Friday, July 31, 2015

Yakety Max!

Just watch this video, right now. The best possible way you could spend one minute. Especially if you saw Mad Max: Fury Road, but worthwhile even if you didn't.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ted Cruz, Fanboy

Guys, if you haven't seen it, be sure to check out Ted Cruz's recent NY Times interview, in which he chimes in on some key sci-fi issues, including Picard vs. Kirk. In the print version, Cruz mentions that The Watchmen's Rorschach is one of his favorite superheroes, which has prompted a lot of debate. Here's my response piece, in which I describe the logic of cobbling together a political coalition of nativists and Republican nerds.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Is this thing on?

To sorta make up for the pathetic lack of action hereabouts, I'm going to post a semi-curated selection of fine links for your internet time-wastery.

1. "They can't all be Batman": a fun interview with the author of The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History. Which I may have just bought.

2. Excellent Ant-Man publicity stunt. (And, go see it.)

3. The other day I started wondering about a universe in which Tony Stark shows up to help out his long-lost relation Ned. Turns out, someone else already has, in a reasonably brief and amusing way. Needs images, though. I'd totally see the movie.

4. The excellent Law and the Multiverse brings a solid discussion of the tax consequences of zombiehood.

5. Finally, on the serious side, doing family car trips has given me irrationally strong views on license-plate design. (Ohio really, really sucks.)  Who Will Stop America's Plague of Hideous License Plates? says everything I could ever want to say and more.