Doc Savage's torn white shirt and jodhpurs. Whether you're doing your hundred-millionth sit-up, resurrecting an Egyptian pharaoh, or battling a genetic monster atop the World's Fair's Perisphere, your torn white shirt never goes out of style. Appropriate for every occasion, cool and comfortable in all climes, never… » 7/08/14 2:00pm 7/08/14 2:00pm

The Man from UNCLE's foe, THRUSH, seems to have taken your advice. Who'd feel threatened by an organization named for a pretty little songbird? On the other hand, since they went out of business in 1968 — because of an inability to recruit good evil talent, according to rumor — perhaps the innocuous name is not the… » 7/07/14 10:08am 7/07/14 10:08am

Not being entirely serious here, but...what if you took Batman (1966), Batman (1989) and Batman Begins (2005) as three parts of a trilogy? Starts out light-hearted, grows darker, then turns utterly bleak. You get character growth (or at least change) from both Batman and the Joker, as well as from Alfred and Gordon —… » 7/02/14 9:23am 7/02/14 9:23am

I don't see what the furor is for. This map comes from same source — ToonTown — as the maps we were given by Mr Cheney and Mr Bush of the new and improved Middle East, chock full of bright shiny new democracies, that were going to spring into being as soon as we had our short, victorious war. » 7/01/14 12:12pm 7/01/14 12:12pm

There's something wonderfully/scarily Victorian about this particular Republican attitude. It's like they're all the incompetent, party-guy son of the rich guy who founded the company, brought back the treasure from wherever, invented the "thing," brought wealth to the family. They don't know how the company works,… » 6/03/14 10:50am 6/03/14 10:50am

Read it after seeing the tv show, but before seeing the movie, and I was astonished — when seeing the movie a year or so later — how much better Sturgeon's book was than Allen's film. His ending, in particular, made considerably more sense than the film's overwrought conclusion. But then...Theodore Sturgeon was a… » 6/03/14 7:15am 6/03/14 7:15am

This makes me really want a new remake of the Camelot legend, just so we can see King Arthur flipping the Round Table. Though it might be more interesting if Guinevere gets to do the flip — her role is always so passive, nothing but a toy for the boys to fight over — might be cool to let her vent some of that Welsh… » 6/03/14 7:09am 6/03/14 7:09am