A Fact-Check for the Four-Color World

Monday, August 08, 2005

Odds and Ends

I've caught a few instances of fact-checking from others in the past few days, one historical and two geographical. I haven't even seen two of the items myself, but they still seemed insightful.

From Dave Van Domelen:

New Warriors #3 (of 6) - There are no cacti fifty miles from Wichita. Especially on the busy interstate leading there from Salina. Even if I didn't already despise Skottie's art, this would be a good reason to at least dislike it.

From Sk8maven, with regard to a line in JSA #76:

Early on, 'Hawkman' says, "In the seventeenth century...I learned to use my mace." Well - maces ARE NOT seventeenth century weapons and they weren't still being used by then. By then it was rapiers, pikes and matchlock muskets.

And from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in its movie review of "The Dukes of Hazzard":

The screenplay's laziness escalates from annoying to insulting when Bo and Luke visit Atlanta and "Five Points University." The movie's version of the city — probably shot at the Warner Bros. Ranch — looks about as much like Atlanta as Sheboygan does Paris.

For the record, the "Dukes" movie was shot in Louisiana, and LSU was used for the University scenes. In any case, the AJC gave the movie a D-.

And one last thing, I've finally posted a scan of Ulysses Klaw in my Wakanda post below. So if the name didn't register a face, then now you can compare for yourself.