Thursday, January 17, 2019

Jesu Christo, un Cocodrilo!

This post is going to be a quick one before I head down to Brooklyn for this month's Secret Science Club lecture featuring my great and good friend Dr Evon Hekkala. For the record, Dr Hekkala's 2013 lecture was one of my favorite Secret Science Club lectures- it really hit that 'secret science sweet spot', being a heady blend of hard science lecture, adventure narrative, and science/conservation advocacy. In the subsequent years, I have come to know and love Dr Hekkala and her husband- they reliably show up at pro-science events such as lectures and the March for Science. I can't say enough about how awesome they are.

Anyway, the post title comes from my favorite episode of my beloved Italian Spiderman. Seeing a still of Peter Parker in Venice from the upcoming Spider-Man movie inspired me to rewatch Italian Spiderman in all of its glory. Perhaps my favorite episode is the third one, when Italian Spiderman interacts with members of the two extant archosaur lineages:

That scene with the chicken never fails to crack me up.


PL said...


How do I get in touch with you?


mistah charley, ph.d. said...

they were having fun making this show - but much of it seems rather dated now - and i don't mean just the rotary-dial phones - but i liked the fact that they call italian spiderman 'italian spiderman' - that's a nice touch

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Which Peter is this? S? F? L?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Charley, it was purposely dated, poking fun of Italian gialli movies from the 1970s.

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

The Wikipedia article explains it - I should probably have read it before commenting - as Will Rogers said, we are all ignorant, only on different subjects