Text 19 Oct 1 note Uman’s Comic Strip Memories 2: Zits

(I would have liked to have gotten one with the dad and the mom, but this one was funny)

Zits was a comic I read frequently but was never a big fan of.  It was about Jeremy being a teenager and, well, that’s it.  I liked the dad character and the mom kinda reminded me of my mom.  A funny thing I remember specifically was that there was a character called “Richandamy” who were a couple that was hugging any time they were seen, so they were reffered to like one person.  I know the artist for this also does some political cartoons.

Perhaps as a teenager I was trying to live vicariously through Jeremy.

Text 17 Oct 1 note Uman’s Comic Strip Memories 1: Baby Blues

imageby Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott (quite sure I remember this strip actually)

Baby Blues was/is one of the more popular comic strips and it even got a TV show that I saw a couple minutes of when they aired it on Adult Swim for a little while.  As some of you probably know the exceptional thing about Baby Blues is that time actually passes in the strip - At a rate of approximately three strips to one real life day, according to the creators (not much seems to have changed since when I read it so I don’t know if this still holds). 

I read the strip most days, probably mostly because I was interested in that gimmick of time passing, and I was reading when the third baby, Wren (featured here) was born.  I was never a big fan of the comic though, and this strip here isn’t super-funny.  If I recall Baby Blues was a little more frank with what married life with kids was like than other comics (probably not as much as more serious stuff like For Better or For Worse though), and it had stuff like the husband and wife wanting to have alone time but not being able to get it.  If I recall the animated series ratcheted that kind of stuff up and was a little more raunchy.

I used to wonder if these guys, and other teams of two guys that made comic strips, were gay.  It seemed like an odd relationship to have to me, working closely on something like this for several years, and for some reason to me that meant they could be gay.  I dunno.

Photo 17 Oct 20 notes 
Inspired by the John Carpenter film Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, comes 3 new Spooky pins that are here right in time for Halloween
Each are 5.00$ Each are hand casted in resin and lightly painted. The color of the pin is random, and the pins are each around 2” in size. Every purchase comes with one free Silver Shamrock Logo pin.
Monster Pins are 3D hand sculpted art piece pins by David Arshawsky (former sculptor on the original Ninja Turtle figure line & more) based on designs by Sam Arshawsky/Kappa/DRACOOL
http://gargledmesh.bigcartel.com/product/monster-pins-series-iv-season-of-the-witch

Now look, there’s been a lot of talk these days about what’s “spooky” and let me tell you a lot of it’s bullshit.  Most of that stuff, doesn’t even make me shiver as much as when I piss.  But this guy here, Kappa, I’ve known him for several years and he is a consistently scary man.  Year round, it does not let up.  None of these “Annabelle” or these “Obama” fakies compare.  They’re spook lite.  These pins here, they are 100% creepy.  You better get these onto your jacket fast because you do not want to touch them with your human skin.  With three different varieties to choose from, you’ll get exactly the fright, scare or shock you desire.  So don’t fall for the bullshit.  Get spooked by the best.
Kappa’s Halloween III Pins: “They’ll Scare Ya™”

Inspired by the John Carpenter film Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, comes 3 new Spooky pins that are here right in time for Halloween

Each are 5.00$ 
Each are hand casted in resin and lightly painted. 
The color of the pin is random, and the pins are each around 2” in size. 
Every purchase comes with one free Silver Shamrock Logo pin.

Monster Pins are 3D hand sculpted art piece pins by David Arshawsky (former sculptor on the original Ninja Turtle figure line & more) based on designs by Sam Arshawsky/Kappa/DRACOOL

http://gargledmesh.bigcartel.com/product/monster-pins-series-iv-season-of-the-witch

Now look, there’s been a lot of talk these days about what’s “spooky” and let me tell you a lot of it’s bullshit.  Most of that stuff, doesn’t even make me shiver as much as when I piss.  But this guy here, Kappa, I’ve known him for several years and he is a consistently scary man.  Year round, it does not let up.  None of these “Annabelle” or these “Obama” fakies compare.  They’re spook lite.  These pins here, they are 100% creepy.  You better get these onto your jacket fast because you do not want to touch them with your human skin.  With three different varieties to choose from, you’ll get exactly the fright, scare or shock you desire.  So don’t fall for the bullshit.  Get spooked by the best.

Kappa’s Halloween III Pins: “They’ll Scare Ya™”

via Monsterama.
Text 16 Oct Uman’s Comic Strip Memories: Intro

So here’s the story: I recently saw a picture of the comic strip character “Curtis”, who I’d forgotten about for a long time, and it made me nostalgic for the times when I’d read the comic strips in the newspaper (South Florida’s Sun Sentinel, if you were wondering) every day, around 2005-09 I would say.  There were a many I read daily and many that I didn’t, but I have memories of nearly all of them and it’s interesting to me how they differed and how such an antique medium is still around today.

