Thursday, December 20, 2007

Supermegadio!!!!! Discussion Question

Who do you think is the most electable Republican candidate running for president right now and why?* And no putting Hilary; only people actually running for the Republican nomination, you jerks!

*Dio's not an answer either!**
**That's right! Dio is so awesome he is a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent all at once! Makes everyone else look like sucker!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Roberto, This One's For You

Enjoy! And squeal like a little girl while you're at it, too!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Good Speech

This is a speech given by JFK basically saying that it's ok to vote for him even though he's a Catholic. Rachel Maddow was talking about this last night on her radio show based upon the fact that Mitt Romney is due to give a speech with similar intent. I was blown away by this speech* by Kennedy, not just about his Catholicism, but about religion's role in public life in America. Here's a quote (or two):
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute--where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote--where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference--and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

(and later-supermegadio!!!!!)
But let me stress again that these are my views--for contrary to common newspaper usage, I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President who happens also to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters--and the church does not speak for me.


Man, it would be nice to hear something like this today. Who knew this nation was once on the road to a more progressive view of religion? And, he probably wrote this himself!

*Keep in mind it was 1960 and apparently there were only Catholics, Protestants, and Jews in America at that time.


Friday, November 30, 2007

I'll Take Twelve!

In this article, newly DC comics exclusive artist Aaron Lopresti,* lists the DC characters he'd like to work on:
“I really like anything except tech loaded stuff,” Lopresti said. “I could see myself on Batman, The Creeper, Metamorpho. Plastic Man, Kilowog, something like Swamp Thing, Deadman (Neal Adams version), Uncle Sam (Reed Crandall version), Warlord, Fin Fang Foom vs. Gorilla Grodd Treasury Edition, the Spectre (Jim Corrigan only) and maybe even Superman in the right situation.”
Did you read that closely? If you don't think that the idea of a super-intelligent, super-strong telepathic talking Gorilla fighting a acid-spewing, super-strong, shape-shifting space dragon** isn't three kinds of awesome,*** then you should just shoot yourself, because your spirit is already dead!

*Who?****
**In short shorts!
***Although they'd probably fuck it up by putting some writer on it who would overly explain how these two creatures from separate universes meet-up and/or have heroes trying to stop them.
****Kinda a cheap shot, but more about the 'newly exclusive artist/writer' stories that pop-up on newsarama all the time about every single person whether big or not.*****
*****Not that Mr. Lopresti isn't big or isn't a good artist. I just never really heard of him. And, here, that's what matters.

All Kinds Of Awesome!!!!!

That's what this is!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Abortion!!!!!

Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion.
Abortion, abortion, abortion, abortion. ABORTION!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Simpsons!!!!!

So, last night's Simpsons was the one featuring Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, and Dan Clowes. I haven't watched a new episode of the Simpsons in a long, long time. But, it was ok. Not as good as it used to be, but not as bad as all get out.* The best bit by far was when Milhouse approaches Alan Moore to sign his copy of "Watchbabies: V for Vacation!" (with baby versions of the Watchmen surfing) forcing Moore into an anti-corporate rage only to be soothed by a Little Lulu comic.

*I have no idea what this means.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Really, It Should Be C-3PO

But, this is still awesome!* I got it from the newsarama blog.

*But, I don't want one!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Supermegamoving!!!!!

Anyone out there moving this weekend: Have a good trip and a good move!!!!!*

*You've got to move it, move it! You've got to move it, move it! You've got to move it, move it! You've got to...MOVE IT!!!!!

I Must Love Funny Animal Comic Strips!!!!!

I just must. I found this pretty funny*. It's a new political comic strip featuring presidential pets. And it manages to redeem Darth Vader, too! I got this through newsarama's blog.

*I mean today's (November 8th's) strip.

EDIT: I just read the first strip (this was only the second). So far, he's batting .500.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rubber Bands!

You know, my life has become so much better since I organized my rubber bands.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Better Than Zelda?

It just might be!!!

Joshua sent me this news. I am clearly off my Dio game if I'm getting scooped by Joshua! But, this is the greatest news I've heard about video games in an ever. And the article is sweet!

How much are 360's?

PS: I think I'm gonna start using the term 'mouth rape' more often. Beware my righteous fury!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thanks Robn (And Terry, Too, I Guess)!


Thanks, Robn. You are the awesome!

And so is Terry!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Watch This Space!*

I will be posting a picture post and thank you post all in one soon! You have been warned!!!

*Not this one exactly. Just the blog I mean.

Is This Wrong?

I may be buying a new used car, but haven't bought it yet (and there is still a slight chance I won't). I already bought a new stereo for it with a direct line in for my ipod.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Supermegadildos!!!!!

Many of our readers out there may not know this, but it has been widely reported that there are waves of dolphins wielding dildos and using them on random passersby on the East side of Manhattan.* We have recently learned that there is another gang doing the same thing, but on the West side. The other major difference? This time it's manta rays doing the devious dildoing. What will happen when these phallicly felonious fish meet up with the similarly purposed porpoises is anyone's guess!**

Juicy Carmichael (kick) and The Hammer of Justice were thought to be investigating, but only raucous laughter could be heard coming from the "Queen of Kickin'" and "Hammer Swingin' Sister" when they were asked.

Only one question remains: Are these the drunken ravings of a madman, or the mad ravings of a drunk?

The world may never know.

*"Fa...Loves...Anal Rape."
**Probably some kind of dildo/sword fight.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

News Article Linking!

Don't you hate it when the news links expire on yahoo, ruining your brilliance? I sure do!

Did You Mean: Supermercado?

No! I didn't! I want to see who's linking to this blog*, dammit! I don't want to hear about Spanish supermarkets! Damn Google!

*Noone out of the ordinary.

Should've?

Isn't "should've" correct? Not according to my spell-checker! What say you my supermegadioites?

We shall determine our own rules of English!

Yet Another Feather In Her Cap!

Remember when we used to post here often? About people and stuff besides comics? And, remember that post about how awesome Robn is? Well, she just proved her greatness even more! She got me a copy of Terry Pratchett's new book, Making Money, signed by the man himself!* He personalized it and drew me a turtle. Awesome! She sent me a picture of the signature, but I don't know how to get it here from my phone. So, you'll all have to wait to witness this awesomeness. Her one mistake? She should've gotten him to draw Dio's head on the turtle!**

*In this one case, it's not Dio, but Terry.
**Awesome!

SupermegaJuicyCarmichael(kick)&TheHammerOfJustice!

