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Oscar Roundup.

February 1st, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Rants

Inspired by Ralf, my picks for the Academy Awards for categories I actually have an opinion on (some from the actual list of nominees, some not):
Best Picture: A History of Violence and Lord of War (tie) - Both wildly underrated films that basically no one saw. Both string you along and make you think [...]

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Say it ain’t so, Mags!

December 7th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Politics

The “Reagan of Europe With Tits” - Lady Thatcher - is in the hospital and - due to the fact that she’s very old and the Devil has to come for her EVENTUALLY - many folks are breathlessly awaiting her (somewhat) impending demise. To those people, I say shame on you all. Sure, [...]

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State of the Undead Union.

December 1st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Politics

When it comes to monsters, it’s a pretty rough time to be a Republican and an exceptionally GOOD time to be a zombie. Yes, while our friends in the Grand Old Party blubber and stumble through scandal after scandal, the renaissance in zombism continues to move ahead at full speed.
On the heels of Katrina, [...]

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I’m sorry, Batman.

November 22nd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Society is most definitely to blame for this. Trust me.

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Sad Mouse.

October 28th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Depressed after a slick city mouse seemingly stole his sweetheart, the world’s most famous cartoon icon repeatedly found himself looking for… permanent solutions.

Who’da thunk it. Mickey Mouse was actually FUNNY way back when.

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Review: A History of Violence

October 26th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies

My review originally written for another site:
If there aren’t MULTIPLE Academy Award nominations drawn from this film, I’ll be very, very surprised. The direction is tremendous, the acting is top-notch (especially from the supporting cast) and the story works on multiple levels with grace and ease. When Viggo Mortensen says it’s the best film he’s [...]

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Mad worlds.

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

I’ve been thinking a great deal about crazy people lately - particularly Dave Sim and Henry Darger, as well as a few other folks who have not - as of yet - done anything crazy/interesting enough to warrant Wikipediation.
If you’re unfamiliar with either or both of them, go ahead and review the following:
Sim’s ‘Tangents’.
A fairly [...]

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What do you MEAN it’s just about my tits?

October 11th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

THIS JUST IN:
Half-wit, former scenester models shocked and appalled to find out that people care more about their boobs and butts than their blogs.
From NY Press:
SuicideGirls’ carefully cultivated claim of being female-run has been attacked as a marketing ploy, and one of its male owners attacked as a woman-hater. About 30 of the site’s best-known [...]

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Nerdgasm.

September 16th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Wine and comics, together at last.

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KVJ.

September 14th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Politics

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was on the Daily Show last night. They ran out of time before he got to read a list he’d prepared, but Comedy Central posted it on their website:
LIBERAL CRAP I NEVER WANT TO HEAR AGAIN
Give us this day our daily bread.
Oh sure.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those [...]

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I can’t wait for the booster packs.

September 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Gaming, Politics

Lum and Ubiq are, in fact, going to hell.

Funny hell, but hell nonetheless. Also, Lum done gone and wrote himself a book. Ideal holiday gift fodder for the fledgling nerds in your life.

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No ski = zombies

August 24th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Rants

Don’t make Jamie angry.

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BEHOLD!

August 8th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men!

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Christopher Lee, rock deity.

August 1st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Bond villain, evil sorcerer, Sith Lord, frickin’ DRACULA and now… heavy metal MONSTER.
The 82-year-old Lord of the Rings star is taking part in the Earthshaker Festival in Geiselwind, Bavaria.
He will sing with two bands, Manowar and Rhapsody, according to concert organisers.

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Well, I’ll be damned.

August 1st, 2005 · No Comments · Art

Ya know those stippled portraits the Wall Street Journal always uses? They’re actually hand-drawn. I’d always assumed they were at least partially rendered automatically, perhaps via some top-secret WSJ Photoshop filter.
Anywho, I find it quite nice to find out there are still a handful of jobs out there for artists who work with [...]

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Hi. We’re England…

July 31st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Politics, Rants

…and we RULE the “shutting your ass down with technology” game.
While we can all agree that smacking potential suicide bombers is a good idea, you have to wonder how far-removed we are from… well… a world you’re about to learn all about from a movie*.
* Movie based on comic book you haven’t bothered to read [...]

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Best. Comic. EVER.

July 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics, Rants

Liberality for All.
It is 2021, tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11 It is up to an underground group of bio-mechanically enhanced conservatives led by Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North to thwart Ambassador Usama Bin Laden’s plans to nuke New York City…And wake the world from an Orwellian nightmare of United Nations [...]

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R.I.P. Jim Aparo

July 19th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Jim Aparo - one of my favorite artists - passed away yesterday.
While he worked on plenty of excellent titles over the years, Jim Aparo will always be linked most strongly with Batman. He and Neal Adams DEFINED the character when I was growing up. Between the two of them, they helped drag Batman [...]

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Okay Billy.

June 22nd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Rants

Ladies and gentlemen, please stop what you’re doing and take note of the fact that mankind has achieved a new high watermark in delusional, megalomaniacal bullshit:
Fresh on the heels of the release of his first solo album, “TheFutureEmbrace,” Chicago rocker Billy Corgan says he’s breathing new life into an old dream: The Smashing Pumpkins.
In a [...]

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How much does it cost to be Batman?

June 21st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies

$3,365,449

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