I’m so glad I just bought the PS3.
I love xkcd and its geeky geeky ways. It often captures things I’ve lived and/or seen. Today’s is one I have lived and seen lived.
This reminds me of a post on usenet my friend Anne made in 1998. To quote:
So I am left not bitter just tired of this whole meeting people, emotional ties, finding a compatible person and then having them yank away.
It is just an emptiness right now.
From what I have observed from my male friends, though, this is exactly the climate required to learn Linux. Without a full and happy lovelife or distraction of soft lips and a reason to kiss them, there is enough room to grasp the intricacies and nuances of such a fine operating system.
It has already begun to happen. As I walk down the street I am not thinking of emptiness, kising, nathan or any other previous SO’s, I am thinking of penguins, rm -rf / and lilo.
I am already convinved that linux will dull the pain better than heroin.
I still loves me some linux hardcore, though.
Thanks to Comic Book Resources, I just learned of the in-development game of Mortal Kombat vs. DC. I have watched the trailer and a few other videos. This is either going to be the best game ever (for a DC comics dorks like myself) or the worst thing created by man. There is no middle ground here.
Don’t visit me, visit Keith of Keith’s Komix.
NORTHBROOK, IL – Renowned comic book artist Alex Ross will be signing at Keith’s Komix, 528 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois, on Saturday, August 18, 2007, from 4 to 7 pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook, Illinois.
This is my usual store, so I was planning on going and beering afterwards anyway. Its good to see Keith get the press.
I’m not quite sure how I ended up as Superman, especially since I think I’m lacking in strength. I see myself as more of the second two, especially if we’re talking Wally West as the flash. In any case, I’m sure being Superman will please my daughter. Dr. Doom I need to think about, I’m not sure how I feel about that.
You are Superman
|You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.
You are Dr. Doom
|Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.
From the looks of it, this new is about 2 years old, but I just came across it today. Spawn: The Animation is apparently in the works. This is exciting to me for a number of reasons:
- The HBO series that ran for three seasons rocked
- Keith David is back as the voice of Spawn, which is perfect.
- Mark Hamill is playing Twitch.
- Phil LaMarr is doing a voice. He’s been great as the Green Lantern Jon Stewart on the Justice League cartoons, and he ruled on Mad TV back in the day.
- The show will be “R” rated. WH00h00. Breasts and gratuitous violence for everyone.
This time in comic form!
It looks like they’ll be following the young Roland when he started out his journey. Hopefully we’ll see Cuthbert and Alain.
Also, this marks the first time Stephen King has done original content for comics, so that’ll be good. I guess I’ll have to tell Keith to hold them for me.
Its been in the news that Nicolas Cage has named his new baby boy Kal-El. Us comic geeks know that Kal-El happens to be Superman’s birth name. Not sure if this is better or worse than Harley Quinn Smith, Kevin Smith’s little girl. I’m thinking Kevin wins here.
In any case, this makes me feel less bad about how Sarah and I named our daughter.
Last month I turned 30, which I meant to post about, and now its almost too late to be worth it. I really don’t have much to say except 30 is a number that is BIG and ROUND.
Anyway, for my BIG and ROUND birthday, my lovely wife wanted to get me something special. So, she went and visited my local comics pusher, Keith of Keith’s Komix. (Not related to, nor to be confused with Keith of… um… this blog.) Anyway, Keith helped Sarah pick out this awesomely huge 65″ wide Justice League poster with artwork by Alex Ross. Keith apparently hangs out with Alex and Keith told Sarah he could help her get it signed. Which he did. Sarah get it really nicely framed, and its really a beautiful piece now. The picture I have insert blow doesn’t really do it justice, however, you can see where Alex signed signed it.
Anyway, we got that right before we went on vacation. On vacation, we visited some family in Metropolis, IL and took some pictures with the giant Superman statue they have there.
I wanted to get those pictures framed and hang them on the same well and do a wall of super hero stuff. I’m glad I’ve been lazy about that, because this morning in the Chicago Tribune‘s Tempo section was an article on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s tourism posters that feature quirky attractions around Illinois. Most importantly they include the Superman statue poster and had a picture of the power in the paper.
You can see all the posters online at the Trib’s site.
Unfortunately, they are not selling the posters and didn’t foresee a demand for them. I’d really like to get one of the superman posters to frame together with the pictures we took at the statue. I just need to figure out how. The image the Trib has online is too small to be printed out and still look good, otherwise I’d go for straight copyright infringement.
Anyway, getting that poster is now a goal. I just gotta come up with how.