Day 211: Stephenson’s Rocket Raccoon

The Sole of Sci-Fi goes off the rails with a Guardian Of The Galaxy…

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Marvel has already given the green light to sequel for Guardians Of The Galaxy, even though the first film hasn’t been released yet. Let’s hope it’s not a Green Lantern-style flop, then.

It seems unlikely, as the buzz about Marvel’s first space opera movie has been incredibly positive. It seem that audience are more than willing to believe that a Raccoon can talk. Rocket looks like he could be the break-out star of the summer.

Believe it or not, it wan’t until I got home after taking today’s photo that I thought up the Stephenson’s Rocket connection. Suddenly, looking at those rails, it was obvious. And while today’s headline doesn’t have a trainer-related pun, it was infinitely preferable to the headline I did have in mind: Toe Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The trainers are another pair on loan from Simon Withers, who’s been a great source of running shoes and Vans during this challenge. I’m running a bit low on supplies again at the moment, so feel free to lend your support! I can provide testimonials from previous loaners that trainers are returned in great condition!

I have a day of Ghostbusters-related gubbins ahead today. Amazingly, i’s the 30th anniversary of the first film this year. I really must ignore the sun outside and do some real work for a change!

See you tomorrow.

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