I know that many of you are eagerly awaiting some awesomeness in the form of Juicy Carmichael (kick) & The Hammer Of Justice! comic. Unfortunately, my art skilz have seriously deteriorated.* We need an artist here to translate my awesomeness into visual reality!

*Not that they ever really existed at all!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Co-Incidence?

I don't think so!

Sometimes you have to connect the dots.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The One Time

This is the one time Ozzy is more appropriate than Dio. Though a case could be made for Holy Diver.

Postivity On The Internet?

You know what's cool about the internet? This.

Specifically comment 11.

1980's Badassery!

Just how badass is Gabriel Jones, Agent of SHIELD? He answers caption boxes!

(Incredible Hulk # 297; from the Rod & Priscilla collection)

Da--I mean, Blasted, right!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sorry To Keep Harping On This

But, here's a quote from this interview with Dan Didio, editor-in-chief at DC:

If you love the weekly nature of comics, love periodical storytelling, love DC, this is the comic for you. If you don’t, then I understand. No hard feelings.


I love the weekly nature of comics, love periodical storytelling, and love DC. Yet, somehow, I hate Countdown. He sets up a scenario where we're either with him or against him. The only reason I don't like Countdown is because I don't like these things? I hate to be a part of the internet hate-on for Countdown, but it stinks. Plain and simple. That's why I don't like it.

And, not enough Dio!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Someone Gets It Right

Dear Marvel Editorial Staff,

World War Hulk rocks!

More Dio though, please!

You're All Jealous Of Me

I went to see Colbert Report last night. It was fun. What was fun was he told a couple of studio audience only jokes. He also would flub a line, re-start, and deliever the material in another, yet still funny, way. Plus, the studio's really small. Much moreso than I expected.

His main guest was "the father of intelligent design." What was interesting here was how Colbert was able to 'tear him apart' without the guy getting insulted too much. He's also very good at knowing when to cut people off. Something that's easier to notice in person. But, I wanted to tear this guy's head off. I can only imagine how someone* more informed on this topic would have felt.

There's only one way it could have been better: More Dio!**

*Robin, I'm looking at you!
**Damn, right!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Countdown Is My Kryptonite

Dear DC Editorial Staff,

Just thought you should know, that i just dropped Countdown.* I, who loves DC comics, dropped it. I'm also gonna avoid any cross-overs (and there are a bunch) or anything written by any of the writers involved.** That's how awful this series is. If a title I'm reading gets a one issue cross-over, I may drop it for that month. If a title I'm reading gets one of the Countdown writers as the new writer (Teen Titans, Birds Of Prey), I'm more likely to drop it than not.

In short, if I see the word "Countdown"*** on a comic, I will avoid it, like, well, Superman avoids Kryptonite.

Nice job!

*Despite the fact that you put Legion characters in there. I love the Legion. Every version. I have every appearance by every Legion character**** ever in some form. I haven't not gotten the Legion since 1989, and haven't missed a Legion character's appearance in a non-Legion title since. And now, because a writer of Countdown writes it, I am considering dropping the main Legion title as well. That's how much Countdown sucks.
**Especially Paul Dini, I've already dropped Detective Comics.
***Or Dini. Or Palmiotti. Or Gray*****. Or Bedard. Or McKeever. Or Beechen.
****Except the characters like Superboy or Supergirl.
*****As the writer, of course. I'd get a comic with the Gray Gargoyle in a heart beat!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

As Bad As Mice

Did you know that cats pretty much domesticated themselves? Pretty cool, I thought. Except, mice and pigeons and other pests did the same thing. Basically, humans created environments where these filthy creatures could thrive and they just moved in. Unlike dogs, who we selective bred to become less fearful of us. I don't know, it was interesting to me.

And Dio!

Am I A *gulp* Racist?

Apparently, yes. But, not like you'd think*:

Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for Dark Skin compared to Light Skin.


Who knew?

This is based on an on-line version of a study done which showed that medical professionals gave 'less' care to darker skinned people or something. Not me, baby!

Take one yerselves!

*Being that I'm so very pale.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Damn You, Roy Thomas!

Keep in mind, we here at Supermegadio!!!!! love super-heroes of all types.* We recently ordered the trade to the left for our good friends over at supermegamonkey. It contains Giant-Sized Invaders 1, the first nine issues of the series, and a couple of cross-overs.** These are all written by the great Roy Thomas. I do love Roy Thomas. Really, I do. Sure he's overly verbose, loves exposition, and never saw a panel that couldn't be improved with two captions and five word balloons, but I love him for who he is.

However, he loves adapting classic stories and little known pulp era stories to comics. Again, and again, and again, and again. Recently, we read Thor: The Celestial Saga V2 reprinting about a dozen issues of Thor from around 1980. It should've been a continuation of the Eternals/Celestials/Asgardians War.*** Instead, we got a near-faithful retelling of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung saga told by a giant floating eye. Ugh. Thank god I wasn't getting this monthly.

Why do I bring all this up? Good question. When I cracked open this Invaders book, I thought I'd get some of Roy Thomas' patented WWII-era hero love.**** I did. The first story tells the Invaders origin.***** But, the very next story? Yup, some Ring of the Nibelung love.******

Damn you, Roy Thomas!

*Both Marvel and DC.
**It was originally supposed to be a Giant-Sized series, but Marvel cancelled the Giant-Size line.
***It did eventually, but with a different writer.
****What's interesting is that there's a text piece included that declares all of the Timely era Marvel stories NOT in continuity unless specifically declared so in a Marvel era comic.
*****The origin mirrors in some ways the JSA origin by Paul Levitz. I'm not sure which came first. It might be this one.
******And the art ain't too great either.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Executive Privilege!

Every time I hear President Bush claim executive privilege, I imagine a seven year old holding onto a tree yelling that he's safe because he's on base.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Transformers!

We here at Supermegadio!!!!! feel it is our duty to steer you away or towards certain movies and encourage you to spend your monies on those things we support. With that in mind, we offer this review of Transformers.

Not enough Dio.

Seriously.

There were tons of tense action scenes scored not with a scorching metal riff. Nor, driving guitars. Furthernor, the mind-expanding vocals of the great one himself. Rather we get awful, awful, awful orchestral meanderings?

Where are the heavy metal driven action films of my youth?

PS: They borrow some plot points from Independence Day. And, if the makers of this film read this, if your movie has a big fight between giant robot leaders, show the big fight between giant robot leaders!

PSx2: What did all the actual Transformers' fans think?

Monday, July 2, 2007

Supermegarating!!!!!



