DC Comics Doesn’t Know What To Do With Superman Anymore

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If the new film Man of Steel is any indicator, then it’s true: DC doesn’t really get Superman anymore. At one point, they did. When Superman first appeared in 1938, he was a quintessential crime-fighter. He replaced the beat cops and detectives of classic crime comics with something new and exciting, an outsized and morally superior force for truth and justice. On the brink of an impossibly ugly world war, Superman was simple, beautiful. DC had it on lock back then. But now DC has no idea what to do with this guy.

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This Is Kind Of A Mess

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So I won’t bury the lead. This is the End is the kind of thing you do when you’ve grown so successful, you stop worrying about what you shouldn’t do. In the case of this movie, permanent collaborators Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan think they can make an action movie. But they can’t. (more…)

Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 5 – The NSA Whistleblower

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This episode, number 5, is all about the recent revelations about the NSA and its data-gathering operations. First, we talk about what actually was revealed and what it might mean. Then, we talk about the whistleblower himself and how he’s being received by the internet at large, either as a hero or as a traitor. Finally, some updates, show notes, and featured links. This episode’s subject is rapidly evolving, so new information is coming out all of the time. As a result, our coverage of the story might be lacking. We’ve still got some serious thoughts. We’ll be back for more fun next episode. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 4 – Crack Smoking Mayor / Godus

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Welcome to episode 4, the “technical difficulty” episode. First: we discuss Gawker’s involvement with Tornoto’s crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford. Then, Peter Molyneux’s iPhone game experiment “Curiosity” and the surprising sequel. Finally, in a segment that took three recording tries to finally get right, feedback and links of the week. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 3 – Kitchen Nightmares / Arrested Development

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In episode 3, Tobias and Stephen talk about telvision. First: something crazy that happened on Kitchen Nightmares recently and how the internet makes reality television more real. Next: why the return of Arrested Development kind of changes everything. And, finally: an update on an old hatchet-weilding friend and our internet things of the week. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 2 – Charles Ramsey / Twitter Meltdowns

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It’s time for episode two of Hold On To Your Butts. This time, we chat about the Cleveland Kidnapping hero, Charles Ramsey. We also explore celebrity twitter breakdowns. Finally, we discuss some of your feedback from last episode. Thanks for listening! And, as always, please email us with feedback! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 1 – Sorority Email / Boston Bombing

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Well, here it is! It’s the first episode of the Enchantment Under the Sea podcast, “Hold On To Your Butts.” We’re trying this whole thing out, and this was actually only a test episode, so things will probably change dramatically between this episode and our next one. Stay tuned! And, feel free to email us with any feedback. (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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