Velma is my heroine!
I missed this when it was first in the Washington Post but came upon it tonight. Velma rocks! Velma was intelligent, brave, spiffy, and ran circles around the rest of the Scooby gang. No one ever believed, when Scooby was resurrected in the 80s with just Daphne and Shaggy, that Daphne had suddenly grown a brain. On TV growing up I had only two really decent rolemodels--Velma and Wonder Woman, and let's face it, my chances of being an Amazonian princess are pretty slim. It's nice to see Velma finally get some respect. It warms my geekazoid heart.