3.20.20: Dayman! Fighter Of The Nightman!


“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
–Pablo Neruda

“I’m cracking eggs of wisdom!”

Today is the first full day of Spring, folks, though technically the Vernal Equinox started yesterday night at around 11:50 (just to be difficult). It is also apparently the earliest this Equinox has occurred in 124 years—because obviously, we need more little factoids like that to weird us out.

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Bootleg Clowns, Or “But Doctor I AM Pagliacci”


I had played around with the idea of doing a post on nothing but Mexican bootleg action figures of the Joaquin Phoenix Joker, but I realized that “toy posts” may be the actual dividing line from which a number of my readers would depart from this blog. That said, I do plan a few posts on the idea of “bootlegs”—specifically, toys—as it relates to deeper philosophical issues, a “copy of a copy of a copy of a copy.” So be warned.

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Abuse, Revenge, Repeat: The Long, Sad Story Of The Jason Todd Robin


For over three decades, there has been a very complicated and “fated” relationship between the characters Robin the Boy Wonder and the Joker. And this is a relationship that seems to hinge on one particular character: Jason Todd.

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