Eh, if Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne have enough time to be CEOs of multinational conglomerates, still invent things themselves, run around with top-tier superhero teams to stop global threats plus deal with their own rogues galleries, while still making time to attend upscale social engagements and romance a series of… » 3/31/15 12:29pm Yesterday 12:29pm

Probably because George Miller invented this crazy, tribal vision of society After The Bomb with this franchise, and everyone else's is just a pale imitation. » 3/31/15 11:59am Yesterday 11:59am

What was my favourite line again? "The male Spy Smasher ended World War II, the female Spy Smasher ended the DC Universe. That is what fiction is." » 3/31/15 10:11am Yesterday 10:11am

I've only really read Asimov in the past few years, and I'm torn between noting how massively influential he clearly was and how accessible his prose is, and how dated a lot of the concepts are. » 3/31/15 8:25am Yesterday 8:25am

Well, both are the brainchild of a visionary who, with the help of several talented people, created a narrative universe that enthralled and inspired millions of people. Then, because of our culture's blind obsession with auteur theory and the myth of the godlike creator, that visionary received the bulk of the praise… » 3/30/15 12:38pm Monday 12:38pm

On first hearing it, I thought "wow, they're parodying the Gregory Brothers?" Nope, they commissioned the Gregory Brothers to write the song. Awesome. » 3/30/15 12:19pm Monday 12:19pm

I was first turned on to Eddings as a too-cool-for-school adolescent (when I still thought Dragonlance was the GREATEST THING EVAR, har-har) so the Belgariad and Malloreon were frequently lost on me. Except for Silk. Silk was badass. The Elenium started really strong, in comparison, but ended up going down similar… » 3/27/15 9:16am Friday 9:16am