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Jack Balfour said on April 13th, 2011 at 10:05 am

Rob Granito…or better yet, how plagiarism-for-profit affects the convention scene and how the convention scene affects the industry.

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Mitchell Hundred said on April 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am

Do you believe that ‘The Simpsons’ has jumped the shark? If not, why not? If so, when and why did it happen?

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Kid Kyoto said on April 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am

I just finished season 1 of the new Dr. Who and I’m hooked. The Who covereage here was one reason I checked it out so I’d like to see more about the show, maybe a comparison of it with one or more of the US Sci-Fi franchises (Star Trek being the obvious one) and how Dr. Who survives despite near-constant changes in the lead and supporting players. Other than the Tardis nothing remains the same but it still feels like the same show. That’s a pretty impressive bit of reinventing.

I remember reading that the UK does their TV writing differently than the US. In the US there’s a team of writers who cooperate on each episode and are on salary while the UK has one writer per episode usually a freelancer. How does that affect results?

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Die Macher said on April 13th, 2011 at 10:25 am

I support any idea that means more writing on Dr. Who. But I’m not looking to form a coaltion! Honestly!

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The age old debate of ameritrash v Euro.

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Die Macher said on April 13th, 2011 at 10:48 am

I still don’t understand why Elizabeth May has been consistently excluded from the Ameritrash v. Euro debate.

(But I’d love to see more board game stuff!)

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Why can’t certain Canadian pop-culture/political blogger/lawyers ever update their blogroll?

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@Kid Kyoto: Just to be sure, do you mean season 1 or season fnarg?

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It seems like a number of sitcoms – How I Met Your Mother, The Office, maybe 30 Rock – are getting a little long in the tooth. What is it about the 5th season (or so) that causes these comedies to take a turn for the worse?

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Die Macher said on April 13th, 2011 at 11:17 am

Since Kyoto said the “new” Dr. Who I assume he means the Eccleston season. But I could be wrong, I suppose, it’s all very timey-wimey.

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I’d love to see some more Movies You Should See columns, and maybe some reposts of your first few, which I haven’t been able to find (I thought I heard you did a Strange Days one, which is a personal favorite and I’d be very interested in seeing your thoughts on it).

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Dio Brando said on April 13th, 2011 at 11:48 am

You should write about the Red Skull. I dunno, I feel like he wouldn’t be so prominent if he was just “generic Nazi with a red skull”, but I can’t see anything past the character but that.

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Kid Kyoto said on April 13th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

“@Kid Kyoto: Just to be sure, do you mean season 1 or season fnarg?”

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The one from the 2000s with Rose and doctor in the leather coat.

About to start season 2, I wonder how my interest will hold up with a new lead.

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Write more “When I Was A Kid” posts, please.

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William Kendall said on April 13th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Should the Brain have killed Pinky? Would his plans for world domination have succeeded?

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More stuff on RPGS!

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Pitch us a crossover story! The more nonsensical the better!

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Cookie McCool said on April 13th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

How can I ask you to write about something without, you know, asking you to write about something? No fair!

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Well, I once said you should do something about the Mandarin and Iron Man’s rogues gallery in general, which I thought might be interesting. I thought this namely because you seemed to think the Mandarin really deserved the slot of “archnemesis” and I disagreed.

I dunno, I’ve been wondering how on Earth they might adapt a Fu-Manchu/Dr. Doom knockoff for the third movie, and I thought a comic nerd far bigger than me (like yourself) would have more insight.

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Wings! Write about Wings!

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The band, the sitcom, and the body part.

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Do you think the debates actually change anyone’s mind on who they vote for? Or are they just fodder for journalists?

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NCallahan said on April 13th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

If you had to design a digest style comic for the American market, independent of any existing properties, what kinds of concerns would you have and what angles would you try and play up?

William Kendell: I thought the show itself answered that question…

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It’s been one year(ish): what’s the verdict on Paul Levitz on the Legion?

(My two cents: it seems like pure nostalgia, because his storytelling is so non-decompressed it’s exactly like his style was in the late ’80s, but it’s so jarring taken in the context of most contemporary books. Doesn’t mean I don’t like it, but it’s just…odd.)

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That Guy said on April 13th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

What is the future of table top roleplaying as a genre and/or business? Is it dying off? And if so what can be done to open the hobby up more?

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Die Macher said on April 13th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Why are there so many songs about rainbows?!? WHY, DAMMIT?!!???!!!!

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Edgar Allan Poe said on April 13th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Could you articulate why Marvel’s Thor leaves you cold? Jack Kirby + Norse Mythology has always seemed to me to be an infinitely winning equation, and I agree with Chris Sims about Walt Simonson’s run on Thor being one of the greatest works in comics history. Your tastes and mine seem to sync up thoroughly enough that this disparity puzzles me a bit.

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Cookie McCool said on April 13th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

More importantly, Die, what IS on the other side? More rainbows?

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Heksefatter said on April 13th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I think that it would be interesting to hear your take on the debt crisis in regards to the national governments, particularly the US and the EU.

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Mitchell Hundred said on April 13th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

On the other side of rainbows is the house of a guy named Roy G. Biv. He lives off of the residuals from the songs he writes, and uses the morphic resonance influence endowed by rainbow power to get them recorded all the time. He is a sinister man.

