Friday, March 18, 2005

Happy Birthday, Logan! -- Leave it to Logan Polk to boost my ego on his own damned birthday. Reading his brief history of how he ended up blogging and reviewing for Comic Book Galaxy was both touching and inspiring. Thanks, buddy, and I hope you have a wonderful birthday today.

For the rest of you, drop the guy an e-mail and wish him a happy birthday, willya?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

TV Talk -- My wife and I watched last night's episode of 24 this morning courtesy of the ol' VCR, and while I was a bit amused by the good-Arab-shopkeepers-as-apology-for-all-the-evil-Arab-terrorists-this-season, overall it was another tense and dramatic episode. I was leery of the agitprop potential of this season's storyline early on, but it seems a little more, uh, "fair and balanced" now that we have senior officers of the third largest military contractor gunning for the good guys. I have no idea if real military contractors employ their own private armies as seen in this episode, but it was an amusing -- and terrifying -- conceit, anyway.

Excited that The Shield returns tonight. I've missed Vic and his greedy band of fuckheads since the end of the powerful third season, and I'm wondering if Glenn Close will be a positive addition to the series in the same, rather unexpected way Candice Bergen has so lit up Boston Legal (despite some clunker plots, her, Shatner and Spader can act their asses off). With all these series and shows like Lost on this season as well, it's not a bad time to be a fan of quality TV drama. If The Sopranos were currently airing new episodes I might actually overdose on all of it.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Proof of Spurgeon -- I've called the writing of Tom Spurgeon "sublime," on more than one occasion, and his new essay Ten Comics, Ten Memories should pretty definitively prove the point. If he weren't already associated with A) The most vital magazine about comics and B) The most valuable comics weblog, I'd say someone ought to call attention to the guy's work. I'm in awe. Thanks for sharing these particular memories, Tom.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

It's About Girls -- I have to say a big thank you to Websnarker Eric Burns for turning me on to William G's It's About Girls webcomic. It starts off pretty good and by Chapter 12 is sublimely terrific, wonderful character stuff with a great sense of colour. Like Eric, I am a big proponent of the "click each page for the next" style, especially when they are actually formatted to fit on the computer screen. By Chapter 12, William G has totally figured out how to present his story (not that the earlier presentation is unreadable, far from it, I just like the later style better), and it's a story well worth reading. Go read it now.

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