Friday, September 24, 2004

Early Comics!

Check out Andy's Early Comics Archive.

Thanks to Nicholas Packwood.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Beyond the Valley of the Ultra-directors

Hollywood's Russ Meyer, director of such films as Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!--the finest film about homicidal go-go dancers that I have ever seen--has died.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

"Wash your windshield? Be your Senator?"

Tim Blair is secretly rooting for the candidate at the bottom of this list in Australia's upcoming national elections.

Watch for him to take his salary in quarters if he wins.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Who *doesn't* blog in their PJs?

A song for the blogosphere as sung to the tube of The Battle Hymn of The Republic...

Monday, September 20, 2004

"And Reverend McPherson gets dinged by Simon Cowell..."

England's newest reality show: Priest Idol.

Hat tip to Kathy.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Best of the Beatles

Pete Best has reopened one of the first places that The Beatles played--The Casbah.
Did the Nazis invent UFOs?"

The Fortean Times investigates the urban legend of Nazi UFOs.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

[Comic Book Guy voice] Lamest cartoon ever!

My vote goes to Rocket Robin Hood.

Although...Krantz Films, which made RRH, also made the first Spiderman cartoon which is still a good cartoon and, for limited animation, was well done.
Why yes, I do need to get a life. Why do you ask?

Do you recognize the fellow in the Toyota Camry TV commercials that feature black and white footage of an agitated young fellow with glasses?

It's silent film comedian Harold Lloyd.

There's some interesting stuff at the linked website, by the way. Mr. Lloyd was one of the top three silent film comedians. This picture of Mr. Lloyd dangling off the hands of a clock on the side of a tall building, in the film Safety Last, is one of the most enduring images from the days of silent film.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Mother Nature puts Edmonton into an airplane spin

Free idea for Michael Jenkinson--see if Gene Kiniski has an autobiography out. If not, approach "Canada's greatest athlete" about helping him to write a book.

In the meantime, read his funny review of an Edmonton WWE show.

In passing, he also notes that it snowed near Edmonton last weekend, as Mother Nature used Baron von Rashke's famous "claw" move on Northern Alberta.

I'm now off to my day job, a job which applies the figure four leglock to my soul. :)

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Frank, Rest In Pieces!

Frank Magazine, the Canadian satirical magazine that delighted in oh-so politically correct needling of public figures, has apparently died.

Hat tip: Paul Wells

Starring Kirk Douglas as Kevin Michael Grace?!?

KMG, wolves at the door distracted for now, has a bit of fun at the expense of non-paleocon John Derbyshire's stance on the war against terrorism.

I don't agree with Kevin, but it's a fun way for him to make his point.
Post openings that make you go "Whaaaa?"

From the swell blog Blinkit:

"Today's Blinkit:More on my bicycle trip to Vancouver Island, without any mention of cannablism..."

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Automatic flattery machine

Check it out here. How perceptive!