- Spider Jerusalem: A brilliant political columnist and author who just happens to also be a violent, sarcastic, tattooed misanthrope. Spider has a deep and abiding hatred for anyone who isn’t him, especially if that person has even the faintest whiff of authority about them. He’s a resident of “The City” a grim, dystopian metropolis of the far, far future where capitalism and consumerism have run amok. His progress can be charted in the comics and books labelled Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson.
- Raoul Duke: doctor of journalism, free-spirit and pioneer, the original gonzo journalist, forever on a mad-cap journey in chase of a story, the American dream or wherever the road may take him. He is of no fixed abode, sometime in the early 1970s. The work of Hunter S. Thompson holds his tale, as does the Terry Gilliam film adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Both of these men shoot-up and chug pills like they’re participating in a flat-out race of self-destruction; a race where there are no prizes and no rules, and where the only finishing line is death itself.
Sounds spine-shankingly brilliant doesn't it?
THEY PACKING MUCH HEAT?
NUANCES AND WHATNOT
IT'S CLOBBERING TIME
This is the point where we run all the above information through our highly sophisticated computer program to establish the victor. Computers will one day become the dominant species on this planet, as exemplified by Gary Kasparov's awkward sexual liason with the Deep Blue computer after it had defeated him at chess.
Deep Blue never returned his calls.
Of course, this was pre-broadband, so the line might just have been busy.
But you try telling that to Gary Kasparov.
AND THE WINNER IS...
SOMEONE vs SOMEONE ELSE