Monthly Archives: December 2007

In Los Angeles, even our feral cats work

Do other cities do this? “They are the homeless of the domestic animal world — colonies of feral cats that roam residential neighborhoods and lurk around office buildings and commercial garages, scavenging for food. “Unlike other strays that might rub … Continue reading

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New issue of Sequential Tart

Latest issue of Sequential Tart, which includes the Mayerson interview, wherein I explain many mysteries.

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I hope she rests in peace because Pakistan isn’t going to for a long time, if ever.

I haven’t said anything about Benazir Bhutto’s death because I have and had very mixed feelings about what her return to Pakistan might actually mean. I am sorry she died and the unspeakable way she died, but I have a … Continue reading

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We have to inaugurate a Dem Prez in 2009

Even if it’s Hillary, even though Bill recently said the US should leave some troops in Iraq to protect the Kurds from the Turks (also here), which is one the worst ideas I’ve heard in a long time. Nothing against … Continue reading

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Terminus

“I love this semi-animated short film about a man who is tormented by a concrete golem-like creature. The integration of urban design from Montreal and Vancouver is seamless and elegant.” Drawn.ca, December 28, 2007

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iKlimt

I’m not a huge Klimt fan, but I’m a huge fan of this site about him: iKlimt Sorry, needs Flash, but is worth it. The site plays a Satie Gymnopédie. How elegant.

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So, if I post this now, I can leave you alone until 2008

Is your blogpost too cool to leave in cyberspace? Journal of Bloglandia Wouldn’t it be nice to have some of all this great writing in one place? A slightly smaller place than the internets? As in 8.5×11″ and fits in … Continue reading

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Our Mint on crack

(via) “James Monroe looks like some sort of Cro-Magnon man, Andrew Jackson looks bewildered, and John Quincy Adams looks like a child molester or ax murderer, possibly a combination of the two. Martin Van Buren is about the only one … Continue reading

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Bobby Brown Goes Down

“Again, here’s another instance of what tries to be a string of coarse gags. When you try to tie them all together they contradict each other though and it all becomes rather scurrilous nonsense instead. This song has the dubious … Continue reading

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The MTA doesn’t care

“But merchants in East L.A. said the sting of progress is even more painful here, an area that was struggling economically before the construction started. “‘The people are different, the businesses are different,’ said Rocki Esparza, owner of Manny’s El … Continue reading

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Damn, this still hurts

Remembering Molly Ivins. And it might never stop hurting.

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Class warfare in the park with Steve

Important information to understand this post: According to Wikipedia: “The median income for a household in the city was $117,267, and the median income for a family was $125,708. Males had a median income of $98,928 versus $51,853 for females. … Continue reading

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Benazir Bhutto is dead

Benazir Bhutto is dead, killed by an assassin who blew himself up afterwards. Many others died in the explosion. It isn’t so much Benazir Bhutto that’s getting to me. She was a politician, as corrupt and deficient as the rest … Continue reading

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Don’t forget

Recycling is good Journal of Bloglandia Journal of Women on Comics

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An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson

“It’s a failure of imagination to think that climate change is going to be an escape from jail – and it’s a failure in a couple of ways. “For one thing, modern civilization, with six billion people on the planet, … Continue reading

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Two from “The Mask”

I’d forgotten these, but they still make me laugh.

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Blue Shield being evil again

“Each one of those cases is a person who had insurance and got sick. They filed for payments authorized by their coverage and Blue Shield said no and attempted to cancel their policies. These sick people then had to fight … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas everyone

This isn’t my favorite version of Scrooge, the Alastair Sim version from 1951 is, but it is the one that makes me laugh the hardest.

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The Year of Mayerson (thank God it’s almost over)

The Upshot of Wapshott, an interview with yours truly at Sequential Tart. More than you knew, more than you probably ever wanted to know. However, I do say some cool stuff about comics, smut, art, and publishing, and not necessarily … Continue reading

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This is why I kind of like Christopher Walken

I wonder how many people don’t know he was a chorus boy on Broadway way back when. He appears to still have it. (via)

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Twisty Faster, come in please

Anybody know what’s up with Twisty Faster? Her superb blog http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/ appears to be somewhat messed up. Update 122607: Twistyville appears to be back. Now if only there were a new post… Update 011708: Twisty speaks! An unexpected, but inevitable, … Continue reading

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New Jesus statues

Don’t see those words on the Hackenblog very often, do you? Jesus surfing and Jesus on a Harley. (Just click the link, you know you want to.) I really must read this site more often.

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Zombieism in cockroaches

“Researchers in Chicago used drugs and manipulated genes to control the sexuality of fruit flies, making them gay and then straight again within a few hours. ‘It was very dramatic,’ said scientist David Featherstone. ‘They even attempted copulation.’ Scientists cloned … Continue reading

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It’s not a party without you

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If you thought you knew what “faggot” meant…

Streetlaughter has the best, circa 1969, definition I’ve ever seen. Faggots: Dave Berg, Streetlaughter, December 13, 2007 (click for the larger image, but do read the post, it’s a good ‘un). Thanks, Dorian, this was my first laugh of the … Continue reading

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A loaded gun in his carry-on luggage trumps 100mph in a Prius

Huckabee’s son was packing a gun. A carry-on Glock at Little Rock airport. Huckabee’s Son Arrested With Gun at Little Rock Airport, AP on FoxNews, April 26, 2007 (via Jill at Skippy’s) Mad Kane is so much better at this … Continue reading

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21st Century Parking in LA

‘”City officials today unveiled the parking meter of the future, which takes the swipe of a credit card as well as small change. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among the VIPs touting the Easy Park-Easy Pay machine, which was installed in … Continue reading

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What do women want?

I think women get as much out of dressing up like Slave Princess Leia as the fanboys get out of looking at them. This is just my hypothesis, I’ll let you know when I got the theory in hand. Dan … Continue reading

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I think this guy believes what he wrote

Oh well, someday there’ll be a cure: “An informal poll of my US female friends revealed that they spend roughly $700 (£350) a month on what they consider standard obligatory beauty maintenance. That covers haircut, highlights, manicure, pedicure, waxing, tanning, … Continue reading

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The Journal of Bloglandia call for submissions (Please cross-post, thanks)

Is your blog entry too cool to stay in cyberspace? Well, send it on in to the Journal of Bloglandia, ISSN1940-7645 and it can be cooler in print. Deadlines are ongoing. I’ll publish an issue every time I have 60-70 … Continue reading

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