Supervillains and the big blue bubba.

ELEPHANT MAN: Not+Joseph+Merrick(source)

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Seattle's new supervillian sounds more like a cupcake than a bad guy. Get the background here. All the same, thenanigans loves the fact that the Emerald City has a lively comic book mentality.

LEGACY OF THE DAY: The important generational influence of Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER STORY ABOUT FLATULENCE: Did dinosaurs fart their way to extinction?

BIG BLUE: Violet Beauregarde's bigger brother.


WE ARE EATING OURSELVES TO DEATH: And it has become a worry for airline safety specialists. Then there's this.

TANTALUM: You can't live without it. Then there's this.

IF YOU AREN'T MAD, YOU AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION: I have a huge problem with this. Priorities make a statement of who we are as a people.



THENANIGANS UPDATE: Spirit Airlines is shamed into doing something they should have done from the start. It doesn't change the fact that they made a really bad decision.

WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY? Scamming in the name of the Lord.

TILTING AT WINDMILLS: The insurrection continues. Yes, popcorn is the perfect accompaniment.



Italia Almirante was a star of the silent movie era of, yes, Italy. See more of her grandness over here.

SEAMONSTER OF THE DAY: We're going to need more cocktail sauce. Jiminy Jillikers.

FINDERS KEEPERS? Did you hear about the nuclear warhead Uncle Sam lost during the cold war? BONUS: It's still lost.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO HELP YOUR FRIEND? Would you jump in a vat of acid for them? This guy did.