March 26th, 2008


MQ used to be a bunch of post-its on a tree, back in the day.

The reason why they printed people's addresses was that a lot of people requested it. Before the internet, fans would write each other letters about the letters pages. It basically WAS the geek section of the internet, only slower.

You'd get a letter published about Batman and I'd write to you and say "I liked what you had to say about Batman, I wish they'd have him fight Bizarro" and you'd write back and say "Thanks, but I don't think they should rely on crossover events too much" and then I'd take 200 pictures of my cat and wait for them to be developed, and when I found one where he looked sarcastic I'd write WHATEVER on it in magic marker and mail that to you, and then you'd mail me a VHS copy of a Rick Astley video with "Awesome Batman Video" written on the label...

It was a more genteel time.

-noahbrand is riding a bicycle with one really big wheel
lord byron

airgin responds to the news of Robin Williams's impending divorce

A basic conversation with him would probably cause a woman to want a divorce.

"Robin, did you remember to fix the light in the bathroom?"

"The light? Step into the light? (Mousey voice) Oh, momma, can you heeeeeeear meeeeeeee? Light and dark, dark? Who has come chocolate for Willy Wonka? Wheeeeeee! Fizzy lifting drinks get you (diva singing voice) hiiiiiiiiiiiigheeeeeeeer! High like Marion Barry in a Motel 6! He'll leave the crack light on for ya!"

Context is one wild and crazy guy. QWP.