Look, ma — I’m famous!

Posted on January 1, 2007

If anyone is interested, I’m interviewed in this week’s edition of All the Rage, a popular comic book news and rumors column. I mostly talk about my Apropos Comics while trying desperately to be funny. It’s the third item down in this week’s column.

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Webslinging Tuesday: Adamantium Claws Edition

Posted on August 15, 2006

Surfing the Interwebs so you don’t have to…

You may have noticed that I’ve dumped my asides/sideblog for now. Instead, I’m considering moving toward posting links every few days in the digest form you see above. Thoughts?

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Saturday Webslinging: Kinkajou Edition

Posted on August 12, 2006

Surfing the Interwebs so you don’t have to…

Kinkajou? Paris Hilton owns a Pokemon?

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I demand links!

Posted on June 28, 2006

Since I dropped off the face of the Internet last year, I’ve lost touch with what’s hip in the world of blogging. You know, because I used to be totally on the cutting edge of hipness. What blogs are you reading (or writing) nowadays? Feel free to provide links in the comments.

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House of Cosbys

Posted on February 16, 2005

Sweet sassy-molassey, House of Cosbys is funny stuff. It’s an online cartoon about an average guy who loves Bill Cosby and decides to do what any Cosby fan would do if given the opportunity — build a cloning machine and make his own clones of the Cos. Bizarre and hi-larious.

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Meet the Beastles

Posted on December 21, 2004

The Beastie Boys bust phat rhymes over the slammin’ beats of those mop-topped lads from Liverpool — ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the Beastles. I’m definitely grooving on “Tripper Trouble” (the Beasties’ recent single “Triple Trouble” meets “Day Tripper” by the Fab Four). Spotted at Stereogum.

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Robotically delicious

Posted on December 14, 2004

What better way to waste an hour or so today than clicking through X-Entertainment’s extensive archive of ’80s commericals? Somehow, seeing C-3PO shill cereal described as “A New Force in Breakfast” really manages to put the current state of the Star Wars franchise into perspective.

Link via Richard.

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Super Spice Me

Posted on November 27, 2004

The Pepsi Spice Project: Man vows to drink nothing but Pepsi Holiday Spice cola until Christmas Day and blogs about its effects on his health (both physical and mental).

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Hulk smash traditional gender roles!

Posted on November 22, 2004

Following up on the hat theme from the previous entry, who better to model your collection of vintage women’s hats on eBay than the Incredible Hulk?

Hulk look stylish, but smash nevertheless!

Sorry, ladies…the auction has already closed.

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Space hooker with a heart of gold

Posted on November 15, 2004

From the Weekly World News (link via Screenhead), government experts weigh in with ten warning signs that the prostitute you’ve picked up is, in actuality, a shape-shifting extraterrestrial. For instance:

Out-of-date lingo — Alien prostitutes try to fit in by using streetwalker slang — but often use outdated terms. A hooker who sees a police car and whispers, “Cheese it, the fuzz!” likely hails from deep space.

Where were the Weekly World News and their government experts when I needed them last Saturday night?

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We gotta get out of this place

Posted on November 5, 2004

Perhaps you’ve read about the Canadian website where singles in the Great White North can pledge to marry weary liberal Americans and save them from “four more years of cowboy conservatism.” Along similar lines, you might have seen Harper’s handy guide to expatriating on November 3.

Ever since Alec Baldwin left the United States following the 2000 election, never to return to this nation’s sunny shores again, many dissatisfied Americans have bandied about the notion of expatriation. Leaving America is certainly a good start, but let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment. Wherever you go, you’re still going to have to deal with other people. And aren’t they the true root of the problem?

In that spirit, I’ve reproduced the late, great Douglas Adams’ guide to leaving the planet below. It’s a bit out of date, but it should help you get started.

HOW TO LEAVE THE PLANET
By Douglas Adams

1. Phone NASA. Their phone number is (713) 483-3111. Explain that it is very important that you get away as soon as possible.

2. If they do not cooperate, phone any friend you may have in the White House — (202) 456-1414 — to have a word on your behalf with the guys at NASA.

3. If you don’t have any friends in the White House, phone the Kremlin (ask the overseas operator for 0107-095-295-9051). They don’t have any friends there either (at least, none to speak of), but they do seem to have a little influence, so you may as well try.

4. If that fails, phone the Pope for guidance. His telephone number is 011-39-6-6982, and I gather his switchboard is infallible.

5. If all these attempts fail, flag down a passing flying saucer and explain that it’s vitally important you get away before your phone bill arrives.

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Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard

Posted on October 27, 2004

Tired of settling disputes through the time-honored tradition of Rock Paper Scissors? Why not try Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard instead? The general concept is the same, only two new play options are added: Spock and Lizard. In turn, the rules of RPSSL break down as follows:

Scissors cuts Paper covers Rock crushes Lizard poisons Spock smashes Scissors decapitates Lizard eats Paper disproves Spock vaporizes Rock crushes Scissors.

If only I could only figure out how to make the Lizard shape with my hand, I’d be all set. Link via Screenhead.

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Fellowship 9/11

Posted on October 12, 2004

If you see only one documentary this October, make it Fellowship 9/11:

Michael Moore’s searing examination of the Aragorn administration’s actions in the wake of the tragic events at Helms Deep. With his characteristic humor and dogged commitment to uncovering — or if necessary fabricating — the facts, Moore considers the reign of the son of Arathorn and where it has led us. He looks at how — and why — Aragorn and his inner circle avoided pursuing the Saruman connection to Helms Deep, despite the fact that 9 out of every 10 Orcs that attacked the castle were actually Uruk-hai who were spawned in and financed by Isengard.

Fifteen minutes of pure comedy gold via Fark.

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Al G.

Posted on October 8, 2004

Check out this clever parody of Citibank’s identity theft commericals featuring “Al G.” as a victim of electoral theft. Link via Screenhead.

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Mmm…Bacon Churner

Posted on October 4, 2004

What happens when a prankster whips up a phony TGI Friday’s Atkins-friendly menu in Photoshop featuring items like the Bacon Churner (also known as bacon with two sticks of butter) and enlists a dozen accomplices to swap it out for real Atkins menus at several TGI Friday’s locations around the country? Why, hilarity ensues, of course!

Link spotted at Screenhead.

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