I believe I have found my Platonic ideal of a desktop wallpaper. Super Grover! How can one go wrong with Super Grover? The hero Sesame Street both needs and deserves! And whatever mishaps he gets into, whatever destruction head leaves in his wake, Commissioner Gordon will be right nearby to say, “Covered it.” I jest,Continue reading “The Hero Sesame Street Needs”
I haven’t done one of my comic book reading round-ups since, umm, well… it’s been about nine months. I’ve read a lot of comics in the past nine months. I’m not going to try and catch up on things I’ve read; instead, I’ll point out three things I’ve read recently. Do Androids Dream of ElectricContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”
After a fallow period that lasted several years, I find that I’m enjoying The Simpsons a great deal more than I did, say, five years ago. Take for instance, Alan Moore’s recent appearance. Or rather, Watchmen Babies. Because, I don’t know about you, but Watchmen Babies needs to happen. I can’t imagine what DC wouldContinue reading “On Recent Episodes of The Simpsons”
Michael Chabon, while beating up Jonathan Franzen: Ooh, you fight like Anne Rice! Of course, the highlight of tonight’s episode was J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, editor of a poetry magazine. 🙂
As seen on Ross‘s LiveJournal, questions about life!” 1. Elaborate on your default icon. If I were a South Park character, that's the kind of South Park character I'd look like. 2. What's your current relationship status? Single. Never been married. Not currently dating. 3. Ever have a near-death experience? Yes. There was the accidentContinue reading “On Answering Life's Many Questions”
Okay, the credits for tonight’s Simpsons may be the most inspired thing I’ve seen in a while. Rolling clay balls! Gumby! Can the rest of the episode match the creativity in seeing Gumby? We shall see.
I watched an episode of The Simpsons tonight–first time I’d done that since I don’t know when. Sideshow Bob, long-time homicidal nemesis of Bart Simpson, turned up. The plot, such as it was, had Homer and the kids travel to Italy, entrusted with picking up an expensive sports car and bringing it back to theContinue reading “On Sideshow Bob”
Movies have their ratings. Some music CDs carry a “parental advisory” warning. Video games have their own rating system, the ESRB rating. I deal with this every day at work–What’s the game rated? Is this appropriate for my child? It’s not just something to be reactive about, we also have to be proactive, to beContinue reading “On Video Game Ratings”