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(HitFix)   Sinatra never said "If I CAN'T make it there, I'll give Philly a shot," but that seems to be the message everyone got   (hitfix.com) divider line 27
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2012-09-04 12:35:10 PM
Venom as a character is completely ruined for me thanks to Topher Grace being cast as Eddie Brock.

fark you Raimi, you hack.
 
2012-09-04 12:54:03 PM
Philadelphia already has its own heroes.

i.imgur.com

"No one discriminates again Andrew Beckett! Ka-pow!"
 
2012-09-04 03:07:23 PM
I think the quote was "If i can't make it there, I'm gonna have people from Philly shot"
 
2012-09-04 03:09:12 PM
or maybe "If I can't make it there, I'm gonna have Phil Silvers shot"
 
2012-09-04 03:09:58 PM
If I can make it there, I can afford to move to Stamford, CT.

/Dave Barry
 
2012-09-04 03:13:15 PM
Wait... Flash Thompson is now Venom? Man, I really haven't read comics in a while.
 
2012-09-04 03:13:51 PM
The funny thing is Philadelphia magazine just ran a cover story about New Yorkers moving to Philly because it's so much cheaper to live here. Apparently, at least 3000 people are moving from NYC to Philly each year.

/guess where I live
 
2012-09-04 03:18:00 PM
He's dead
 
2012-09-04 03:35:01 PM

CarnySaur: Wait... Flash Thompson is now Venom? Man, I really haven't read comics in a while.


My thoughts exactly.
 
2012-09-04 03:36:45 PM

Dwight_Yeast: The funny thing is Philadelphia magazine just ran a cover story about New Yorkers moving to Philly because it's so much cheaper to live here. Apparently, at least 3000 people are moving from NYC to Philly each year.

/guess where I live


Hipsters call Philly the '6th Borough'
 
2012-09-04 03:41:32 PM

CarnySaur: Wait... Flash Thompson is now Venom? Man, I really haven't read comics in a while.


A Venom/Eddie Brock/Flash Thompson history:

Eddie Brock

Eddie Brock was dying of cancer, so he auctioned off the symbiote. Then, while working in a soup kitchen for Martin Li/Mr. Negative, he was cured of his cancer, and in the process, Mr. Negative unwittingly caused whatever traces of Venom were left in his system to turn into an all-new symbiote called Anti-Venom. Anti-Venom's powers were similar to Venom, but had the ability to literally pull any sickness or abnormality (including drugs and almost Peter's powers) from the human body. Then, he sacrificed the Anti-Venom powers to cure New York of the Spider-Island infection. Then, deciding that all symbiotes were pure evil no matter what he went all Punisher on anyone with a symbiote and killed them. Then, he was kidnapped by the Crime Master and forcefully bonded to the Venom symbiote's "grandson" Toxin (spawn of Carnage). In a battle with Flash's Venom, he, as Toxin, was left badly burned.

Flash Thompson
Flash was a dick as a kid to Peter. Turns out it's the cliched bully explanation (drunk, abusive father, took it out on others). Inspired by Spider-Man, Flash decided to man up and be a hero and enlisted in the Army. In Iraq, he was caught in an IED blast and wound up losing his legs. Feeling depressed, he found his way into a bottle, but eventually got help and became a motivational speaker for disabled veterans. Eventually, the latest incarnation of Project: Rebirth, the program that was responsible for turning Steve Rogers into Captain America, recruited Flash and gave him the Venom symbiote, which they'd managed to determine a way to safely detach from Flash before a permanent bond was formed. However, on a mission, Flash was unable to be extracted in time for the symbiote to be removed, so Venom permanently bonded to him. During this mission, the villain Crime Master learned Flash was Venom, and sicced his "son," the latest Jack-O-Lantern, to make Flash's life a living hell, otherwise his family and girlfriend Betty Brant would be killed. He would eventually take on his own dark version of the Sinister Six, the Savage Six, which included Eddi Brock as Toxin. Ultimately he defeated them all, and the Crime Master was killed by Betty, following the revelation that he was actually her long-thought-dead brother. Betty broke up with Flash because of his being Venom and lying to her after he'd also relapsed into alcohol abuse.

Venom symbiote

At the villain auction, Don Fortunato and gave it to his weakling son, Angelo. After being blusterous and inept, the symbiote abandoned the kid in mid-air in following a defeat by Spider-Man and SPLAT! Street pizza. The symbiote then bonds with Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) and he becomes the new Venom. After tooling around as Venom for a bit, Gargan becomes part of Norman Osborn's original Dark Avengers, and his costume reflects the original black costume. Following the defeat of the Dark Avengers, the symbiote was removed from Gargan, studied and experimented on, and ultimately offered to Flash as part of the newest incarnation of Project: Rebirth

Whew!

