Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Blogger Origins Issue

Reihan Salam, blogging for Andrew Sullivan this week, has tipped his hand regarding the role of comic books during his formative years. A similarly afflicted geek, though in the far less nurturing environment of suburban Indianapolis, I credit comic books with my love of footnotes. Open a comic book, and you enter a world of references. Mentions of battles and characters dating back decades, after which, you're treated to an exact citation.