In its long, storied existence, ‘Dragon Magazine’ really did a lot to create “gaming humor” as a legitimate subgenre. Think of all the great tabletop gaming comics out there, from ‘Yamara’ to ‘What’s New With Phil and Dixie’ to ‘Dork Tower’ to ‘Knights of the Dinner Table’, and odds are they showed up in ‘Dragon’ […]
This Toronto Sun article by Julia Alexander is simply bad comedy: a Sun reporter – and for those of you not aware, the Sun is the most conservative paper in the city, a right-wing tabloid rag that makes a point of showing off nearly-naked girls on page five every day – starts out by declaring […]
My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist, and in case you don’t click the SYTYCD Youtube links embedded therein, just fucking watch this:
Much like John Carter, it is a perfectly average piece of genre fiction with some genuinely good bits that was pre-determined to be horrible by people who have not seen it; unlike John Carter, its sins are the result of caution rather than ambition.
1. Trade Rudy Gay to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Tristan Thompson, Alonzo Gee, Tyler Zeller and draft picks/cash. 2. Exercise draft rights on Tomislav Zubcic, sign to rookie deal. 3. Send Linas Kleiza to spy school. Kleiza learns arts of secret killing. 4. Trade Linas Kleiza to the Dallas Mavericks for a second-round […]
The Matrix: Given that we perceive the world entirely through our senses, the ultimate nature of reality will always be subject to irreconcilable doubt. The Matrix Reloaded: Why yes, the Wachowski Brothers would like large sums of money, thank you very much. The Matrix Revolutions: If your agent is good enough, you can get a […]
WHAT I LIKED: Henry Cavill – I buy this guy as Superman, whereas Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, and Brandon Routh were more like “it’s impossible to cast Superman perfectly, but these guys are tall and seem earnest.” Cavill can be nice without seeming unaggressive, as in his “I’m not asking to help you, I’m telling […]
So, yeah, this self-congratulatory anti-youth screed pretty much makes me want to commit murders. First off: it isn’t kids who choose to avoid roughhousing or “accidents” or who demand to be put on Little League teams even if they’re shitty at playing baseball or who don’t let kids just wander around. That would be parents […]