...yeah, I'm a pretty big Spider-Man fan, so I know my stuff.
 
2012-09-04 03:55:08 PM

FrancoFile: Dwight_Yeast: The funny thing is Philadelphia magazine just ran a cover story about New Yorkers moving to Philly because it's so much cheaper to live here. Apparently, at least 3000 people are moving from NYC to Philly each year.

/guess where I live

Hipsters call Philly the '6th Borough'


Actually, it was the New York Times which called it that a couple years ago.
 
2012-09-04 04:50:58 PM
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/got nuthin
 
2012-09-04 05:06:19 PM

Dwight_Yeast: The funny thing is Philadelphia magazine just ran a cover story about New Yorkers moving to Philly because it's so much cheaper to live here. Apparently, at least 3000 people are moving from NYC to Philly each year.

/guess where I live


NYC is a gateway city to many immigrants. Typically, they come here to NYC first, then move on elsewhere after they get a handle on things. Its what NYC has always done.
 
2012-09-04 06:21:36 PM
Dear Marvel,

We dont want Venom. Philly is a Moon Knight kind of town.

Thanks.
 
2012-09-04 06:59:01 PM
I was hoping for Bernie Goetz.
 
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2012-09-04 08:33:48 PM
Frank has chunks of guys like Venom in his stool.
 
2012-09-04 08:58:02 PM

LemSkroob: Dwight_Yeast: The funny thing is Philadelphia magazine just ran a cover story about New Yorkers moving to Philly because it's so much cheaper to live here. Apparently, at least 3000 people are moving from NYC to Philly each year.

/guess where I live

NYC is a gateway city to many immigrants. Typically, they come here to NYC first, then move on elsewhere after they get a handle on things. Its what NYC has always done.


That's traditionally true, but what the Philly article and the Times were talking about is not recent immigrants, but rather nth generation Americans, who move to NYC after college and who are now moving from NYC to Philly at a rate of a couple thousand a year.

Philly's basically a smaller, cheaper, less pleasant and less friendly version of NYC.

/yes, I said less friendly
 
2012-09-04 09:06:24 PM
Nietzsche; To do is to be.

Kant; To be is to do.

Sinatra; Do Be Do Be Doo.
 
2012-09-04 09:18:26 PM
People from NY who have never been to Philly keep telling me that it reminds them of Brooklyn.
 
2012-09-04 09:36:17 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: People from NY who have never been to Philly keep telling me that it reminds them of Brooklyn.


Funny, parts of Brooklyn reminds me of the nicer parts of West Philly, around Penn and Drexel.
 
2012-09-04 10:37:40 PM
You can no longer get murdered for walking down the wrong street in NYC, so white people are moving here to keep their lives interesting.
 
2012-09-04 10:54:24 PM

I Like Bread: You can no longer get murdered for walking down the wrong street in NYC, so white people are moving here to keep their lives interesting.


I've lived in Philly all my life and I've never once been murdered in the street.
 
2012-09-04 11:21:15 PM

Dwight_Yeast: I Like Bread: You can no longer get murdered for walking down the wrong street in NYC, so white people are moving here to keep their lives interesting.

I've lived in Philly all my life and I've never once been murdered in the street.


There's this nice area in Kensington. Plenty of places to get murdered there.
Or if the suburbs are more your taste, try Chester.
 
2012-09-04 11:53:03 PM

Dwight_Yeast: LemSkroob: Dwight_Yeast: The funny thing is Philadelphia magazine just ran a cover story about New Yorkers moving to Philly because it's so much cheaper to live here. Apparently, at least 3000 people are moving from NYC to Philly each year.

/guess where I live

NYC is a gateway city to many immigrants. Typically, they come here to NYC first, then move on elsewhere after they get a handle on things. Its what NYC has always done.

That's traditionally true, but what the Philly article and the Times were talking about is not recent immigrants, but rather nth generation Americans, who move to NYC after college and who are now moving from NYC to Philly at a rate of a couple thousand a year.

Philly's basically a smaller, cheaper, less pleasant and less friendly version of NYC.

/yes, I said less friendly


Philly is the New York from the 80s & 90s that assholes like to say were the best time to be in New York.
 
2012-09-05 01:17:14 AM

I Like Bread: There's this nice area in Kensington. Plenty of places to get murdered there.
Or if the suburbs are more your taste, try Chester.


No, I'm a Philly boy, so the suburbs aren't to my tastes at all. Not even Chester.

I am thinking about moving to the lower part of Kensington, but it's safer there than where I gre w up in West Philly.
 
2012-09-05 09:21:11 AM
NY was better in the 80s and 90s. Kind of like Philly is now.
 
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