Your definition is technically correct, but also wrong. A poison is indeed introduced by a bite, but only if the poisonous animal is the one being bitten. A toad is poisonous. If the animal is introducing the toxin by doing the biting, it is a venom. A rattlesnake is venomous. If a Komodo monitor produces toxins in… » 7/20/14 11:42pm 7/20/14 11:42pm

So, a scan of an un-sourced, undated, opinion column that claims that...someone...maybe tested a couple of engines at some unspecified point in time? And you post this at least once a week? Did you write it? Did it save your life once and now you have to pay it back? » 7/18/14 8:38pm 7/18/14 8:38pm

Well, they do. All the time. And have for ages. I can't even keep track of how many titles Black Panther, War Machine or Luke Cage have headlines over the years. They come up, run for a bit, then disappear. Same with characters like Nova and Iron Fist. Some of them start out really strong, then the talent leaves and… » 7/17/14 1:24am 7/17/14 1:24am

Is it armor? I'm pretty sure that anything that can cut Thor can cut most metals, so I'm not seeing what protection it would offer anyway. It looks to me like a very durable and practical bra. Do you think the god of thunder should wear something from Victoria's Secret? Or should she enter battle with her breasts… » 7/15/14 1:17pm 7/15/14 1:17pm

Bring a friend! Make sure he's smaller, smarter, and younger than you, preferably having just been the first person in his family to get accepted to college. Brothers are preferable, but close friends work just as well. He'll be the one that dies first, not you, giving you the opportunity for much pathos and the… » 7/10/14 10:24am 7/10/14 10:24am

Here's the thing you have to remember about wagons, for about 15-20 years, they were SLOOOOOW. The days of the 455ci Vista Cruisers were long gone by the late 70s and 80s, and the weezy i4s and V6s of those days could barely handle the coupes and sedans they were built for. Add in the extra weight and cargo of a wagon… » 7/10/14 12:44pm 7/10/14 12:44pm

It's not really a reboot, but it kind of is. It's a sequel, but only to Mad Max. It takes place in the same continuity as Road Warrior and Thunderdome, so it's a prequel to them. It's kind of a strange movie, but the important part is because of when it's set, the Falcon Interceptor will be in it. » 6/26/14 12:54pm 6/26/14 12:54pm

Here's the way I understood it when I saw it in the theater when I was 7, and continued to believe until the prequels. Luke's father was roughly the same age as Obi-Wan, and the Clone Wars had happened when they were young men. They were both heroes of that war, and friends for the following 20 years. Jedi were… » 6/18/14 9:19pm 6/18/14 9:19pm

Wait, are you saying that a customer who simply wants to give you money for an item you sell is to blame if he gets ripped off because he is "unskilled"? How is "skill" part of a retail purchase model? No other major industry in the world operates on a skill-based purchasing system. Dealerships aren't a shop, they are… » 6/17/14 1:53pm 6/17/14 1:53pm

The hilarious thing is that is that what you have said here could have come equally from any member of either party. It's a beautiful example of what the problem actually is. Both sides think they are "moderate" and "centrist" while the other is full of insane extremists driving the country off the cliff. » 6/12/14 5:02pm 6/12/14 5:02pm

If you really want to just how insane people can get over this, mention that we are not only animals, but a natural product of the Earth. We are not separate from nature, but a part of it, as is everything we do. We aren't special. As a species, we play by the same rules as everything else. We compete to survive, the… » 6/11/14 12:13am 6/11/14 12:13am