Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bathroom Etiquette That Will Enhance Your Morning Ablutions

A friend of mine and I confer on things now and then. Like whether the automatic water/ice dispenser on the fridge should be set to Crushed or Cubed Ice. And what kind of punishment should be administered to the perpetrator in your house who left the switch in the Cubed Ice position without changing it back to Water.

So the other day a new question came to mind…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I'm Having A Hard Time Dumping My Load...

Once upon a time I contracted with a beatific-type woman to edit/proof her Christian poetry.

I charged her about one-eighth of what I would charge for actual writing. And by actual writing, I mean technical/academic writing. Even if the poetry was exceptional, which hers was not, I have never been able to formulate a fee for such purely subjective work.

Anyway, because this woman is such a fine human being with a heart of gold and the artistic aspirations of a minor saint, I will not disclose her name, nor the book she actually published.

Generally speaking, it was an abysmal piece of work. Yet I found this poem particularly inspiring.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Critical Assessment of Iconic G.I. Joe Comic Book Cover (Issue #23 - May 1984)

I remember this one so well. A definite favorite of mine.

Here are some swell things about it:

Roadblock looks mountainous. And pretty much exactly like Evander Holyfield in his heyday.

Clutch clearly has a dip in his mouth, and he’s about to spit juice over his shoulder, which pleases me.

Clutch could just hold a pistol to Cobra Commander’s head, but no—only an Uzi will do.  

Cobra Commander’s dishwashing-gloved hands are cuffed in the front, making easier his mischievous legerdemain. 

The Joes did not bother to remove CC’s hood… because his outfit would just look silly without it?

Other than these logical boo-boos, the dramatic tension in this indelible snapshot of nerd history makes me want to high-five the illustrator.

I have no idea who the illustrator is.* But good job man.

*The illustrator is Michael Golden. (Thank you, Shlong.)