I think that's too broad. I'm a Lutheran pastor, and (obviously) I know hundreds of members of the clergy, of many denominations. I also know many highly active lay leaders. And yes, there absolutely are a few nut jobs mixed in there, along with some abusive personalities. » 10/09/14 12:28pm 10/09/14 12:28pm

I'm sorry, but for me this is one of the techs that inspires legitimate nostalgia. Sure, they're outdated, and no they were never perfect (I also used to just go to the right section and look around — IF I was in a library with open stacks!). » 10/07/14 10:23am 10/07/14 10:23am

Love it. I never really watched the 90s Flash show — I was in my 20s and still had a life — and didn't dig the few episodes that I did see. But I have a deep, nerdy fanboy response to "heritage casting". You know, Adam West as Bruce Wayne's boyhood hero on B:TAS, and casting various former Lois Lanes as Lois's mother.… » 9/16/14 10:15am 9/16/14 10:15am

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 Unsurprisingly, unhappy students asked that his invitation be rescinded, which it was.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. » 9/15/14 4:18pm 9/15/14 4:18pm

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 that… » 9/10/14 7:06am 9/10/14 7:06am

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. » 9/09/14 11:01am 9/09/14 11:01am