Archive for July, 2007

My New Favorite Wallpaper

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

“A Little Motivation” Click on the image above to enlarge. Click here to download it in the correct resolution for your own desktop. And here’s a link to the home page of InterfaceLift, where you’ll find an incredible collection of free wallpapers and icons.

And It’s Only Tuesday

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Ingmar Bergman. Michaelangelo Antonioni. Tom Snyder.

Fit Brother is Watching

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Los Angeles Times: To hold down medical costs, some firms are penalizing workers who are overweight or don’t meet health guidelines. Boy, do I have mixed feelings about this… Powered by ScribeFire.

Random Whining

Friday, July 27th, 2007

While the rest of the comic book industry rubs shoulders — and practically every other bodily part — in a cram-packed San Diego convention center, I’m second-, third-, and ninth-guessing myself on a script that I worry may be too unsparingly human for a superhero comic. In the ’70s, readers could deal with this kind […]

Current HERO Initiative Newsletter

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

From the Hero Initiative website: The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Those of you planning to attend the San Diego convention will want to check out the latest issue of the Initiative’s online newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Generation Chickenhawk

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

From “Generation Chickenhawk: the Unauthorized College Republican Convention Tour”: On July 13, 2007, I visited Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where the bodies of American soldiers killed in Iraq were freshly interred. Afterwards, I headed across the street to the Sheraton National Hotel, owned by right-wing Korean cult leader Sun Myung-Moon, to meet some […]

Unimpeachable Journalism

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

If you didn’t catch last night’s *Bill Moyers Journal* on PBS, you might want to take a look at this video segment: BILL MOYERS JOURNAL explores the talk of impeachment with Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and THE NATION’s John Nichols, author of THE GENIUS […]

When in the Course of Human Events…

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Something appropriately revolutionary for the Fourth of July. The band, of course, is the Nairobi Quartet.

It’s All in the Scars

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

My horoscope for today: “Someone who once wronged you is coming back — try to keep an open mind about them.” Oh joy.

Here Comes Your 19th

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Ever have a weekend-long anxiety attack? I did. I was awake from about 6:30 AM Friday until — I don’t know — sometime late Saturday afternoon, unable to think, unable to move, intermittently unable to breathe. Oh, I could inhale and exhale, sure. I just couldn’t establish a rhythm for it. I was conscious of […]