Friday, October 07, 2005

A Special Message

Ahhh, racism.

We of the Ridiculous Stereotype Corps, Red Injun Division would like to wish you all a very happy Genocide Weekend. Thanks a lot for celebrating that asshole Columbus. Because of him, eventually it was OK for major corporations to portray Native Americans like this and be praised for their diversity. You don't see Ebony or the Yellow Claw anymore, but we're fine and dandy. Thanks, America, you stupid crackers.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Memories are made of this

Ever had a random memory pop into your head? I had one earlier today and I have no idea why. But it's a memory from high school, probably around sophomore year. It was to be a grand project I was working on. I was writing up notes, drawing character sketches, and had no idea for a plot.

See, I was going to update Peanuts. Age them to high school years. Charlie Brown was a punk, anti-establishment. Shroeder was experimenting with drugs and playing guitar. Lucy was a rich slut bitch. Linus was the only popular kid that would still talk to "Chuck." Pigpen had cleaned up and gone preppy. It was to be a biting satire of high school class structure, a real invective. I thought it was awesome.

Of course, at the time I was a adolescent loser mad at the world for the perceived injustice of Kristi Thomas not wanting to go out with me and the outrage of my lack of blowjobs. When you're at that point, taking children's characters and making "commentary" about how shitty life is seems like a great idea.

If only I could relate this anecdote to corporate comics these days, but I can't quite see the connection.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Creepy Comic Moment for the Week

Guy Gardner moons Batman from outside the Watchtower. Batman's response? "Tell Guy he needs a shave."

What the fuck?

Nerd Notes for the Week

First off, there's a good interview with Frank Quitely at Silver Bullet. Gets across the man's charm and skill. Also how cute he is. If there's one thing readers of this blog know, it's that we all have a huge crush on Frank Quitely. I want to kiss his face.

Second, I know that pretty much every science fiction movie ever is terrible, especially in the last twenty or thirty years. And I know that Joss Whedon's TV shows are extremely annoying with their incessant "clever" dialogue and terrible actors (I'm looking at you, entire cast of Buffy). But, by damn, if Serenity isn't one of the best flicks I've seen in a while I don't know what to say. Great characterization. The dialogue is a bit more subdued and therefore not annoying. The plot is a fucking train that will not stop no matter how much you want it to. And the fact that it isn't one of the "big franchise" sci-fi movies means that any character is at risk for any danger at any time. You can't kill Han Solo, but . . .well, you get the point.

Speaking of Mr. Solo, it was blogpal Brant who first said the TV show was, "Like what the Star Wars prequels would have been if they were about Han Solo instead of Darth Vader." That, combined with a more subtle understanding of the US Civil War/War of Northern Aggression than usually found in American media, adds to the appeal of the movie. In short, this is a fun movie that's very well done. Shit, it even gets me a bit excited about Whedon's Wonder Woman. But don't tell anyone. Wanting to physically pleasure Frank Quitely is near the limit of my homosexuality.

Monday, October 03, 2005

We Are Handsome

If you need proof, go check out those beautiful/swarthy models at the Rocketship blog. It's pure hotness personified.