Archive for November, 2009

Event of the Century!

Image United #1Writer: Robert KirkmanArtists: Larsen, Liefeld, McFarlane, Portacio, Silvestri, Valentino Working for Marvel Comics may be a dream come true for a lot of young artists, but it’s a raw deal when you think about it. If you just do your job and get your pages in on time, nobody but hardcore fanboys will […]

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Can Wonder Woman Be a Superdick? (part 1)

I’ve been doing a series of posts about superheroes and gender. In the most recent I talked about superdickery. Superdickery here refers to the way super-heroes tend to stand in for the uber-patriarch, both as benign law-giver and as evil ogre-father. In the post, I talked especially about how Marvel’s innovation was to shift more […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit: A to Z

I wrote these all between 2000 and 2004 or so. Anthropology A to Z Analyzing bigamy, chiropractors dissecting Ethiopians find gratuitous horniness. “Inferior jism kills,” lament medical non-Negroes. “Our prostitutes qualmlessly relish sable, towering usufructuaries.” Vampire-vivisectionist-vasectomites want xenopotency — yea, zoöplasty. Grants A to Z Argh. Bastard coins demand enthusiastic flim-flam, genuflecting horse-pucky — iterated. […]

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Utilitarian Review 11/27/09

It’s been a slowish week here with the holidays, but I did want to mention that i had a brief but (IMO) entertaining review of the very aptly named Horsemeat Disco comp over at Metropulse. And I love this Por Parichart video.

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Music For Middle-Brow Snobs: Best Of

I’m participating in the music best of madness which Tucker and Marty are organizing over at Factual Opinion. As part of that I put together a list of my favorite songs of the year that I remembered at the moment, and, what the hey, I organized them in descending order of goodness. Some of these […]

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TwiHard the Hunter

I’ve gotten into a bit of a back and forth about the Twilight series with pop-culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg. It started with Alyssa’s article on the Atlantic website in which she argued that the Twilight is a poor excuse for a fantasy series because Bella is overly passive: I don’t imagine that I was alone […]

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Desert Island Comics

As you may have heard, the HU bloggers are taking a break this Thanksgiving week. I will be heading off to Indonesia myself so it seemed “appropriate” to bring up the subject of desert island comics (see here for Shaenon K. Garrity’s survey of various industry professionals on the same subject). I was first exposed […]

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