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09/20: ROCK

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Dave!Today's word in the TWENTY/TWENTY meme is "rock."

And it's kind of strange exactly how many ways that this word can be interpreted for a photo meme like this. It's music. It's a stone. It's a motion. It's an assault of the senses. It's a lot of things.

But the first thing that came to mind was when @CopaseticBeth and @HoustonsProblem were nice enough to take me to Stone Mountain, which happens to be the biggest rock on earth. It's indescribably massively huge... and yet most of it is buried, so you're not even seeing all of it. As you look down from the cable car, people are like ants on the thing...

Stone Mountain View

Stone Mountain People Ants

What probably should be first in my mind is the Hard Rock Cafe, seeing as how I've been to 128 of them around the world...

Dave Hard Rock Cafe Visits

In other news... something which doesn't rock today would be Wonder Woman's new costume. Writer Michael J. Straczynski apparently desired a tougher more modern look, and wanted to address fan outrage over Princess Diana not having pockets. So what do we get? Wonder Woman as a biker chick, complete with retro 80's mini jacket, throat choker, and latex pants. It's apparently a more feminist approach to the character's look, but I'd argue that with her tits hanging out of that jacket and all those prominent ass shots, it's a giant step backwards for woman-super-hero-kind...

New Wonder Woman Costume

New Wonder Woman Costume

New Wonder Woman Costume

New Wonder Woman Costume

Wonder Woman is one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Comics Universe. She's a frickin' AMAZON WARRIOR! She's the equivalent of Marvel Comics' Thor, for heaven sakes. She is not a biker chick! Want to make her tougher? Just add armor and big-ass weapons to the iconic costume she already wears, like George Pérez did...

Wonder Woman Armor

And then there's that giant battle-axe she carries. Would you fuck with somebody who was packing THIS...?

Wonder Woman Axe

It doesn't get much tougher than that!

I admit that I am interested in what Straczynski has planned for the character, but don't feel the costume is that great. It's neither memorable nor iconic... and is a complete disservice to Wonder Woman's roots as an American hero. George Pérez did a masterful job of reinventing Princess Diana of Themyscira back in the 80's, but this time it smells of desperation, looking kind of cheap and sad... like she's wearing Black Canary's 80's era hand-me-downs or something.

Oh well. Something tells me it will not last...

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  1. claire says:

    “I’d argue that with her tits hanging out of that jacket and all those prominent ass shots, it’s a giant step backwards for woman-super-hero-kind…”

    Exactly. She’s hardly recognizable in the new outfit. Black doesn’t suit her.

    She looks completely kick-ass and super strong in the final shot you have with the battle axe. The George Pérez version if I read correctly.

  2. muskrat says:

    Stone Mountain is cool, especially when they break out the lasers and fireworks, like they will this weekend!

  3. martymankins says:

    I would like to visit Stone Mountain someday. Just the sheer size of it would be great to not only see, but climb on.

    128 Hard Rock visits… A milestone, in my book.

    Wonder Woman is not a biker chick. She’s a member of the Justice League. Hoping that this rendition dies quickly so she can go back to her original outfit.

  4. Sybil Law says:

    WTF?! Why would they ruin WW’s trademark costume? That’s more like a WW impersonator! Yeesh!

  5. kilax says:

    Stone Mountain is so cool! I wish I could have spent more time there when I went!

  6. 128 Hard Rock Cafes? Well, I’m creeping up on you mate, I only have another 119 to visit before I overtake your grand total. So there.

    And, er, is it wrong to admit that the new Wonder Woman is kinda hot? Ducks…

  7. I miss the old WW costume. The pants = more feminist? Hmm…I agree, it’s a step backward. I thought WW already was a feminist character, and the pants (to me) are just an excuse to shade and accentuate her rear-end.

    I kinda like the jacket though.

  8. Sarah says:

    I think Wonder Woman’s new costume is stupid.

    And adding a jacket because she has no pockets? I don’t think she’s the type of woman who would be amiss without her lipstick.

  9. RW says:

    A little camel toe never hurt anybody.

  10. Stone Mountain? Awesome. Wonder Woman’s new duds? Horrible. But, they have re-imagined her worse.

  11. Beth says:

    You know, when I think of ROCK ‘houstonsproblem’ comes to my mind first as well…..hee hee hee. It’s his rock hard abs, of course!!!!!

    So crappin’ upset that we can’t go back to the rock in July, or anywhere for that matter!! I’ll miss you terribly….. 🙁

  12. whitenoise says:

    C’mon, Dave. You CANNOT argue with an ass like that!

  13. Avitable says:

    If they were going to go that route, they should have done the Diana Prince, bullets and bracelets, style, where she was in black and had real clothes on, not this weird mixture of biker and superhero costume.

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