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Mutants Memoriam

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 8, 2016

So I look at Tantz Aerine and say, “hey Greekie! I gotta do a new post tomorrow. WHUT DOO AH RIGHT?” She sipped her ouzo with all twelve of her pinkies extended and said, “Mutants, dumbass.” Afterall, I came to realize that I would indeed be posting this on Mutant Memorial Day. Somber and important but often neglect. I bet none of you even remembered to buy gifts.

Any of you who’ve read my celebration of life, Putrid Meat, know that it has…well…mutants. Not quite the X-men variety, but little crawly ones. Dumb ones. Smelly ones. Live ones. Dead ones. Probably a little sticky. Why. What’s the magic in the sauce?

Being a spawn of the 80’s, mutants were everywhere, even in my ninja turtles. There was no shortage of creepy sewer dweller or outer-space mangler. Alot of them, I think, came from fear of nuclear war. The cold war was scary in that no one wanted to be vaporized; as many of us imagined would happen. The upside of this was mutants. After the Great Fallout occurred, I found myself in the company of many wonderful mutant friends and companions. They have all melted by now. Putrid Meat is my tribute to them. God speed, Sparky, the man with ashtray hands, and Danny the walking goiter. You live on.

Guest Newspost by a hippy from a small town in Illinois -



bravo1102 at 11:34PM, July 13, 2016

And who has actually done a comuc with mutants other than pitface? Interstellar Blood Beasts. Enough said. I know mutants. Been there done that.

PaulEberhardt at 2:47AM, July 11, 2016

@plymayer: I'll second that. They may be better at disguising themselves, but they're still at large. ;)

plymayer at 11:58PM, July 10, 2016

The mutants are still with us. A little older now, I'd like to believe wiser but.....

plymayer at 11:58PM, July 10, 2016

The eighties were a big time for the mutants.

PaulEberhardt at 10:42AM, July 10, 2016

Homer Simpson fertilising his tomato patch with plutonium somehow comes to mind, too. ;)

PaulEberhardt at 10:19AM, July 10, 2016

I remember that mutant craze of yore. Almost made you think getting irradiated would be a cool thing. There used to be a lot of the good old half man and half machine motive too. I don't know if they really count as mutants, but to me they pretty much fall into the same category.

Ozoneocean at 1:37AM, July 9, 2016

Danny the Walking goiter... AKA Banes, is still with us! Alive (somewhat) and kicking.

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:02AM, July 9, 2016

This is freaking hilarious, Pit. "Mutants were everywhere, even in my ninja turtles."

HippieVan at 1:38PM, July 8, 2016

Thank you so much for doing this guest newspost, pit! Super funny also.

Tantz_Aerine at 1:30PM, July 8, 2016

Ah, the days when a dunking in a toxic vat was a boost in career opportunities...

PIT_FACE at 8:43AM, July 8, 2016

The pic is from Dead ALive, actually (great movie, highly recommend). I was actually thinking a little bit aobut the 'zombs while writing this. mutants, zombies, aliens, all sorts of monsters have the same sort of feel from the that time period, even though they're not all related to a nuclear fallout origin. Even the ones who arent related to that sort of narrative still take on the same sort of style. Gross, deteriorating, or deformed. i think the fatasization about what could happen in the event of nuclear catastrophe is a big contributor to why things DID ultimately take on that sort of style.

Banes at 6:41AM, July 8, 2016

Love that it Troll 2 or somethin?

Bruno Harm at 6:40AM, July 8, 2016

Oh yeah, they don't cover this much on "I love the eighties" Nuke 'em High The toxic Avenger Even some of the zombie flicks were caused by toxic waste. I hadn't even noticed that this had fallen out of fashion. I blame Harry Potter. (ok, I like Harry potter,but maybe now that V-man is gone,he can battle some mutants )

Banes at 6:40AM, July 8, 2016

Marvellous mutants must be memorialized ! From the X Men to the many post-apocalyptic, squishy types and everything in between! They did seem to be everywhere at one time...zombies may have taken their place at the top of the mountain, but we must not mute the mutants!

KimLuster at 6:14AM, July 8, 2016

I always liked th idea of power from mutation. In the movie 'Phenomenon' thus gets incredible mental powers! At first it's hinted that he might have had some sort of alien or paranormal encounter but then it's revealed that he has a brain tumor... even though he's gonna die, he's pleased that the power came from him, from humanity, and not from outside...

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