Archive for April, 2006

Do You Believe in Magic(k)?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

For that matter, do I? I don’t know. But I do seem to have some sort of affinity for it, one that I’ve pretty much ignored since my *Man-Thing*/*Son of Satan*/*Tales of the Zombie* days at Marvel in the early ’70s. No more. Research for my new DC project is leading me back into the […]

The Debris of Existence

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Boxes of books, that’s all. Stuff that should’ve been put on the shelves and organized months ago. In those boxes, however, were a couple of my handwritten journals, circa 1977-79, starting just before I moved permanently to Los Angeles. I could’ve lived without rereading those, without revisiting that time, without seeing how badly my handwriting […]

Tedium and Crumple-Its

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Today is one of those days when, miraculously, I don’t have anything scheduled. Taxes are done. I’m Jewish, so no Easter services to attend. I may drop in at the Christkillers’ Ball that’s held at the Las Vegas Gate to Hell under the Convention Center every year… Yes, that’s a joke, but speaking of Jesus… […]

Video Reliquary

Friday, April 14th, 2006

When I moved in January, I discovered a few hundred Betamax tapes in a box, films recorded from cable back in the mid-’80s, some of them from L.A.’s legendary “Z” Channel. There are some terrific and rarely-seen movies on those cassettes, but, of course, you need a working Beta player to look at them. I […]

Bush to America: Suck Me

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

To defend the Bush administration today, it seems to me you’d have to be the kind of lobotomized, eyes-gouged-out partisan who could’ve defended Bill Clinton’s blow job — not his policies, not his efficacy as president in spite of the blow job, but the act of the blow job itself. I think Bill Clinton is […]

Oompah, Oompah, Stick It in Your Jumper

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

For the last couple of years, I’ve actively avoided listening to The Beatles. I have to do that every so often, because the sounds are so familiar, so thoroughly blended into my brain chemistry, that they can turn into sonic wallpaper unless I deliberately put some distance between myself and the music. Every time I […]

The Last of Seven

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Mary and I turned in the last pages of Hard Time: Season 2 #7 just a few minutes ago. We were both, unexpectedly, a little choked up. … Okay, then. On to something new.

Bush and the Beast

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

It occurs to me that the Bush administration’s “If the president does it, it’s legal” philosophy regarding the extent and exercise of executive power was, once upon a Golden Dawn, expressed another way: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” You know, if you squint really hard, it’s not impossible to […]

A Little Something to Chill the Blood…

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Seymour Hersch on the prospects for war in Iran. Thanks to Mark Evanier for posting the link.