This is a popular idiom and one that makes a lot of sense when stated so simply. However, if you look at actual data from, for example, the UK and Australia, who enacted sweeping gun bans in 1997 and 1996, respectively, you'll see that the truth doesn't hold true to the idiom. Less guns = less gun violence. Period. » 7/30/14 5:48pm Wednesday 5:48pm

I almost didn't see the movie because of its dodgy premise. In the end, it being a Luc Besson movie won out and I saw it. Eventually during the course of the movie, the whole "percentages of brain usages" motif even stopped bothering me and I was able to just go with it. » 7/29/14 12:31pm Tuesday 12:31pm

I'm not going to be like everyone else and say your opinion about Into Darkness is wrong (I enjoyed it overall, but had major problems with it as well). But you're treating io9 as if it's a single person. There are a lot of different writers here and they're not required to share the same opinions or criteria of… » 7/24/14 9:09am 7/24/14 9:09am

I miss the Brunching Shuttlecocks at Brunching.com ... It was a collection of whatever kind of humor it's creators felt like creating in the moment; articles, animations, comics, really just whatever grabbed their fancy, it seems. It ran from 1997 to 2003 and was quite funny. » 7/23/14 10:02am 7/23/14 10:02am