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Random thoughts on a first-day-of-school week Saturday: 1. Have you noticed that if you say something out loud it appears in ads? Yikes. The other day I was talking about going to a store and IT SHOWED UP IN MY ADS ONLINE. 2. The twins are going back to college this week. They are packing their bags and their computers and a few loads of thrift store furniture and they are heading to Waco. I am going to miss them so much. 3. Just in case you ever thought about moving to Texas? It was 108 degrees in places in...


The Sandman: A Guide To Every Member Of That Giant Cast

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The Sandman: A Guide To Every Member Of That Giant Cast

Netflix's adaptation of "The Sandman" is finally here. It's taken more than 30 years to translate the story of Dream and his six eternal siblings from the comic book page to the screen, but by gods, they've done it. "The Sandman" is a sprawling epic that transcends genres and comic conventions, courtesy of writer Neil Gaiman and a whole cadre of talented artists over its 75 issues. There are a lot of characters in both the comic book "The Sandman" and the Netflix series. Gaiman has also made some changes to update the characters  to a contemporary setting and to fit whichever...


The 90+ Best Tech Gifts of 2022 — Find Gadget Gift Ideas From Nintendo, Sony, Apple & Under-the-Radar Brands

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The 90+ Best Tech Gifts of 2022 — Find Gadget Gift Ideas From Nintendo, Sony, Apple & Under-the-Radar Brands

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SPY.com may receive an affiliate commission. If you thought 2021 was a standout year for the best tech gifts, then 2022 is going to blow you away. We’re now halfway through the year, but we’re constantly checking out the latest tech gear and updating our own personal wish lists. Of course, you can always check out SPY’s guide to the coolest tech gadgets of the moment, which keeps on growing and includes many perfect gift ideas. In addition, our team of editors and product reviewers...


Who Watched the Watchmen? Si Spurrier’s Brief Homage in X-Men: Legacy

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Who Watched the Watchmen? Si Spurrier’s Brief Homage in X-Men: Legacy

It is often said that Watchmen is the most influential comic ever to be released. That comics wouldn’t be where they are without it, for good and for ill. But how did we get here, exactly? More to the point, just what influence did Watchmen provide to the larger world of comics? What, ultimately, is the legacy of Watchmen? Who watched the Watchmen? [covers by Mike Del Mundo and Dave Gibbons, respectively] X-Men: Legacy #9’s Double Homage to Alan Moore’s Watchmen In X-Men: Legacy #9 by Si Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat, there’s an obvious homage to Watchmen #9 and then there’s a rather subtler homage to Watchmen‘s...


Every Supernatural Season Ranked Worst To Best

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Every Supernatural Season Ranked Worst To Best

After 327 episodes, 15 seasons, two networks, and one pandemic, the longest-running sci-fi/fantasy series in America came to an end in November 2020. "Supernatural" premiered in September of 2005 on what was then known as The WB. Creator Eric Kripke originally pitched the show as a horror series angled around a reporter, but that quickly changed to two brothers "cruising the country, chasing down these urban legends." The idea morphed into a spooky yet touching family drama with a heavy dose of humor. Due in large part to perfect casting and the infectious chemistry between its two leads, Jensen Ackles...