Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Change your brain function. 

Attention Rich! Here's your thought for the day: "The odd thing about the claim that eating sugar makes people hyperactive or even violent is that eating any carbohydrate will reliably do just the opposite. Carbohydrates raise the level of the amino acid tryptophan in the bloodstream, which the brain uses to synthesize serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with sleep, analgesia, calm, and even the lifting of depression. This is the best-documented (and perhaps the only) example that scientists have discovered of the way a food can change the functioning of our brains. Twinkies make us glad."
-Jeffrey Steingarten, from "Murder, My Sweet", an essay in THE MAN WHO ATE EVERYTHING.

Howard Chaykin, David Hahn's collaborator on Bite Club, and The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, was interviewed for wordbaloon.com's podcast series. It's a fine interview, and early on, Chaykin declares David to be "...one of these guys who should be a world class figure, an astonishing figure. I love David Hahn's stuff. He's one of my heroes."

Jeff Parker's all-Modok issue of Marvel Adventures The Avengers is under discussion at NEWSARAMA. Does "all-ages" mean the same as "kiddie?" Watch in astonishment as the matter is hashed out with unrelenting forensic brutality. (And btw, as far as I know, that Mercury isn't this Mercury.)

People are noticing how great a job Matthew Clark did illustrating Superman/Batman #31. Here's The Superman Homepage weighing in.

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