April 28th, 2003


Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho.

I'm amazed at the staying power that Penny Arcade has managed in regards to being funny. It's as though they've found some vein in the earth that oozes forth a mysterious yogurt goo that not only re-energizes their funny, but increases it to superhuman levels. Background to this particular comic: the American Greetings corporation threatened to sue PA for a comic they did awhile ago that featured Strawberry Shortcake, the cartoon character from the 80's (apparently they own the copyright to it). Since parody is such a fickle thing these days, what with corporations getting their way most of the time in the court systems because they can afford the huge lawyer fees, they conceded defeat instead. Hence this comic. I like that the art in their comics are so simple, and yet you can feel that intense nazi vibe from the woman from just what little bit of her face you see. It doesn't get any classier. ;)

The Russians take "Scared Straight" to a whole new level. Personally, I'd have found it to be the best museum visit ever when I was that age. Maybe that says something about me...

I don't mind that they cycle nude (especially since I don't live in Seattle), but wouldn't that be a little painful? Maybe it's just me.

Wait, people actually care about Madonna still? I thought she was passe like eating a candy bar with a knife and fork. Man, now I've got to start carrying a knife and fork again. Related.
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    Elliott Smith - between the bars

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me: self, why do you avoid doing what you know needs to be done?
self: foolishly seeking your own doom doesn't help either of us and you know that.
me: but this is for our own good. without closure, we'll only continue to let the wound fester.
self: maybe i like festering wounds. maybe i need the feeling of pain to remind me of where we came from and what brought us to where we are today. if you start going around and healing those wounds, then what will we have to remind us of the pain that helped shape us?
me: the longer the wound sticks around, the nastier the scar.
self: even scar tissue heals. look at your right hand. remember that candle wax scar from when we lived on sewell? the one that stuck with you for so long and you looked upon it as a reminder that if you play with fire, you'll get burned? can you even find it now?
me: even if i can't find it, i remember the scar and where it came from.
self: i'm just saying that if you leave it alone, it'll heal on it's own.
me: and i'm saying that without proper antiseptic, wounds tend to get infected and simply hurt you deeper than if you'd just cleaned it out to begin with.
self: you're a real bastard sometimes, you know that?
me: so are you going to push me off this bridge or not? you know it's for our own good...
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    Josh Martinez - Rainy Day