_facebook_became_public/

Spooky coincidences of Sandy Hook and Aurora massacres

Fellowship of the Minds

This is a follow-up to our lowtechgrannie’s post of yesterday, “Two Mass Shooters and Banking Fraud?,” which debunked the rumor on the net that Peter Lanza and Robert Holmes — the fathers of mass murderers Adam Lanza and James Holmes, respectively — were both due to testify before the U.S. Senate on the Libor banking scandal. (Read more about the rumor hoax here). The Libor scandal refers to a number of high-profile banks misreporting interest rates on transactions.

Lanza, 20, is the alleged gunman who killed 20 first-graders and 6 adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday. Holmes is the alleged gunman who killed 12 and wounded 58 moviegoers at a premier midnight showing of the third Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in a Century theater in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012.

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