(I also found Stephen King much more powerful when I was 14, except maybe The Shining which has held up very well subsequent rereadings. The Stand was a full-on EXPERIENCE for me at that age, and while I'm very fond of it and think it a good book, the magic isn't quite there anymore.) » 9/15/14 4:43pm 9/15/14 4:43pm

Jesus, at least Warren Hellman had the grace to create a free multi-day top-notch multi-stage music festival when he did it AND scheduled his band on the humblest stage. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is one of the greatest gifts ever given to San Francisco. And The Wronglers were way better than this joker. #RIPWarren » 9/12/14 7:41pm 9/12/14 7:41pm

Also, equal rights (and rites) women in the church would be awesome. I grew up Catholic and the nuns in my parrish did everything beyond giving mass and sacraments. The priests were lazy jerks who were waited on hand and foot—and this in a working class community with plenty of people living in poverty. » 9/12/14 7:35pm 9/12/14 7:35pm

Hand-knitted goods, especially sweaters and socks. When you make them yourself (or are gifted them by someone who made them), you really appreciate how much time and work goes into them. They're also often much better quality than what the average person can buy, so it makes sense to mend a sweater or darn a sock made… » 9/10/14 9:15am 9/10/14 9:15am

I love this entire idea. Nyssa's my favorite companion (if you couldn't tell from my avatar), and it's nice to hear someone else think she was criminally underused. When I started watching Who back in the early 90's on the local PBS station, they were at the end of T. Baker's run. I thought it was awesome that one of… » 8/25/14 6:48pm 8/25/14 6:48pm

I don't like him, but McConaughey is a fantastic actor and I think he'd do a really good Flagg. Like you, I'm much more upset about making it as a standalone film. Even with a trilogy would be hard to do the story and characters justice. What makes The Stand such an affecting book (IMO) are the character arcs and… » 8/25/14 9:21am 8/25/14 9:21am