Monthly Archives: April 2012

Where do Governors come from?

Earlier, I analyzed at the resumes of US Senators before they were elected or appointed to the position. Now it’s time to look at what the Governors were known for before they came into office. It’s a bit of a … Continue reading

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Will Avengers be the first of many film super-franchises?

The upcoming Avengers movie is potentially the biggest gamechanger for the entertainment industry. It’s something new: a super-franchise, a crossover between what are already four major film franchises, with the potential for sequels of its own and further spinoffs in the future. … Continue reading

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Some People Really Don’t Understand Why The Clinton/ Gore Ticket Worked

Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner suggested that a boring, white male running mate might be a good fit for Mitt Romney. He compared it to Bill Clinton’s selection of fellow southerner Al Gore as a running mate. I thought that … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure 2.2: The Midpoint

The second act is usually the longest, so there’s a clear midpoint. Because the second act is so long, there is a risk that the readers will grow bored before the climax, which is where everything goes to hell. So the … Continue reading

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Superhero Comics and Morality

Writer Chris Roberson was recently fired by DC after his comments about not wanting to work on any future projects with the company because of moral objections to how they treat creators. He was supposed to write an arc of Fairest, … Continue reading

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Blackmail, the Secret Service and Hookers

One of the many arguments about why it was so wrong for secret service agents to use Colombian prostitutes, was that it left the agents vulnerable to blackmail, which is especially problematic considering the sensitive nature of their job. So … Continue reading

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A History of Losing Vice-Presidential Contenders

Doug Mataconis of Outside the Beltway suggests that Marco Rubio, the odds on favorite for the spot, probably doesn’t want to be Romney’s running mate. He brings up an interesting fact, reasoning that it’s not a winning proposition. Indeed, considering … Continue reading

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