Of course pirate didn't speak "pirate speech"! Anyone who thought so is kind of dumb. First, not all pirates spoke English. Most English-Speaking pirate probably spoke the same lower-class English dialect that people in their hometown did. In fact, most pirate ship were probably multi-dialectal in their constitution,… » 9/19/14 11:12am Friday 11:12am

Right now I'm skimming through Treason by Ann Coulter for my Master. It's an incredibly hilarilus satire of the American extreme right, what with accusing Democrats of funding terrorists, portraying McCarthy as a national hero ssbotaged by evil Commie-infiltrated democrats, how the civil righys movement was engineered… » 9/18/14 10:09am Thursday 10:09am

WHile this is good news, this does remind me of my friend saddened observation that DC doesn't have any kids show anymore. Nothing to grab kids and provide them good superhero entertainment. The only animated show that survive is Teen Titans Go! and, well, let's just say that despite the kiddie style, it is not really… » 9/18/14 8:12am Thursday 8:12am

I actually the entire Marvel Apes miniseries from its original run. It gets even weirder than its premise suggests. I explain below, but for those not wanting to spoil themselves, all on all it a great bit of insanity. I recommend giving it a read. If only for The Watcher back-up stories. » 9/17/14 4:04pm Wednesday 4:04pm

You are right that DC doesn't trust or respect the comics stories, and thus just guess widly, while Marvel mines the source materials for all the good ideas they can find and aren't ashamed of it. But I think you didn't go far enough. This dichotomy doesn't just applies to story, but also structure. » 9/17/14 11:22am Wednesday 11:22am

You see, there's the difference between you and me - I don't care about the fighting. Anybody can punch somebody else. Fighting is the most basic, mindless ability on the planet. I care about what comes in between the fighting scenes, and how the scenes flow, not how X punches Y. So, honestly, I couldn't care less… » 9/15/14 2:37pm Monday 2:37pm

Your list is from Armond White though. Armond White isn't really right wing, though. He is just a "critic" who enjoys writing reviews that goes against the consensus and making up pseudo-political reasoning for them to appear more intelligent. 90% of critics liked this film? They're blind morons, shills, and… » 9/13/14 11:18pm 9/13/14 11:18pm