"Life is gritty enough. Comic books are for fun."

Never thought I'd quote Sandy Cohen in public, but there ya go.

I suppose I should be getting all in a lather over DC Countdown to Thingy Blah Blah, but I just can’t bring myself to care. I haven’t read it, and I don’t intend to. Based on everything I’ve read about it for these past few months, it just didn’t sound like Fun Comics, and I don’t have the time, money or inclination to read something I’m not going to enjoy, even if it only costs a dollar. It may be great, it may be shite, but I’m not even curious enough to peak my head in the door to find out (I call this the “sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie” approach). If you liked it, great. If not, that’s fine, too. But none for me, thanks.

If Countdown commentary is what you crave, though, start
here, here or here.

ADDED LATER: you need to go here and here, too, if only for two of the most intelligent uses of extensive profanity ever.

What does bother me, though, is that
stupid Christopher Eccleston has already quit Doctor Who, apparently out of fear of being typecast. Mr. Eccleston (and for that matter, any other actor out there who might consider playing such a part on film or TV), if you can’t stand the fandom, don’t take the role of a pop cultural icon in the first place!

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