Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3.5/5} “If I die… now… my whole life was nothing! All the destruction I’ve caused… unatoned for. It can’t have all been a waste!” Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1 by Peter David & Todd McFarlane, published in 2005 (comics originally published in 1987-88) Bruce Banner has finally gotten rid of his Hulk. But there’s […]

Space Opera

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “On her journey here she’d met cyborgs and foreigners and artificial intelligences and several sorts of alien — some familiar, at least from media coverage of the hajj, and some strange — but it was the extra├▒ados that bothered her the most. It was hard to come to terms with the idea of humans […]

The Dragon’s Eye

Posted on April 16th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “He pointed east, where a green-tinged dot, so dazzling that a glimpse was enough to hurt one’s retina, climbed above the horizon. The Eye of the Dragon: the other star in the Epsilon Bootis binary, a blazing A2 blue-white dwarf. Within all the windows flashed a fluorescing message: DO NOT LOOK AT THE EYE […]

A new modest proposal

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a nice bit of satire, proposing that the US split into 2 countries — Redland and Blueland. It’s by Sally Greenberg, from The Hill. Unlike the original “Modest Proposal” (by Jonathan Swift) this one is actually a bit tempting… Toward an American two-state solution

The funniest video ever

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

If you’re familiar with the song “Mah Na Mah Na” and you’re familiar with Sean Spicer (White House Press Secretary), you’ll find this funny. Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Finally, The Muppets Collaborate With Sean Spicer

Great apes know when you’re mistaken

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

We’ve been studying great apes for decades, but once in a while we find out something new. A study published in the journal Plos One found that great apes understand when a human is mistaken — for example, when a human goes to grab something from a box but the something has been moved to […]

Touch

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Naturally, should you pursue those who would pursue me, I would be a hypocrite to offer anything but my grateful thanks. Yet my thanks would be, I think, premature. For there is a near-infinity of men and women who are fearful and wish me harm, but only ever one of me, standing in the […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 10)

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Now, since this will be a thoroughly modern home, I have an idea of how we could recruit energy from the planet itself…” Murdoch Mysteries season 10, aired in 2016-17 Julia hasn’t been herself lately — she keeps seeing Eva Pearce, the woman Julia killed in self-defense. William has found a spot for them […]

Notting Hill

Posted on March 26th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “And don’t forget I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill, released in 1999 William runs a travel book shop which isn’t doing so well. One day Anna Scott drops by — she’s one of the most famous actresses in the world. When he […]

The World Is Not Enough

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3.5/5} “Can’t you just say hello like a normal person?” The World Is Not Enough, released in 1999 M sends James Bond to protect Elektra King — she thinks the terrorist known as Renard will try to kill her. Bond finds her building an oil pipeline in Azerbaijan. When he tells her she might be […]