11, 2003 -- Freedom for all!
Well, I'm sure everybody's seen the celebrated images of triumphant
statue-down-knocking in Baghdad. I guess that means we won, right? I mean,
they ripped that statue right down! It's totally gone, dude! That statue
is history! Hell, Baghdad's so free, people are looting in the
streets! So my question is, if I build a statue of George Bush and
knock it over, does that mean he's out of power too? Sounds fair to me.
A cartoon of time-twisting antics for y'all this week, called
Got a couple of movie reviews, one of Vin
Diesel's disappointing vehicle A Man Apart, and
another one of the disappointing new Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson flick
Management. Sure is a lot of disappointment in movies these days. On
the plus side, X-Men 2 is less than a month away! Ohboyoboyboy!
Here's a link I received that's not too bad at all, even though the
web site has the unfortunate title Yodelling
Llama. Nonetheless I laughed a fair bit; here's one bit, Bush
Calls for Show of Cards, that I thought was pretty short and sweet.
And how about this, I also received notice of a pretty
good flash animation, particularly piquant for all those Civilization
players out there. And a 17-year-old student wanted me to point y'all towards
sure to be tons of laffs.
Buy some books!
Don't you people know I'm still signing all the books I'm getting
orders for, and putting in little quickie sketches of Bob? Isn't that
just enough to turn the tide and make y'all finally take that oh-so-important
step towards buying my books? Huh? Isn't it?
April 4, 2003 -- Sick...
And I wanted to do a big fancy update, all special and everything,
but I'm dog sick, talkin' about rasping throat and crunchy phlegm nasty,
so I just wanna get this stuff up here and go to bed to toss and turn and
not sleep all night. Damn you, illness! How can you take sleep from me?
all I have!
Anyway, new cartoon, something of a place holder, but it's got witches
Got a week-old review of The
Core, the new boring film about boring. Annnd.... what's new in the
dump? Got some kind of "web site" here called The
Hall of Mirrors. Why not glance at it? I did. And then there's a short
e-mail interview I did over at a site that appears to be called dis.iwarp.com.
And then there's a wee article
about Bob at the web site for the Reader's
Book shop, a handy little comic store in Regina. And, uh, I think that's
it. Buy books you guys. I'm going to bed.
March 28, '03 -- No time, no time...
I'm just a simple guy, you know, tending to my affairs, trying to get
some work done, and what happens? Nintendo puts out a new Zelda game and
I kiss a sweetly bitter 30 hours of valuable time goodbye and send them
off to war. At least I can be confident this war will eventually result
in a land cleansed of evil, restored to order by the power of the TriForce.
Anyway, new cartoon this week, called...
Gotta movie review ready to go, for John
Travlota's new "thriller" Basic. And some more
entries in the links dump. First there seems
to be some web-comic/other site called Inktank.
Second, we've got a couple of antiwar Flash animations, AntiWar2
Not too bad, though the file sizes are pretty big. Third, there's a Nerd
Forum of some kind. Lesse, going through the Inbox, what else is there...
another web comic, this one called Diesel
Sweeties, with computer-generated graphics! And lastly, but certainly
not leastly, I'd like to cheer on the Independentweekly.net,
a paper at the University of Toronto which is running my cartoon. YEAH!!!
Oh yeah, and I used to have a Frequently Asked Questions
section on this site until the redesign. Now I don't know where to put
it, but I might as well link to it here... and maybe
over there on the left.
And why not buy some books while you're at
it? Huh? Why not? What, are you scared of buying something on the Internet?
Are you CHICKEN? I don't think so, soldier!
Anything else, anything else? Nope, doesn't look like it.
March 21, '03 -- This means WAH!
And so it begins, sort of. As I write this, US tanks charge north towards
Baghdad, but the much-awaited mass-mudering hellfire of missiles has yet
to flutter like gentle snowflakes across the city, bestowing the sweet
kiss of democracy and transition to a better world for every fellow or
lass lucky enough to be underneath. Still, I don't feel reassured. In fact,
I feel kinda
Though I gotta admit, I hardly suspected the Bushites would have the
self-control to hold off the "burn everything" button for this long. Surprises
In other news...
