I don’t know about you, but I’d say this gives that Gary Coleman and Michael Hasselhoff picture a run for its money.
Entries from December 2009
December 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment
December 30th, 2009 · Comments Off
Snarkout‘s annual post is as keen as ever: an appreciation of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians becomes a link-happy history of literary invasions right back to Saki and Wells.
December 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments
John Scalzi calls them “The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials,” but they read like alternate TV history to me.
December 17th, 2009 · 7 Comments
Kenneth Burke described literature as “equipment for living”: “A work like Madame Bovary,” he wrote, “is the strategic naming of a situation. It singles out a pattern of experience that is sufficiently representative of our social structure, that recurs sufficiently often mutis mutandis, for people to ‘need a word for it’ and to adopt an [...]
Tags: Geek History
December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments
“I, Robot meets the Risorgimento,” says my man Mike G. From a humongous thread of alternate geography at alternatehistory.com.
December 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments
“Do not fancy that an intermission of writing is a decay of kindness.”
December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off
Jeet Heer, comics historian, on the half life of a stereotype, from the “Irish simian” to Jiggs to Homer Simpson.