How do you feel about the “you’re with us or against us” mentality which is often used in conflicts such as World War II and the War on Terror? Other than Superman, can you think of any other icons (characters or otherwise) who can or were altered or created to play on this mentality?
Do you think social media has supplanted the traditional news media (or will it eventually)? Besides the Arab revolutions and bin Laden’s death, have there been any other monumental (non-entertainment) events that have been fueled or reported through social media?
Is the speed of social networking harmful or helpful to news reporting? Is it possible that rumors and false information would outnumber the facts in some situations?
Is the death of Osama bin Laden truly “the end of an era?” Do you have any thoughts/comments/questions/fears that have come up in the days since? What, if anything, does the death of Osama bin Laden mean to the world, to America, to terrorism, and to you personally?
Almost 20 years after the Bunny Burgers prank, has the public conception of advertising and public relations become better or worse (or the same)? Would you eat a Bunny Burger or any rabbit-based food? Would you like to hear more from the SPY magazine archive?
Have you read Bone? If not, did this review make you interested in doing so?
Are you a fan of Peanuts? What is your “security blanket?”
PART THREE: THINGS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND: CRISIS ON INFINITE SHAKESPEARES
PART FOUR: I’D GO ASEXUAL FOR SENATOR STACEY CAMPFIELD AND REPRESENTATIVE BILL DUNN
Text of the legislation in question (Tennessee Senate Bill 49/House Bill 229):
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10, relative to education.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-6-1005, is amended by adding the following as new subsection (c) and by relettering the existing subsection (c) accordingly:
(c) (1) The general assembly recognizes the sensitivity of particular subjects that are best explained and discussed in the home. Human sexuality is a complex subject with societal, scientific, psychological, and historical implications; those implications are best understood by children with sufficient maturity to grasp their complexity.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
PART FIVE: THE BIG BURNING QUESTION: HOW SHOULD WE PUNISH R.W. MEAD?
PART SIX: BOOK REVIEW TIME: ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA BY CHELSEA HANDLER
PART SEVEN: LAST COMIC STANDING: AVENGERS ACADEMY #12, TEEN TITANS #94, WOLVERINE #8, SUPER DINOSAUR #1