Friday, May 23, 2008

WTF? Friday: Funnybook Follies

WTF? On what planet do jackals look like that? And why do junk culture types always cast Anubis as a villain, anyway? If you're going to use this symbolism, do your damn homework. The rest of it? You'd have to ask Fredric Wertham, not me. 

Oh, crap; he's dead. Never mind.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Now, More than Ever

There has never been - or will there ever be - anything as great as The X-Files.

Go watch the latest trailer. The whole thing is blowing my mind, for reasons I can never say.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Atavistic Soul Rises Once More

OG Synchromystic Ben Fairhall blogged recently about Goths and Pagans reviving the Medieval ritual of the Morris dance. Of course The Independent is going to mock this phenomenon, because the smartass colleges its writers go to teach nothing about how culture really works.

Monday, May 19, 2008

John Cusack, Superstar: Who is Like the Beast?

Grosse Pointe Blank
climaxes with a gun battle between John Cusack's character Martin Blank and Dan Ackroyd's character Grocer. Even if you've seen the film, you may not have noticed this little snippet of dialogue, paraphrased from Revelation 13:

Freudian Funnybooks: Bizarre Love Triangle

In the 1950s, the gruesome excesses of horror and crime comics provoked a public outcry, resulting in the suffocating strictures of the Comics Code Authority. In point of fact, most publishers were already pumping out comics that were completely inoffensive, but the threat of censorship seemed to have a bizarre effect on comic creators.