These Aren’t the Mad Scientists You’re Looking For

In April 1946, Captain Marvel faced an evil foe who invented the most heinous gadget imaginable. Thank god that shit didn’t catch on.

Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel and the Peace Ray [Comics Alliance]

It would be worse than gun control…

Kang: It seems the earthlings won.
Kodos : Did they? That board with a nail in it may have defeated us.
But the humans won’t stop there. They’ll make bigger boards
and bigger nails, and soon, they will make a board with a nail
so big, it will destroy them all!

If you want peace, prepare for war.

(Still) more on the late Mr. Jobs: I received a text on my iPhone on the morning of October 6 that said, “ᎣᏏᏲ, ᎩᎾᎵ.” It’s a simple Cherokee greeting, akin to “Hello, friend” in English. It’s pronounced “oh-see-yo, gee-na-lee.” It may not seem like much to the casual observer that has been sending and receiving texts for years, but seeing the Cherokee syllabary appear in that tiny bubble on my screen is a profound thing. And I have Steve Jobs to thank for it.

It was not an app; it was literally native to the device since our language was now a part of the operating system. One of the first Cherokee text messages sent that day was simply, “ᎣᏏᏲ, ᎡᎶᎯ!” (Oh-see-yo, eh-lo-hi, or “Hello, world!”) As anyone that’s ever done even the smallest amount of programming knows, one of the first programs you learn to write is one that displays the text, “Hello, world!” on the screen. It was a Cherokee geek tribute to the people at Apple.

@redmanlaw: Thank you for making me cry. I hope you’re proud of yourself.

@redmanlaw: That’s so fucking awesome. I’ve never seen Cherokee letters before.

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