Archive for April, 2005

Born to Flounder

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Yet another reason to despair for America’s future — brought to you by *PC Magazine*, no less. Cracked a major problem with the script last night. Will tell you more about it, and *Hard Time: Season 2* in general, as soon as possible.

Deadline Hell

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

I’m going into cocoon mode to finish a script that an editor and an artist are waiting impatiently (and justifiably so) to receive. That may mean no new posts here for the next couple of days — but not necessarily. Ideally, I’d like to finish enough work, early enough, each day to be able to […]

The Ultimate Battle Between Good and Medieval

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Guess I’m not going gently into that sweet cocoon. I ran across this quote in a book review today: “The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but someday the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that […]

Go Read Grant — Again

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

From Steven Grant’s column this week: Just in case you were expecting the screwing of average Americans to stop now [after the bankruptcy bill], here’s another call to action on an issue that will affect absolutely every American and rip more money from your pocket while giving “relief” to corporations. Of course, only radical leftists […]

Pope Trek

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

A post on the *Star Trek Enterprise* BBS: The new Pope’s first official statement contains a call for Viacom to produce a 5th season of “Star Trek Enterprise” and describes “Star Trek” as “a beacon of hope throughout the world. Legion are the stories of youth receiving their first moral and vocational instruction from the […]

Feed Your Inner Fanboy

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

Monday got away from me, so the post about *Hard Time: Season 2* will have to wait a day or so while I catch up on work. Meantime, allow me to plug a project with which I have no association at all, except as a reader. If you’re a fan of Golden or Silver Age […]

Monday, April 18th, 2005

I’m testing a new anti-comment spam plugin that doesn’t require entering a security code. If it works, this will make things easier for everybody.

Bankrupt Ideology

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

If you don’t know about the bankruptcy bill that’s just been passed by Congress and how it could affect your life, let a comic book writer explain it to you. Read Steven Grant’s online column, the section entitled “Alert for activists and would-be activists”. That heading is a bit misleading. You don’t have to be […]

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Tried to install a new comment verification program tonight, but couldn’t get it to work. If you’ve been unable to leave comments, please send me an email and let me know. Thanks.

Prescience and Proxidents

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Thirty-four years ago, I worked as a copywriter at an ad agency in St. Louis, Missouri. Between commercials, to keep my brain alive, I would lock my office door, turn off the flourescent ceiling light, and, by the glow of a little desk lamp, write…strange stories on my IBM Selectric. Most of those stories have […]