Buffy: The military put a chip in Spike's head so he couldn't hurt anyone.
Giles: And that would be the abridged version.
Buffy: But he wouldn't hurt anyone anymore because he has a soul now.
Giles: Unless the First triggers him again.
Robin: Triggers the chip?
Buffy: No, the trigger's a post-hypnotic thing. The First put it in his head. It was ... made him ... He was killing again.
Robin: So, he has a trigger, a soul, and a chip?
Giles: (scoffs) Not anymore.
Buffy: It was killing him, Giles!
Robin: The trigger?
Buffy: No, the chip. The trigger's not active anymore.
Robin: Because the military gave him a soul?
"Fuck the casual viewer. Seriously, who wants a casual viewer? If you’re a writer do you want a casual reader? I don’t want those people. Don’t want ‘em. Throwing them back. They’re like little fish on the hook. Throw ‘em back. I want the guy who’s come in who wants to be told a story. A story has a beginning, middle and an end."
—David Simon, the creator of The Wire
"In my humble (koff) opinion, Bob did as much to help destroy the comic book industry during the 1990s than any other single human being alive... For years and years and years, the editorial philosophy at Marvel was to make each and every comic book as labyrinthine and confusing as creatively possible. Marvel had the single highest-profile comic book in the Western hemisphere–X-MEN–and Bob did everything imaginable to make it completely incomprehensible and inaccessible to new and/or casual readers. Everything. “But, Mark…” I hear the whine. “But, Mark, Bob kept the X-books best-sellers in the industry during his tenure.” Technically true—but let’s look at the sales figures. Over the last six years, the sales margin between the X-books and their nearest competitors has dwindled from about three-to-one to barely 1.5-to-one. Woo-hoo. Cigars, everyone."
—Mark Waid on former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras
You're pathetic. You'll never catch up... Maybe you should try something more of your speed, like Freddie.
"I get the feeling Sonic is doing the Resident Evil thing. That's where you spend years cluttering your game universe with characters and backstory, until it becomes to new players about as penetrable as a stone slab that doesn't believe in sex before marriage."
If you're wondering why Jesus is emerging from his tomb wielding a blunderbuss, watch one of our shows from five years ago.
—Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
[T]he series has been running since the early 1960’s, and since I missed the first decade or so, when I try to watch it now I don’t really know what’s going on.