Dropping My Guard

A lousy conversationalist asked, “Which one of your dead dogs was your favorite?” Well, she didn’t really phrase it that way, but that’s what she meant. Setting up the context would take too long and require recounting even more of an incredibly awkward conversation. This is a blog, and I have to keep things punchy….

Friday Argument

A Monty Python classic, hilariously reenacted. This, along with Death of Mary Queen of Scots were favorites when I was kid. Enjoy!

Alan Parsons and I Robot

In 1977 The Alan Parsons Project released I Robot, an album based on Isaac Asimov’s Robot Series. (Readers of Open Culture will remember that they wrote about this album last week. This is what inspired this post.) By the time the album came out I had read all or most of the robot series. It’s…

Getting Over Gwen Stacy

Forty-two years later, I still haven’t gotten over the death of Gwen Stacy. Gwen Stacy died in Amazing Spider-Man #122, cover dated July 1973. ┬áIn 1973 comics were dated 2 or 3 months in advance, so that issue hit the newsstands sometime in April or May 1973. The event actually spans issues #121 and #122,…