About 35 years ago, administrators invited William F. Buckley to speak at the Vassar commencement. Unsurprisingly, unhappy students asked that his invitation be rescinded, which it was. Considerable embarrassment and ill will ensued, still much in the air when I matriculated the following autumn. »
Sure. The classic version is Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Batman knows Superman is coming for him, so he sets a trap. Wears armor that is powered by the city's electrical grid, brings kryptonite, places bombs that are set off by x-rays, etc. Beats the hell out of Superman, then fakes a heart attack so… »
I hear ya on all of these (except #9, which doesn't look finished ….) But I do have a couple of reservations, basically stemming from the idea that the Flash, unlike [Green] Arrow or young Bruce Wayne, is actually a science fiction hero. »
great. Monsanto will have Juan Valdez in a permanent headlock. Not that old Juan has much freedom now. »
I'm totally down with keeping the "Shazamverse" separate from the "Justiceverse," or however we wind up identifying them. »
The Rock would have been a good Captain Marvel; he'll be a great Black Adam. And for people who are concerned that the role won't exploit his comedic chops, not to worry — villain parts are almost always the better opportunity for character acting.
For Captain Marvel (yeah, that's right, I did it on purpose the first… »
Greek mythology credits Daedalus with the creation of living statues, and Hephaestus with a robot called Talos to protect the island of Crete. »
Actually, this is only tangentially related to that. It's a private language school, an ESL version of Berlitz. It has nothing to do with public education, school boards, Common Core or any of that.
On the other hand — and here's your tangent — had the dope who runs it attended a public school that was halfway… »
Right here. My wife is about six inches taller than I am, and was by no means the tallest of my pre-marriage amours. »
Mac Plus. I bought it used. No hard drive at all; it worked by swapping floppy disks, or, later, by putting one in the main drive slot and another in the external drive. »
They tried something similar in episode 29 of the 2005 season, and ranked it "plausible." Also gave Adam a nasty shock. »
"it goes against my supposed principles, but ignoring a chance to pander to the crazy-ass bigots who vote for people like me would be remiss." »