Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Juggernaut. Marvel Comics.

After chatting with a fellow OPL co-worker, I was informed that the term "Juggernaut" has a double meaning. According to Marvel comics there is a villain called "The Juggernaut." This post is a Tribute to "The Juggernaut." My inner nerd unleashed.

The Juggernaut (Cain Marko) is a fictional character that appears in publications published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in X-Men #12 (July 1965), and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotterJack Kirby.
Debuting during the Silver Age of Comic Books the character has appeared in over four decades of Marvel publications, featuring prominently in the X-Men titles and starring in two one-shot solo publications.

Publication history

The character debuted as an antagonist of the titular mutant superhero team in X-Men #12-13 (July-Sept. 1965). In the first of these issues, he rampaged unseen throughout the X-Men's headquarters as the team's leader, Professor X, related the character's origin in flashbacks. After an initial defeat the following issue, the Juggernaut returned inX-Men #32-33 (May–June 1967), then fought the sorcerer Doctor Strange in Doctor Strange #182 (Sept. 1969), X-Men member the Beast in Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973), and the Hulk in The Incredible 'Hulk #172 (Feb. 1974).
After the canceled X-Men returned in the mid-1970s, the Juggernaut returned to fight a new iteration of the team in X-Men #101-103 (Oct. 1975 - Feb. 1976). Storylines in Spider-Woman #37-38 (April & June 1981) and The Amazing Spider-Man #229-230 (June–July 1982) explored the Juggernaut's relationship with allyBlack Tom Cassidy. The X-Men and Spider-Man proved to be regular foes for the character, who appeared in Uncanny X-Men #183 (July 1984), Marvel Team-Up#150 (Feb. 1985), and Uncanny X-Men #194 (June 1985). The Juggernaut guest-starred in Secret Wars II #7 (Jan. 1986), battled a new generation of mutants in X-Men #217-218 (April–June 1987), appeared in a flashback story in Marvel Saga #21 (Aug. 1987), and in a humorous episode in Excalibur #3 (Dec. 1988).
Alter Ego: Cain Marko
Team Affiliations: 
  • New Excalibur
  • X-Men
  • Brotherhood of Mutants
  • Exemplars
  • Exiles (Malibu)
  • Thunderbolts
Black Tom Cassidy

Abilities: (In story information).
  1. Superhuman strength
  2. Stamina
  3. Durability
  4. Regenerative healing factor
  5. Force field generation
  6. Virtually unstoppable
  7. momentum



A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words...

This is Jane. See Jane laugh.
Jane is Hannah's sister and best friend. 

These are a pair of pipe cleaner glasses I made.
Note they are perfectly symmetrical in shape.
(due to my OCD/perfectionist personality).
Pictures are always fun to look at, often times more informational than text. Here I provided both, text and imagery. Laughing is always a bonus as well, so hopefully these will give you a good chuckle.
This is Melissa, my other best friend. There is no one in the
world I am more comfortable with. Truthfully I can tell her
anything and she will always love me (and not just because
she is my Mom). You can see where I get my good looks.

Monday, May 30, 2011


For the LLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGGEEEEESSSSSTTTTT (LONGEST) time I didn't know what a Widget was. I love that word. For those of you that don't know what a "widget" is...
 widget |ˈwijit|
noun informala small gadget or mechanical device, esp. one whose name is unknown or unspecified.

Random fact about me #1
I can't stand even numbers, unless they end in 0. I can't stand them to the extent that I never set the time for a party unless it's an odd number (keep in mind the 0 rule). Evens have always bothered me. For running, when I race if my bib number has an 8 or a 4 (heaven forbid) it's an automatic disadvantage for me. (Not really but mentally it's disappointing). Notice that there are exactly 5 of each letter in "longest" (I counted).

Random fact about me #2
I love the Thesaurus. It is a marvelous tool and I use it whenever I can. I also like the Dictionary, but the thesaurus more because it sounds like a type of dinosaur. I really like dinosaurs, for two reasons actually. The first being because I know three people specifically that had literal obsessions with dinosaurs, to the extent that they would "act" like the extinct creatures. Incredibly amusing and disturbing at times. The second being the fact that I am very fond of the movie Jurassic Park. Velociraptors are cool. Smart like a dog, but usually your dog won't eat you.

Tears of... what exactly?

I deleted my Facebook account. Wow what a feeling. I've noticed lately that every spare moment I get that I'm not "doing something" I'm on Facebook. It's kind of embarrassing thus resulting in the temporary deactivation of my account. What am I going to do with myself? I think I'm going to take up knitting a little more seriously, maybe read a book or 20, I could even make some jewelry with all the bits and pieces I've received/purchased. I'm really excited, to be quite frank, that I no longer have this "addiction" I like to call it. Now instead of watching other people live their lives, I'm going to live my own! What a concept.

With that side note out of the way, I want to discuss a movie I saw tonight. This movie was "Kung Fu Panda II." So let's talk, what does it mean if a person cries in movies and no one else does? I like to think it means they have a heart. Or does it mean they are oversensitive? Yes this movie was animated and yes the characters are fictional, so? They fictionally have feelings, they fictionally have lives, they FICTIONALLY want to settle down with someone and have their wife eat their head. It's interesting that people can become so involved in a movie that it stimulates the human body, reacting in tears/anger/laughter/etc. I have no idea where I am going with this, I just thought it was interesting. What makes one person more emotionally responsive than another? (and okay yes, I did cry). Moving on, I looked up  "oversensitive" online and this is what it had to say: oversensitive [ˌəʊvəˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj. excessively responsive to or aware of feelings, reactions, etc. So is this a bad thing? Is it wrong to be responsive or aware of one's feelings? Just a thought. Who knew Kung Fu Panda could put a person into such a stupor?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Attitude, It's All You Got Man.

Sometimes in life, you are going to be eaten by sharks. And you know what? It's okay. Because there is nothing you can do about it.

Some People Are Worth Fighting For

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Palmyra Temple Grounds.

God is our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ is our Savior. My Redeemer Lives.
Occasionally I am touched by various pieces of art. This photograph of the Palmyra Temple grounds in NY is one of them. Credit goes to Ryan Parsons, who is currently unaware that I posted this here, but I just had to share. Truthfully I am overwhelmed by the beauty this shot captured.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Tis' stormy today, in the early morning light.
Flowers are drooping and small insects have gone asunder.
Thunder and Lightning erupt out of the sky with an explosive force. Raindrops attack the windows with a violent rage and the trees lurch this way and that, as if possessed by some force beyond our universe.