Because of three 'hell's and a 'bomb.' So, all you kiddies out there get yer' momma's permission. We thought we'd be at least a 'PG-13' fer christ-sakes!

Done here.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Butt Monkey

It needed to be said.

Your Grammar Knits Socks In Hell!

It has been implied that our grammar on Supermegadio!!!!! sucks. In particular, in our placement of apostrophe's. It should be known that, as supporters of the one true rock god, we feel it is our place to break laws as we feel fit. Especially you're antiquated grammar rules!

I LIke DC Comics Again!

Let me tell you something, I love super-hero comics. Marvel AND DC. But, to be fair, I've always been more of a DC guy. I love, love, love the post-Crisis DCU, particularly because it seemed like anything could happen. Superman wasn't top dog because of his publishing history (a purely meta reason), but for actual in-story reasons. There's lots of other things I liked about this period (and stuff I didn't), but this is my preferred time period. There always seemed to be an overall forward momentum.*

Recently, however, it hasn't been the case with me. I've almost dreaded reading some of my DC books. There's been some titles I genuinely enjoy: Blue Beetle, JSA, Birds Of Prey. And, 52. 52 was a solid read week in, week out. Other titles, though, seem to be returning to a Silver Age status quo with some of their titles, particularly Superman. Add to that lackluster books like Wonder Woman, Flash, and Morrison's Batman.** Change I don't mind, but forward change, please. This stuff seemed to be going backwards. And don't get me started on Countdown.***

But, Geoff Johns just changed that, with this:

Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special. He's been building towards this story for the last six months or so in the regular Green Lantern title, as Sinestro, former Green Lantern, himself, who now possesses a similar power ring, has been gathering intergalactic baddies and giving them rings, too, including some of the worst**** villains of the past 20 years.

This is a fantastic book, which has, all on it's own restored my love of the DC Universe. Yeah, there's some stuff I don't like, but it doesn't weigh the story down. Johns, knowing this is a one-shot and many might of picked it up without knowing word one about any of the characters' histories, does a deft job of incorporating the exposition necessary into dialogue, without weighing the story down.***** It left me with a 'What's next?!?' feeling, which I really haven't felt from a DC comic in a long time.****** This comic is the start of a cross-over between the regular Green Lantern title, and the Green Lantern Corps title (and will include one or two more one-shots and one or two issues of other comics, so it is a cross-over, but a relatively contained one). I was originally only going to get the issues that I already collect. I'm now reconsidering this.

I highly recommend this book.

*Plus, it's really the period when I started to read comics, so take that for what you will.
**Surprised? Me, too!
***It sucks!
****In a good way.
*****Take that, Roy Thomas!
******52 was a special case, and doesn't count.

Friday, June 29, 2007

One Special Night In June

As many of you have enquired, tonight is the night that Rick Jones gets busy with Comb-Over.

Message From Supermegadio!!!!!

Whew! That last post was too much for this blog. With that in mind, we promise you, our faithful readers, some fantastic picture posts next week. What will they be? One word: Dio-Bots!

Boo-Yah!

Message From An Activist Court

Here

So, the court decided to over-turn an anti-trust law that prevented manufacturers from setting the minimum prices on things. That's why it's always 'suggested retail price.' This directly affects competition in the form of discounts and could easily lead to legal price-fixing.

Now, I know this isn't as 'fun' to discuss as abortion or civil rights, but this is the result of conservatism on the bench. These activist judges enforced their world view when they overturned 96 years of precedent.

Here's what Justice Breyer* said in his dissent:

“The only safe predictions to make about today’s decision are that it will likely raise the price of goods at retail and that it will create considerable legal turbulence as lower courts seek to develop workable principles,” he wrote. “I do not believe that the majority has shown new or changed conditions sufficient to warrant overruling a decision of such long standing.”

Not only will it likely negatively affect competition, the basis of the free market, but it is over-turned willy-nilly.**

The main argument in favor of this ruling:

For example, they said, such agreements can make it easier for a new producer by assuring retailers that they will be able to recoup their investments in helping to market the product. And they said some distributors could be unfairly harmed by others — like Internet-based retailers — that could offer discounts because they would not be incurring the expenses of providing product demonstrations and other specialized consumer services.


I'll start with the end first. They are coming after your fancy internet! Beware! As far as the first is concerned, this is a possibility, but let me present another, just as fetched as this one. Dio, Corp*** have been making Dio's for 50 years**** and have many agreements with many large chains where they've agreed to sell each Dio for $5. In comes Little Guy, llc. A couple of guys that come up with a brilliant innovation to improve Dio*****, and with the $5 price point the market (artificially) dictates, they'll be able to invest heavily and recoup expenses. Thus, according to the decision, more competition. However, as Dio, Corp sees Little Guy, llc gearing up, they get the agreements to set the minimum price at $4.75, not too big a hit to them, but just enough to prevent Little Guy, llc from ever getting a foothold and preventing consumers from getting improved product. See, everyone wins!

No they don't.

And, far worse scenarios can be imagined.

When did the government completely give up on the idea that it should protect people and not corporations?

*And ice cream entrepenaur.
**This word I like.
***I had to work Dio in somehow.
****But, now they make them in China, of course.
*****I don't see how, really.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Welcome Back!

Most of the Supermegadio!!!!! reading audience has been away and been unable to follow the two fantastic themes of the past week. We also don't want to have to have them read these posts in the wrong order. With that in mind we added this fantastic post with links to the first posts of the two threads this week. In addition, we've added links at the bottom of each post that takes you to the next post in that thread. Who says Supermegadio!!!!! doesn't serve its readers? No one, that's who!

Friday, June 22, 2007

SupermegaWizardWorldPhillyConReport!!!!!, Part Five

We got some pictures! Who doesn't like pictures? And hidden among these pictures is the answer to yesterday's question! See if you can spot it!*
Miniature Daily Planet. For Heroclix, I presume.

Insert lame 'Who ya' gonna call?' joke here.

What an odd pairing, huh? Watch out, funny-bunny man**! She's a Skrull!!! Heh. And Roberto took this, so blame him for not being able to see her best ASSet. Heh.













I put this side-by-side, so that as you alternately open and close your eyes, you can see PaRappa dance.

"Help! Help! A futurist is infringing on my right to beat up people and be a living nuclear weapon without any regulation!" Heh. Nice use of a chest protector, though.

Look here for a clue to the answer to the dinner question.***

Anyway, that ends our report on Wizard World Philly. We hope you enjoyed it. We leave you with one final picture from that day that reminds you, as always, to keep on rockin'!****

*And see if you can spot the horrible jokes in the captions.
**I know Usagi really is a rabbit. Man, try to make a bad joke around here...
***We had breakfast foods, though.
****And get some sun, too!

