Monday, September 5, 2011


The Google Arts Project will allow you to get this close to Whistler's Peacock Room in the Freer Art Museum BUT NO CLOSER.
Perhaps the Freer Museum people have security concerns after one of their letters was stolen by Captain Black.

UPDATE: M. Bouffant in comments calls our attention to the missing period in Captain Black's life, between his appearance as the letter-stealing villain in "The Wonderful O"and his equally villainous role in Captain Scarlet. From hating 'O's (due to a childhood trauma involving his mother and a porthole) he becomes enslaved by the green 'O's that the Mysterons project as they wreak their nefarious schemes. It is a classic case of the Return of the Repressed.

Captain Black before (l) and after (r) administration of 150 μg of Mysteron
Alternatively, Stereopair FAIL.

Apparently there was a 2005 re-make of Captain Scarlet. Why was I not previously informed?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You'll just have to come to D.C., Smut.

vacuumslayer said...

See, the Peacock Room isn't just breathtaking, it's o-taking.

tigris said...

Re security concerns: maybe the museum shouldn't have emphasized it was Freer because now people have made themselves too free.

M. Bouffant said...


Word: umentwee

Open to interpretation.

Smut Clyde said...

Synchronicity. I was just about to add a paragraph about the Mysteron connection when I checked the comments and found M. Bouffant's. Now I'll have to pretend that he inspired the update.

Another Kiwi said...

"They want to destroy the Earth. He won't let them"
Republicans vs. Al Gore?

Jennifer said...

For a second I thought it was Stingray.

mikey said...

Yeah, sure, whatever n shit.

I want to know where Colonel Mustard comes into the plot.

Another Kiwi said...

150 μg of Mysteron makes your eyebrows arch? Woo hoo sign me up for that

mikey said...

After all, he outranks all your Captains.

Hell babe, you didn't see Colonel Gadhafi giving himself the rank of Captain, didja? 'Course not. That'd be silly.

Cap'ns are actually pretty key in ground ops, but the tend to be Company level commanders - that is, they are down in the mud three weeks outta the month, and have no idea what is going on. A bad one gets people killed in large numbers. A good one can keep Alabama cracker Sergeants and stupid arrogant first Lieutenants from destroying unit coherence and getting people killed for no reason.

So Captain Scarlet and Captain Black are mostly annoying...