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Saturday, October 16, 2004
Friday, October 15, 2004
Lucas to Receive AFI Lifetime Award -- Is there any way we could make it so that a lifetime achievement award only is awarded to you if you've been consistent? Can they maybe change it to the "AFI First Half of Your Life-time Achievement Because the Second Half, Frankly, Isn't Really Doing It For Us Award."
Which is all to say, the AFI sucks. As does Lucas, at least 21st-Century Lucas.
There's no new Space Monkeys! comic today, but I have a damn good excuse as to why that is. I would stock up on Funny because it seems that it's in short supply this week.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
TV show analogies, redux
Li'l Floaty Omie Head talks briefly about life changes. No, not menopause. The other ones. The ones that make you feel like you're aging very, very quickly.
I don't even know what to think about last night's debate. I watched the first half at home and listened to the second half while driving to San Antonio. Then NPR brought on their panel of experts who were all way in Kerry's corner so they all said variations of, "Bush was uncomfortable. He looked terrible." And I actually thought he was better and clearer in this one than in the last two. But then I was only hearing most of it on the radio, so maybe I missed some weird facial tics and expressions. But I agree with Rob that despite my being in total agreement with each of the candidates on specific issues, there was a lot of dick wagging and, "Well, my opponent is just wrong." The most interesting moments to me were when the candidates were actually being nice to each other, talking about their wives, or their faith or agreeing that some things in this country are still pretty fucked up. I know it's too much to ask that they could be classy all the time.
In any case -- I'm Joe Neutral here. I don't want to get fired talking about politics here.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Wednesdays are usually my down day, the day when because I worked till 1 or 2 a.m. the night before, not much gets done and I shuffle off from work early in the afternoon.
Last night we got out a lot earlier thanks to everyone's hard work and I actually got a decent night's sleep. So now I'm a little restless at work because we're not at a point where a lot needs editing, but I've got all this energy and my English-to-Spanish clarity ratio is higher than normal. Come on, people, throw something at me. You need a verb conjugated? Want me to bust out with some vosotros forms? Can a brother get a couple of diacritical marks up in hee-yah?
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
"Shit! / The Fuck!?"
New Smallville recap is up:
Surg-Protector -- Lois Lane tries to expose a scary mom who does plastic surgery on her daughter to give her a killer senior year. Clark joins the football team. Lana Lang worries that she's not perfect. Lex, though already perfect, is largely absent from this mostly sucky episode.
Also, about that RSS/Atom thing on the left-hand rail there. I don't pretend to know how those things work, but for those of you that do, go ahead and try it out. If the links are funky or it doesn't work, shoot me an e-mail and let me know. Thanks, geek community!
Monday, October 11, 2004
New comic up this morning. You want near-bloodshed? We got it!
Yes, I know. And yes, I'm very sad. I was mailing off my Smallville recap just as I heard the news. I wrote a short addendum to the end of the recap, but really I don't know that I can say anything about it that isn't already in your head if you're around my age. He loomed large in our childhoods and his death is the coda to those memories. We'll miss him, but I think we'll also miss the way he made us feel when he flew and how we knew we'd feel the day we all had filed in our mental datebook: The day we all knew he was going to get up from that wheelchair and walk again.
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