Supermegamonkey, Day Five

You know what I hate? Movies that are well thought out character studies about people under unusual situations.

You know what I love? Poorly made movies with people in obviously rubber suits that can barely move, let alone show any kind of detailed, coherent action.

Love it!
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We hope you enjoyed this diversion into the world of Supermegamonkey. We all look forward to the return of their regular blogging activities!

Now, get back to rockin'!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

SupermegaWizardWorldPhillyConReport!!!!!, Part Four

I admit it. I was giddy after the whole sketch thing. So giddy in fact that on the way out I got 'took' for $2! Here's how it happened.

Girl in Catholic School Girl outfit* approaches me and Roberto about buying this comic that features her. We blow her off, but she's insistent, so we listen to her sales pitch. Basically, the story boils down to girls in catholic school girl uniforms and monsters**. To make this comic, rather than just draw it, they took photos of the scenes, drew/traced the photos, & then used washed out color from the photos to color the comic. She faltered a bit on describing why they colored it this way (it makes the colors...good). Clearly, taking photo's first is a much more efficient way of making a comic than just drawing it.

Anyway, Roberto, jaded jerk that he is, said no thanks. But, not me. I just got a Dio sketch! So, I gladly forked over my two bucks!Doesn't it look awesome? And notice that red ink in the center. Here's a close-up:
Yup, I was talking to 'Brielle' herself, Margarita 'Mars' Zhitnikova! And she signed my copy. Awesome, huh?

Anyway, it turns out that all the people involved went to Rutgers, specifically Mason Gross, and are planning this comic as only the first step in their conquest of all media. Look for the Brielle and the Horror in theaters near you soon! But, guy's, if you're reading this blog, I've got just one suggestion for you**:Next & final WizardWorldPhilly post: photos and the answer to the question, "Where did you and Roberto eat dinner?"

*This kinda stuff doesn't really affect me.****
**Brilliant
***Aren't my photo-shop skilz da bomb?
****Really.*****
*****No. Really.

Part Five

Supermegamonkey, Day Four

Random Lyrics Thursday

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Fred M. Rogers

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...
It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood,
A neighborly day for a beauty.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...
I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.
So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.
Since we're together we might as well say:
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?
Won't you please,
Won't you please?
Please won't you be my neighbor?

My Dream

So, I dreamt that Rodney P. Brady, The Wolfman (ooo, scary), and I had to go to the northern tip of Manhattan. When we got there (from the subway) the two of them bolted ahead of me. When I exited the subway, it was like a weird mixture of woods and city (but not Central Park). Then I found the two of them and we went for ice creams. Who wants an ice cream I yelled. We already have ice creams, ya' dingus. Dingus?!? Who're you calling a dingus? Well, the ice cream was good and so we continued on our mission, which was constantly changing. First, we had to get a new lawn mower. Then, we had to find a frisbee. Next, a pair of ladies pajamas. At this point, I think we had to find a gold end table for a fish tank. So, after the ice cream, we kept looking, but the woods kept changing, slowly becoming more like suburbs, rather than city or woods. About this time, I awoke in a cold sweat. But, I only awoke in the dream. In real life I was still sleeping. Then chickens ate our faces.

Day Five

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

SupermegaWizardWorldPhillyConReport!!!!!, Part Three

The Secret Mission!

What was this hunt for? Well, Friday night, the night before I left for the convention, I, along with our vacationing Supermegamonkey friends came up with the idea of getting artists to do sketches, of, are you ready for this, Dio! But, not just of Dio, Dio as the artists favorite hero or villain! Awesome, right?

So, I bought a blank sketchbook before leaving for the con and put photo-reference on my ipod. But, once we got there, I realized these artists wanted money for their work. Jerks! I'm poor right now. I can't be spending money like that. Plus, there were lines. Long lines. So, I gave up, a little frustrated.

As we were leaving, we passed the DC booth where Dustin Nguyen (not this Dustin Nguyen) was doing sketches and autographs for free (well he was paid by DC to do it, but free to me). I was hesitant, but Roberto correctly pushed me into it. The line wasn't too long, and I recognized his art and liked it.* Finally, it was my turn:

"Uh, I have a slightly odd request. Could you draw this guy (shows photo on ipod) on the hero or villain's body of your choice."
"What? Huh?"
I repeated myself.
"Oh. Ok. Who is he?"
"Dio. The one true rock god!"
"I see. I'll draw him on the body of Superman (since I'm the new artist of Superman/Batman, plug plug). Wait! Something's...happening. I can...only...draw...Dio. He's too powerful...a force!"
"..."
"There you go. Nice to meet you."
"Thanks. Great job."

"Now, draw any hero or villain you'd like."**
"What? Huh?"
"Anyone you like to draw."
"Ok"
"Cool. Nice job. Thanks. I knew who it was before you started to draw."
"Nice to meet you."
Mister Freeze by Dustin Nguyen***

Dio by Dustin Nguyen

*No offense to Dustin, but I also noticed at this time that Walt Simonson was due at 5 PM in the DC booth and would have loved to see him sketch Dio/Thor! How awesome would that have been? But, that was a couple of hours away and I was already ready to shoot myself in the head.
**This is Roberto talking
***This isn't uploading right. I'll try again at my home computer. It's an awesome sketch.****
****Fixed!

Part Four

Supermegamonkey, Day Three

Speed Reviews:

Amazing Spider-Man: This was a fantastic piece of writing which was not over-wrought or unintentionally funny in any way. Awesome!

Annihilation Conquest: We learn who the bad guy of this story is and all I can say is Awesome!

Captain America: Man, I love comics featuring dead characters. Awesome!

Incredible Hulk: I don't know if they actually reprinted stuff from World War Hulk, or I read a preview, but, either way, this was Awesome! Amadeus Cho is not a 'Mary Sue'* in any way, he's Awesome!

Iron Man: I didn't read this yet, but I'm sure it's Awesome!

Countdown**, Flash, Justice League: DC? Sucked!!!

*God, I hate this term!
**Actually, this sucked. Big-time. Countdown sucks!

Day Four

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SupermegaWizardWorldPhillyConReport!!!!!, Part Two

So, Roberto and I finally arrived at the con. After wrangling our way to get the passes and schmoozing his contacts, we hit the convention floor and was almost immediately reminded why I hate conventions. It's hot, packed, and not enough Dio-love!

