I don’t know if you guys have noticed this audio artifact, which is deeply weird, but almost so deeply weird that it kind of necessarily has to exist. In an effort to promote the forthcoming 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons (when did D&D stop being Advanced? Don’t answer that), Wizards of the Coast got the two dudes from Penny Arcade and …
The following is an unedited transcription of one of Matt Selman’s actual eighth grade homework assignments.
Massively comic-book loving
Actively comic-book collecting
The the [sic] avid
Hater of Wonder Woman
Wolverine is a
Teacher’s comment: “Fun!”
I don’t know about you, but my contact with contemporary X-Men continuity is pretty sporadic. There are so many different media and alternate worlds involved, and there are all these catastrophic events occurring all the time. Every time I even try to figure out who’s in the X-Men anymore I get tired.
Which was why I was relieved the …
Editor’s Note: Matt Selman is busy this week with his commitments to the world of television and movies. In his absence, please execute the following high-concept internet comedy piece: How would the guys who brought you The 40 Year-Old-Virgin, Knocked Up and SuperBad cast and change the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit?
I remember when I interviewed the Homestar Runner guys back in 2003. I was sure they were on the brink of founding a whole Homestar Runner entertainment empire. Christmas specials, parade floats, novelty mudflaps, the works. They were the Charles Schulz’s of the Web. After the interview ran I would get calls from publishers begging for …
On a very overscheduled day I just want to take a moment to raise the possibility — which Ain’t It Cool has already voiced in terms that a clean-living Time writer like myself can only dream of using — that Timur Bekmambetov’s Wanted might signal the Western debut of a major action auteur. Anybody seen it?
Below is an excerpt from a truly excellent book called American Nerd, by Benjamin Nugent. I know Ben — he used to work here at Time years ago. But that’s not why I’m posting this excerpt. I’m posting it because it’s truly excellent.
coronation, or why group nerd events are necessary
From AMERICAN NERD by Benjamin Nugent. Copyright …
I bet I’m the only person on the Internet who made that joke! Looks like the Highlander franchise is getting a reboot, courtesy of two of the guys (there were probably about ninety total) who wrote Iron Man.
I have a special affection for that franchise: I have watched more Highlander-related filmed entertainment than I care to admit. …
I don’t know if I have ever been more baffled by a consumer electronics product than I am by Sony’s Rolly, an MP3 player that sort of rolls around and flashes while it plays music. As of today it can be yours in exchange for 400 Earth dollars.
I cannot imagine how a non-high person could purchase, use, or have invented this object. I …
“Reepicheep, a fearless mouse voiced by Eddie Izzard, is consistently appealing.” — The Wall Street Journal review of Prince Caspian
The White Witch… bit of a slag, isn’t she? Turning Mr. Tumnus to stone was one thing, but you know a girl’s a bitch if she bans Christmas. “No I’d rather not this year. Don’t fancy it. Even thought …
There’s something a bit half-baked about Dollhouse, the new science fiction series from total genius Joss Whedon. But I can’t tell if it’s a problem with the show, or just an artifact arising from the choppy way the trailer has been cut together. They’re certainly leaning on the sex pretty heavily — do these “actives” (let’s roll …
Shockin’ bloggin’ performance by yrs truly lately. Many apologies. I blame Canada, where I currently am. I came here to speak at a conference, something that I understand many people do frequently; I was doing it basically for the first time. When you go up on stage they clip a wireless mike on you and give you a little gadget that you …