Similar, but … more Golden Age DC. He couldn't grow to Giant-Man/Goliath size, but he could shrink to literally subatomic size, which let him do things like travel through telephone lines. All while controlling not only his size but his mass, so that he could pop out of a phone, grow to a few inches high while in… » 3/31/15 10:28am Yesterday 10:28am

She can obey the law — she can even be justified — in ways that still help her lose an election, which is what I see shaping up here.

But I won't pretend to say whether she is "fit to be president," considering what a stunning number of dopes, crooks and manipulators who have actually held the job. And it's not just… » 3/28/15 2:19pm Saturday 2:19pm

Given the rapid decline of Russia's relationship with … well, most of the world … I hope that doesn't turn out to be an awkward year for everybody. » 3/28/15 10:39am Saturday 10:39am

No love for Barbancourt? I have happy memories — granted, somewhat addled — of a month spent in Haiti, years ago, putting away significant quantities of the stuff. The five-star, mind you. » 3/28/15 1:35pm Saturday 1:35pm

Washington's farewell address may not be relevant*, but Eisenhower's has only gotten more so over time. The our so-called "special relationship" with Israel is both a product of and a crutch for the military-industrial complex.

*may. » 3/24/15 3:23pm 3/24/15 3:23pm

So they're bringing back the Blue Beetle. Fine. Maybe they're even having him haunted by the spirit of Azrael. Okay. But please let's not pretend that's Batman. » 3/11/15 7:22am 3/11/15 7:22am

I'm not sure about "popular," but Opinels are readily available and have a passionate following. I've carried my #7 with the carbon blade for almost 30 years, and if it broke or were lost would replace it without a moment's hesitation. » 3/03/15 1:37pm 3/03/15 1:37pm

Nice reference. But seriously, no matter how much I love time travel stories, and it's a lot, that's one technology I am glad to hear is vanishingly improbable. » 3/02/15 8:58pm 3/02/15 8:58pm

I like the Scarecrow. He's creepy and fear-based, which makes him fit in to the Batman world. He's a demented psychiatrist, which seems to have been quite a common thing among Golden Age Bat-villains (cf. Hugo Strange, Prof. Milo), and opens up all sorts of neat possibilities given the modern-day suspicion that… » 2/25/15 5:44pm 2/25/15 5:44pm