Bendis was the guest of honor, and he was doing a signing at the Marvel booth when we got there. It was packed. I guess for everyone who hates him on the internet, there's ten people in real life who love him. Take that internet!

Roberto and I wandered around awhile. He was checking out t-shirts and I got bored and wound up near Batman's Burt Ward! Selling autographs! At exorbitant prices! No Thanks! (The guy who played 'Jaws' in James Bond movie was there, as was the '50's Superman's Lois Lane, Noel Neill)

I also saw Steranko. He was short. Shorter than me. With a beautiful white mane of hair and a matching white suit. Except for the height thing, he was everything I'd expect.

We then checked out some back issues and I found a place selling complete comic runs which I liked. I also like bad short-lived late 80's DC comics. And what did I find? The 1989 Hawk & Dove series! Score! But, 30 crappy comics, four of which I already had, for $20? No, thanks. "I'd pay $10," I mumbled to Roberto. "They're all 1/2 price," declared the dealer. "Sold!" said Wanyas! And I got my crappy comics.

So, we wandered around, saw tons of Star Wars characters and various comic characters. Also the real cheerleader from Heroes was there, and that line was god-damn-diculous! No, thanks.

I also spent some time looking for back issues for Rodney P. Brady. I had a 50% success rate. Got him the Captain Marvel issue he wanted and the Iron Man issue he wanted for $13 total! Score!

We walked through 'Artist's Alley' where the artists rent tables and try to sell you drawings. No, thanks! But, I did have a secret mission at this convention involving these artists. What could it have been? Did I succeed? Does it involve Dio at all? The answer to all three questions is...find out tomorrow!

Part Three

Supermegamonkey, Day Two

You know who else sucks? The Democrats that's who! They claim to be all liberal-this and liberal-that, but really they kow-tow to the same pressures that the Republicans do! Chumps! And they should know better! Am I right people? They seem to want their cake and eat it, too!
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And, ha!, look at this from yahoo news. Someone robbed a man of his salad. Must've had asparagus in it!
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And, look at the cute orangutan that just got adopted.

Day Three

Monday, June 18, 2007

SupermegaWizardWorldPhillyConReport!!!!!, Part One

This weekend the staff of Supermegadio!!!!! went to the Wizard World Philly comic convention in Philadelphia. We appreciate the fact that a nickname is used for the city. It's not Wizard World Chi-Town, but it's Wizard World Philly! Nice.

Anyway, I went with Roberto* who had gotten free tickets from work. We both had skipped breakfast, so decided to eat brunch at the rest stop on the turnpike, thinking we'd save money from the high convention food prices. Boy, were we wrong. Don't eat at a NJ turnpike rest stop, even if it's recognizable food choices.**

Of course, Roberto lost the directions to the convention center. But, we managed to find our way after not too many wrong turns. We wound up parking way away from the convention, with our bladder's full of urine. After not finding the entrance, we decided to go pee in the underground mall's restrooms. Man, this was the freakiest mall I've ever been to, and I live in Jersey City!

We then found our way to the employee's only entrance to the convention. This entrance didn't really make sense as it didn't seem attached to the convention center in any way. Philly's one messed up place I guess.

It took a little more time, but we eventually found our way to the convention. Below find handy map I've drawn for you. Follow our path Billy style!Coming in part two: I detail the actual con in some way!

*Name changed due to company's strict anti-blogging policy.
**I'll give you three guesses as to what Roberto got.

Part Two

Supermegamonkey, Day One

You know who sucks? Republicans, that's who. They've been invading other countries and poking holes in the Constitution! They don't believe in science! It's a good thing that science exists regardless of belief. Unlike that pesky God character. And, what about that Jesus retcon? All of sudden god's out there spreading his seed and stuff, creating other gods, but there's only one god? Doesn't make sense. Reads like a DC comic if you ask us! Crap, crap, crap. Anyway, here's a cut-and-paste of a Daily Kos post:

The undead body of Watergate still lumbers through Republican White Houses. And, it appears, it's a creature of habit.

Via Think Progress, we learn that Henry Waxman's House Oversight committee finds:

  • The number of White House officials using RNC e-mail accounts isn't a "handful of officials" as claimed by Dana Perino in March. Nor the "50 over the course of the administration" as she later claimed. Rather, the committee has learned that nearly twice that number, at least 88 White House officials have been using the outside accounts.
  • Karl Rove himself is responsible for sme 140,216 such e-mails -- at least those which have been preserved. Also accounting for a significant volume of such communications: former White House Director of Political Affairs Sara Taylor (66,018 e-mails) and Deputy Director of Political Affairs Scott Jennings (35,198 e-mails). Fully 75,374 were sent to or received from individuals using official ".gov" e-mail accounts. That's "official business" over questionably secure RNC servers, folks.
  • Of the 88 officials identified as using such e-mail accounts, 51 of them have miraculously had their e-mail records disappear. Golly! Among the 37 officials for whom the RNC did preserve records, those records evidence "major gaps." For instance, despite the enormous volume of e-mails known to have been sent or received by Rove during certain periods, for others -- like the first term, for instance -- only some 130 e-mails are available.
  • Finally, it appears that -- surprise! -- the White House Counsel's office under Alberto Gonazales was fully aware of the use of the RNC e-mail accounts, but took no action to preserve them as required under the Presidential Records Act.

All of which is no surprise, when you consider the Bush White House's motto, "The Rule of Law Sucks."

Day Two

Friday, June 15, 2007

Supermega...monkey?

That's right! While the fine folks at supermegamonkey are away, we here at Supermegadio!!!!! will be blogging in their place!

Upset about the current politcal mess?
We got you covered!

People hatin' on your super-hero love?
Find solace here!

Something got your nerd up?
We'll help you get your geek going, too!

So, join us won't you. Starting Monday!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Supermegapetition!!!!

We here at Supermegadio!!!!! fully believe in the concept of popular opinion dictating culture. With that in mind, we point you to this.*

*We did not do this.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Why We Stopped Blogging

We have heard your pleas and complaints and realize that many of you out there are upset as to the 'end' of this blog. While we have no real way to embiggen your miserable existences, we will offer this explanation: This blog was becoming what we were trying to parody: those blogs out there with a singular devotion to an odd object of devotion.* So, because we started to become a real blog, commenting too much on our opinions about random stuff and reporting random stuff, we decided to shut it down. Plus, it's too much work coming up with things to post every day.

We hope that satisfies you cretins!

*Not that Dio is odd, he's odd-some!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wherefore Art Thou Supermegadio!!!!!?

