Matt Cates

Admin at Oregon State University/College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Author of Haveck: The First Transhuman; Creator of ScumHive.com; Guest writer for Geeks, and others!

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What If Black Panther's Killmonger Had Won?
8 months ago
Erik Killmonger's last line in Black Panther was uncomfortable. Sitting in the theater, I felt angry that Marvel had just made me feel a resounding empathy for their psychotic villain (and make no mis...
History of the Heisenberg Hat from 'Breaking Bad'
a year ago
DANGER! This post isn't for casual Breaking Bad fans... Enter only if you have a deep yearning—a yearning, I say!—to learn Black Belt Nerd-level minutia about the history of the Heisenberg pork pie. O...
35 Habit-Forming Facts for 'Breaking Bad' Addicts
a year ago
This is the article who knocks! So look no further for your Breaking Bad trivia fix; we've got what you need, baby... Go on; take a taste. It's 99% pure!
7 of My Favorite Worst Movie Quotes from Popular Films
2 years ago
We expect terrible dialogue in terrible movies, but sometimes we get caught off guard by really bad lines in otherwise good--or even great--flicks. And then there are times when the lines are bad and ...
The Terrifying Optimism of Villains
2 years ago
The article originally appeared on Scum Hive. It began with Vader, 1977. I am there gawking, slack-jawed, at his shiny 6’8” robot/spaceman suit stretched over a 50’ drive-in theater screen. Little me ...
Top Ten Classic Comic Batman Trivia Tidbits
2 years ago
There’ve been so many iterations of the Dark Knight detective we aren’t sure who the guy under the hood is at his core. But the best way to know for sure is to do a little sleuthing ourselves, and tra...