I love Herbert, don't get me wrong, but he was hardly foreseeing the future when he discussed conflicts arising from Oil in the Middle East... he was talking about the world he lived in. Conflict over Oil in the Middle East was already brewing when Dune was published. He was, however, keenly aware of the world around… » 9/24/14 11:31am 9/24/14 11:31am

The voices aren't quite right, Pop-eye doesn't mutter enough, but the animation seems pretty good. He looks just about spot on, though Olive Oil isn't quite skinny or tall enough. It has promise, however, and I'd love to see a version that wasn't quite so bleak as the Robin Williams (RIP) version. » 9/18/14 3:35pm 9/18/14 3:35pm

Must agree with you there. My "favorite" scene is the one where the general and the protagonist (whose name escapes) are arguing in his office, and the protag calls the Secretary of the Airforce, who keeps them on hold with Stars and Stripes playing in the background while the two of them sized each other up. » 9/17/14 4:10pm 9/17/14 4:10pm

Well, of course there is the whole concept of psychological associations with the form of the food. Clearly it is not just the chemicals that are craved, but was that ever actually a consideration? Obviously the social and psychological impact of associations has its role. Now, if we were to try that same experiment… » 9/16/14 12:50pm 9/16/14 12:50pm