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Sergeant Angua said on April 13th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I’d love to see your alignment charts for a) political figures and b) Discworld characters.

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DistantFred said on April 13th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

More Alignment Charts! From properties both ubiquitously familiar and hopelessly obscure!

More Wooster and Jeeves!

A series on small political parties in Canada- who thirty are, what they stand for, why they’ll never get a seat in Parliament, and why they’d run the country better than Harper.

Super Mario Bros Pinball: Why it Needs to Happen.

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Are there any democratic countries where all workers are required to belong to a union?

Is Gadget Hackwrench autistic?

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Runaways. It’s the must amazing thing ever to ever be left for death because no one else knew how to write any non-pride related stories..

Reasons why I should write runaways:
Do it

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Agree on Iron Man’s villains, and a vote for considering Alpha Flight’s villains.

Underappreciated Doctor Who companions – Turlough, Martha, Harry. Or maybe just weighing up who was the best foil for the 4th Doctor – Sarah, Leela or Romana II?

As a change from the focus on national politics and to intersect with a popular choice, how about an alignment chart of sorts for Canadian provinces?

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Cookie McCool said on April 13th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Is Chris Sims your nerd-blog arch-nemesis? Will there be a final battle between Rex the Motherfucking Wonder Dog and that fat Herbie kid with his lollipop?

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I would like to hear your thoughts on various remakes and re-visionings of older cartoons. Which worked? Which didn’t? What needs to be done to make a good remake? Example; 2011 remake of My Little Pony versus 1990s remake of Ponies, or Transformers Prime versus Transformers Classic.

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Craig Oxbrow said on April 13th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Would The Fantastic Four be better served if dropped into SF and disaster movies than superhero movies?

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Lance Lunchmeat said on April 13th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Token request that you look into Sonic comics. If you don’t want to slog through back issues (it starts at #160 and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise) 225 will be a sorta-reboot.

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The Jaws franchise vs. the Tremors franchise?

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benfromcanada said on April 13th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Last time someone asked you if you were homosexual. While I don’t have issues with any sexual orientation, I am curious.

Also, I’d like to know what you think should be done about future Granitos.

Lastly, who will win the Stanley Cup? Do you think the Canucks will take it?

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The Crazed Spruce said on April 13th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I wouldn’t mind seeing a new “Why I Should Write…” column. Or a few allignment charts for good Canadian TV shows, like Little Mosque or Corner Gas. Y’know, just to alienate your American readers further.

And while we’re at it, what are your thoughts about the new Jays lineup?

And speaking of the election, while I’m not gonna ask which way you’re voting (’cause that’s really none of my business), were you planning to base your vote on the leaders’ performance, or more on the race for your local MP? (Personally, I’m going with the latter.)

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LazyCustomizer said on April 14th, 2011 at 1:12 am

How do you think the Muppets have fared (as a property) since the death of Jim Henson?

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El Tyrano Magnifico!

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Garfield said on April 14th, 2011 at 2:28 am

A Who’s Who series on the lamest Outsiders villains (Agent Orange? The Duke of Oil?) or maybe a timeline tracking the decline of the Teen Titans as a series.

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Nicodemus said on April 14th, 2011 at 3:53 am

Have you read the Honor Harrington series by David Weber?

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Alex Jay Berman said on April 14th, 2011 at 4:12 am

How would you end the falsely-spurred sense of elitism among comics and sf/f fans (If I hear ONE MORE Cat Piss Man referring to non-fans as “Mundanes” …) and redirect the sense of entitlement into a coalition which would translate into a bloc which could exercise true charitable, economic, social, and even political power?

(Don’t pooh-pooh it right away; remember that sf cons now mostly have onsite blood drives, and the need for same is well-publicized among sf/f fans because Robert Heinlein publicized the National rare Blood Club in one of his novels and proselytized for it at many conventions …)

(And try to forget that Newt Gingrich fancies himself a science-fiction author …)

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Steve Timberman said on April 14th, 2011 at 4:47 am

Random Ideas:

1. The five things you are most and least looking forward to about the 2012 Presidential Race.

2. Reasons why you’ve gone into law.

3. I haven’t read mainstream comics since the clusterfuck that was Final Crisis. Could you point people like me towards a quick recap that makes even a little sane sense?

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Die Macher said on April 14th, 2011 at 10:36 am

Just read how Blob Ford wants to cut a whole bunch of committees that advocate things like cycling and walking and children’s safety, in the name of cost-cutting. Oh, and these committees have no budget and the members are volunteers.

How about a column on which comic book villain he most resembles? I vote for the Penguin (Batman Returns version).

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Arugula-sipping Latte-munching Elitist said on April 14th, 2011 at 10:40 am

Lawful Good: Toronto

Lawful Evil: the rest of Ontario

Neutral Evil: B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island

Chaotic Evil: Alberta, Quebec

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well, I must know your feelings on the works of Mike Mignola.

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Alignment chart for Sons of Anarchy.

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I’m interested in an article about why you would want my 24 plastic starter set minis.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on Catwoman– any and all incarnations.

I’d also love to hear you talk about Discworld, if you’re into it.

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Alignment chart for Discworld

(Yeah, I just want more Discworld content and the kids love the D&D)

What comics are you enjoying now?

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This request might be too late, but can we get Canadian federal election Magic: The Gathering cards?

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