Thought Experiment: Stan Lee Edition

Blasphemy is an artistic effect, because blasphemy depends upon a philosophical conviction. Blasphemy depends upon belief and is fading with it. If any one doubts this, let him sit down seriously and try to think blasphemous thoughts about Thor. – G. K. Chesterton, “Heretics”



  1. Movie trivia (and totally beside the point): In which film did Vincent D’Onofrio play Thor sort of? (And no, you won’t find this on IMDB.)

  2. GKC never had to contend with fanboys. Visit ComiCon dressed as Thor but carrying a bow and see how long it takes for the inquisitorial fires to be lighted…

    • That was actually my first thought upon running into the quote – or rerunning into it, I suppose.

      We want no Euripides to ruin our day, do we? No unmasking of Dionysus or ELSE!


      • “’Forgive my old-fashioned vocabulary,’ says O’Shea, ‘but I don’t think she believes in her own blasphemy.'”
        – from Gaga Confidential: Lady Gaga, Madonna, and the Secret Show, with a Special Appearance by H.R. Giger

        • You’re a bigger DT than your subject – when do we see the whole thing?


          • WHEN IT’S FINISHED. Sorry, shift key got stuck there. I commissioned a couple of illustrations for this one. I expect them by the end of the month. Gimme a couple weeks after that for production/editing. Let’s say by tax time. Hopefully.

            • Now Taxman and Paperback Writer are wriggling in a head-worm competition taking place within the arena of my brain space.



        • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

          ITEM: Face front, true believer! You may not believe in THOR, but you better believe that Manly MATT LICKONA is barrelin’ back into the artistic Areopagus — scapular swinging! You read that right: The magnificent maestro of mayhem who delivered the Abominable ALPHONSE is about to cut the cord on his next Korrektiv Klassic — and we daresay this is gonna be one for the ages… of the ages! You’ll definitely want to charge up those Kindles, and you just might want to get the Anointing of the Sick, because we’re T-minus a couple weeks out — and counting! — from the greatest, the grandest, the gosh-darn grooviest publishing phenom since the Blazin’ BRIAN JOBE’s notorious NEST — no offense to Brand Ichh! So saddle up, Korrektiv Kaballeros: The wait is almost over for LIVES OF FAMOUS CATHOLICS #2! But don’t let the title fool you, Faithful Ones: Matt’s winding up a real spitball — This ish is no straight sequel… accent on straight! Y’see, instead of trekking back to the tropical stronghold of the Mad MEL GIBSON, Mystifying Matt shifts the scene to the true Heart of Darkness — sunny San Diego — for a front-row, backstage, up-close encounter with a daringly different breed of Pop Papist: the ever-lovin’ oviparous vixen herself, LADY GAGA! And with guest appearances from the Matronly MADONNA and H.R. “Get Away From Her” GIGER, missing out on “GAGA CONFIDENTIAL” has gotta be venial at best! ‘NUFF SAID!

  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

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