Name: Dave Carr
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December 28, 2016 6:03 pm It was Park Avenue not Park Slope- pardon the upstate yokel mistake! . It was the high society folk I wondered about specifically. I didn't know they struck you is realistic or comically exaggerated. It is certainly an impressive book, I don't think I liked it quite as much as it sounds like you did, but it was really good-especially as an engagement with trauma and terrorism. Thanks for recommending it.
December 26, 2016 5:19 pm THE GOLDFINCH is one of those I've been wanting to read for a while but keep forgetting about it. Your recommendation reminded me and I read it. Not a bad novel to read right before Christmas, it turns out. I was just wondering, how does all the Park slope characters, neighborhood, and all around New York aspects of the book, strike you, Conor? There were times in which I can figure out if the author was aiming for verisimilitude or high-minded metaphor-I suppose it could be both.
December 21, 2015 7:23 pm I like a lot of this, and I echo Ron's general sentiment from just a little bit more innovation a little bit more departure from the new hoe forumaa, and I think that might've been accomplished by little bit more exploration of the people on the fringes, the people in the background. Some little bit of the scene somewhere that suggested maybe that the residents of Jaku weren't so thrilled with the rebels hiding in ther midst and bringing the first order around. I have two general questions for everybody: A) did anyone think as that the movie would've just been better off having Kho Ryn as a sort of self made agent of darkness, with no formal instructor? And Conor-I understand your point that this is the first chapter the three chapter story basically, but do you think it's beyond the pale to which this film also was a little stronger as the standalone chapter within the larger arch. I found myself wondering if the movie would've been stronger as the film, having not had that last final MacGuffin cameo that we were all waiting for, and starting that fresh the next film?
December 14, 2015 8:33 am For Kayla I would suggest DC's Digital offferings, especially adventures of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the DC Bombshell series has been great. Also the new Landis Supes book
July 5, 2015 7:24 pm The episode about goofy judgment until director of shield Steve Rogers is episode 252 from 919 2010. The unwritten #17 was the pick of the week
June 7, 2015 5:57 pm Jason, Joe Keatinge and Sophie Campbel's GLORY should scratch That 90s image itch for you. The violence level, artwork and the overall feel of the book captures a certain bombast that I think you're after. I have a recommend a one volume oversized hardcover because the art is totally worth it, (Collections have it listed as Joe Keating and Ross Campbell because it was published before Sophie came out as a transgendered woman)
February 22, 2015 3:32 pm Name Withheld-I've never had a job that was creatively fulfilling or that made me happy and some deeply resonant way. I suspect, as Josh alluded to, that such a thing probably won't materialize for the vast majority of us. So, in my free time, in my off work hours, I've tried to spend time doing work for creative projects, some of which may never see the light of day, but it makes me happy, and it reminds me that there is more to my work then my job, much more. So, maybe try to find a project that can give you that satisfaction, reach out to your former colleagues, and see if there are any projects they have that you might be able to contribute to, or come up with some of your own. That way, you can still have something that you can look forward to working on, regardless of what you have to pay the bills, or fulfill your various other responsibilities
December 22, 2014 6:43 pm If you get the chance, watch the Criag finale, especially the close, it's the kind of ending that people like you, with long histories and appreciation of television would especially find charming. The whole episode solid but that end bit is a great final note to go out on I agree that Brooklyn 99 isn't great yet, but it's close, and while I like all the cast, seeing Andre Brougher get to cut loose is special joy (especially for the likes of the two of us, who have fond remembrances of his Homicide days) If you're having trouble with getting into Korra, I can absolutely understand why,.In my estimation, it takes until midway through book 2 to really find its feet, and direction that it would carry for the rest of the series. I hink if you really want to cut to the quick, starting with book 3 might be the way to go, because Book 3 and four make a really nice pairing, and sort to build off each other in interesting way, and there is plenty of information in book 3 and for that reference the important happenings in the previous two books. That might get you hooked, and I think it's worth it.
December 22, 2014 6:07 pm I have to mention the absolutely marvelous finales of both the Colbert report and the late show with Craig Ferguson.Craig had all kinds of geeky, tangentially related comic book stuff on his show, but it was always done in a goofy way-I'll never forget the time Jeffery Tambour dressing up as Batgirl to do a sketch with Craig Ferguson's Jessica Fletcher-if only because I think it melted Paul's brain a bit/ Conor (or Josh, though I don't think that street procedurals are you kind of thing) do you CBS's elementary-I like that better than the BBC's Sherlock as a take on Sherlock Holmes Watson, and it has a pretty good supporting cast as well. Do either of you wwatch Broolkyn 99? because that show is terrifically funny, and every minute member of the cast manages to be funny in a different way. My favorite TV series of the year has to be final season of Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra, which may be the best superhero story (over the last she especially) I've had the pleasure of watching, and at least to me the universe teams with every bit of the potential of the Star Wars universe and franchise, maybe even more so
June 8, 2014 10:09 pm I'd recommend HEART by Blair Butler, Kevin Mellon, and Crank. It's a great story about MMA, but it touches on the raw emotive nature of the semi-pro amautuer sports life.