When I heard that song, I got a little warm spot in my in the middle of my chest. At first I wondered if some other recent band was aping Morphine's mojo, but nope, they were just acknowledging a classic band (and it was an appropriate song title for the episode). » 10/21/14 5:20am Today 5:20am

You saved me the trouble, and got into more detail than I would have. I'd have just stopped with the no separate clauses, and left the rest to be a mystery — sometimes English majors need to create our own demand (which is why we went into English and not Economics). » 10/21/14 2:29am Today 2:29am

Is there a good rubrik for deadliness? Like ebola seems pretty deadly, but does it kill a larger or smaller percentage of people who contract small pox? And if that rubrik exists, is it weighted for relative medicinal care available at that point in history? » 10/18/14 4:39pm Saturday 4:39pm

I would definitely read, and could occasionally post something about literary history, specifically Irish lit, maybe some cinema and media, a few other things. I'd try to keep it from getting dry — like I'd focus on ghosts, and when Sam Beckett drove Andre the Giant to school, and less on the textual history of… » 10/18/14 4:16pm Saturday 4:16pm

Anybody know what's up with Hardware Ninja's accent? She sounds like she was given stage directions to "talk tough" but never heard anyone talk tough before, so she's just channeling her inner Pat Benatar because that's what she heard her older sister listening to. Does the actor actually sound like that, or is it an… » 10/15/14 11:52am Wednesday 11:52am