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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 23-29 June 2013

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Let’s see what’s on the agenda this week, shall we?

COMICS!

We’re not done with Man of Steel stuff, as Tom Scioli eviscerates it. It’s a bit stream-of-consciousness, but still fun to read.

Speaking of Superman, Kyle Baker put his thoughts about Man of Steel into a game. I wonder how he feels about the movie …?

I mentioned this briefly, but Boom! bought Archaia. I really like Archaia’s comics, but their scheduling has been for crap for a long time, so maybe this will help them get it together. Good for both of them!

This story about trying to find press quotes about Before Watchmen isn’t quite as “shocking” as I think Rich Johnston thinks it is, but it’s still pretty funny how lukewarm the quotes DC uses are.

I didn’t read all of this interview with Alan Moore, because it’s really long and I’m not as in tune with my inner druid as Moore is, but the parts I read were worth it, so maybe you can make it through the entire thing!

Chris Sims checks out the best letter column names ever. One of these days he should check out the best letter columns ever, but this is still fun. I’m still wondering who I can talk to at DC and Marvel to get letter columns included in collections. There has to be someone!

Man, the 1990s were something in comics, weren’t they? In case you done forgot, here’s a list of the worst “Bad Girl” action figures of the 1990s. Hellina, nooooooo!

Steve Bissette tells people that it’s okay to publish his portion of 1963 on-line for free. Apparently there will never be anything done with that series as long as Moore is alive, so he’s perfectly fine with people throwing it up on the Internet, as long as they cite the copyrights correctly. Too bad. 1963 is a pretty great series, but everyone seems to be awfully grumpy about it.

POP CULTURE!

I don’t watch Shark Week on The Discovery Channel, but this is a pretty excellent commercial for it.

This is an interesting article about how networks are finding new revenue streams, some of which are obvious but some of which are fairly interesting. I’m sure our savvy readers already know about this stuff, but if any of this frees the networks from the tyranny of the Nielsen ratings, I’m all for it.

This is a brief but interesting retrospective on the 10th anniversary of The Room, the cultural impact of which shows no signs of abating. I’ve never seen The Room, much to my eternal shame, but I’d certainly like to. I just don’t have enough friends in my immediate vicinity who would go along with the whole experience.

Someone made the Homer car, and it’s glorious. Here are some photographs of it, and here’s the web site for it.

This is a few months old, but I just saw it: the last known photographs of famous people. It’s a bit depressing, but still interesting.

POLITICS/SOCIETY!

Here’s a story about a girl who was not allowed to try out for her 7th-grade football team because school administrators said that the boys were beginning have “impure thoughts” about her. She’s played football for years, but that’s not important! It’s a Christian school, so, as the article points out, you’d think the administrators would take this opportunity to shame the boys who are having impure thoughts, because they’re so impure, but that would be too logical.

This is a story about female legislators introducing bills to regulate men’s health. This is an idea I fully support, so I hope we see more of it!

Read all about Christian Domestic Discipline. It’s as disturbing as it sounds!

THE END OF LIFE ON THE PLANET!

Here’s a map of marine dead zones, in case you want to be depressed. Man, human beings suck sometimes.

A teenager named Bamboo Flute stabbed his father, and didn’t immediately offer up the defense of “THAT GUY NAMED ME BAMBOO FLUTE!!!!” I’m sure he’ll get around to it, and I’d totally acquit him.

There’s another week in the books. It feels a bit light this week, but that’s because I was doing the reviews and time got away from me. That’s okay, though – I’m sure there’s something here to entertain and delight! That’s the wonder of the Internet!