Someone over at the rather purile Ninja Zone forums has taken the nom de guerre "Dr. Pain" for his posts and is using one of my old comic covers as a "signature." (you may have to scroll down through some questionable material to find it) The forum seems to attract an adolescent mindset, but then again so did my Dr. Pain books, and at least the good "doctor" is linking to me.
Mark Vadnais has decided to take a crack at posting daily entries over at his Inpoint site. His Monday post informed us of street dates for some highly anticipated DVDs. Go check it out and cheer him on through his first week.
Rama is by no means a tough book to digest. Anyone with a 1970's eighth grade science education can understand it (although the folks at Book-A-Minute disagree). Dumbing down this novel for the sake of a nice opening weekend would be criminal. As would the inclusion of a nu-metal power ballad in the trailer.
Probably not a lot of blogging this weekend. People to see, shows to go to, and epic religious jihads deciding the fate of the galaxy to watch. Monday is St. Patrick's Day, or as us seasoned drinkers call it, "amatuer night." remember the official medical name for a green-beer hangover is the "shamrock shakes."
Gravity Lens sends kudos, salutations, and a shout out to Trevor Kirk, son of cartoonist/drummer/madman Brian Kirk. It seems the intrepid Kirk lad has been trolling this humble blog for ideas for his school science reports. In the wake of this discovery Attorney Robert Gelinas has taken it upon himself to christen me "The Educational Tool."
I really need someone to explain to me why they are remaking Harvey, let alone Topper. What congenital defect do you need to have corroding away your fevered brain for these mental turds to appear as good ideas? How soon before some unimaginative Hollywood fuck decides the world needs a modernized Citizen Kane? "Y'see, he's a media magnate, but he's disillusioned with the world and all its bullshit, man. And maybe Sinbad could play Mr. Bernstein!"
I was made aware that many of the links on the My Favorite Women section of the Links Page were dead. I have repaired or replaced over a dozen of them, such as Lysette Anthony, Hunter Tylo, and live-action anime girl Apollo Smile. Let it never be said I don't know my priorities.
I will watch in great interest as the Internet Book Database grows. This brilliant idea is off to a rocky start but shows infinite promise. One question, there is a lot of science fiction (which is to be expected) but where are the Left Behind books that are supposedly outselling everything? Hmmm. I hope this site has a long life, as it is sure to reveal some unpopular truths about American reading habits.
Leon Kass, President Bush's personal moral guardian, is not only against the idea of life extension but is a full blown enemy of retarding the aging process. This bleating, government-appointed nozzlehead is a savage. People are going to die prematurely and spend a larger quotient of their life debilitated as a direct result of his of his uneducated, theocratic policies. By hindering science it is he who is "playing god." It is my hope that after he is out of power he is called out by scientists and the elderly and made to answer for his sick actions. He also needs to be reminded that he is at least twice the median lifespan of only 100 years ago.
Moral outrage seems to be today's theme. The most prominent example is the ceaseless shrieking over right-wing-nut Michael Savage getting a prime time talk slot on MSNBC. The various groups are demanding that he not be allowed to express his views on TV, as if being on TV makes one invulnerable.
The politics at work here are irrelevant to me (it is, after all, a TV show). What snags my attention is the idea that the only way to defeat your opponent is to deny him the opportunity to play. Nowhere have I found anyone submitting the idea of debating him or dismantling his rhetoric on a philosophical level. Savage's well-known lack of honest discourse is bad enough without his detractors retreating to the use of mindless, reactionary anger as the only alternative.
(Update 3/12: The Savage show has had shitty ratings, coming in a distant third after CNN and Fox. Never underestimate the power of focused viewer apathy.)