Speaking as a professional here, I'd like remind Ms Lauten that those many hours of prayer, while no doubt valuable in their way, might better have been preceded by one minute with the Ten Commandments. (And I don't mean the movie) » 11/29/14 1:15pm 11/29/14 1:15pm

Assignment: Earth, an episode of Star Trek, was actually intended as a pilot, I think. It could have been cool: Gary Seven, a contemporary human being raised in space by aliens, came off as emotionally challenged in a kind of Sherlocky way; his wacky-but-capable assistant Roberta tied us to our own reality. (And if… » 11/25/14 12:20pm 11/25/14 12:20pm

"Goldbrix is a HYDRA bar." I love that. You've got your leather bars, your singles bars, your hipster bars, your topless bars, your dive bars and all the rest. Why shouldn't there be "evil hi-tech spies bent on global domination" bars? » 11/13/14 2:30pm 11/13/14 2:30pm

Takes me back to 1985 or '86. Mega-crowded morning train full of people just trying to get to work without having their faces shoved inappropriately into one another's bodies. Most of us are failing. There's a young man and his apparent girlfriend sitting on a seat, and he is casually flicking a lighter at the tips of… » 11/10/14 11:23am 11/10/14 11:23am

I'm a basically grim, depressive guy with a cynical world view. Therefore, naturally, Batman is my favorite comics hero. I'm partial to the Adams/O'Neil, Year One and especially Year 100 versions. But, out of all Batman's incarnations, THIS one remains my favorite. » 11/06/14 12:49pm 11/06/14 12:49pm