Saturday, November 12, 2011
:: Marvel stuff: Okay, I like the idea of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, but this book has been seriously oversold. I know it makes liberals and hipsters feel awesome that a new Spider-Man could be black (not in the real Marvel Universe, I guess, but whatever), but it's not like the book has anything to say about the black experience. It can't, it's written by Brian Michael Bendis, the whitest writer in comics. As it is, it's an okay book with semi-decent art and interesting characters that, typical of Bendis, goes absolutely nowhere. The characters talk and talk and talk and talk and talk, but in Bendis' usual meandering-to-the-point style. Just once I would like to see a comic book come out that actually manages to tell one story. Bendis does in one issue what Jack Kirby used to do in two pages.
Feminism! Now back to chicks in their underwear beating the crap out of each other.
The art is gorgeous; it's thoughtfully laid out and doesn't sacrifice clarity or story momentum for poses. Its grasp of anatomy is believable, which you don't see often enough today, either. It's just a perfect comic.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Some parents somewhere are all in a tizzy because Sasha Grey read a book to their kids at a school and Sasha Grey used to be a porn star so that makes her all icky and they don't want her giving their kids her porn cooties, or something.
Seriously? Jay-Z's clothing label is seriously putting out an Occupy Wall Street shirt?
Does anyone else remember It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown? I don't know whose idea it was to do a Flashdance-inspired disco special, but I remember that I had the soundtrack on a record. I'm surprised I still don't have it floating around somewhere... I'll have to check. Anyway, weird.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Snow again today. It was over in five minutes, and it all melted immediately, but for a little while there, the snow was so thick that we couldn't see to the end of the parking lot.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
ME: [looking outside, seeing my nemesis, snow, has returned] Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
If one woman accuses you of sexual harassment, it could be a misunderstanding.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Sunday, November 06, 2011
I haven't had Peter Murphy here since 2007. I love this song; Becca put it on a mix tape for me a long, long time ago, and it always reminds me of her. I'm very much in love with her today, and she cooked me one hell of a lovely breakfast, so this song is for her.