What’s All This Damnable Humbuggery Then?

“Where am I going and why am I in this hand basket?” —Murphy

What the fuck?

I ask that question often. I ask it because I find that the life is supremely confuzling (confusing + puzzling). I’m fairly sure life is that way for everyone, but it is particularly true for me. Why “particularly” for me? Maybe it’s my Asperger’s. Maybe it’s my mediocre intelligence. Maybe the world is just fucking crazy.

(perhaps all three?) Continue reading “What’s All This Damnable Humbuggery Then?”

The Tick Brings Us a Rather Dim-witted Superhero. Do We Need One?

The Tick

Every time you turn on a screened device these days, there’s a superhero staring back at you. For comic book fans this is a golden time, but — and there’s always a but — is this really gold or is it some cheap gilded metal? The superhero genre is so plentiful that some are rightfully asking if things have gone too far. How many comic titles need a live-action show or movie? How many reboots can we stand? When is enough enough, already?

Amazon answered with yet another superhero franchise, The Tick.

(Translation: We ride this wave smack into a rocky cliff face.)

Continue reading the article over at Houston Press.