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My “Patton Oswalt Filibuster” on Avengers 4

In a classic episode of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, the actor/comedian/writer Patton Oswalt was asked to play a character delivering a filibuster at a City Council meeting. The script provided minimal guidance as to what Patton Oswalt should […]

Posted on June 12, 2018

The Physics of the Infinity Stones

Mind, Space, Time, Power, Reality, Soul – the six Infinity Stones provide those who wields any one of them with indescribable power. Combined, they can make one a god. They are believed to be material manifestations of fundamental aspects of […]

Posted on April 24, 2018

The Flash vs. The Black Panther

Devoted fans of any field love to debate, and among the things they love to debate are hypothetical questions. Would the 1927 New York Yankees beat the 1998 Yankees? Which year was better for film: 1939 or 1973 or 1982? […]

Posted on March 14, 2018

The Physics of Vibranium

The Black Panther is set to make his solo big screen debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the broader, non-comic book reading public is about to be introduced to the technologically advanced country of Wakanda. The wealth of certain […]

Posted on February 5, 2018

Captain Cold and Climate Change

The nation has recently been gripped by severe winter weather, from snow in Florida and South Carolina to temperatures forty degrees below freezing (before wind chill adjustments) in the midwest. If we were in the DC comics universe, we could […]

Posted on January 10, 2018

How Old is the Flash?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a superhero in possession of super-speed appears in a movie, the passage of time will appear to slow down when they use their powers (particularly if the film is directed by Zack […]

Posted on December 8, 2017

Black Holes and Exits

This past October I attended the Twin Cities Book Festival, an annual convention that brings together readers and authors with recently published books. I was invited for The Physics of Everyday Things and wound up having a nice chat with […]

Posted on December 1, 2017

How Aquaman Talks to Fishes

King of the Seven Seas, Arthur Curry, the Aquaman, has many amazing superpowers. He can breathe underwater, he is strong enough to withstand pressures at the bottom of the ocean that would crush steel, and no man-made vessel can ply […]

Posted on November 29, 2017