On the auspicious occasion of the one month anniversary of our last post, we recommend that you go back and start from the beginning and revel in your love for Dio!

You'll be glad you did!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Oh, And This Is A Bad Idea

There's no way this can be good. No. Way. It didn't work for Captain America, Superman, or Batman. The only comics characters it worked for were the Peanuts. This looks awful. Or awesome.

This Applies To Marvel Characters, Too!

Circulating the internets is a discussion about how the comic character Robin* is being written inconsistently across his own title and Teen Titans. Apparently, in his own book, which I don't read, he freaks out a bit and cracks jokes. Whereas, in the team book, which I do read, he's cool and collected and serious. The thought is that this is bad writing and they should co-ordinate more. I disagree.

Having a character appear in too many books by different authors can often cause too many inconsistencies in the character's personality making them seem as two different characters. What I see in this case, though, is a person, when on his own, is freer to respond how he wants. When he's with his friends in a leadership position, he's able to shunt those insecurities aside and puts up a brave face. I could also see the opposite: someone brave and fearless in their own book, allows himself to fade in the back or joke around on a team as there are more people around to carry the load (like, maybe, Blue Beetle in the old Justice League books). So, rather than hurting the character, I feel this potentially helps, adding depth to the personality.

Oh, and, err, Dio rocks!

*I said the comic character, Robin!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

An Evaluation Of The Dio4President Website!

Now that we have thrown our support for the Dio4President concept, we must now tear apart the website that promotes it.

Firstly, Dee Snider? Please. The correct answer is Ritchie Blackmore. His English birth is of no consequence.

Next, we see that Dio is only third in the list of bands. I don't know how this ranking system works, but we should all know the order by now*. Black Sabbath being number two is a good attempt, though it should stipulate Dio-era Black Sabbath.

Now, onto the forum. Sometimes they get it right:
?**: Tell me why you plan to vote for RJD in '08!
Stumpflower: Because he knows how to Rock
Pretty good, right? Could of used some exclamation marks. They also handle this dissenter with intelligence and aplomb:
Electric_Gypsy_: Well personally, I don't like his music at all.
VampyreAngel: That is not possible by Quantum Physics. Think again.
couchpotato258: yes, i checked the math. not liking dio's music=your head asplodes
Very nice.*** I don't know if couchpotato258 was trying to write explodes or invent a new word.**** Either way he rocks. It's also always nice to see those who truly get what Dio is spreading the word and working together. And using science to do it, too!

Here's where the group falls, however:
?: Gene (Simmons-SUPERMEGADIO!!!!!) has a dominating personality, and I'm afraid he would overshadow the main man. Plus I don't like the way he treats his guitar players.
What? Is he insane? He honestly thinks that that self-promoting jack-a-nape could truly dominate Dio?***** Dio is a force unto himself! He is the one-true Rock God! It's a good thing this guy's no longer running the show with that kind of attitude!

So, there's some good and some bad. But, overall we still stand behind this popular movement to get Dio elected president!

*I can't believe you had to look here! You should know the order! Very well, I will once more relate the official greatest bands ever order: Dio, Black Sabbath (Dio-era), Rainbow, Elf. Now, commit it to memory! Don't make me repeat myself again!
**Not sure the guy's name, he's been deleted.
***Wish I thought of this Quantum Physics bit!
****Ass-plodes, maybe?
*****I would suspect this to be Shawn in disguise, though Peter Cetera is probably more her speed.

Dio 4 President?

The friends of SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! know of our insatiable need for Dio related info on the internets. With that in mind Rodney P. Brady pointed out this lastFM group, Dio4President. The question is clearly what do we here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! think about such an idea?

There are many positives to the idea of Dio being a good president:
1. He hates witches.
2. He rocks. Hard.
3. He's got some kinda special vision powers.*

There's only really one negative that I can think of:
1. If he's busy being president, will he have time to rock?

See, there's the rub, as they say. Will we, the lover's of Dio, be denied his rocking? Is it fair to rob the free world of that awesomeness?

No. It's not. However, what you simple-minded sorts fail to realize is that those are trick questions! Dio can rock hard AND rule the free world! That is the greatness of Dio!

With that in mind, we here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! wholly support the nomination of Dio for president!**

*He can see rainbows in the dark!
**But, not that wannabe Dee Snider for VP!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Did A Search Before Posting This

So, just in case you want to claim you wrote about this already, I checked. With that in mind, we here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! just wanted to say we've decided there's only one good thing about the Iraq War. All those Marvel characters with origins in Vietnam now have a more recent war to tie their origins to. Especially seeing how this war is playing out. Those who fought in Korea, now can be said to have fought in the Gulf War, and those who fought in Vietnam can now have fought in the Iraq War. Everyone wins!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Faith In Woody

In searching for good pictures for saturday's post, we came across the following picture:Clearly, Woody Woodpecker wants us to cover this song.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dio Lyrics Sunday!

Heaven And Hell
Black Sabbath


Sing me a song, you're a singer
do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil
The Devil is never a maker
the less that you give, you're a taker
So it's on and on and on, it's Heaven and Hell, oh well

The lover of life's not a sinner
The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
the sooner you'll know that you're dreaming
So it's on and on and on, oh it's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell
I can tell, fool, fool!

Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
for every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
and it's on and on, on and on and on....

They say that life's a carousel
Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
The world is full of Kings and Queens
who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
It's Heaven and Hell, oh well
And they'll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls
you get to keep the gold that falls
It's Heaven and Hell, oh no!
Fool, fool!
You've got to bleed for the dancer!
Fool, fool!
Look for the answer!
Fool, fool, fool!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

¿Quién Es Más Dio?

Woody Woodpecker

O
Chilly Willy?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Your Dreams Have Come True

My first real bit of link-blogging. I try to be more original in my posts. I know that won't last. But, I couldn't resist it with this bit of news which I heard here. Everyone rejoice!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Get To Know: Rock Gods!

It's time for us to learn again. This time we're dipping into the great Black Sabbath and the guiding voice of early (pre-Dio) Black Sabbath. No not him, but his childhood friend, the true ruler of Black Sabbath, 'Geezer' Butler.

First of all, Geezer's not his real name. It's what is called a nickname. But, it's a pretty cool one. Geezer. Geezer rocks!

Look at that picture. Doesn't he kind of look like Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap? Wouldn't be surprised if he was the visual inspiration for the character. He looked even more like Smalls back in the day, but this was the best pic I could find.

