Two ‘monster of the week’ episodes today. One an example of the show at its best and the other an example of a misstep.
Chick Counterfly is unable to contribute to Choice Sides this week, so I’m flying the Millennium Falcon Han Solo style. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
Some people want world peace. Some people want the election to be over. This last couple of days, I just want to be able to breathe thru both nostrils and actually taste food. Also cold medication is making me philosophical enough to wonder if I can call it a cold when I caught it when it was 90 plus degrees outside.
Last night on the train home I read The Magican’s Nephew. Chronologically, it is the first of the seven Narnia books, and in C.S. Lewis’s Christian model it seeks to serve as Genesis, giving us the birth of Narnia in seven hours and a tree of knowledge’s apples and animals walking in pairs to be named by man. It also…
I am planning a vacation and looking for good hikes and walks in Colorado -
After yesterdays official promo image, we now also have a photo from the set of National City’s greatest heroine’s cousin. And his..... Buns of Steel. Seriously, I first found this image on tumblr and thought it was photoshopped, but all sources I find of it show the same Kryptionan backside. They either padded the…
I found in a thrift shop for a quarter each about 10 Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazines. All from the early 1960s. Incredible find. I was getting all of them.
Argh, another really long episode title. Welcome to the Dark Matter season 2 episode 5 “We Voted to Not Space You” spoilerific reaction thread where you can share your thoughts on the show as it plays out or after it’s over.
Tonight we meet Pawters family in what is surely not going to be an awkward affair. Welcome to the Killjoys season 2 episode 5 “Meet The Parents” spoilerific reaction thread where you can share your thoughts on the show as it plays out or after it’s done.
The House of Hatrack will be heading to the German Festival on Sunday for beer, sausages and wiener dog races. True story about the early days of wiener dog races:
Welcome back to another Friday Open Thread, where we all talk about our plans for the weekend and vent about the week.
Where I am, we’ve had about a week of heat an re-entered a moderately mild climate. I hear America is still hot enough to spontaneously combust horseshit, so... are you suffering from the classical sweat stain patterned shirt already? Are your armpits the hottest part of you, which they shouldn’t be unless you’re into…
So I am trying to get my sister into Gravity Falls. However she’s very much a busybody and is impatient, so I’m only showing her the essential episodes. Ones that contribute to the overall story and ones that are must-watch.
In the preview for the new Suicide Squad: Rebirth, Amanda Waller has to justify the Squad’s existence to President Barack Obama. This, in fact, isn’t the first time she’s had to justify the team to a real President — in Secret Origins #14, the issue that came right before the Suicide Squad book was launched, she had…
Sorry for the very very late cross thread, I’ve been distracted by the DNC. Yes, ya’ll can talk politics here...but please assume most comments are made in good faith. Welcome to the very weekly pan kinja cross thread, shared out amongst Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Powder Room, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, and
The BBC have reported that one of Mad magazine’s founding fathers, Jack Davis, has passed away, aged 91. A prolific cartoonist, he was the last surviving artist of the EC horror range and drew artwork for comics, magazines, advertising, movie posters, book illustrations and album covers.
I know there was some really ugly drama last year, and the less said about that the better... Like the esoteric ranchers say “Drama’s for llamas!”
For those of you who don’t know John Scalzi; he’s a science fiction writer of ripping yarns, a feminist and a very entertaining blogger. I find him clear thinking and bracing, and his commenters are generally intelligent and incisive. In today’s blog post, he talks about some of the reasons he’s voting for Hillary…