Sunday, December 28, 2008

And Again

Friday, December 12, 2008

Batman Curse Kills Again

Van Johnson (The Minstrel) died today at 92, cutting the number of surviving Bat-villains to 10: Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriweather, Joan Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Glynis Johns, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Rush, Malachi Throne and Eli Wallach. This is the first time the Very Slow Batman Curse (1966 model) has struck since the death of Shelley Winters (Ma Parker), nearly three years ago.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"To Be A Champion...You Have to Live On The Edge." SMUCKER'S® STARS ON ICE®!!! Edgy-ass Smuckers®!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pouring one out for Studs Terkel, 1912-2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Exciting Discovery

Cocktails have Wikipedia entries.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


"Many readers assume that I enjoy writing such sexual scenes, but that’s not true at all. When I’m writing such a scene, I’m so embarrassed and ashamed that I don’t know what to do with myself. But each time, I say to myself: Haruki, this is your duty! You must not stop!"
-- Haruki Murakami

Interviewed here

Thursday, June 26, 2008


"Anyone young enough or dumb enough to still get mad when pop culture products don’t live up to their hype really needs to toughen up if they intend to spend the rest of their lives in a capitalist society of spectacle." -- Grant Morrison

"An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and who has no hair under her arms." -- Salvador Dali

"I never land on Sundays. Sundays are boring." -- Doctor Who

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

An Interview Where I Don't Sound Like A Chimp

Brandon Jerwa (left) conducted it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Why Are You Here?

You should be at the comic book store buying two copies of THE FLASH. Written by me, if you must know.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm Psyched About The New Supergrass Album

Look at these grand men, performing tracks from it last month on Later With Jools Holland.

The Rebel In You:

Diamond Hoo-Ha Man:

Friday, March 07, 2008

My Favorite Movie: Now Even Better!

John Carpenter's The Thing in Lego!

Via Slog

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This Is Funny

Hart Seely's Hardballs: How would Chris Matthews sound if he talked to men like he talks to women? @ Slate.

The Daily Planet

A Malaysian rock singer who stripped off his shirt and bared his chest to reveal a bright red Superman logo has been barred from television concerts for three months by the country’s media authority.
Superman Stunt Undoes Malaysian Rocker, New York Times

Self-styled 'comedy terrorist' Aaron Barschak told the Jewish News this week that “Jesus always beats Superman” after escaping a conviction for harassment.

Barschak was arrested in November 2006 after brandishing a pornographic magazine at Michael Jackson outside the Hempel Hotel in Craven Hill, Paddington, and allegedly shouting “Are you here for the Children in Need week, Michael?”

He refused an £80 fine and was taken to court after fan Danny Oliver, dressed in a Superman jacket, complained to patrolling police that there were children in the crowd who found the images distasteful.
'Jesus beats Superman',

A man called Kent wearing a Superman T-shirt bit a stranger on the face and punched and kicked him in the head while he was on the floor in an unprovoked attack outside a pub, a court heard.
'Superman' Bit Stranger In The Face, Court Told, This Is

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pauline Kael Just Blew My Mind

From Trash, Art and the Movies, in the February, 1969 issue of Harper's:

Are your ears burning, comics?

Damn, I love my Harper's subscription. Seventeen bucks, and I get to go online and read everything they've published since 1850.