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02/22/2008 by The Beat 31 Comments
This is getting annoying.
Kiel Phegley says
02/22/2008 at 12:32 pm
Hubba hubba hubba!
Money money money!
Who Do You Trust?
02/22/2008 at 12:52 pm
Kiel – Good call.
02/22/2008 at 1:07 pm
Brian Davison says
02/22/2008 at 1:11 pm
Shouldn’t that be “WHOM do you trust?”
02/22/2008 at 1:16 pm
Marve’s marketing department is great at it’s job. But this time I think they are doing the “overkill” on this one so far.
02/22/2008 at 1:17 pm
This whole campaign is kind of boring compared to the Zombie covers which have been done so much that they are no longer interesting.
Matthew Craig says
02/22/2008 at 1:18 pm
That’s the old Spider-Man font (Todd Klein: one of yours?).
A STRONG HINT, if EVER I saw one.
Todd Klei – I mean Spider-Man is a Skrull!
Also, THE EYES.
Ben Morse says
02/22/2008 at 3:45 pm
Kiel Phegley suggested this entire campaign.
02/22/2008 at 5:03 pm
Just so I could make that joke.
02/22/2008 at 5:38 pm
David Frankel says
02/22/2008 at 5:39 pm
The continued extinction of “whom”.
Pet peeve #612; collect them all
Alan Coil says
02/22/2008 at 6:42 pm
About who/whom, I mean.
It has been obvious for weeks that Marvel is going to run a whole garbage-truck load of Skrull covers over the next year. Last year—zombies. This year—Skrulls. Next year—???
Bill Cunningham says
02/22/2008 at 7:07 pm
Amazing! No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney!
Peter David says
02/22/2008 at 9:14 pm
“Objective case who?”
“No. Objective case whom.”
02/22/2008 at 9:20 pm
C’mon, PAD. Whom has been dying for years and it’s not a great loss. Language is carbon-based, not silicon. Let it evolve.
John Platt says
02/23/2008 at 9:40 am
Peter David wins!
02/23/2008 at 9:41 am
Amended: Peter David wins by a knock-knock!
Brian Jacoby from Secret Headquarters Tallahassee, Florida says
02/23/2008 at 11:06 am
I think when it all washes out, it will be revealed that every single person, super- or not, in the Marvel Universe is a skrull, except for the people that are clones, from alternate futures, robots, from Earth-2, and ironically, the Super Skrull, who is just wearing a rubber mask.
Scott Bieser says
02/23/2008 at 1:15 pm
Actually, it will shake out that the way to tell a human from a Skrull is that humans know how to use who/whom properly. Skrulls always get it wrong. So, the ending to PAD’s scene is:
Scott Koblish says
02/23/2008 at 1:55 pm
Maybe the copy-editor’s a skrull? Does anyone REALLY know if that’s Flo? ;-)
Adan Jimenez says
02/23/2008 at 1:58 pm
It’s almost as if language doesn’t evolve or something. As if it’s frozen in time, never to change.
I’d like to ask PAD when the last time he used “thee” or “thou” was.
02/23/2008 at 4:44 pm
Has PAD written any THOR material? That would answer your question.
David C says
02/23/2008 at 5:09 pm
I like ‘whom’. It makes me feel important.
But seriously, if we start deleting all the difficult parts of language that are irregular or difficult and calling it “evolution”, one day we’ll be left with “I finded mooses in my garden. Its bad and your 2 blame.”
02/23/2008 at 5:52 pm
Here’s a good article for all you grammar na…sorry, “mavens” to enjoy,
02/23/2008 at 11:11 pm
Hmmm… Alright Daniel, y’gots a point.
I still think learning the rules and using them (to a point) betters cognitive process (as does having a larger vocabulary), but that article has partially won me over.
Paul O'Brien says
02/24/2008 at 2:52 pm
The copy-editor is right. “Whom” is basically dead outside formal written English. Even the OED lists it as obsolete in colloquial speech. And there are plenty of situations where, whatever the traditional rules may say, “Whom” is so unnatural as to be plainly wrong in a modern context. (“Whom do you think you’re looking at?”)
“Who do you trust?” is entirely right as colloquial English, and more or less acceptable even as formal English. “Whom do you trust?” is too formal in tone.
02/24/2008 at 6:16 pm
learning about and the continual usage of the delicacies of a language also enriches and preserves a greater part of the cultural processes that human civilization as a whole have developed until this point, besides the proposed cognitive advantage above ..
that pseudo-intellectual argument aside, who do you trust sounds about right and don’t think it should be considered a big issue anyway.. :p
02/25/2008 at 1:36 am
It was probably The Goldwaters that corrected the classic Bo Diddley song to its proper uptight whitey usage of “Whom Do You Love?”
Lighten up, ya word nerds!
02/25/2008 at 10:48 am
I read Calvin Trillin’s remark in an issue of WRITER’S DIGEST long ago:
“As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.”
So does this mean this Jarvis is a skrull?
James Van Hise says
03/03/2008 at 2:51 pm
Is this going to be like CIVIL WAR in that a major change in the Marvel universe will be introduced (like the unmasking of Spider-Man) only to have it magically disappear a year later?
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