The end of history?

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Tweet Was Fukuyama right? [Via James Urbaniak.] Technorati Tags: puppy

The history of the Internet via John Hodgman and Bruce Campbell

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TweetThis weekend, we caught a Halloween evening screening of MY NAME IS BRUCE. For those not following the saga, this Dark Horse-produced film tells the Galaxy Quest-like story of a town — beset by an ancient Chinese demon — that decides to kidnap B-movie icon Bruce Campbell to fight said demon. Now, as many of […]

Wonders of pumpkin carving

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Tweet Much more at the Pumpkin Gutter site. [Link via my mom.]

Stan wants to make Posh/Becks into crime fighters?

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TweetPiffle story of the day which allows the mind to wander. Stan Lee thinks David and Victoria (Posh) Beckham would be good for a TV show or something: “There are so many ways to do it,” Lee says. “We could make them a crime fighting team where the soccer is just a facade. Or we […]

English food and good comics

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Tweet The embers of the most recent battle over “What is good?” are cooling to ash, and our own humor-based comment found a cold reception. To be honest, I don’t quite understand why calling poor comics poor, whether they be superhero, indie, kiddie, or “mainstream,” is always taken as a personal attack. I thought that […]

The sleep of reason breeds CHIHUAHUAS

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Tweet We’ve returned from northern climes just in time to see that all we’ve worked for is lying in smoking ruins, as BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA was the box office champ for the second straight week. Do you see? Do you see now what your lax standards and anti-elitism have done? Do you see how the […]

Kill! Kill!

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Tweet This has nothing to do with anything, but it is always fun to post Mitch O’Connell art of Tura Satana.

As God is my witness…

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TweetThat survey looked readable in the preview. I’ll be honest with you kids, it is hard to write about comic books right now when a meeting of our greatest leaders to decide how to stave off a depression (not recession) ends in finger pointing and shouting and begging. When the biggest bank in the country […]

Stormy Monday thoughts: McCloud etc.

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Tweet With today’s grisly economic news, Tom’s already-worthwhile interview with Scott McCloud becomes even more timely: McCLOUD: All of them, that’s the point. [laughter] I like that we have an economy of free and DIY and a growing market for graphic novels and an all-ages movement. Although the manga scene doesn’t have an effect on […]

It’s the end of the world and I feel fine: CERN comic

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Tweet If you have been confused by the news of the imminent oblivion the world faces at the hands of the supercollider, now there is a comic book to explain it in the words and pictures method that we postliterates require. Jorge Cham of PHD Comics took a trip to the CERN supercollider, and made […]

Google knows what’s up

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Tweet PS: Best video ever about the end of the world, courtesy of Mitchell & Webb:

Workin’ it

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TweetOkay, so we haven’t quite awoken from vacation mode yet. Based on our email, neither has anyone else. What would Clive Owen do? What would Salma Hayek do? What would Herbie and the Flaming Carrot do?

Facebook…WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!

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TweetI woke up the other day to read this on my Facebook home page: [Redacted] is now single. Comment Well, should I comment in public on my friend [Redacted's] breakup? “He was cheating on you anyway.” “She was so fat, it was about time!” “I told you you needed to get your teeth whitened.” “Look, […]

Morrison’s demon days

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TweetVintage Grant Morrison in an interview with A. David Lewis at PWCW: GM: Yeah! Because it’s the obvious, isn’t it? Again, this isn’t a mystical concept, because I’m not a mystical person sometimes. I got into magic to see if it was real. If someone says, “Ok, a demon will appear if you do this […]

The future of The Land of Wanders

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TweetGraeme McMillan rounds up all of the complaints and dark sides and whatnot in a fairly brilliant post all should read: It was the con that, it seemed, confounded a lot of people. Press shut out of panels, celebrities turned away from parties, comic publishers vowing never to return and 125,000 fans all in one […]

SDCC: a few last nibbles

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TweetGordon Bennett! It takes a whole week just to catch up with all the Comic-Con stuff online! We are done after this — we absolutely promise…unless there is something else really cool and smart that catches our eye. § It seems that the tumult and jacked-up atmosphere at the con led to a lot more […]