Right there with you! I went through the same process: "Wow! They once got almost 30 inches, and all they need now is 38? I'll bet they get it," followed by, "That's the dumbest thought I've had today," followed by "Wow, multiply my combination of optimism and ignorance by a couple of hundred million other people, and… » 1/15/15 11:53am 1/15/15 11:53am

Yup. I was actually going to come here and confess my guilty love for the PG boob window, but then I saw that circle and laughed out loud. Call it an inside joke, an homage or intertextuality, I think it's cool. » 1/08/15 3:46pm 1/08/15 3:46pm

Sounds like good stuff. I've liked the Spectre as a character, or at least as a concept, since the Orlando run, when I was a kid (Jim Aparo gave great spooky). But paradoxically I don't think I've really enjoyed a Spectre story since then.

Look, Superman is so nearly omnipotent that he's hard to write. Now imagine him… » 12/29/14 12:39pm 12/29/14 12:39pm

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