Batman Was Way Cool

I don’t know, but… this Batman’s got personality. He’s like that geeky, weird guy who gives zero fucks if he looks a little gay; he feels wonderful –in his leotard. And his smile makes all of it.

Adam West as Batman in 1965

Adam West as Batman in 1965. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

He also doesn’t care to hang out a lot with his best friend who EVERYONE knows is gay and makes fun. He’s been totally cool with gay marriage since before it was cool.

Robin and Batman in the 1965 TV show.

Robin and Batman in the 1965 TV show. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

He was like “Robin: I know. It’s cool. Let’s do donuts in the Batmobile in the 7-11 parking lot.”

Batman and Robin in the 1966 TV show.

Batman and Robin in the 1966 TV show. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

And of course, the Villains. As fascinating as the heroes? More? Definitely essential; we need someone to love to hate.

Batman villains, The Penguin, The Riddler and The Joker in 1967

Batman villains, The Penguin, The Riddler and The Joker in 1967. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

That Riddler is very unimpressive though. Looks like a sleazy uncle dude who gambles a little and never tips.

Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine

A peasant spinning wool in an American Colony in Ramallah

A peasant spinning wool in an American Colony in Ramallah, 1919. Photographs like this one were taken by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department,  in Jerusalem. Founded in the late 1890s, and its  staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Amazing Photos from the International Space Station

Friday I caught this story on the interwebs and could not resist. These photos of star trails as viewed from the International Space Station are super amazing, and astronaut and flight engineer Don Pettit is also really awesome, making experiments with water droplets and sound waves in zero gravity all the time. The Slate story I put together has more links that further explain. Now I will be regularly putting together slideshows from NASA images which is just very awesome for me. You can go to the Slate story for more images.

Astronaut Don Pettit's photos of star trails

Astronaut Don Pettit’s photos of star trails