The 1948 conflagration at Spencer Graded School was one of fifteen comic-book burnings that took place in post-war communities throughout the United States…They were part of a moral panic over comic books that occupied Americans through the mid-1950s.
“…our known universe could be the three-dimensional “wrapping” around a four-dimensional black hole’s event horizon. In this scenario, our universe burst into being when a star in a four-dimensional universe collapsed into a black hole.
“In our three-dimensional universe, black holes have two-dimensional event horizons — that is, they are surrounded by a two-dimensional boundary that marks the “point of no return.” In the case of a four-dimensional universe, a black hole would have a three-dimensional event horizon.”
“Once you become Vice-President, Biden said, ‘you have an obligation to back up whatever he does, unless you have a fundamental moral dilemma with what he’s doing.’ He added, ‘If I ever got to that point, I’d announce I had prostate cancer and I had to leave.’”—
Don’t you dare play with our goddamn feelings like that, Joe
Evan Osnos, “The Biden Agenda,” The New Yorker, July 28, 2014 issue
“John Marttila, one of Biden’s political advisers, told me, ‘Joe and Barack were having lunch, and Obama said to Biden, “You and I are becoming good friends! I find that very surprising.” And Joe says, “YOU’RE fucking surprised!””—Evan Osnos, “The Biden Agenda,” The New Yorker, July 28, 2014 issue
Quantum and Woody leads the final ballot for the 2014 Harvey Awards with nominations in six categories, including best new series, edging out Hawkeye with five and Saga with four. Quantum and Woody‘s James Asmus also received nods for best writer, most promising new talent and the special award for humor.
The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot. Quantum & Woody leads the nominations with six, followed closely by Hawkeye (five), Daredevil, and Saga (four each.) James Asmus got three nominations for writing Q&W.