I love the fact that it has become socially acceptable to wear headphones in public. Headphone are like a very polite way of telling the rest of world to shut the hell up. ...No, I'm really not a people person.
I think that these negative reactions reveal the absurdity of the values of some comic fans. I mean, the reaction to new versions of superheroes that aren't
white men is always disappointing, but it's hard not to laugh when
you realize that these fans consider being a woman worse than
being an alien horse.
I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to explain my childhood paper route to my kids one day. Kids, daddy's first job was to wake up every morning and ride his bike around the block, delivering the internet thirty pages at a time!
This morning, I was watching the weather forecast. The weatherman spent a solid five minutes explaining how the heat outside was like a sauna or a steam room. I'm not sure if the guy was new to broadcasting or just very bad at extemporizing, but he just kept repeating himself. I couldn't help but wonder what it says about our society that we need nature explained to us in terms of technology. I mean, surely there are more people in the viewing audience who have been outside in humid heat than people who have been inside a sauna? Come on, this isn't Canada.
I’m a twenty-something white male living in Michigan who enjoys all things Geek, including anime, comics, computers, programming, renaissance faires, roleplaying games, video games, etc. Most of my free time is spent online, reading or nursing my hardcore MMORPG addiction. This site is an extension of The Great Geek Manual, another great blog for Geeks.