Run, Martians, run!

In what is probably the funniest book ever written, on any planet, Jack Handey’s, “What I’d Say to the Martians: And Other Veiled Threats” (2008) covered what is probably our most likely response to alien life; and is in keeping with physicist Stephen Hawking’s warning that it would probably be “too risky” to communicate with aliens. But what if our current expedition to Mars really did uncover traces of life on another planet?

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Speak of the Devil …

The Devil Inside, a new “fake documentary” style exorcism flick that had extremely low expectations at the box office, and was almost universally panned by critics, has had the third-biggest January film opening in history (behind only Cloverfield [2008] and the Star Wars re-release [1997].) It goes to show there is a huge audience out […]

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D&D goes prime time – but is it too late?

On Thursday, the motley crew of college students on NBC’s Community take a magical journey into the realms of Dungeons & Dragons, the classic tabletop fantasy roleplaying game that spawned computer RPGs like World of Warcraft and sparked the imaginations of millions. As Joseph Dilworth Jr. writes on Pop Culture Zoo, the pop-culture-laden sitcom sees […]

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