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Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Torg!

[Sluggy Freelance 20 Years]I can't believe it's been 20 years.

I believe I first started reading |Sluggy| 17 years ago, and talked Eric and my dad into reading it a year later. Eric still reads.

🎶 Twenty years of nifty darn comics… 🎵 And Riff should go check his notes! ♬

Happy birthday, Torg!

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

StratFor On the Significance of Those Cartoons

Strategic Forecasting sent out their latest, free intelligence report today. This one provides a pretty thorough analysis of the background and results of Those Cartoons.

I've attached the whole article (with permission), but here's my favorite quote:

European states cannot control what private publications publish. That means that, like it or not, they are hostage to Islamic perceptions. The threat, therefore, is not under their control. And thus, even if the actions or policies of the United States did precipitate 9/11, the Europeans are no more immune to the threat than the Americans are.

If you're at all interested in the apparent "collision of civilizations," read this article.

Those Cartoons

I'm not particularly surprised that the European press ran those cartoons that have the Muslim world in an uproar.

I am surprised that Dave Winer hasn't even mentioned them, as far as I can tell, nevermind actually run one or two of them himself. (I wonder if he's even considered showing one of them?)

It also surprises me that so few American papers have run it. Not that I'm claiming they should: not running them seems to have shown some wise self-restraint. Or maybe they're just scared.

Are the cartoons being avoided out of respect for Muslim beliefs, or is it just fear of reprisals?

Thursday, December 23, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004

Christopher Reeve, Dead at 52

Christopher Reeve, aka Superman, died last night of heart failure at 52.

As corny as the Superman movies were, I grew up with them. How many little boys inside full grown men are crying today for their fallen hero? Mine is.

I actually think his best movie was Somewhere in Time, though I know a lot of people would violently disagree with that. (Also, I haven't seen everything he was in, so that's not really a fair assessment.)

Remember when SuperMan died in the comic books in the early 90's? I bet those black arm bands make at least a minor comeback. (I also hope they remember to leave him out in the sun...)

Tuesday, February 5, 2002

A Sluggite is Born

This makes three people that have said something nice (er... sorta) about me today. Go mark your calendar.

Even more important is that he's giving me credit for ruining his day by addicting him to Sluggy.

It's more proof that public writing spaces give you the power to mold men's minds. Like cheese. Or old bread. Or that container of casserole that was shoved to the back of your fridge and forgotten until it rose up to lead the rest of your food in a rebellion.

Er, I think maybe I've had too much coffe.

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