Thursday, March 18, 2010

The periodic table of super heroes (link roundup)

Avengers as elements by Shane Parker. See also: Superman.

And a few more links:

1. Phil McAndrew is hosting a "draw your favorite scene from a movie" contest. You can see Lucy Knisley's entry here.

2. Part Two of Boing Boing's interview with yakuza expert Jake Adelstein. It starts with this information:

They're usually misfits from Japanese society. The word yakuza itself comes from a losing hand in gambling. 893 (ya-ku-za). It's the worst hand you can have. So when they refer to themselves as yakuza, they're referring to themselves as losers. It's a very self-deprecating term.
3. Gallery 1988 posted several pieces from the upcoming show featuring the work of Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas.

*Previously: Bob the Builder was given an extra finger for Japanese television to avoid yakuza comparisons.

*Buy Kathie Olivas toys at eBay.