Archive for May, 2005

Saturday Night in Vegas

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Burger from Wendy’s. Feed the cats. Fifteen minutes of a bad movie on Showtime. Search the net for a font I need. Write this. I’m getting to be a very boring humanoid. I’ll post something about *Hard Time – Season 2* in the next day or so — really.

DC Comics’ New Logo

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

I…dunno. Maybe it’s just my eyes, but I swear it looks more like it says “DG”.

The Single-Syllable Principle

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

A basic truth of American politics: When any debate has been reduced to words of one syllable, the Republcans have already won it. The latest example: The battle over our Proxident’s judicial appointments, an argument which the Republican stupefaction machine has successfully reduced to the phrase, “Up-or-down vote.” There have been distortions on both sides […]

Some Quick Notes…

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

I missed posting a couple of days this week. Since last Wednesday, when that good news arrived, I’ve been a little…disoriented. I suppose that happens when your world suddenly changes, and I’m finding out that it takes more than a few days to adjust to a radically altered reality. I’ve spent a lot of time […]

Failed Enterprise

Sunday, May 8th, 2005

This coming Friday, *Star Trek: Enterprise*, the sorely misconcieved prequel to the original *Star Trek* series, will air its final first-run episode. What went wrong — with *Enterprise* and *Star Trek* in general — has been a hot topic among the writers I know. Being a closet Trekkie and having co-written an episode of *Next […]

The Opposite of a Bushy Tale

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Bright Eyes on the Tonight Show. The song is called “When the President Talks to God.” You have to see and hear this to believe it was allowed to air on network television. Thanks to Mark Evanier, who posted the link on his “news from me” blog.

“Shaking Off the Myst”

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

My friend Chuck Carter has just opened a new blog titled “Shaking Off the Myst”. Chuck is a phenomenal digital artist, who was one of the designers of *Myst*, arguably the first megahit computer game. Chuck and I *almost* got to work on a couple of projects together a few years ago, but they fell […]

Missouri Breaks

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

While America wallows in the story of the runaway bride, something a little more important has been going unreported in the broadcast media. The *Los Angeles Times* did cover it, though, on April 24TH: …in impoverished southeast Missouri, nurses at a family health clinic stash drug samples for patients they know won’t be able to […]

Seven Soldiers Envy

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

Like many of you, I’m sure, I marvel at the breadth and sweep of Grant Morrison’s new *Seven Soldiers* project — seven four-issue miniseres, bookended by extra-length prologue and epilogue chapters, all released over the span of about a year. And that’ s not even the total of Grant’s output for the year. Incredible. How […]