Archive for July, 2005

Bottled Candor

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

I was going to write something tonight about some basic criteria for judging comic book stories — stories presented in any medium, really — but today was not a good day. It’s still not. Words are tripping all over each other in my head. For a writer that’s the worst kind of torture. For this […]

Agony of the Rickled

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

The temperatures in Vegas have risen into the 110s. When the weather gets this hot, my thoughts invariably turn to the corporatization of the American consciousness and the imminent collapse of our society. Today, those thoughts took a new shape. I began to visualize American culture as a three-way intersection — the point where the […]


Monday, July 11th, 2005

…again, for not posting the past couple of days. I haven’t been feeling well. Combination of the heat and what seems to be some annoying, flu-like summer bug. I’ll try to get back into the rhythm of this shortly.

Electrolyte and Fluffy

Friday, July 8th, 2005

When I get dehydrated, my thought processes tend to randomize. – I can never remember what the word “codependent” means, because it just means “dependent.” Like “proactive” means “active” and “pre-installed” means “installed.” People add superfluous syllables to common words to make themselves sound important. – John of Patmos. – As a kid, I once […]

London Calling

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

“We’re fighting the terrorists in Iraq so we don’ t have to fight them here.” — Some Lying Fuck or Another Profound condolences and shared outrage from the blue people of America to our British friends.


Thursday, July 7th, 2005

I’ve been occupied finishing a script over the holiday weekend, and when that was done I sort of fell under the weather and was crushed. So I haven’t posted much the past couple of days. I’ll make an effort to remedy that starting tomorrow. For instance, I’ve been wondering why I don’t blog more about […]

More Little Pictures

Monday, July 4th, 2005

The little picture of Jennifer Kale came from this site, as did this drawing of a character who was created in 1975 by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes. IMAGE DELETED I still don’t know the name of the artist, but he seems to have done hundreds of these.

Judge Dread

Monday, July 4th, 2005

I haven’t written about Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation, because I too am resigned. This is the moment the troglodytes have been waiting for — the opportunity to roll back at least forty years of gains for individual citizens in the realm of civil liberties, fairness, and privacy. And they’re going to have their moment. One […]

Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

IMAGE DELETED “Corporate American Flag” for ADBUSTERS Shi-Zhe Yung in THE DESIGN OF DISSENT ©Rockport Publishers, 2005

From the Mailbag

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Jennifer M. writes: I’d love to read in your blog how you feel (if anything at all) about Tom Cruise’s recent remarks regarding depression. I personally thought it made him sound incredibly ignorant — Mostly, Jen, it made him sound like a Scientologist. A bit of comics trivia before we proceed: Jennifer M. is the […]