Netflix’s latest superhero series, Marvel’s Iron Fist, is days away from debuting on the streaming service. Early reviews are savaging the show but not on its quality. Rather the reviewers are complaining that they cast a white actor as Danny Rand instead of an Asian-American actor and thus are perpetuating the “white savior” trope. Of […]
Two years ago some people were upset that Zoe Saldana had to wear green body paint for her role in Guardians of the Galaxy, citing a history of Hollywood requiring black actresses to wear body paint to exoticize them or emphasize their otherness.
Oops…sorry, meant to insert a picture of Zoe Saldana […]
With yet another election around the corner I am once more seeing people posting about how if people vote Libertarian it will allow the wrong people to win the election. Well I’ve held my nose and voted “strategically” for years and that hasn’t worked out too well. That’s not terribly surprising when you remember that […]
Recently there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle over a recent Spider-Woman comic book cover. On the one side are people saying that the cover sexualizes the character and is emblematic of how comic books treat women. Others say that there are plenty of images of Spider-Man in the exact same pose with no one […]
While looking up information on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie I came across a claim that the movie is racist because they painted Zoe Saldana green to highlight her “otherness.” I can’t help but wonder if that means the movie is also racist for painting Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, and Josh Brolin, among others, […]
Someone said today that they thought I hated all movie adaptations of the comics when I said I liked Man of Steel. In response I thought it might be interesting for me to post lists of movies I thought were good, mediocre, and bad adaptations of comics. I will note that I am only listing […]
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting people have rushed to place blame for what happened. I’ve noticed that where people lay the blame depends on what convenient scapegoat they can find that they’ve never liked and won’t be inconvenienced by if it’s banned. Right now the primary targets are guns, video games, […]
I’ve noticed when talking about gun control that there seems to be some confusion about what an assault weapon is and why it should or should not be banned. I thought it might be helpful to provide people with a side-by-side comparison of two semi-automatic firearms, one an assault weapon, the other not.
My parents’ washer and dryer are probably 10-15 years old and I can tell that the drum bearing on the washer needs replacing. Given their age I’ve decided it would be better to replace them than repair them. Which has placed cleaning the utility room at the top of my priority list. It’s an interesting […]
DC Comics is the company that gave us Power Girl, a super heroine with breasts larger than her head and a costume made for motorboating.
While Batman is almost fully covered Catwoman appears to be considering changing her name to Titwoman. While Superman wears only slightly less clothing than Batman, […]