Rey and Ren: A Star War Fan Theory

Note: Names have been left out to protect the stupid.

(but our name is known, it’s the site’s URL! what are we saying here?)

You shut up.

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There’s nothing controversial about saying the internet is full of bat-shit crazy theories. Duh, right? And all unmarried men are bachelors. A=A. Tell us something we don’t know, Commander Evidenticus.

Then there are the fan theories. And THEN there are Star Wars fan theories. A hotbed of crazy that makes a Taco Bell cheat day before a kegger look brilliant in comparison. Continue reading “Rey and Ren: A Star War Fan Theory”

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Talking to Myself

There’s a lady I work with, let’s call her K, who talks to herself so much she basically narrates her life. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with this. Everyone talks to themselves at some point or another. Still, it is a little weird. I am often confused by it, wondering if she’s talking to me or not. There are two ways I can go when I’m unsure what is happening. I can say, “What?” and if she doesn’t answer I know she was not talking to me. On the other hand, if I pretend I didn’t hear and she repeats herself more than once, I know she was talking to me.

Either way it is harmless stuff albeit awkward. Continue reading “Talking to Myself”

The Tick Brings Us a Rather Dim-witted Superhero. Do We Need One?

The Tick

Every time you turn on a screened device these days, there’s a superhero staring back at you. For comic book fans this is a golden time, but — and there’s always a but — is this really gold or is it some cheap gilded metal? The superhero genre is so plentiful that some are rightfully asking if things have gone too far. How many comic titles need a live-action show or movie? How many reboots can we stand? When is enough enough, already?

Amazon answered with yet another superhero franchise, The Tick.

(Translation: We ride this wave smack into a rocky cliff face.)

Continue reading the article over at Houston Press.

Five Adult Comics to Put on Your Reading List

Big Trouble in Little China Escape from New York

In Ecclesiastes it says: “Everything has its time.” You know: “A time to be born, and a time to die,” etc. So, for instance, there’s a time for reading The New Yorker and a time for spraying milk out of your nose laughing at poo-poo jokes. I’m here today to proselytize about the latter, sisters and brothers. Specifically, I want to talk about five comics for the almost mature adult in us all. These are the frosting side of graphic literature, so check your refinements at the door.

Continue reading the article over at Houston Press.