Category Archives: Funny

August 7 2013 Round-Up

This may be how Americans view the other kind of Football. George Clooney may have been right in his observation that anyone in the film industry shouldn’t refer to Waterworld as a historic flop. It’s always odd when a term becomes a metaphor, … Continue reading

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August 5 2013 Round-Up

Another piece about the end of movie stars, this one inspired by the way The Lone Ranger flopped, with an emphasis on images of masculinity. In July, The Wolverine, helmed by supposed movie star Hugh Jackman, opened to relatively underwhelming figures. 2 … Continue reading

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First Weekend of August Round-Up

Jack Kirby’s Argo art sold better than expected. The cover for Dark Knight Returns #2 went for over half a million dollars. The original art market interests me, just because I think it’s really going to explode in the future. The most interesting man … Continue reading

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July 30 2013 Round-Up

Someone has compiled 15 film poster cliches. Spike Lee releases his list of essential films, the syllabus for his NYU Graduate class. Noah Millman considers whether the zombie movie has become the new western. Which is what worries me about … Continue reading

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July 29 2013 Round-Up

John Seavey praises Mark Gruenwald’s Quasar. ‘Quasar’ was the series he came up with to tell those stories, and I loved both ‘Quasar’ the series and Quasar the character. I loved the series because Gruenwald looked at the Marvel Universe, the … Continue reading

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July 23 2013 Line-Up

David Jablow turned a cheesy pinup into some more imaginative images, posting 15 of those on his website. Comic Book Resources kicks off its list of the best X-Men stories. Anthony Weiner is Carlos Danger, and someone did a mock … Continue reading

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July 18 2013 Round-Up

Rolling Stone’s cover with the Boston Marathon bomber has been controversial. Tom Nawraki thinks they’re violating the spirit of a decision made decades ago not to mention the name of John Lennon’s killer. My problem with the cover story isn’t the … Continue reading

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Round-Up July 12 2013

Zen Habits has suggestions for getting over a fear of discomfort. Tom Hanks wants another Oscar nomination. Yo Mama jokes from the world of Harry Potter. Archie Comics settled a lawsuit with Sonic the Hedgehog writer/ artist Ken Penders. It seems … Continue reading

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Beginning of July Round-Up

The most adorable Rube Goldberg machine ever. Scott Adams suggests that a CIA-sanctioned murder is probably a best solution to the Edward Snowden problem. I don’t agree with the argument, but it’s interesting in a Devil on the shoulder kinda way. … Continue reading

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End of June Round-Up

Baldwin A reporter accused Alec Baldwin’s wife of tweeting at James Gandolfini’s funeral. Baldwin’s response is arguably homophobic. Andrew Sullivan is upset about it. I’m conflicted. Even the Mail says the reporter was wrong, so Baldwin has a right to … Continue reading

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