Geezer was the bassist for Black Sabbath. Not only that, he wrote most of the lyrics. All you fools who thought that Ozzy was the be all end all were wrong! Geezer's the man with the occult fetish. He wrote the song 'Black Sabbath' that the band named themselves for!

He has one of the best pedigree's that any metal musician could hope for. He is, are you ready for this?, the seventh son of a seventh son! Yeah, pretty cool right? But check this: he was also born on July 17, '49. That's 7/17/7x7. Holy shit! That's a lot of sevens! Are your minds' blown? Mine is! Did I mention his name is Geezer?

Geezer also did strange, unnatural things with his bass. First, he wah-wah'd it. Pretty original for a bassist at the time. Then he dropped the tuning. The damn thing just wasn't low enough for him! "How low can I go?" is what he used to say!*

Geezer also had the foresight to kick out his good friend Ozzy when the man was just too loaded to be profitable anymore and brought in Dio. And, you know what, I think he was holding back on those Ozzy songs, cause I think he rocked even harder with Dio!**

Geezer is also a vegan proving to one and all that you don't have to eat meat or drink milk to rock hard!***

In preparing this post, I came across this quote from our man Geez,
"I thought that Dehumanizer was a particularly brutal**** album, because Ronnie came in. You see, Tony wouldn't do any of the stuff that I was writing, but Ronnie came in and listened to all of the stuff I was doing and he insisted on doing my stuff as well as Tony's stuff. It was like a breakthrough! Then Cross Purposes came and Tony Martin (current Sabbath vocalist) - who hates all heavy music - came in and said, 'you can't do that, it sounds like Pantera!'"
See how great and egalitarian Dio is. He's like Solomon! "You two are fighting over whose songs we do, we'll do them all! And they'll rock!" Plus, Dio ruined Geezer for any other singer that came after him! Ruined him so much, they're currently out touring again! Take that Ozzy!

*Not really. I just made that up.
**Never Say Die! any one?
***It helps though.
**** In a good way.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Who Else Likes Station Wagons?

Asked, and, now, answered! Here are actual still shots of Tony Soprano from this past week's episode about to embark on his trip to the Adirondacks! Many Bothans died to get me these pictures...
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Anyway, here they are! And who could that be sitting in the passenger's seat, really excited to go upstate?That's right! It's supermegamonkey's own Rodney P. Brady! Ready to go on some hikes with Tony Soprano. In the woods. Where noone ever goes.

But, wait! That's not all! We were also able to get a shot of the station wagon from the back. You'll never guess who was in the back also eagerly anticipating this trip up north.

Damn right! Dio even rocks hard while in a station wagon!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Adirondacks!

We here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! like to point out when things we love are present in the popular culture in places you don't expect. With that in mind, we'd like to point out that on last night's Sopranos, Tony and his wife went to visit his sister and brother-in-law in (are you ready for this?) the Adirondacks!That's right, the mountainous region of New York State that we like to mock Rod incessantly for liking! It looked pretty nice.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

¿Quién Es Más Dio?

Robert Rodriguez

o
Quentin Tarantino?

Friday, April 6, 2007

How Come We've Never Heard Of This Place Until Now?

The place is falling apart and that's when we find out about it? See here.

World Series Of Rock!

Here's a response we've neglected for far too long, but we knew we'd get to it eventually! Someone out there praised Kenny Rogers, over Dio! It's an odd comparison to us, but you know what that means! That's right, another head-to-head challenge!

"Pine tar won't help you here, Mr. Rogers!"
"No sir, err, that's just dirt."

Kenny Rogers is a baseball pitcher. Dio rocks. Hard. Advantage? Dio!

Kenny Rogers pitched a perfect game once. Sounds exciting doesn't it? Ooh, a perfect game. Sorry, it is nothing but boredom magnified. No runs? No hits? No walks, even? Bor-ing! Wake me when it's over. Dio, on the other hand makes sure to entertain at every turn and wrote the perfect song!*

Kenny Rogers has a few** golden gloves. Big deal! He got them for throwing a ball! Let me repeat that. For a (very good) living, he throws a ball. Dio co-writes & sings to earn his golden records! That's a two to one advantage for Dio!

Kenny Rogers beat up a bunch of reporters. That's good rock rage right there! But, he didn't channel it the way he should've, into rock! That's what Dio'd do!***

Kenny Rogers often gets confused with some lame country singer who got some crappy facelift recently and who is not even worth facing down in a head-to-head challenge! Dio doesn't get confused for anyone! He's an original!

This one wasn't even close folks! I didn't even have to mention how Kenny Rogers was accused of cheating. Next time think twice before challenging Dio!

*Rainbow In The Dark or Holy Diver. Your choice.
**Alright, five.
***And did!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

What The Hell?

It just snowed for a good fifteen minutes or so. Very heavy with lots of wind, but not sticking. And then it all of a sudden stopped and the sun is shining brightly. God bless global warming! or something.

Where's Yesterday's Post?

Due to a technical* error, yesterday's post was not posted. What's worse, is that it didn't save either (at least I can't find it)** and I don't have the energy to re-write it***. What's worse than that, is I went looking for the Best of Black Sabbath: The Dio Years (with three new songs!) and couldn't find it! I thought it was supposed to come out Tuesday! Damn record execs!

*Technically, I'm an idiot.
**It's true what they say, "Publish or Perish!"
***Which is too bad really since it would've blown the doors off of your ears!****
****Not really, but you'll never really know will you?

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Jack Kirby Update!

Some edits were suggested, so here it 'tis!

Monday, April 2, 2007

The Previous Post

I know I need help. You don't have to tell me that. I actually had work to do, but did that post instead.

An Analysis Of Rod's Song Naming Proclivities, or, I Can't Believe I Wrote This Post

On our parent site, supermegamonkey, I called Rod out* on his song naming tendencies. Specifically, his use of food and animal names for titles. Rod then called me out, (focusing, on the food side) with the following statistics, "2 songs out of 28 Politburo songs and jams. Or 5 songs out of 78 songs on this site**." According to Rod's own numbers (which we will address in a second), 7.14% of Politburo songs, and 6.41% total songs are named for food.

Now, I disagree with Rod's given numbers. Looking on this Politburo page we get 2 food named songs, and 21 songs total. Here we get 1 food named song (chicken wire) and 34 songs total. Here we get 3 food named songs and 20 songs total. That gives us 6 food named songs on the site and 75 songs total. (We've decided that the animal named songs was a false association and, really shouldn't count. Unless it's common to eat the animal, that's why 'chicken' counts). That's 8% on the total site.

