|Tuesday, June 26th, 2012|
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012|
Two Items of Watchmen
1. In this poster for the movie, the clouds in the background suggest the giant squid monster. (Above and to the right of the blimp is the squids central eye, and below and to the left of the blimp is one of its mouth tentacles.) So the squid did make into the movie, in a subliminal way.
2. Theres going to be a Watchmen prequel. Two sketches (by Andy Kubert and J.G. Jones) have surfaced on comic news blogs, only to be removed by D.C.s lawyers. But theyre still floating around out there on the Web if you do an image search. It would appear neither Alan Moore (obviously) nor Dave Gibbons (less obviously) is involved, so the actual project would have to be a fuck of a lot better than whats in the sketches before Id read it.
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2011|
Did Cable Start Off as a Comedian Clone?
Look at the famous cover of New Mutants #87. Black-and-white hair thats thinner at the corners and thicker in the middle and sides; big shoulder pads; scar; big scar over one eye; big gun; hairy body; sarcastic expression.
|Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011|
That Tears It
I give up. There is officially nothing I can anymore about anything. I suck at life and everything I try is just going to fail. No matter how bad Im feeling life will always come along and kick me around. So Im not going to get up again. Im not giving life the satisfaction. Im just going to eat whatever I want, take an extra sertraline per day, and wait with resignation for the next bad thing.
|Sunday, August 21st, 2011|
Bernie Sanders: “I believe, from day one, if the Democratic caucus has 60 members already in the house. We have a Democratic president, while we of course want bipartisanship, but if you have the Republican party stone-walling without one Republican in office in support of the public option then finally you have to say to the Democratic caucus and the Senate is: ‘We got 60 votes. Let‘s say no to Republican filibusters and let’s come up with strong legislation.’”
[Credit: Nation of Change]
|Wednesday, December 29th, 2010|
|Monday, December 20th, 2010|
Comic Strip: Fort Knox
I wonder if this guy was trying to draw Brendan from Home Movies?
In other news, thanks for the wintery banner behind my menu, LiveJournal. It goes well with the white hyperlinks and makes them delightfully hard to read.
|Friday, December 10th, 2010|
Closing Logo Discovery
Heres one for scary closing logo fandom: Cheri Sundae Productions. I saw this at the tail end of a police-chase show that was on right before wrestling. Click the image to go to a video.
Warning: potentially nightmare-inducing
|Monday, December 6th, 2010|
|Thursday, December 2nd, 2010|
|Saturday, November 27th, 2010|
| I Love Janice Chiangs Lettering
|Sunday, October 24th, 2010|
Awesome Thrift Store Find of the Week: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time!
1991. Starring James Avery [Shredder!], Michael Berryman, Sarah Douglas [mmmm], Wings Hauser, Marc Singer [Donovan!], Kari Wuhrer, Robert ZDar [hell, zyeah!], and Frank Welker.
Also purchased this week:
Showdown in Little Tokyo [1991; starring Dolph Lundgren as a weeaboo and Brandon Lee as a banana]
Death Warrant [1990; starring Jean-Claude van Damme as an undercover Mountie!]
Secrets of the Unknown (AKA Secrets and Mysteries) [1988; hosted by Edward Mulhare (Devin!)]the Jack the Ripper episode
Lionheart [1990; starring Jean-Claude van Damme and Brian Thompson]
Raw Deal [1986; starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Wanamaker, Darren McGavin, Ed Lauter, and Joe Regalbuto!]
|Thursday, September 23rd, 2010|
|Monday, August 23rd, 2010|
| WTF Happened to Google Image Search?!
Its slow and cluttered now. Change it back!
|Saturday, August 14th, 2010|
|Friday, August 6th, 2010|
[Link] The Sixteen Personality Types
Im not any of these. Maybe thats why I can never get through a Myers-Briggs questionnaire, and get stopped early on because none of the answers are right.
Im neither introverted nor extroverted. I crave neither alone time nor action.
I dont have a preference between breadth and depth of knowledge.
I dont trust or mistrust the evidence of my own senses or my own insights.
I dont choose between reason and empathy when deciding.
Theres no answer. It always depends.
I am mostly non-dichotomous. No more or less male-brained than female-brained. My only non-ambiguous attribute is that I am empathic and definitely not a good systematizer. But this is often where I break with personality types that would otherwise describe me. To a personality test, you cant like things to be organized without being good at engineering.
Im not trying to be too cool to be categorized. It would be nice wto know that I fit into something, because most of the time I dont feel fit for the world. Maybe Im an EISNTFJP. Is there a forum for that?
|Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010|
|Friday, June 11th, 2010|
| You Say Bucky
I said Bucky.
A Re A Ren Yun Ya
|Tuesday, May 18th, 2010|
Future Rockstar Games
I just recently learned of the existence of Grand Theft Auto expansion missions set in London 1961 and 1969. And then today I saw a TV commercial for a Rockstar game set in the Old West (I assume the phrase Grand Theft Horse will be in many reviews). It looks similar to Gun, a game I saw Amos playing on his Xbox at his place.
I look forward to seeing various historical eras covered as Grand Theft Auto worlds. Being able to drive around really fast in cool cars and talk to colourful characters is a fun way to explore the period and soak up the nostalgia.
This opens the door for setting it in the future, either in a future history they build themselves, or in borrowed futures such as Shadowrun. Imagine Grand Theft Auto: Shadowrun! Granted, there arent any cool cars in Shadowrun, but they could make some. And its already a game where you play a sort of criminal, operating outside the law and trying to become rich and powerful. Only instead of being Italian or Bosnian, youre an elf.
Alternatively, if Rockstar isnt interested in doing GTA: SR, the Shadowrun people (is it still FASA?) could get a license to use Rockstars driving physics code and incorporate it into their game.
Also, provided they stick to the 1980s version, Grand Theft Autobot.
|Tuesday, May 11th, 2010|
| I Miss Harrison Fong
He was a good comic artist in the 1980s.