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Superheroes Start Wearing Safety Helmets – Shocking Announcements From DC Comics & Marvel Entertainment

In a four-page joint press release published this morning, DC Comics and Marvel Entertainment have pledged to portray their superhero characters with safety helmets on their heads. The reasoning is due to child safety concerns.

“We recognize the tremendous responsibility placed upon us to keep our young fans safe. In order to set a good example for young media consumers, from this point forward, all of our heroic characters will be seen wearing safety helmets of some kind. This includes our top-shelf properties such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Spiderman, and The Hulk”

So reads the press release. It goes on to say,

“We understand that children may model their behavior after what they see in comics and in the movies.”

That is quite a public admission considering all of the litigation that has occurred in the past. As recently as July 2021 a parent successfully sued for damages in a Minnesota court after a child sustained a traumatic brain injury while imitating the action from one of the many Batman films.

Fans were immediately outraged by the news and took to social media to air their discontent. On the other hand the move was immediately applauded by the Children’s Helmet Initiative, a grass roots organization dedicated to preventing brain injury.

There are a lot of questions about the thinking behind this change and about the plans for the films that are currently in production such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to release on November 11th.

We reached out to both corporations but have not received any replies as of the time this went to press.

Hero illustration by Sketch Iwerks

* This is satire. Don’t freak out.
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Top 10 Most Iconic Songs About The Radio – The Best of All Media Formats

DJs on the radio are obsessed with music. Musicians sometimes write songs about the radio. Picture a Venn diagram. If you are obsessed with both the radio and music then this list is for you. I asked legendary radio pro Bart Shore to help us compile this list. I think we nailed it.

NUMBER TEN
“Transmission” by Joy Division

NUMBER NINE
“Radio Radio” by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

NUMBER EIGHT
“The Spirit of Radio” by Rush

NUMBER SEVEN
“Radio GaGa” by Queen

NUMBER SIX
“Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles

NUMBER FIVE
“I Can’t Live Without My Radio” by LL Cool J

NUMBER FOUR
“Mexican Radio” by Wall of Woodoo

NUMBER THREE
“On The Radio” by Donna Summer

NUMBER TWO
“Don’t Listen To The Radio” by The Vines

HONORABLE MENTIONS
“Satellite Radio” by Steve Earle
“Devil’s Radio” by George Harrison
“There Ain’t No Tits on The Radio” by Scissor Sisters
“You Turn Me On I’m A Radio” by Joni Mitchell
“Turn Up The Radio” by Autograph
“On The Radio” by The Selector

NUMBER ONE
“Wolfman Jack” by Todd Rundgrend

Trade ad for Wolfman’s radio show.  circa 1975

For this one, we have Bart Shore presenting from Time Warp Radio.


Wolfman Jack is considered to be the most iconic Radio DJ ever at this point. His name is synonymous with radio fame and that’s why a song about him made the top of our list. Todd Rundgrend was a great song writer. This track have been a little overlooked.

courtesy of discogs

This has gotten paradoxically meta. Is this Inception? Are we in the movie Inception right now?

-Wacky Alex & Bart Shore

Ten Songs About Chickens (Arranged In Pecking Order)

I asked Carrot Topp from Radioactive Chicken Heads if he wanted to help create this blog. He is certainly an expert in Chicken Music. Between the two of us, we found ten good to great songs and arranged them in our preferred order of greatness.


NUMBER TEN
“The Song Of The One Legged Chicken” by Tom T Hall



NUMBER NINE
“Chicken Walk” by Hasil Adkins



NUMBER EIGHT
“Chicken” by The Cramps



NUMBER SEVEN
“Know Your Chicken” by Chibo Mato



NUMBER SIX
“Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five



NUMBER FIVE
“Magic Chicken!” by The Aquabats!



NUMBER FOUR
“The Chicken In Black” by Johnny Cash



NUMBER THREE
“Chick Chick” by Wang Rong Rollin



NUMBER TWO
“The Funky Chicken” by Rufus Thomas



HONORABLE MENTIONS
“Chicken Squawk” by MDC
Super Chicken Theme Song
“Chicken Fat” by Robert Preston
“Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens” by Ray Stevens
“Chicken Strut” by The Meters
“Run Chicken Run” by Link Wray


NUMBER ONE
“Psycho-Chicken” by The Fools

Here is the video, but it has a lot of hiss from the VHS tape.



BONUS TRACK
“Cluck At The Moon (I Was A Teenage Werechicken)” by Radioactive Chicken Heads

Don’t get your feathers in a bunch if these songs were not in the order you would put them in. Cluck about it in the comments instead.

-Wacky Alex /w Carrot Topp

Ten Songs About Robots Just For You Meat-bags!

This list is a result of both serious research and personal taste. Your personal top ten may be different. Let us know in the comments! In evaluating the songs we did consider the chart positions but this was not the sole criteria by any means.

Does the song have staying power? Has it become legendary? Was it groundbreaking in it’s time? These are the types of questions considered in creating the list. Also, we did not want to include the same artist twice, so one does pop up again in the honorable mentions.


NUMBER TEN
“The Robot Song” by Yo Gabba Gabba (Spanish version)



NUMBER NINE
“Monkey Vs. Robot” by James Kochalka Superstar



NUMBER EIGHT
“Robot Boy” by Robyn



NUMBER SEVEN
“Robots on Parade” by They Might Be Giants



NUMBER SIX
“Transformers Opening Theme” (1980s original)



NUMBER FIVE
“Robot Rock” by Daft Punk



NUMBER FOUR
“Robots” by Flight of The Conchords



NUMBER THREE
“Mechanical Man” by Devo



NUMBER TWO
“The Robots” by Kraftwerk


HONORABLE MENTIONS
“The Girl And The Robot” by Röyksopp ft. Robyn
“Ya Robot” – Yury Chemnavsky
“Theme From Robot Hamster” – Parry Gripp



NUMBER ONE
“Mr Roboto” by Styx

Thanks for checking out our list of robot songs. We hope you enjoyed reviewing it as much as we did creating it.

-Wacky Alex & Robot Don

Illustration on the top of this page by BenMonster (benmonster.tv)