An Alfred E. Newman-faced Rorschach (or is it a Rorschach-bodied Alfred E. Newman?) graces the cover of MAD Magazine this month, and, having somehow not yet reached full Watchmen saturation, I eagerly gave it a read. And, while MAD-tastically silly, the magazine’s movie parody (“Botchmen”) committed a crime I now realize is …
Apps & Web
Power (In The Name Of Responsibility)
J. Jonah James-One
Swinging To Stand Still
The Unforgettable Death of Uncle Ben
In Goblin’s Country
Where Ock Arms Have No Self-Awareness Chip
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Rhino Me
Zooropa (Aunt May’s …
I was going to blog about the new series of D&D podcasts featuring the Penny Arcade guys, Scott Kurtz (PvP) and Wil Wheaton. They’re here. Check out Wheaton when he casts Radiant Vengeance at about 16:00. Dude gets agitated. (Then he rolls a 5.)
Then I noticed this post on io9: Philip Jose Farmer died. He was 91.
You don’t hear him …
Look, Diablo Cody is making a zombie movie! That tears it. (Takes off hat and stomps on it.)
At first I thought it was a sequel to Juno, where Dwight Schrute eats that chick’s brain … my hopes are dashed. It’s an adaption of a novel called Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament:
I love webcomics and don’t think they’re in any sense broken or in need of fixing. (I lost about 2 hours the other day reading the entire archive of XKCD,which is about …
You know what? I like Swedish mystery thrillers. It seemed like everyone was reading breakout Swede hit, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, so I gave it a look. (By which I mean, “a listen,” thanks to audible.com.) I’ve also recently read several books by the Jonathan Kellerman of Sweden detective writers, …
Not that Moore ever went away. But it makes for a better headline.
It’s funny, with all the fuss over Watchmen, you’d almost get the impression that Moore wasn’t still around and writing. Because he’s not participating, everybody sort of talks about him like he’s dead. And I did wonder after the surreal, semi-apocalyptic ending of …
I’m a little embarrassed that I’ve rewatched the Transformers 2 trailer a few times:
I liked the part where the humans died.
There are reasonable odds that the trailer, by virtue of its awesomeness and brevity, will be better than the actual movie — as if Michael Bay were mounting a deconstruction of the patriarchal dominance …
There is a press blackout on reviewing the Watchmen movie until March 6. However, I’ve seen the movie, and I’m not press. Don’t worry, I’m not going to write a review of Watchmen. What I am going to write about is the emotional experience of seeing a piece of literature with which I have an intense personal connection LITERALLY COME
OK, today my excuse is not that I’m hung over. It’s that it’s President’s Day. And I am honoring the, uh, presidents (is it the current president? presidency in general?) by not doing a proper blog post. Instead I will simply post a link to something I already did. How about this interview with Joss Whedon, apropos of Dollhouse, which …
It is the the purpose of a virus to possess its host, then force that host to in turn create copies of the virus. This the viral videos below have done to me.
1. Robot Chicken‘s opera version of The Wrath of Khan:
It’s funny because the special effects in operas really do suck!
New York Comic Con starts today. I’m not there, because I have a job. But I’ll be there tomorrow to sign galleys (that’s publishing-speak for early, cheapo, paperback versions) of my book and generally to enjoy the free access that my autographing gig gets me.