Monthly Archives: December 2004



I imagine some kids got into reading comics through Superman or Batman or the X-Men. Not me, man! I got into all those tights-wearing super-heroes much later in the game.

I got started reading comics with The Picture Bible, that 800-page comical behemoth–containing both Old and New Testaments (but none of the sex and gore!). (The only thing that saved me–heh–was a heaping dose of Tintin and Capn HaddockCigars of the Pharaoh was an eye-opener, let me tell you!)

Oh my, I’m realizing now that I read a bunch of these Jack Chick comics, invariably while hanging out at other people’s houses. I think I had radar for anything in comic book format. I couldn’t get enough.

Anyway, what got me going on all of this was Valmiki’s Ramayana, a comical treatment of a Hindu text. The artistic style flashed me back to the bible comic (except for the blue skin, of course).


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Have I read this before?… almost seems as…

Google conquers the world…. RAWRRR!

Thought Lion might be interested in this. He’s got all sorts of wacky things going on that I sort of understand. Local Names is one of ’em. I’d implement that sucker, if I had a WordPress weblog in action. (I tried to get WordPress going; wasn’t pretty; so much for the five minute install.)

(Google thing via this charming nostradomification for 2005.)


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oh where oh where has my little sun gone…?

where are yoooooooooooooooooooooou?!??!?!


please come back sooon!


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On the virtues of idleness

A rather timely (for the holidays) essay on the virtues of idleness: “Quitting the Paint Factory” by Mark Slouka.

It’s a good one. You don’t run across someone citing Marinetti very often.

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Amabuddy… ama(zon)buddy?

Wow. Amabuddy rocks my world.

Not that I really ever buy books anymore, being a poor student and all.

What I want (but have no idea how to construct, dammit!) is something like this that I could call that would place a hold for a book that I see at a bookstore at the nearest library. Maybe I’ll talk to these amabuddy guys about that…

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oh! to so bashfully have ones fingers nibbled by a duck!

if i ever had a Plan, this would factor in somehow…

that, and blueberry muffins…

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odd sounds, happened upon

can anything but ducks nibbling on my fingers make this day more worthwhile!


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