About Rick Rottman

Volunteer moderators shut down parts of Reddit

Volunteer moderators shut down parts of Reddit

Reddit, the popular online discussion site, had hundreds of its most popular individual discussion areas, called subreddits, closed Thursday. They were closed not by Reddit, but by subreddit moderators, unpaid volunteers who run the individual discussion areas. The reason they did this? To protest the company’s firing of its director of talent, Victoria Taylor. She… { Continue Reading }

Marvel Collector Corps charges your credit card when they feel like it

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Marvel Collector Corps, the Loot Crate copycat run by Funko, maker of licensed pop culture collectibles, has a lot of problems. I joined their program last April and my first box was shipped to me later that same month. On June 11, I received an email telling me the June box, themed after the upcoming… { Continue Reading }

Thinking of joining Marvel Collector Corps? Don’t do it

Thinking of joining Marvel Collector Corps? Don't do it

Marvel Collector Corp, a bi-monthly subscription based collector’s box service started up last April. It’s like Loot Crate, but it features only stuff associated with Marvel Comics and it’s run by Funko, the maker of licenced pop culture collectables. It also costs more than Loot Crate. Marvel Collector Corp ships every other month and costs… { Continue Reading }

Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states - Bent Corner

The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling yesterday declaring that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. I don’t know if I agree with that. I’m pretty sure the Constitution didn’t say anything about marriage, same-sex or any other type. The older I get, the more I finding myself not caring too much… { Continue Reading }