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Things I forgot…

May 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

I ALSO want more:
- Fat Apollo
- Mustaches/mustache removal
- Boat-demolition

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Frack this.

May 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Misc.

I fell behind on BSG for a couple of weeks and just got caught up earlier today.
Things I want less of:
- Characters going crazy. Baltar regularly being molested by a Six only he could see while other people talk to him was great. Having half of the major characters in a [...]

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Politics is everywhere.

May 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

And I mean EVERYWHERE. In case you doubt me, consider the following:
This week marked the 5th anniversary of the infamous “Mission Accomplished” banner.
And the title of this week’s episode of Transformers: Animated?
“Mission Accomplished.”
And lest anyone think it’s a coincidence, allow me to point out that the phrase “embolden the enemy” is used within the [...]

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Roger Waters plays `Dark Side,’ unleashes giant ‘OBAMA’ pig

April 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

I don’t care WHO you’re supporting, this is just awesome:
Waters’ biggest prop was an inflatable pig the size of a school bus that emerged while he played a version of “Pigs” from 1977’s capitalism critique, “Animals.”
The pig, which was led above the crowd from lines held on the ground, displayed the words “Don’t be led [...]

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Helen Killer

April 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art

I don’t know if I should laugh:
Now, though, I can say it with certainty: Helen Killer is awesome.
The story’s presented as a serious affair, but there’s an underlying self-awareness that Andrew Kriesberg and JLD Rice bring to the table that showcases the fantastic goofiness of the project. I mean, for one thing, the review copy [...]

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April 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies, Politics

“If you need a ceiling painted, a chariot race run, a city besieged, or the Red Sea parted, you think of me.”
Charlton Heston passes away at 83.
[UPDATE] I like this snippet from the Guardian:
To his detractors, Heston could be an inflexible, monolithic presence, weighed down by his own mantle of heroism and pious sense of [...]

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Please don’t suck.

April 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Art, Misc.

Battlestar Galactica comes back tonight. After starting super-strong, last season spooked me all throughout the surprisingly weak middle portion. But things took a decent turn for the better by the end, so I’m hoping that the extended time off has given them the chance to get everything on track and deliver a solid [...]

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The new R.E.M. album is out today.

April 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Art

It is - by far - the best work they’ve done since Reagan was in office and Michael Stipe had shoulder-length hair.
Expect to hear them at Obama rallies for the rest of the year - but don’t hold that against them.

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Woohoo!

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Rants

DC’s come to its senses and recast Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman in the upcoming Gotham Knight project.
“Anytime we initiate an animated Batman project, ‘Will Kevin Conroy voice Batman?’ is the first question we hear from fans,” said Bruce Timm , Executive Producer. “To meet Kevin is to know that he’s not anything [...]

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The Devil Horse of DIA.

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Over a decade ago, a statue of a mustang was commissioned for the Denver International Airport. It’s thirty two feet high and freaky blue.

With glowing, red eyes.
And it killed its creator.
It will surely fit nicely with the batshit crazy murals they’ve got in the airport as well (ignore the Art Bell paranoid tomfoolery and [...]

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So… howsa ’bout that new McCain ad?

March 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

*phew*
THAT is one hell of an ad. Churchill, TR, McCain as a stubborn, chain-smoking POW - laser-precise choices, mixed with an astonishingly evocative style of editing (truly surprising from a GOP candidate, to be sure). Best of all, there’s literally NOTHING to criticize in it. It’s a completely positive ad.
It’s clear that [...]

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Ron Paul update!

February 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

I believe I’ve figured out where he’ll spend all that crazy internet money. He’s going to use it to sponsor the creation of works of high art.

My favorite part is the suggestion that there are no trolls in “Libertyland.”

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I am an old man.

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

Tonight’s episode of The Simpsons seems to have been tailor-made to make the generation that grew up with the show feel unbelievably ancient. I spent half the episode pausing it and explaining how Gag #252 was a reference to a specific interview Weird Al gave in 1993 on Regis and Kathy Lee or how [...]

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For Joanna.

October 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Art

A piece by Alan Moore on porn. Long, but probably close to what you’re looking for. While not expressly aimed at explaining his intentions on Lost Girls, it does go a long way towards illuminating the thought process vis a vis pornography and art that informed the work:
The power of art is that [...]

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“With ‘Fight the Power’ Comes Great Responsibility.”

August 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Art

For those who don’t know, there’s a new Public Enemy album out and about. If you’re short on time, the capsule review is this:
Go buy it. It’s great.

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Learning things The Hard Way

August 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

The last few weeks of my life can be summed up by the following (click to embiggen):

As a note, I recognize that citing Cerebus will make Paul assume I’ve lost my mind, but that’s what happens when he abandons us Colonists for a few days.

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Summer Project: Reading Cerebus

June 22nd, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Over the course of the summer, I’m going to read the entire 300-issue (6,000 page) run of Dave Sim’s Cerebus. My initial thoughts on the project are posted here.

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CULTURAL DISPATCH.

June 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” is very good.
Am I referring to the album or the song?
Now THAT is a good question.

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You MUST buy Runaway Comic #3.

May 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Art, Misc.

Why, you ask?
Because, in addition to being the swanky work of one Mister Mark Martin, it sports a glorious back cover featuring artwork by two of my childhood (and current) artistic idols - Jim Woodring and Steve Bissette.
Oh, and also ME.
And a bunch of other people. But mostly ME.
Yup, feast your eyes, kids:

In case [...]

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New artwork.

May 23rd, 2007 · No Comments · Art

Because I CLEARLY needed another hobby, I’ve started buying original artwork from artists and books I really enjoy. Recently, I got very lucky and was able to get a few pages of original inked artwork from Darwyn Cooke’s awesome DC: The New Frontier (which I cannot recommend highly enough). I’ve posted the [...]

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