By Kaite Welsh – In Wonder Woman’s 600th issue, everyone’s favourite Amazon is getting a reboot. Not that you’d know it, from the attention the upcoming issue is getting – her new origin story has been almost entirely eclipsed by her new look. Brace yourselves, Wonder Woman fans – Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski is at the helm, and his take on Diana is less She-Ra and more Susan Ivanova.
In what was probably the most bizarre moment of Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing, she was asked to weigh in on the pressing issue of Edward vs. Jacob.
by Amy Ratcliffe Have you ever longed for a place to store your office plunder? Maybe you need to hide your prized colored paper clips or your thumbtacks with kitty faces from sticky-fingered co-workers? Well, fret no longer. You just need a miniature pirate treasure chest to adorn your desk. Related Stuff:
I found it rather enlightening reading Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes. The book is a reprint of a 1930’s DeMoulin Bros. & Co. catalog featuring devices and contraptions specifically created to shock and prank (and shock some more–almost all of the pranks advertised in the catalog feature some sort of electrical charge).
John asked, “Does this episode seems boring to you?” I agreed. Right then, Bill and Lorena got on with their hate sex and things got weird.
Am I the only one who thinks thinks the White House’s proposed online ID strategy – the National Strategy for Trusted Initiatives in Cyberspace – is a really bad idea?
by Teresa Jusino – For a play whose playwright and director bill as a “horror” play, The Little One wasn’t terribly frightening. Granted, I was always a little unnerved whenever one of the vampires in the play would snap a human’s neck, and Patrick Shearer’s sound design would kick in, forcing me to rub my neck in sympathy with every CRACK. However, I was never afraid. Perhaps casting it as a “horror” show is simply meant to attract lovers of that particular genre, but I never once feared for any of the characters, or for my own well-being. Lest you think this is a criticism of the piece, it isn’t. I just didn’t get that fright was really the point of this story.
by Teresa Jusino – I say “again,” because it seems like all geeks do is argue for the legitimacy of the art forms they love. Comic books, and sci-fi and fantasy anything are mostly considered lowbrow pop culture save a few begrudging exceptions. I bring this up, because I just read an article on the Mother Jones website that tries to make the case that current box office numbers are suffering, because people over 30 are going to the movies in dwindling numbers, and that this problem is caused because Hollywood films have gotten too juvenile.
The more I read about the oil spill and the effects it may have, the more I feel it’s necessary to start sewing my apocalypse wardrobe. It’s the kind of atmosphere that has me eying leather goods at the thrift shop. Luckily, I’ve seen enough post-apocalyptic movies to get a sense of what I can expect and what I need to know.