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by markabaddon
Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cheesesteak and English Only
Replies: 21
Views: 4747

Cheesesteak and English Only

The backtracking of the owner from Geno's is pretty surprising, I am guessing he has taken a lot of grief for his comments. As I stated on the other board, in theory I can see where this would be a legitimate business rule to only accept orders given in English, but I suspect that the rule will only...
by markabaddon
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

Rick, I like Morrison's work on X-Men up until the final story arc he wrote (that story set in the future was just confusing and poorly written), but have not read much else by him. I heard that Seven Soldiers was very good, but I started reading Frankenstein and it was too bizarre for me. This comi...
by markabaddon
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

I have read a little of Pogo and enjoyed it. The level of adult humor contained within that strip rally surprised me. I am not familiar with Lynda Barry nor the "biographical" comic. I have read some historical and literary based comics. Will Eisner's Fagin the Jew was a brilliant interpre...
by markabaddon
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

Tom C, thanks for the recommendation. I may look for that series in the library or through Alibris once I finish with the Joe Haldeman book I just picked up. Rudiger, I think you have a point on the movement of comics away from primarily being targeted towards kids, but there are still some great co...
by markabaddon
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

Jan, I am not sure I would qualify Zeus as a super hero because I am not sure he was the good guy in that battle against Cronos. Yes, Cronos did eat all of Zeus' siblings in an effort to keep power, but I do not believe Zeus, with all of his godlike arrogance could ever be a hero. Demi-gods, such as...
by markabaddon
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

I went for a long walk over lunch and was thinking about who was the first super hero. While many would point to Superman, I think the concept of a powerful figure protecting others goes much further back than that. My submission for the first super hero would probably be Gilgamesh. Sure, he general...
by markabaddon
Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

You know, at first I was annoyed by your comments, then I realized that you are probably just a pathetic little boy who lives in Mommy and Daddy's basement. I would love to know what pleasure cowards like you get from insulting everyone on the board, but this is probably the only interaction you hav...
by markabaddon
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

Eric, is there anyone on this board you have not been an asshole to? I understand that you seem compelled to make a smartass comment anytime Barber posts something, but could you, just once, try to say something constructive without taking potshots at Barber, Ben, me or anyone else. If you do not ha...
by markabaddon
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Patronizing the Arts
Replies: 79
Views: 14773

There is one major point that everyone seems to be neglecting when discussing these soldiers and their actions in Iraq. They were never trained for this type of activity . You have a bunch of young kids, primarily, who were trained as soldiers, to fight in combat. What they are doing right now is ac...
by markabaddon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: "Batwoman Is a WHAT?"
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

No, there has never been a Batwoman on the screen, as she has always been a fairly minor character. Actually, Jan, it gets even more complex than that as there is also Oracle (a former Bat Girl who was paralzyed by the Joker and now acts as the data source for most superheroes) and assorted other fe...
by markabaddon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 21409

Comics. What are they good for?

Some might say they are good for absolutely nothing, but I have been reading them since I was 6, just got my 4 year old his first comic, and I think they are a wonderful way to instill a moral compass within a child. Having said that, I gotta say I have no idea what is going on with Marvel right now...
by markabaddon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: "Batwoman Is a WHAT?"
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

I think this is probably a publicity stunt by DC to bring attention to a character whose first appearance otherwise would be completely forgotten. In the short blurb I read about this, it states that Batwoman has a connection with another lesbian character within the DC Universe, Renee Montoya. Whil...
by markabaddon
Wed May 31, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

Duane, before I comment on your post, I must mourn the passing of your avatar. Red haired beauty, I hardly knew ye...... OK, I feel better now. I think most people would agree that Life has to exist somewhere else in the universe but that the conditions necessary to allow a life form as we understan...
by markabaddon
Fri May 26, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: TV/Movie Harlan vs. Story Harlan
Replies: 84
Views: 16710

Mr. Ravenscroft, I had not realized that you were at MiniCon. If so, and we talked, I do apologize. Shoot me an email if you get a chance and we can talk more about the Con. I will say that Harlan did seem legitimately (and understandably) pissed about the setup for his interview, primarily because ...
by markabaddon
Fri May 26, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 314242

Eric, what you ask is virtually impossible. I have tried to construct an argument on why the Iraq War was necessary or how Putsch is a good president and I am unable to find anything convincing. I did not like Bush I or Reagan, but at least they had some positives to their administration. From natio...

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