Original screen capture from The Flash television series (The CW). The CW's superhero series The Flash depicts the adventures of Barry Allen, "the Fastest Man Alive," as he faces many other superhumans who also received superpowers from a particle accelerator failure. Most, but not all, of his fellow superhumans (called metahumans in the series) to appear so far have been supervillains. One who has been non-villainous, though still dangerous for the destructive nature of his powers and his difficulty controlling them, is Firestorm the Nuclear Man. The character Ronnie Raymond (played by actor Robbie Amell) is the lead structural engineer for S.T.A.R. Labs' particle accelerator. When the accelerator explodes, Ronnie vanishes. A year later, the show's characters discover that he and another man, Dr. Martin Stein, now share the same body. This merged man looks like Ronnie Raymond, but the person doing the thinking is mostly Martin Stein. Ronnie's memories and motivations … [Read more...] about The Flash and the Nonexistent Standard DID Med Mix
Play Ball! Home run! We received 645 entries in this week’s Cartoon Caption Contest! You sent in a ton of punchlines about the coach being bugged by bugs as well as a wave of off-the-wall concepts that were fantastic. And our winner took us to new heights. Well played, everyone! As always, when we have duplicate entries, and we always do, we pick the earliest sent in. Here are your winner and finalists!! WINNER: Robert Kohn, River Ridge: (Punchline lettered into word balloon) FINALISTS Brian Lambert, Baton Rouge: “Awesome! Your coach must be a member of the 610 Stompers.” Richard Robbins, New Orleans: “Apparently he either wants you to bunt or do the Macarena.” Coach Donni Shields, Baton Rouge: “He conducts orchestras for his full-time job.” Craig S. Landry, Slidell: “If he signs any faster, ya gonna have to take a speed-reading class.” Joseph Guidry, Lafayette: “I think he’s trying to get your attention.” Rob Huffman, Fredericksburg, VA: … [Read more...] about With over 600 entries, look who scored BIG in Walt Handelsman’s latest Cartoon Caption Contest!
Gerald Anderson is lending a hand to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to put up an emergency quarantine facility in a hospital that handles COVID-19 patients. The actor posted on Instagram yesterday, April 13, pictures of the facility being built at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan city, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) referral hospital. The facility is meant to temporarily house COVID-19 patients and persons under investigation as hospitals face overcrowding during the pandemic. In an update today, Anderson showed on Instagram Stories the foundation of the facility coming into place. Image: Instagram/@andersongeraldjr He shared last Saturday, April 11, that the PCG brought the materials to the hospital prior to construction. Anderson thanked fellow actors Arci Muñoz, Sue Ramirez, Rayver Cruz and Jake Cuenca and director Ruel Bayani for helping in the project. The actor became an auxiliary officer of the PCG in 2016 and is also an army … [Read more...] about LOOK: Gerald Anderson helps PH Coast Guard in building quarantine facility
After allegations of racism from black students last year, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston said it will be establishing a $500,000 diversity fund, numerous sources reported Tuesday. During a school field trip in May 2019, black students said a museum employee told them “No food, no drink, and no watermelon,” the New York Times reported. The museum said it could not verify the allegations after an investigation, but that an employee recalled telling students “No food, no drink and no water bottles” were allowed in the gallery, according to the New York Times. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Museum of Fine Art Senior Curator Ronni Baer view “Class Distinctions: Dutch Paintings In The Age Of Rembrandt And Vermeer” exhibition on October 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Natasha Moustache/Getty Images) Other students reported feeling like they had been singled out by security who paid no attention to white students. The … [Read more...] about Boston Fine Arts Museum Agrees To Spend $500,000 To Promote Diversity