Mike Vago
mikevago
Author of five books, including Selfdestructible, his first novel. He tells people he lives in New York, but he really lives in New Jersey.
9/17/19
2:41 PM
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> the difference between men and women in the 50 meter dash world records is 0.4 seconds

9/17/19
2:34 PM
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I feel bad for that girl with the broken jaw, but I still love that story! And it underscores that the biggest reason there aren’t more women competing at the highest level is simply lack of opportunity. (Look at how women’s college basketball took off after Title IX)

9/15/19
10:46 PM
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I don’t follow women’s football, but I’m going to assume the question is in good faith and give the best answer I can. Probably not, but largely because the best women’s athletes don’t play football. There’s at least some faction within the NBA that believes the best female basketball players out there could play in

9/10/19
12:07 AM
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I had no idea! I guess we are rebooting literally everything.

9/9/19
4:31 PM
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I’m very curious to know what edits were made to Howard the Duck at this late stage. You’d think anything Howard the Duck-related would be a settled issue.

9/8/19
9:10 PM
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The asteroid worm is on the list, the Sarlacc is not, and Jabba’s a slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, not a worm himself (for starters, he has arms).

9/8/19
9:09 PM
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Something something... North Korea? Okay, I got nothin’.

9/2/19
10:17 PM
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How have I not covered the Molasses Flood? I must have mentioned it as a side topic at some point.

8/26/19
10:41 AM
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The article kept mentioning his backers or his investors, so I assume that even if the British Government didn’t bite, someone else was always gullible enough to.

8/21/19
2:20 PM
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If Disney hadn’t pushed to extend copyrights to a ridiculous extent, everyone would be able to make a Spider-Man movie. If we still had the copyright law we did in the ‘70s, Spidey would be entering the public domain soon. But every 10 years, Disney-a studio that made their bones re-telling stories from the public

8/21/19
1:49 PM
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That’s basically it. It whips around the sun really quickly (Proxima is a red giant, so much cooler than our sun, which means an Earth-like temperature range is much closer to the star), but it rotates slowly enough that it’s gone around the star twice in the time it takes to make one rotation.

8/21/19
10:48 AM
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I grew up a Bills fan, so in the interest of being a good dad, I’ve ensured that my kids don’t even know what a football is.

8/18/19
11:44 PM
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I’m working on a YA sci-fi novel, and I spent way, way too much time working out how calendars would work on Proxima Centauri B, which has 11 Earth days in a year, and 22 Earth days in a day.

8/17/19
3:11 PM
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The NFL did collectively decide to blacklist Kap. Do you think that would have happened if there were any black owners at all? Maybe instead of “cosigning,” a black owner buying into the league creates a situation where that’s not going to happen again.

8/13/19
11:13 PM
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Also, Michelle Yeoh should have played Qui-Gon, and I am prepared to die on that hill. Liam Neeson’s “If you do not master your rage, your rage will become your master”-level profundity elevated neither this film nor Batman Begins.

8/13/19
11:11 PM
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I do have a lot of affection for the sequel, but the first movie was a terrific loving send-up/homage to the Bond movies, whereas the second movie felt like a loving send-up/homage to the first Austin Powers movie.

8/13/19
11:10 PM
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> Vago tells us widkipedia tells us that Jake Lloyd had a worse career than Mark Hamill.

8/13/19
11:03 PM
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> I think that fits in with the whole Belle Epoque setting of the movie. The Jedi are confident and strong

8/11/19
3:57 PM
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I remember an Onion article at the time along the lines of “Nation’s Landfills Struggling to Deal With Jar-Jar Binks Merchandise”