"Your Honor, I called Mr. Wayne about the hot water heater being broken, I don't know, at least six times. Maybe seven. And every time, every single time, he told me he'd send Dick over to fix it. Well, Dick never even came over, Your Honor. So I'd call again, and same thing. Finally I had to go down to the… » 7/29/14 10:49am Yesterday 10:49am

Actually, I seem to recall a lot of people complaining about Davison being too young and cute to be The Doctor back in the day. (At least in the States, when episodes started hitting PBS stations a few years after they'd originally aired overseas. I can't speak to how the British received him. They may have been… » 7/25/14 10:54am Friday 10:54am

You beat me to it! I was trying to figure out if this one counted, just because Ian Fleming wasn't sure whether Bond would be coming back or not. But I think I'd have to settle it on the side of "Yes, it counts," simply because there were at least even odds that FRWL was going to be it for 007, and Bond's final… » 7/17/14 1:59pm 7/17/14 1:59pm

Another thing that has kept HPL vital is that he sort of accidentally invented open-source: he borrowed liberally from his contemporaries and encouraged other writers, particularly younger ones, to borrow liberally from his own work (even going so far as to create mini-story-cycles with writers like Robert Bloch). … » 7/14/14 10:25am 7/14/14 10:25am