If I give in and end up liking The Airborn Toxic Event then I'll always carry the doubt that I've only done so because their name is a reference to a rilly rilly good novel. This is sort of the opposite of the situation I'm in with The Umbrella Academy, where I can never absolve myself of my suspicion that I'd like it more if I didn't know which band the writer's in.
My insecurities demand a full and immediate cessation of all artistic intercourse between writing and guitar pop.
The Today Programme, the radio show that defines Britishness each morning with the warm conviviality it directs towards listeners and the murderous rage it directs towards interviewees, recently described the weather we've been having as a 'Snow Event.'
They were immediately swamped with complaints about the use of this Americanism (the prefered British English phrase is "It is snowing") and with enquires from interested listeners wanting to know how they could get tickets for the Snow Event.
One of the presenters then kissed everything better by calling it "a snow event scenario situation."
My last post was a bit of a ramble on the similarities between the Final Crisis Event and Doctor Who. I ended with the Time Lord/Monitor connection, but ummed and ahhhed about whether or not to extend that into "So, if the Monitors are the Time Lords then that makes Nix Uotan..."
Didn't in the end, as I thought that might be a bit of a reach.
Then that evening, Newsarama put up an interview in which Morrison shared this thought...
"I see Uotan’s ‘hyperhero’ role in the DCU as a cross between the Silver Surfer and Doctor Who (particularly the Earthbound Jon Pertwee iteration of the character)."