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Marvel’s kickass women superheroes

I shared a link to an awesome infographic documenting superheroes’ and villains’ weaknesses in a previous post. The MorphSuits blog also has a cool infographic featuring Marvel’s kickass women superheroes!

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Image credit: Sexy Miss America, Loki, Thor, and Black Widow by Heather Paul, licensed CC BY ND 2.0

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All the superheroes’ and villains’ weaknesses in a handy infographic

I am a huge comic superhero fan and I came across this awesome infographic that documents all the superheroes’ and villains’ weaknesses on MorphSuits site:

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive – Superman is almost indestructible. However, the Man of Steel has the most famous Achilles heel in comic history. Confront him with Kryptonite, and he immediately loses his powers.

Superman isn’t the only comic book character with a significant weakness. Heroes and villains alike can be defeated with adamantium, and many characters depend on their suit to survive.

We’ve charted the Achilles Heel of famous superheroes and villains, from Wolverine to the Green Lantern. Explore these weaknesses in our infographic below!

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Art

Remarkable local sketch artist at the Norwood Mall

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We just walked past this remarkable sketch artist who sits outside the Cell C store in the Norwood Mall. I thought he just copies photos but he just uses photos as a starting point for more personal sketches.

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Super paint job on that car, man

Yes, the title is cheesy but how awesome is this paint work? I saw it at gym earlier.

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Spear to the heart

This Zuma painting debacle is becoming sickening. An artist paints a work that criticises the president and the response is outrage and an implicit insistence that the president is beyond reproach and criticism. Today two people protest the painting in a bold but non-violent protest by defacing it (and apparently ruining it) and their protest is met with violence by security which failed to prevent the defacement in the first place.

The irony is that the security guard’s response, while it’s probably what he is trained and paid to do, is a physical expression of what the ANC is trying to do in Court this week. Why didn’t the gallery take more proactive steps to protect the painting from an inevitable protest like this? This was foreseeable and there must have been ways to stop this from happening. Instead we have this violent response to a protest action where a camera just happened to be rolling (boy, that does seem a little contrived).

I certainly didn’t see the younger guy resisting the security guard or trying to evade capture. What I saw was a disproportionate response to an act that could have been avoided or certainly handled better.

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Rhino poachers strike in Sandton

It seems poachers are getting desperate.

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Art Entertainment People

Naked, chocolate Jesus … who gets to eat what?

I just saw this story on Reuters about how a Manhattan art gallery cancelled its plans to exhibit a life-sized chocolate Jesus, sans the loincloth. What I am wondering is who gets to eat which bits and is there greater significance attached to different body parts … ?

(Image source: Stuff.co.nz)

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