I think there are a few aspects to this. First off, superhero comics are taken more seriously these days. It's hard to do serious when characters run around in stupidly impractical outfits. Second, screen adaptations influence the comics. Film and TV often have to alter superhero costumes so they look good on screen.… » 12/20/14 1:35am Yesterday 1:35am

When people make obscene amounts of money, well, if you live a normal lifestyle you're gonna have a shitload of money left over. People who get really rich start to see thousands of dollars as pocket change. When you have so much money, it's easy to spend it on stuff that other people would see as stupid. » 12/19/14 3:49am Friday 3:49am

Yeah, that's been my problem with the movies. Garfield is fine as Spiderman, but he doesn't do a good job as Peter. (maybe that has more to do with the writing than the actor) Peter Parker is a nerdy high school loser. Garfield-Peter is too pretty-boy and confident. Toby McGuire was better about it. » 12/18/14 5:30pm Thursday 5:30pm

Yeah, I think it's kind of a cop-out when writers talk about how gay a character is without including it in the work. I can understand if there was censorship going on, and a writer wouldn't be allowed to make a character openly gay. Up until very recently, a children's show couldn't have an openly gay character, and… » 12/18/14 1:00am Thursday 1:00am

I think what might be a problem is that few parents or schools give kids any kind of decent sex talk these days. In that context, porn access can be problematic. They don't have any context to look at it in, they might not realize how porn isn't realistic. » 12/17/14 10:36pm Wednesday 10:36pm

A funny anecdote from my biology class... Apparently people used to believe that inside every sperm was a tiny, fully formed baby. Mother didn't contribute genes or nothin', she was just the incubator. It's just such a hilarious and dark idea to me, that every time a guy jacks off he's killing millions of microscopic… » 12/16/14 5:34pm Tuesday 5:34pm

Sounds fine to me. I'm a huge fan of orcas, and this is largely because each population has a different "culture" and I find that so fascinating. Each population has its own set of calls, diet, hunting styles, migration routes, habits, familial structures... Like, scientists can find out which pod an orca belongs to… » 12/15/14 4:03pm Monday 4:03pm