Damn, I never put that together, but you’re probably right.
I’ve had this on my list for ages. And I do listen to Unspooled regularly, but funny enough, I didn’t listen to the Deer Hunter episode until after I wrote this and only listened to Gone With the Wind today! (I write these about 5-6 days in advance)
I did a previous Wormhole on the Dumont television network, an early competitor to NBC and CBS that launched the careers of Jackie Gleason (The Honeymooners began as a sketch on Gleason’s Dumont show) and Ernie Kovacs, and had the first TV shows with an African-American or Asian-American lead. When the network folded,…
Or at the very least, a love story more complicated than, “Who will she choose? The sexy adventurous guy who loves her, or the guy who treats her like garbage and slapped her mother? Decisions... decisions...”
Funny as this bit is, no Bills fan would ever defend Rob Johnson! The only time I’ve ever seen home fans cheer for the away team was when Bruce Smith (then with Washington) sacked Johnson. Bills fans hated that guy by the end.
And of course the Bills ran the shotgun constantly during the Jim Kelly no-huddle era. Which might be why they were the team that was willing to adapt to Flutie’s style instead of trying to force him to adapt to theirs.
And why does the little girl take the form of a creepy doll?
Glad you’re enjoying the column! I’m pretty sure I only researched this one by clicking on links within Wikipedia (this article links to List of Russian Leaders, which makes the rest easy), so Putin’s people haven’t gotten to me yet!
Hmm. Three characters in the 80-year history of television. Can’t argue with that!
I swear the best thing ever to happen to Star Trek was the higher-ups forgetting DS9 was a thing, giving the writers freedom to do what they wanted.
Pretty sure we’re dedicated to covering pop culture, and for some reason odd Wikipedia pages. Try and keep up.
She’s on Wikipedia’s list, it’s just a long list and I don’t have space to write about every character on it. Big fan of Rosa, I just couldn’t fit her in.
No, I was saying “being in some homoerotic situations” or making the odd joke isn’t the same thing as actually being bi. Referencing past relationships is perfectly legit, as writing a bi character goes, at least in my opinion.
And Maisie Williams is right-handed, but she learned to swordfight with her left because Arya’s a lefty in the books. Now that’s dedication!
True, which is why I think the Wiki article shies away from definitively calling Cashier trans. But you can make a case, and you absolutely can’t for Mulan, whose male identity is strictly situational.
Speak of words, TERF means something specific, and isn’t the all-purpose insult you seem to think it is.
I can’t count the number of “how is this not a movie?” stories I’ve read about the Civil War. Mary Bowser, Jefferson Davis’ illiterate black maid who was actually a well-educated Union spy? The fact that “Dixie” was written by a white Yankee in Manhattan (who stole the song from a black family in Minnesota)? And so…
The article suggests that soldiers who served alongside Cashier and visited him in his final years were completely supportive.
Okay, no one here said “there’s no such thing as race,” just that it’s a social construct, while being trans has an observable biological component. Not sure how that makes anyone a TERF, or deserving of your scorn, but if you’re determined to be nasty to people, I guess don’t let what they actually said get in your…