Social issues[ edit ] The strip consistently addresses contemporary social problems related to sports, including gambling addiction, steroidsthe arrests of pro athletes, and athlete salaries. Herbert West of Reanimator as a significant character for a three-issue arc.
One character is familiar with them from a previous adventure which would later be recounted in a Doctor Who New Adventures novel of the same namewhere they had been defeated by a travelling Time Lord whose name the character can't remember.Marking the strip's fortieth anniversary in , readers were invited to submit nominations for the Sports Jerk of the last 40 years, which was "won" by Lance Armstrong , with Dennis Rodman and Pete Rose as runners-up. In another strip, he sold "insurance", firing a slingshot at those who refused to buy it. Brazilian movie Bingo does this to Bozo the Clown , given it is inspired by one of the actors who played him. As Spiff, Calvin battles aliens typically his parents or teacher, but also sometimes other kids his age with a ray gun known as a "zorcher" later "frap-ray blaster", "death ray blaster" or "atomic napalm neutralizer" and travels to distant planets his house, school or neighborhood , often crashing unhurt on a planet. The Marvel Comics hero Shang-Chi was created as the son of literary villain Fu Manchu back when Marvel had licensed the rights to the character. Castle : One episode had an extended discussion about roofies without ever using the drug's trademark name "Rohypnol", everyone used the drug's non-trademarked generic name of "flunitrazepam". Some of the "super powers" of the villains have been revealed: Mom-Lady has a "mind scrambling eyeball ray" that wills the victim to "do her nefarious bidding"; and Baby Sitter Girl has a similar power of using a "psycho beam" which weakens "Stupendous Man's stupendous will".
By the time Susie arrives, in time to hear Calvin saying some of the password, causing him to stumble, Calvin is on "Verse Seven: Tigers are perfect! Kuznets also analyzes Calvin's other fantasies, suggesting that they are a second tier of fantasies utilized in places like school where transitional objects such as Hobbes would not be socially acceptable.
Films — Live-Action The producers of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Eraser had to spend several thousand dollars to rename by changing every instance in the negatives, as well as re-dubbing dialog the corporation which the Big Bad led that had committed contractor fraud from Cyrex to Cyrez, as it turned out there was a real corporation, microprocessor manufacturer Cyrix, with an incredibly similar name to what they originally used.
Even so, the audience can still make out what she's asking for. An elite route-runner and big body, Thomas has amassed insane stats so far in his young career.
Some of the "super powers" of the villains have been revealed: Mom-Lady has a "mind scrambling eyeball ray" that wills the victim to "do her nefarious bidding"; and Baby Sitter Girl has a similar power of using a "psycho beam" which weakens "Stupendous Man's stupendous will".
The Saints allowed just 20 sacks second in the league. Like, before you were born.