As for the Politburo songs specifically***, 9 are jams given merely descriptions rather than actual names. Of the remaining twelve songs, 2 are covers, 1 is an arrangement of a traditional song, and at least 2 were not named by Rod. That leaves 2 food named songs out of 7 total. That's a whopping 28.57% of songs.

Plus, Rod's solo stuff reveals his truest naming habits, as he, theoretically had
no one else influencing him on the naming of these songs. So, what do we find here? A very large 15% of song titles!

But, let's focus on the grand total including all the songs, 6 of 75 yielding 8%. If only there were another musician out there famed for having food related songs. Oh wait! How about "Weird Al"
Yankovic? He is so associated with food songs, he put out an album of just food songs. In a quick survey, I found 17 songs total dealing with food (including 12 with food in the title, 2 of which had nothing to actually do with food & 5 without food in the title, but are about food in some way) and 140 songs total. That's 12.14% of his songs and 8.57% if we eliminate those 5 without food actually in the title. So a comedian renowned for having songs about food had only a little over a half a percentage point more food titled songs than Rod! And it doesn't even come close to the 15% that Rod names on his solo work!

Now let's compare them both to some random, non-satirical musician. Let's say
Dio****. Of Dio's 102 songs, 1 has a food in the title (.98%) and three additional have food related activities in the titles***** ("Hungry" "Eat" & "Feed") (3.91%). Here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!!, we, logically use Dio as the standard. With that in mind, the numbers clearly show that Rod can be fairly described as having an inclination to name songs after foods.

However, the real reason this perception is in our heads is less technical. In high school, Rod had two songs: Why? and Sour Yogurt. See, half his song titles were seen to have food in the titles. Then, when we were presented with the song titles Smallest Plum, Potato With Wings, and Platypus close together temporally, we further connected them in our mind to Rod's love of song titles with food in them.****** But, it's nice to see the numbers support our beliefs.


*I don't remember what I was gonna footnote here.
**He means his site, supermegamonkey.
***At least the song's presented on this website.
****Surprised? And we mean the band Dio here, not every song Dio recorded with anyone.
*****Presented here for completeness sakes, but should not really factor in.
******This is where the false animal titled songs factors in.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Dio Lyrics Sunday!

Stand Up And Shout
Dio

It's the same old song
You've gotta be somewhere at sometime
They never let you fly

It's like broken glass
You get cut before you see it
So open up your eyes

You've got desire
So let it out
You've got the fire
Stand up and shout-shout

You've got wings of steel
But they never really move you
You only seem to crawl

You've been nailed to the wheel
But never really turning
You know you've got to want it all

You've got desire
So let it out
You've got the fire
Stand up and shout

You are the strongest chain
And not just some reflection
So never hide again

You are the driver
You own the road
You are the fire go on explode

You've got desire
So let it out
You've got the power
Stand up and shout

Saturday, March 31, 2007

¿Quién Es Más Dio?

Rex from Toy Story

O
T-Rex from Meet The Robinsons?

Friday, March 30, 2007

Get To Know: FOS

I just briefly read read some of the Citizen Nick Word Center's recent posts and realized something: he is a Voltron-like conflugration* of all of us! He likes to bike (like Josh!). He likes to paint miniatures (like Rod!). He likes cats (like Robin!). He likes to take pictures (like Shawn!). He lives in Illinois (like Wayne did!). He likes Harry Harrison (like Bob!). He doesn't like when people break any laws (like Adam!). He's a small Asian woman (like Priscilla!). And he loves** Dio (like all of us!)!

*Sniglet: not a word, but should be!
**Or, will soon!

Supermegacitizennickwordcenter!!!!!

We here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! often like to see our affect on the rest of the internets. With that in mind we occasionally do a google search on SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! At first, we'd get the sites to the right of the posts and a couple of Italian wrestling sites. But, today we discovered a new friend! Read his fantastic post about Dio and a strange confluence of events leading him to this very site! And I know that now that he's found out the power that Dio has over his life, he will fully give in to that power! Everything's coming up Dio? Damn right it is!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Kirby Speaks!

We here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! see a lot of different comic related 'memes'* floating around all the time and they run the range from stupid to funny to cool. With that in mind, when we saw this 'meme' present itself, we knew exactly what Jack would be saying today!** And of course it fits with our Dio theme week! Here it is; SUPERMEGADIO!!!!!'S first participation in a 'meme!' Prepare to hear the truth as spoken by one of comicdom's greats!

*I don't know exactly what meme actually means, but we are assured that it has nothing to do with 'meh!'
**Besides, "Let me out of this box!"***
***Man, that's an old**** joke!
****Bad one, too!*****
*****Wait, we lost track of all the footnoting.****** Oh well.
******Another bad joke.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

You Are Not A Jedi Yet!

We here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! are always proud when anyone spreads their love of Dio to the world. With that in mind we are very pleased to see supermegamonkey's post on the possible future Guitar Hero songs. Both chime in on the need for Dio songs. That, however, should of been the first bit of analysis of the list. Good, but not great. But, don't the video game people hear the outcry of the internets? C'mon Guitar Hero people! Rainbow In The Dark! Holy Diver! We Rock! The world wants a Guitar Hero: Dio Edition! Anyway, supermegamonkey, we'll give you the Dio rock salute!

"I salute YOU, supermegamonkey!!!"

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Black Sabbath's Golden Era!

A week from today, those record company bigwigs will finally address the most overlooked era in any band's history! That's right. April 2, out comes the best of Black Sabbath: The DIO Years! Some may scoff and say that this is an era best forgotten, but they'd be idiots! Some may say that Ozzy beats Dio, but they'd be morons! Some may say that a greatest hits of this era would be redundant, just sell the albums, and they'd be right! Each song a masterpiece, Dio infuses Black Sabbath with his greatness at every turn! In celebration of this event, Dio will be touring this summer with the band. Finally, Black Sabbath gets a singer who can still sing and remembers all the words!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Saturday Night Story!

So, I was out Saturday night. Among the group was a friend of mine who is an ER nurse in NYC. Another person there is currently a nursing student from UCLA. The student said to my friend* "So, NYC ER? You must see a lot of hot people!" At this point, my friend started to pinch me** to stop herself from smacking this girl! I don't know why I deserve this type of punishment...

We here at SUPERMEGADIO!!!!! must interrupt this post as we come to be told that this post is too far from our Dio roots! With that in mind, we promise only Dio specific posts the rest of the week! You read it here first!

*Not exactly these words, mind you. I wasn't sitting there with a pen and paper, but you get the point.***
**I don't know why I deserved to be hurt though.
***People are stupid!