Monday, August 9, 2010

Flash #79 (Vol. 2)

Flash #79 - Comic of the DayIn 1993, Mark Waid wrote the concluding chapter to the origin of Professor Zoom, the Flash villain which Barry Allen had earlier killed. The comic of the day is complete with a goofy time-traveling devise made out of a treadmill and a long villainous speech which our hero Wally West isn't even listening to.

I often like to run on the treadmill at the gym. It helps keep my pace, track my distance and keep track of the time it takes to run. My pacing is usually between 7 and 8 minute miles, but occasionally I crank it up to the time travel setting. The only problem with using the time travel setting is that a sign on the wall says that if the machines are all full one can use the treadmill for a maximum of 30 minutes. I would time travel back in time so that my time wouldn't run out, but then I wouldn't burn any calories. So while the setting is an adventures one, it isn't really that assessable unless you own the treadmill.


In Flash #79 there is a weird point when Professor Zoom is giving his "this is why I, this why, this is why I'm hot" speech followed by his "this is why I'm evil" speech, which is less compelling as proven by the Flash, Wally West's, repeated attacks on Zoom while he is spinning his yarn. Instead of stopping and just beating up West, Zoom carries on and just talks right through Wests nat-like interruptions.

Zoom is like my sister at times. I'll listen for a bit, but sometimes she goes on and on. I just don't care anymore. Please, stop talking! She briefly tells me I'm rude, then continues down her path of boring one sided conversation. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy talking to her, but there are times I wish she and Zoom would just kill instead. The silence of death can have it's rewards.

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