At the time I thought that a book like Watchmen would perhaps unlock a lot of potential creativity, that perhaps other writers and artists in the industry would see it and would think, “This is great, this shows what comics can do. We can now take our own ideas and thanks to the success of Watchmen we’ll have a better chance of editors giving us a shot at them.” I was hoping naively for a great rash of individual comic books that were exploring different storytelling ideas and trying to break new ground.
That isn’t really what happened. Instead it seemed that the existence of Watchmen had pretty much doomed the mainstream comic industry to about 20 years of very grim and often pretentious stories that seemed to be unable to get around the massive psychological stumbling block that Watchmen had turned out to be, although that had never been my intention with the work.” —Legendary Comics Writer Alan Moore on Superheroes, The League, and Making Magic
Japan once again proves it can take any cool technology and make it creepy: http://is.gd/4401 (via @tempo)
So sad Michele Bachmann can’t tell the difference between a habitual action marker and a simple present tense copula: http://bit.ly/VopC2
Safari 4 is great: fast JS, top tabs, etc. Why was I looking forward to Chrome again? And FF still burns 12% of my CPU with no windows open.
(That is, she should have said, “You da man!” Which would, of course, also have been inappropriate, but not grammatically incorrect.)
For example, knowing when a volcano is likely to erupt can save many lives; but there’s no private incentive to spend money on monitoring, since even people who didn’t contribute to maintaining the monitoring system can still benefit from the warning. So that’s the sort of activity that should be undertaken by government.
So what did Bobby Jindal choose to ridicule in this response to Obama last night? Volcano monitoring, of course…
Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.” —What should government do? A Jindal meditation - Paul Krugman Blog - NYTimes.com