I'm not a huge fan of practical jokes, but I love spoof news stories. And man, it's been quiet this year. Where's the post on rec.arts.drwho.moderated, claiming that they found "Fury From The Deep" down the back of a sofa, and now the Christmas Special is going to be a Whole Episode Flashback to it? Where's the ridiculous, but just about plausible story on the BBC News site? (I thought it might be the one about baby chicks doing arithmetic
, but it appears to be genuine.)
On the upside, the latest comic book news is that Geoff Johns is following up 2005's Green Lantern: Rebirth
and the upcoming Flash: Rebirth
with Vibe: Rebirth
. Now that was funny, especially the suggestion that Vibe
, of all characters, has a rich backstory that no-one's used properly.
And I enjoyed the latest Shortpacked!
in which, faced with a storyline that's falling to peices
, David Willis decides to do a hard reboot and go back to ''Roomies''
If I'd logged on before noon, of course, I'd have added it myself...
Yes, I know that's not the permenant link, but this
doesn't give you the full effect of the site's makeover.
EDIT: Checking my friends page, megamole
's linked to this Guardian story
, which may be the last one of more than 140 characters they ever print...