There's a new review in the review section
of the new Benicio Del Toro and Tommy Lee Jones thing, The
Hunted. I bet you can guess how good it is. And let's see... any new
links? I'll throw up a quick one to the spanky-new site of my fallen comrade
at See Magazine, The Most
Famous Guy in Town. Welcome to the internet, buddy! Then there's a
webcomic called Make With the
Funny that looks kinda like Penny
Arcade, but is not as good. Annnnnnd... I guess that's it for the links
dump this week. Crazy!
please and also buy some books...
March 14, 2003 -- FIIIIIIIIIRE!
I planned not to have too much to think about with this update, but
instead I'm watching in horror as the building across the street burns
to the ground and takes a bunch of other buildings with it. The ol' pancake
house, the pet store... nothing but rubble, now. I hope to get a photo
for you guys, but I don't have it yet, so let's move on to this week's
cartoon. It's called
-wee mid-Friday Update-
Here we go... got one of those pictures I promised, courtesy of photographer
extraordinary Fish Griwkowsky:
A quick couple of movie reviews for y'all
this week. First there's the useless Agent Cody Banks,
and then the faintly disappointing Willard.
As well, a rather talented gal named Spike sent me a link to her web page
fulla web comics. If nothing else, she certainly draws a lot better than
me. Check it out at www.ironcircus.com.
YOU MUST BUY BOOKS
I let you guys off the hook for nagging last week, but it comes back
double this week. Buy my books, dammit! I'm drowning,
here! And for those of you who bought books last
week even though I didn't nag you... you guys rule. I'm gonna sign your
just cuz. And anybody who buys books this week,
they get their books signed too.
The new book is starting to look rather sweet... I hope to have a slick-looking
mockup for you guys in a week or so...
March 7, 2003 -- "I Don't Like War"
Hey, wow, me and the President agree on something! Except he was lying
when he said it. Damn.
Some light, totally non-political winter fun in cartoon form for y'all
this week, in a cartoon called
A review of Bruce Willis's stinky new movie
of the Sun, and a submission for the links dump:
which purports to be an "Internet flower and gift resource offering insight
and advice on purchasing flowers and gifts of all kinds." Go nuts.
And what the heck, I might as well toss in a link to a Plea
for Hysteria on Counterpunch.org,
as well as a clickable HTML-transfer-protocol that leads to a chillingly
candid e-mail from a reporter who attended the World Economic Forum
in Davos, Switzerland, where the 5000 most powerful people on Earth get
together every year to plan our futures. Get the real lowdown on what the
plutocrats who control Earth are crapping their pants about! And while
we're at it, let's throw in one quick link to a freakin' unbelievable
story about how the INS "detained" a Canadian citizen and then deported
her --to India!
And what the heck...
I figured, you guys are pretty cool, I'll give you a week off from
bugging you to buy books...
February 28, 2003 -- The End of February
Yep, say so long to February 2003, folks, drink it deep, cuz it's going
Okay, nothing too huge this week. It's pretty much just the cartoon:
Bob the Angry Flower:
The Ultimate Book of Perfect Energy
Book 4 is trundling along in good time, now that I've got a name for
it. Now it's just a question of putting together mockups for the cover
and trying to have the wisdom to discard the ones that look too fruity.
Jeez, what a wonder angryflower.com is, don't you think? No popups,
no banner ads, no subscription fees-- nothing but the goods, baby. And
all I ask in exchange, again and again and again, is that you cheap slackers
buy some books. God, I love America!
I did have a couple of extra things, a couple of quick links. First
up is VillainSupply.Com, which
has all the very latest gadgets and devices and fetishes for the technically-minded
rogue. Lotta handy stuff there. And, I got an e-mail from the cats at Hamsterkill,
who promote their work as "sleeping high" comedy; that is, the comedy that
emerges when everybody's so tired they laugh at everything. I'm not saying
it's good, but I am saying it's there.
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