Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
It is a very interesting article. His opinions are honestly despicable but you have to wonder how anyone could remotely admire him. He did some very bad things.
from Jeff Smith's Bone Website:
Ain’t It Cool News: We’re almost done, but I have four questions that you may not want to answer. First of all, any final words on the whole Dave Sim boxing match thing?
AICN: Which, by the way, speaking as a lay reader was incredibly amusing to follow.
Jeff: Yes, I hope it has been… I think, just in general, when a friendship – or any kind of a relationship starts to fall apart, it’s complicated and there are mind games, and it’s not pretty, and it’s difficult enough to explain as it is. But when it’s so public –
AICN: And in print –
Jeff: It’s been a very public parting of the ways. And it’s been done against the background of what was essentially a revolution in comics, and there’s been a lot of people with very strong feelings on every side.
— AICN Interview Part 3
Jeff’s friendship with fellow Self-publisher Dave Sim ended suddenly when Dave published his controversial issue of Cerebus #186, in which he defined women as creatures incapable of logical thinking. Portraying an evening spent in the Smith’s home in the Santa Cruz mountains, both Jeff and his wife Vijaya were written into the text as examples of a man and his parasitic, brain-eating wife. Smith is portrayed as agreeing with Sim’s ideas and seeming to be afraid of reprisal from his wife. Vijaya herself, whose parents come from India, is described as “inscrutable”. The feud heated up again some years later when Smith related his version of events to The Comic’s Journal causing Sim to write an open letter calling Smith a liar and challenging him to a round of boxing. Smith’s response, a letter to Dave which was printed in the Cerebus comic book said simply: “Get stuffed.”The feud has cooled of late, and Jeff and Dave have been seen talking together at comics events. The two even joined forces to raise relief funds for victims of the 2004 Tsunami, donating original artwork and raising $20,000 for Red Cross relief. An interesting overview of both the feud and the comics can be seen at Salon.com
I personally find it despicable that Peter David has turned this charming funny kid-freindly comic into one with guns on the cover and rated parental advisary (which is the last step before being a full out mature readers title.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Do not say anything personal
Don't expect a response (I.E Don't ask questions)
Just do formal comments about what is disscussed
NOTHING rude or critical
if you do no follow these rules I will not hesitate to delete your comments
Text Commentary: and we have had not one comment since.
Feel free to be the first.
I have a freind who is very into Spider-Man and also hates this lead paint scare. Wait until he sees this. Mwahahaha.
Spiderman Water Bottles Sold Exclusively at Sears Recalled by Fast Forward Due to Choking HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Spiderman® Water Bottles
Units: About 6,600
Manufacturer: Fast Forward LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Screws under the bottle’s lid can come loose and fall into the cup, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of screws coming loose under the water bottle’s lid. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled plastic water bottles have a Spiderman® picture on the cup and a Spiderman® figure on the screw-on lid. The water bottle is red, white, blue, and black and measures nine inches high.
Sold exclusively at: Sears stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and contact Fast Forward LLC for instructions on returning the water bottles for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact company toll-free at (877) 244-4433 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Monday, February 18, 2008
- It is a very sad movie
- It is set in China
- It takes place as far as I could tell in 2005
- It is largely about poverty
- It is well made
- It tells the story of a cruise where people sail around looking at this land almost like watching someone on their deathbed
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
The acting is extraordinary
The singing is extraordinary.
Only lowlight was fifty kids singing along to Hey Jude but you can't have it all.
More detailed review coming soon
As you may have deduced, it's the blog's 7th birthday today. On February the 9th 2001, I started writing this thing. And now, 1,071,213 words later, it is still going. (Until the wind changes, as Mary Poppins said.)
One thing we've decided to do, as a small celebratory birthday thing is, initially for a month, make a book of mine available online, free, gratis and for nothing.
Which book, though...? Ah, that's up to you.
What I want you to do is think -- not about which of the books below is your favourite, but if you were giving one away to a friend who had never read anything of mine, what would it be? Where would you want them to start?
Click below on the cover of the book you'd like to see out there, online, for free. We'll keep the voting up for a week, and then announce (and Harper Collins will post, to be read) the winning book.
|American Gods||Anansi Boys||Coraline||Fragile Things|
|M is for Magic||Neverwhere||Smoke & Mirrors||Stardust|
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How did he talk his publisher into doing that!?
Friday, February 8, 2008
But I have a cure.
KILL PETER PARKER.
Yes I know it's hard but let me tell you what should happen continuing from this very issue of Spider Man.
Issue 1:Spider-Man's secret identity is revealed by the registration act.
Issue 2: JJ's son finds out and becomes the Man Wolf again because his father he believes was killed by Spider Man. He brings together a new Sinister Six: Mister Negative, Doc Ock, The Gray Goblin, Venom, Doctor Doom and Man Wolf.
Issue three: They kill Spider-Man in a final climatic finale when they kidnap Mary Jane who we learn is Jackpot.
Issue 4:Harry Osborn takes up Spider Man mantle.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
From IMDB: Ledger Died of Accidental Overdose, Authorities Rule
Heath Ledger's death was attributed to the effects of a lethal combination of prescription drugs, none of which was lethal on its own, according to the New York City medical examiner. On the night of his death, the medical examiner said today (Wednesday), Ledger had ingested six types of painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs and sleep aids that reportedly were prescribed by doctors in the U.S. and the U.K. There was no indication that he had taken the drugs to end his life.
Monday, February 4, 2008
This video is creating a lot of chatter around the web.
I have NOT read this book so I can't say.
BUT I would much rather people read books like this then fantasy books etc. in schools
At least it tries to be true to the youth experience
I would support them teaching the book though