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Written by cthulhu

May 27, 2007 at 3:20 pm

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Brainmail: Overdue Optimism

Warren Ellis speaks clever:

Stop believing that nothing can be done.

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Written by cthulhu

May 27, 2007 at 8:16 am

Posted in flotsam and jetsam

Your Soul for Heroes Fund

Dear Satan…
01:44 AM – Tuesday, May 22, 2007 – by Tim

Want to trade one soul (near-mint condition) in exchange for one new episode of Heroes every day for the rest of my life.

Do you accept?

02:07 PM – Tuesday, May 22, 2007 – by Tim

Oh you silly people. I’m not trading my soul. I have thousands of souls from poor individuals who read the fine print at the bottom of this page. Go ahead, see for yourself.

Did you look? Good. Thank for funding my “All Heroes for Tim, All the time” effort.

© 2002-2006 Tim Buckley and Ctrl+Alt+Del Productions. All rights reserved.

By reading this fine print your soul is now the exclusive property of Ctrl+Alt+Del and subsidiaries.

Unauthorized use of Ctrl+Alt+Del characters, images, materials, souls, odors, and oxygen is strongly discouraged. We know where you sleep.

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Written by cthulhu

May 27, 2007 at 7:54 am

Heroes: Origins – Linderman and Petrelli

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What’s the relationship between Linderman and Petrelli?


Heroes 025: War Buddies – Unknown Soldiers (02 of 06)

Mr. Bennet, the man in the horn-rimmed glasses, sent Hana Gittelman on a mission to uncover top-secret information that could bring down the company he works for. What should have been a walk in the park for Hana with her wireless ability proved difficult when she discovered the file wasn’t stored electronically. Using her wits, she infiltrated security at the Pentagon archives and found the file Mr. Bennet sent her to retrieve.

What are its secrets? And how will it help her and Mr. Bennet bring down the company?






Heroes 026: War Buddies – Unknown Soldiers (03 of 06)

When Mr. Bennet sent Hana Gittelman into the heart of the Pentagon archives, she expected to retrieve information on the company he worked for. What she found was something quite different; a Vietnam War mission file named Operation: Lone Star.

The Lone Star file detailed a covert mission to rescue pilots shot down during an illegal bombing raid. The team was severely compromised when Viet Cong scouts ambushed their boat with deadly effect, killing most of the crew. Dallas, the squad’s leader, would have been among the body among the body count had it not been for the miraculous healing touch of the team medic: Austin.

As Hana followed the accounts of Austin and Dallas, she was left to wonder:

Who were theses men?

And what do they have to do with taking down the company?





Heroes 027: War Buddies – No Turning Back (04 of 06)

When Hana Gittelman delved further into the Lonestar File, she learned that two United States soldiers in the Vietnam War went into the jungle to locate a downed plane. Once there, they found no survivors but saw their first glimpse of a small farming village surrounded by a lush valley of crops. One, Austin, wanted to return to base camp where he could help the wounded with his ability. However, the other, Dallas, insisted that they could save more lives by taking out the village, and perhaps, finish the war.

But in order to end it, they would have to learn the secret of Au Co.








Heroes 028: War Buddies – Introductions (05 of 06)

The two soldiers find the downed aircraft next to its target, a village that has abnormally large crops growing in its fields. They discover that the crops are created by Au Co, a young girl who has the ability to make vegetation grow at a rapid rate.

Dallas Forces Austin to help him complete the mission by destroying the village. However, Austin wants to save this other “special” person, the two clash but Dallas is able to get off a shot – BANG!












Heroes 029: War Buddies – Call to Arms (06 of 06)

With the help of Mr. Bennet, the mysterious man in horn-rimmed glasses, Hana Gittelman has just begun to connect the dots between Mr. Linderman and the various heroes from across the globe. The trail led to a secret file within the Pentagon itself. But from his days of Vietnam, Hana realizes Linderman’s plans have taken a decidedly political turn…



Linderman had been Petrelli ally ever since. Linderman’s secret agenda on the other hand, is only known to him.

Too bad he’s dead — or is he?

*dun dun dunnn!*

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Written by cthulhu

May 27, 2007 at 7:15 am

This Month Nature’s Genomic Frankenstein


Monster Pig

1,051 pounds and 9-feet-4 monster pig.

The hog’s head is now being mounted on an extra-large foam form by Jerry Cunningham of Jerry’s Taxidermy in Oxford.

Winged Cat

Winged Cat

Tomcat sprouted two hairy 4 inches long wings.

Gene mutation and “sexually harassment” are suspected.

Virgin Shark

Virgin Shark

Female hammerhead sharks can reproduce without having sex.

Parthenogenesis, as this type of reproduction is known, occurs when an egg cell is triggered to develop as an embryo without the addition of any genetic material from a male sperm cell.

Gay Flamingo

Gay Flamingo

A pair of male flamingos have become foster parents after adopting an abandoned chick in Gloucestershire.

The pair, who have been together for about six years, can feed their chick without any female help – by producing milk in their throat.

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Written by cthulhu

May 27, 2007 at 4:40 am