Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To BP, the Cause of (and Solution to) All of Life's Problems


So it seems that the nightmare of the BP oil spill is finally over thanks to the hard work of those folks at BP. I'm not being sarcastic, in case you were wondering (okay, maybe a little). I mean the nightmare is not over, there's still all of that oil in the Gulf to take care of, thats ruining the environment and people's livelihoods.

And yeah, and there's the matter of that that other oil spill that started earlier today, but that was a Cedyco Corp well, not a BP well, so BP's blameless in that.

But at least the Deepwater Horizon leak is capped. And that is, sincerely, the result of those hard-working people over at BP. And we should sincerely thank those hard-working people over at BP who fixed the leak.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Truly Outstanding Comic Books: Ren & Stimpy: Masters of Time and Space!


Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to introduce you to the single greatest single-issue comic book of all time.

To be clear, I'm not saying this is the greatest comic book of all time. But most truly great comic books are long graphic novels. If they were ever released as traditional comic books, they were likely serialized. They tend to rely on a technique known in the comics world as "decompressed storytelling", although most people know it as "storytelling". In Ren & Stimpy: Masters of Time and Space! Dan Slott figured out the secret to doing compressed storytelling right.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Walls of Sound


Whenever the subject of separating the art from the artist comes up, the first name that's ever mentioned is Roman Polanski. After that it's Michael Jackson. But the third person who's always mentioned whenever the subject of separating the art from the artist comes up is Phil Spector.

There's a new documentary out, called The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector based on interview footage of Spector taken during his murder trial, that's trying to further the notion that Spector may be a psycho killer but, dammit he's a genius.