7652 – nifty. very much a scotto-thing.

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7650 – Amazing Spiderman 215 page 03


Amazing Spiderman 215 page 03
Originally uploaded by scottobear.

Yeowitch!

Poor Spidey… Sandblast-enema?

Also note that Sandman suffers from Harry Osborne Hair and Electro’s Fashion sense. poor guy.

I always thought Sandman was more spiffy as a sort of Neutral guy, not really a hero or a villain.

I imagine Spidey probably was looking for Hydroman to use as a bidet after that.

CHAFE!

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Lisa^2 are in New Orleans, and gave me a ring a ding ding from party central. They offered to pick up some stuff for me at the local hoodoo stops, but I’m set for my chicken feet and tomb dust for the time being.

It sounds like they’re having a grand time, and I wish I could be along for the ride.


I don’t think I’ll see a long-term Moonbase / Manned Mars mission in my lifetime, and that’s ok with me.


Flash Earth (uses google and MSn Earth API in a speedy interface) (starting from my house)

part of Neave.com’s project list


Ed Wood would direct my life? That’s flattering and disturbing. On a budget.

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