When I was a kid, they were called Samoas for the FIRST time

You know you’ve crossed over some invisible border between youth and something else when your whole weekend is fucking MADE by the delivery of a set of recliners. Aaron and I started having recliner lust about two years ago, and finally broke down and put them on the Christmas list as the things we wanted [...]

I’m your little glowing friend

I’m pretty pleased to report that the “short” list of 33 1/3 proposals that are still in the running was posted last night, and my “Flood” proposal is still kicking. There were two other proposals for “Flood” in the original list, and I only know that’s mine because I got a thumbs-up email, but whoever [...]

Some reading material

Even though I personally started reading comic books at the impressionable young age of 28, there is actually quite a substantial market of teenage girls for American (read: non-manga) comics and graphic novels, although it’s a little hard to figure out. Anyway, I wrote about it this week in Publishers Weekly, with the hook of [...]

It all goes downhill from here!

I’m on deadline right now, but I just wanted to wish you and yours a very happy New President Day. I’m not sure if it’s hit you yet, but go to Whitehouse.gov and maybe it will. And make sure to check out the speech on line if you didn’t get a chance to watch it [...]

A rock to wind a piece of string around

Note: This post is an example of the world’s most egregious case of burying the lead, but it couldn’t be helped. Skip to the third and fourth paragraphs to bypass the wanking for some actual pertinent information. When I was a sophomore in college, I applied for my school’s only selective major, public policy, and [...]

WTF?!?11? OTW

From a Shop Rite outlet on the Jersey shore:

Amber waves of grain

There is nothing that makes me prouder of my country than California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s Christmas cards. Seriously. 2008: 2006: (HT Wonkette)

An amazingly original observation 2.0

Hey, did you know that micro-blogging is killing blogging? It’s totally true! Like, every time I come across something interesting or think of something that I might discuss or elaborate on here (that I can’t tie into comic books here), I just sum it up in fewer than 140 characters on Twitter or my Facebook [...]

Say a little prayer for yoooouu…

My thoughts and prayers go out to the 202 employees of Focus on the Family who were laid off this week after the organization spent truckloads of cash on the campaign to pass Proposition 8 in California. The one consolation as they wonder from whence their next mortgage payment will come is that at least [...]

Hope-a-dope stylist

On Monday, November 1, 2004, I lived in Cambridge, Mass. and wrote this stirring pep talk and loving ode to my adopted home state about how it was places like Massachusetts that made the world okay, and we were going to get out there and send our senator to the White House gosh darnit, and [...]