Friday, April 19, 2013

Tramp! Plap!

Hey!  It's time for Fun with Out of Context Artwork! (tm!)

Few suspected that Peter Parker wore a full face mask in his secret identity as Spider-Man to hide the telltale growth on his face shaped like the Black Cat.  

That was courtesy of Amazing Spider-Man #330.  In the next issue, we got a Random Slap! (tm!):

Plap, indeed!

Also in Amazing Spider-Man #331, we see the most implausible governmental conspiracy ever:

You can see how aghast the guys are that the plot came to this.  I wouldn't want to be part of any story like that either.  Just to be clear, cocaine is perishable, so you can't stockpile it (at least not for an indefinite period of time like you can gold).  So, the plan is to just keep shoveling the new coke in and have a little party after Congressional sessions to get rid of the supply getting close to its expiration date?

So no, stupid government guy, cocaine won't always maintain its value.  It will expire like that peach yogurt you have sitting in the back of your fridge.


And it's none of yer beeswax how I happen to know that.

See you Monday!


MarvelX42 said...

Well, that is partially correct about the gold standard. We are now on an oil standard. That is why we go to war with any country that trys to start buying oil with anything but US dollars.

Adam Barnett said...

Are we? That seems kind of silly. Oil is a finite resource like gold, but it's also one we're depleting (unlike gold). I'm sure someone smarter than I has thought of that, but it seems like a head-scratcher to me.

MarvelX42 said...

Oil is abiogenic.

Adam Barnett said...

Valid point.... but doesn't it take so long for the process to take place that it's impractical to consider it as a replenishing resource?

MarvelX42 said...

I don't know that, but I do know that there is alot of reserves that the US is just sitting on.

Vince Coleman said...

that is exactly the look i would have on my face if someone said that to me.