Down the knock-off app rabbit hole

So I went down a rabbit hole of knockoff apps on the iPhone store. You’ve got to see these. The mafia just lets anybody in now, I guess. Frogs, orange apes, etc. Star Wars, that’s to be expected. Lol. So blatant, though. Got the speeder bike chase and everything. PICTURED: (NOT) Han Solo Star Trek? Meh, I don’t see the resemblance. Now, Transformers is where … Continue reading Down the knock-off app rabbit hole

Spanking was SUPER prevalent in vintage comics.

If you’ve read a lot of golden and silver age comics, as I have, you’ve no doubt noticed that spankings pop up from time to time. A lot, actually. It wasn’t a consistent, every-issue thing, but it popped up enough to make me, decades later reading the reprints in the ’90s, go “Huh?” To be fair, this trend existed in movies, TV and advertising, but … Continue reading Spanking was SUPER prevalent in vintage comics.

DC still doesn’t get it.

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post explaining why the Superman films of recent years have been such a disappointment at the box office, and proposing a solution with a virtually 100% chance of success. In a nutshell, it said this: Stop making Superman so dark. He’s not Batman. That works for Batman because that’s Batman. What works for Superman is something … Continue reading DC still doesn’t get it.