Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rule 5—Because Once Again Stacy McCain Forgot to Put in the Damn Lesbians!

Honestly, cleaning up after that man...  Stacy, this ain't movie posters.  If yer gonna suggest lezbeens, ya gotta deliver lezbeens.


Early Balloting Opens in Illinois...


Friday, August 31, 2012

When Harry Met Sandy...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Paul Ryan's RNC Speech

Ann Romney's RNC Speech

Oh. My. God.

I just realized.
This is all the caffeine I'm allowed to have.
It's 8:30 in the morning.
How slow can I drink this?

I'll live...

So anyway, I went to the cardiologist.   Nice lady, unimpressed with the old infarction report on the first EKG, especially since a) I'm not dead and b) have reported no problems since.

Gave me a new EKG on a much bigger and shinier machine.  She still liked the Bun E. Carlos heartbeat solo (and the slight enlargement of the left side of the heart) so I've now got a new pill friend from WalMart for the forseeable future while we try to get me back in 4/4 time.

Also gave me some diet advice.  I have to cut back on my caffeine, among other things.  Is this scientifically possible?  Is the stress of living without caffeine likely to kill me before my heart does?  Tune in to see.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

War Comics Icon Joe Kubert Passes Away...

Legendary DC Comics artist Joe Kubert has passed away at the age of 85.

Although Kubert's work was featured in the full range of DC titles, including suspense and superhero books, he is best known and best remembered for his work on DC's line of WWII comics where he worked on such titles as Sgt. Rock and The Haunted Tank.

Particularly when working from the strong scripts of longtime collaborator Robert Kanigher, Kubert was able with his stark, spare style of illustration, to transcend the limitations of the Comics Code Authority's censorship restrictions and produce war stories of considerable dramatic power without lapsing into the wa-hoo wannabeistry of Marvel's competing titles such as Sgt. Fury.

Based around the stories of an infantry company, Easy, in what was meant to be Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry, Rock was a steelworker who wound up in the army.  His normal sentiments eschewed jingoistic pretense, but were those of a man determined to do a necessary job and go home, and keep as many of his men alive as he could in the process.

Officers seldom intruded  into Easy Company's corner of the war; the men seldom had any idea of the war at large beyond the next village they had to take and their last friend who had died.  The heroics of daily survival were presented as feats of desperate human exertion and not cartoonish acrobatics.

Off the drawing board, Kubert's greatest achievement was the founding of the Kubert School in 1976 to train new comics artists, an institution that has turned out many working professionals since.

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

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