Evidence that Batman is directly correlated to how popular the name ‘Bruce’ is

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 15 February 2013

Spotted via io9: a graph of the popularity of the name ‘Bruce’ from the 1880s to today. Somewhere in the 30s, parents really dug the name and named their kids Bruce in masses, propelling the steep ascent of the name to super-popular usage. Then, usage of the name spiked in the 50s with micro rises […]

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Check in at the Batman Hotel in Taiwan

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Cool Travel on Tuesday 27 November 2012

It´s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s, well, Batman! At least at The Edén Hotel in Taiwan. So you don´t have to travel all the way to Gotham City to find a fully equipped Batman headquarters. In the Batman Suite, you can enjoy all the tiny gimmicks and features you´re so familiar with since you were a child sitting in front of the TV.

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Batcave-inspired home theatre

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 9 August 2012

If you’re as rich as Bruce Wayne, this Batcave-inspired home theatre would be perfect in your home. Elite Home Theatre Seating designed this theatre with comfortable seats, movie screen, secret exits and elevators. Sliding wall panels also reveal Batman’s weapons, equipment, and vehicle. Now you can enjoy the Batman Trilogy in the comfort of your very own Batcave.

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Let Batman guard your wealth

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 19 May 2012

So, that Batman guy. He fights crime, zips around in a Batmobile and lives the high-flying life as billionaire Bruce Wayne when he’s not all caped up. No reason why he can’t guard our hard-earned money as well. The Batman money clip by Think Geek — essentially a matte black rubberised batarang that folds — will see that you never lose these cash wads in a fist fight.

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Vintage posters of Superheroes in their hometowns

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Illustration on Thursday 17 May 2012

Heading over to Metropolis for a vacation to check out Superman’s stomping ground isn’t quite feasible yet, and the shuttle to Gotham City hasn’t yet commenced. But you can get these vintage travel posters for your wall. Dave Ault’s illustrations, covering Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more DC Comics heroes, give you a minimalist mid-century travel feel.

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Andre De Freitas turns cartoon characters into Zombies

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By Agnes Samour in New Art on Thursday 13 October 2011

Halloween is just around the corner so if you are into grim and other macabre creatures, check out the work of Andre De Freitas. This young illustrator who studied in Florida has cleverly zombified our beloved Donald Duck, Batman and Popeye.

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Pug sings along to the Batman theme

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Ok, ok, so it’s a cheap laugh. But hey, nothing wrong with that. Especially when cute pugs and retro Batman graphics are involved. Woof, woof.

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Batman opening sequence from 1966

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 24 February 2011

In the great lineage of TV intros, this one from the 1966 series of Batman takes the cake. Yup, they just don’t make em’ like they used to. Crash, bam, poooww!

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Superhero Amigurumi: knits for nerds

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By Adri Cowan in New Trends on Saturday 4 September 2010

Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, Doctor Who and Frodo never looked so cute! These soft, adorable, and delightfully geeky ‘amigurumi’ (Japanese miniature knit dolls) created by Lady Lindsay make a sweet gift for the comic fan or movie buff in your world, even if that person is you. Or me — I’ll take Batman and The Joker for the win.

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Agan Harahap’s Superhero Photography

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By Zolton in New Photography on Monday 21 December 2009

For his series, Superhero Photography, Indonesian artist Agan Harahap inserts superhero images — Spiderman, Superman and Batman — into black and white wartime photos.

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Batman returns? No, stick with the original

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Film on Thursday 3 December 2009

When I was just wee speck on the great tapestry of life (yes, an even wee-er spec than I am today), the highlight of my bat day was watching the title sequence to the original batman series. Not only did it herald thirty minutes or so or ‘pwoowwww’ action, but the menacing rumbling of the […]

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Dave Mazzuchelli

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By John Malloy in New Art on Thursday 7 February 2008

Dave Mazzucchelli has been one of the boldest, medium-bending sequential artists of our time. Known best for his work on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, his groundbreaking adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass, and the anthology, Rubber Blanket, he’s returning after a near fourteen-year hiatus with a new book for Pantheon in December titled […]

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