Sorry for the lag, folks, but as my spin class instructor always said,"Excuses are like backsides. Everyone has one and no one wants to hear yours!"
So without further ado, here's the lowdow on Episdoe 68 of Waiting for Doom.
Good grief! Mike and Paul are back and babbling on about the Doom Patrol again! Someone call in the government to put an end to this madness!
- Down on Derrington Way – 8:03
- Doom Clock – 11:47
- Doomsplaining – 15:15 – this week we look at issues 51 and 52 from volume 2, from Grant Morrison and Richard Case!
- Mailbag O Doom – 45:43 – We read your responses to the question, “Who’s your favourite made-up spy person?”
And now the pretty pictures.
|The cover from another era, put to good use.|
|Who's on the telly now?|
And issue #52
|The Cover for #52. That's Fifty-Two. Hmmmmm. . .|
|Call it macaroni.|
|Not a fan of interview situations, Cliff changes the subject.|
|The U. S. flag as a tablecloth.|
From the United States flag code, which is far and away more nuanced and meticulous than the Comic Code makes it rather clear that the flag shouldn't be used as a tablecloth. From Section 176, Respect for the Flag:
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
- (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
- (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
- (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
- (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
- (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
- (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
- (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
- (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
Which leads to the question of Nobody's political platform:
. . .and the return of Morden.
|Old Mr. Morden. How droll.|
|Of foes and feathers - a Hawkman stor-er, sorry. Wrong assignment.|
And so there you go, fellow Patrollers. What'd you think? Did you like the obnoxious delay between podcast release and blog post? Have you seen any feathers lately? Canyou believe we're only 2 new comic book days from the first issue of Doom Patrol Volume 6?
NONE of these are the question of the week, however. That question is:
Who is your favo(u)rite character with a fin (or fins)?