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    July 1, 2020 10:55 am I totally agree about the pacing of weekly book helping breed discussion and community. From a TV perspective I was so happy that Perry Mason popped up because it gave me something weekly to discuss with my friends. It takes one conversation and stretches it over multiple weeks. If they just dumped the show all at once we'd have one good conversation that probably glossed over things and then we would be on to the next thing. That's assuming we all binged it around the same time. Perry Mason is fantastic BTW. Also nice shout out the the band Cake. Are they still around?
    June 30, 2020 9:35 am I love Joe vs The Volcano. I think it's a shame that it seems mostly forgotten now in pop culture. I might say that is my favorite Hanks film as well. It's certainly the one from that era that I think back to the most.
    June 27, 2020 12:14 pm So I just wanted to chime in and say I actually like Cloud Atlas. I think the book is absolutely worth reading. The movie is good as a companion to the book, but it does muddle the message a bit by changing things around and getting distracted with reusing actors and putting them in makeup. The conversation was about that rather than what the movie was actually saying. That said the message of Cloud Atlas is basically that we are all interconnected and when do harm to each other we are ultimately harming ourselves. When we show love and empathy toward each other we build toward a better future. Not exactly news, but it is probably something people should hear especially now. Also I think Tom does a great job in it. Also the Frobisher and Sixsmith story is not something you'd usually see in a big budget Hollywood flick. It's definitely one of the stronger adaptations from the book.
    June 21, 2020 5:22 pm iFanbird :). Bless you Ryan. It is an extremely silly joke right at the top of the episode but it made me smile so hard.
    May 28, 2020 9:29 am Our Expanding Universe is great, but I also read it at the exact time I needed to in my life. I was approaching 40 when that book came out. It reminds me of when I was watching Mission Hill, which was exactly the voice I was looking for in the early 2000s.
    May 21, 2020 9:42 am I've been taking advantage of Hasbro streaming GIJoe on their youtube channel. It's been nice this week to just flip that on and wash dishes or something. Watching a random episode of 80s GIJoe feels like time travel.
    May 14, 2020 12:20 pm I like that you guys are effectively doing booksplodes in the pick of the weeks now. It mirrors what I'm doing and alot of people are doing. This week I reread God Loves, Man Kills because that's my favorite time period for the X-Men and it's up there as far as X-Men stories go (I'd say toward the top if not the top). Then the first Lock And Key trade because Netflix got me excited about that again. Also keep going with the GIJoe stuff. I want you to get to Serpentor so we can see that same story framework play out yet again. I always enjoyed just how ridiculous Serpentor was and how he throws off the Cobra power structure.
    May 4, 2020 12:30 am You wanna keep doing GJJoe then I’m on board. I’m of an age where I watched these eps as they aired after school and I read the old Larry Hama Marvel run. I’m with Ron when he expresses outrage over quitting the discussion before Quick Kick’s introduction. GIJoe had such an eclectic and colorful cast of characters. The rotating focus and large cast to cycle through was a bonus IMO. It kept it from getting boring, and it made sitting down to each episode feel kinda like opening a pack of collectible cards (if that makes any sense). It’s the same sort of feeling I got from watching Justice League Unlimited or Batman The Brave and The Bold. As much as I love the franchise I’m notably not interested in any of the newer comics or tv adaptations. There’s a certain sincerity and campiness that the old show had that’s hard to recreate I think. I’d much rather see people take inspiration from the show and pick out what made it memorable than see the same exact premise rehosted. I feel like Warren Ellis tried to do that with Global Frequency but that project never really went anywhere unfortunately.
    April 26, 2020 12:14 pm I also dropped off Saga where i would have continued if it was consistent. Say what you want about Walking Dead, but its consistency was it’s strong point. Also while I’m not sure I was happy with where BPRD went but i never dropped off because it was consistent month to month. In contrast Low which I think is one of the best comic reading experiences i’ve had in while is really frustrated by the frequent breaks. Also it’s manga so not entirely the same thing bit I’m a huge Hunter X Hunter fan and that’s been plagued with long hiatuses for years. With Low and Hunter I felt the experience was strong enough that I put up with it and just force myself to be patient. For some reason Saga just wasn’t strong enough to keep me abroad. It’s not a bad story so it’s an interesting meditation on what the difference is for me. I’ll think about that for a couple years and get back to you on it.
    February 14, 2020 10:24 am I also wonder if it was a production concern. I agree that if it isn't then this is the wrong move. You lose the historical value of the book if they are doctoring art and redoing colors. I almost would have preferred it just be not colored rather than recolored like some of those old cheap X-Men trades were.