So I thought I’d do a very informal little series of posts where I simply talk about my memories of a certain comic strip (and obviously post a picture of a strip, if I’m not lazy one from the era when I read it).  It might be boring to a lot of people but here’s the good news - these posts probably won’t be very long!  I imagine most of them won’t be much longer than this post, and many will likely be shorter.  So join me on this trip down memory lane, huh?  Someone’s gotta care about this stuff, right?

Photo 16 Oct 3,001 notes theimpossiblecool:

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Kurt Vonnegut.

theimpossiblecool:

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

Kurt Vonnegut.

Photo 14 Oct 2,317 notes azizisbored:

Hugging my parents on stage at MSG. Happiest I’ve ever been.

azizisbored:

Hugging my parents on stage at MSG. Happiest I’ve ever been.

Audio 11 Oct 552 notes

destinationtokyo3:

Another older release by an artist named Jun Togawa (戸川純). With a vocal range that can go from childlike and demure to theatrical and operatic and an unconventional style that dabbles in the macabre one could arguably say she helped pave the way for other artists such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
A song laced with new wave inspired synths, a stinging continuous piano and really catchy chorus that consists of the lines

"KISS ME
Like a punch as blood stains my lip!
HOLD ME
As my ribs are breaking!
I love you so much!
I love you so much!
I love you so much!
Say you love me or I’ll kill you!”

One can easily see why.
Here is 
好き好き大好き (Suki-Suki-Daisuki)

I’m not into Japanese music that much, and it annoys me when anime fans put it over every other type of music.  That said, this is a good song.

Played 5,015 times. via DESTINATION TOKYO III.
Video 10 Oct 5,908 notes

jake-its-chinatown:

At the end of the very last scene of Kramer vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep believing that the scene had ended, asked Dustin Hoffman if her eye make-up was messed up from crying. The director kept it in the movie.

This has got to be completely untrue.  Look at these gifs.  Are they from shots where we can see both Hoffman and Streep at the same time?  No, which means that there would have had to have been a camera between them, which means that these lines could not have possibly been said in real time.  Meryl would say her line, the camera would then turn from her to Dustin, and he would say his line, and it would turn back to Meryl to show her reaction.

Not to mention that the actors are very clearly holding their emotional states - if the scene would have ended, and Meryl would have been confident enough that they didn’t need to film anymore that she could ask how she looks, she wouldn’t have said it with the same emotion that Joanna has in the scene.

It’s not even on IMDb’s trivia page for the movie.

Text 8 Oct The Abandoned “No More Heroes 2” post

Hi everyone who might be reading this.  Awhile back on tumblr I saw this post and was inspired to write a long post (as a reblog, though I might have split it into its own thing) about the hype leading up to No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.  I’m not gonna explain much about it here because the post itself does that, but I’ll talk about why I didn’t finish it.  After a few weeks of thinking that its status was just due to my normal laziness, I kinda realized that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in the post: Portray the excitement of waiting for a game and continually finding out new things about it and speculating on it.  After doing a lot of looking into different articles and previews of the game I found that the reveals were not as isolated time-wise as I had thought, and that there were a lot of things that were very close to each other. As I wrote I kept discovering new things, in both the primary (news/previews) and secondary (my thoughts, stuff that happened on a forum or whatever) areas I wanted to cover, and as I started to write all of it down I realized that it just didn’t work.  It’s not that I was taking all the fun out of it by writing it out, it’s just that there was so much of it.  I can’t write a day by day experience lasting more than a year into a post, considering all the thoughts and feelings that go along with every new trailer or screenshot or what.  The interest, and I do think there is interest, would have run out before you were done with the post.  So I stopped before I went too far down the rabbit hole.

If you are, by any chance, interested in reading what I had written, here it is.  It covers the months from October 2008 to almost a year later in September 2009, and goes into what people expected from the overworld in the game before it was revealed that there wasn’t one (this type of stuff is why I wanted to write this - so people who weren’t around there could know that this was speculated on).  I hope it’s not completely boring, and thanks for reading.

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Since my big No More Heroes post is pretty much kaput for a few reasons, I’m gonna post what I had written of that soon, and then I’m probably going to start writing my opinions on various newpaper comic strips, because I was a pretty avid reader of them when I was younger and I’m remembering a lot of them now.  So you can expect some posts on Zits and Hagar and whatever.


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