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J. Marcus here with another of my open letters to folks I admire.  This time, I am addressing the one and only Joss Whedon, creator of such incredible programming as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, as well as the man behind the Avengers films (to name but a few of his incredible accomplishments.) […]

An Open Letter To Mr. William Shatner

Posted: March 2, 2015 by J. Marcus in Up on The Soap Box

Dear Mr. Shatner, You won’t remember me.  We met but once.  It wasn’t the best of times.  You were busy preparing for an interview and I was in a group of staff members clamoring to see you.  You were preoccupied.  That’s OK.  You were getting ready and the last thing you needed at the time […]

Strap yourselves in for another breathtaking episode of The Podwits Podcast!  Dion and J. explore the Final Frontier in search of the truths behind one of the most popular television shows ever made — all the while, J. breaks all sorts of land/speed records by taking almost an hour to explain one of the most devastating things […]

Watching ‘Man Of Steel’ – The Dilemma

Posted: December 29, 2013 by J. Marcus in Uncategorized

Hello there!  J. Marcus here.  So, my friends did the best thing possible and got me “Man Of Steel” for Christmas.  This means I finally get to see it, and bring my critique to the world. Before I can do that, though, I’m left with the question of… Can I be unbiased?  I have professed […]

I’m not a “foodie” in the traditional sense.  I don’t do intense research into the history of foods.  I also don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional food groupings and an innate sense of which flavors should go together and which ones shouldn’t.  What I do know is what I like.  My taste buds are sufficiently […]

We live in an amazing world.  Did you know that there is a Jelly Bean out there that actually tastes like vomit?  How about a Snapple drink that actually tastes more like an apple than apple juice?  What if I told you that there is a potato chip out there that actually tastes like a […]

In November 2012, the United States had to say goodbye to an veritable institution as Interstate Bakeries finally succumbed to bankruptcy after many years of labor disputes and management problems. Interstate Bakeries was the manufacturer of two major staples of the American diet for many decades… Wonder… and Hostess.  It was because of this bankruptcy […]

The weekend of May 18, 2013 will live long in my consciousness.  It will stand for quite some time as the weekend that two of my favorite franchises tried to hit one out of the park… and failed miserably.  You can count my “favorite” franchises on one hand.  Among them are Doctor Who, Superman and Star Trek (not […]

If the first episode of Doctor Who‘s season 7.5 was a James Bond-esque adventure, the second episode, “The Rings of Akhaten” can best be described as Who-meets-Indiana Jones. Before I explain, let me first state that this episode was, in my humble opinion (yes, there are those of us who still spell that out), a […]

Today the comics world has lost another one of its pioneers.  Carmine Infantino has passed away at age 87. As a DC Comics fan, Infantino’s influence is impossible to overstate.  During his tenure at DC, the Brooklyn native was responsible for creating one of the founding members of the Justice League of America… the Silver […]