January 14th, 2009


Tuesday's dead

Spent the afternoon with mauizen6, the last chance I'll have to see her before she and her hubby move to Ohio at the end of the month. Then had dinner with the parents', then came home. Did a bit of work on the Strange Detractors #2 script, but not nearly enough. Brain no workie. So to bed I go, to get a fresh start in the a.m.
  • Current Music
    a Law & Order: Criminal Intent rerun
wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

snurched from romulantbonz

Put an X beside the things you've done and remove the X beside things you haven't done. Repost if you like!

() Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school (to go to a Yankee game)
(x) Watched someone die (sort of -- I was in the room)
(x) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Europe
() Been to Mexico
(x) Been to Florida
(x) Been on a plane (I was tempted to not check this, and point out that I have been in a plane; thank you George Carlin...)
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robber or cowboys and indians
() Recently colored with crayons (not recently....)
(x) Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only (to be fair, dollar coins were involved, thanks to postal machines that only dispensed coins as change)
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
() Made prank phone calls
() Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced your heart out
() Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone (several someones, actually)
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating
() Been skinny dipping outdoors
(x) Gone to the movies
(x) Sat outside in the rain (it was waiting for a tow truck....)
(x) Lived one of your dreams
  • Current Music
    "Rub Me Raw" by Warren Zevon
fo' shizzle, rifftrax

best NSFW review ever!

I haven't been paying as much attention to the comics industry as I used to. I had to stop buying comics completely, as me walking into a comics store was like an alcoholic walking into a bar. I couldn't just buy one, and I couldn't (and still can't) afford to buy a huge pile of them, and I'd inevitably wind up with a huge pile.

Because of this, I had no idea what Jim Balent -- an artist who first came to prominence drawing DC's Catwoman comic book in the 1990s, and one of the purveyors of the "bad girl" trend of that era -- was doing with himself these days.

Apparently, he's doing a comic book called Tarot, and by "doing," I mean writing, illustrating, publishing, and possibly also lettering (his wife, Holly Golightly, a.k.a. Fauve, does the color work). This link goes to a review of the latest issue (#53) from Chris's Invincible Super-Blog, and the review is AGGRESSIVELY NSFW -- mostly because the comic book is, and there are bits of the comic reprinted in the review.

It's also one of the funniest reviews I've read in a while. Go read it -- but not at work. *grin*
  • Current Music
    "Biggest Thing that Man Has Ever Done (Historical Burn)" by Tom Paxton

Schott's Miscellany 13 January 2009

Feast day of St. Hilary of Poitiers, patron saint invoked against snakebites


The United Nations Security Council has a mandate under the 1945 United Nations Charter to maintain international peace and security. The Council held its first meeting in London in January 1946, and has been in continuous session ever since( a representative of each of the member nations is present at the UN's headquarters at all times). The Council has five permanent members: China, France, the Russian Federation, the UK, and the US. Alongside these serve ten nonpermanent members, who are elected for two-year terms by the UN General Assembly. In 2007-08, the nonpermanent members were: Belgium, Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, ,Panama, Peru, Qatar, Slovakia, and South Africa. The one-month presidency of the Security Council rotates among members of the Council according to the English alphabetical order of the country names. Each Council member may cast one vote. For a resolution to be passed, at least nine of the fifteen must vote yes. All permanent members of the Council must vote in teh affirmative for substantive matters to pass, giving each one a veto. The United Nations Charter states that all members are obliged to accept and enforce decisions made by the Security Council--it is the only UN body that has such powers.

No victor believes in chance.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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    "Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line" by Paul Thorn