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Why America is Fucked

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Fell.

I read the first 9 issues of Warren Ellis’ Fell last night.  Good stuff.  Each issue is a stand-alone story, so you can pretty much read them in any order, though you do get some nice little through lines if you read sequentially.  Ben Templesmith’s art is perfect for the material.  Here’s part of Cory [...]

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Yog will smite thee.

Jim MacDonald at Making Light has a good bit up about comment moderation.  (You can read some of my own thoughts on the matter here, here and here.)  MacDonald wrote this post in reference to a Time Magazine piece wherein Time’s editors apparently realized there was such a thing as “comments” on this thing called [...]

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I’m just in it for the parking.

Click for full size.  Via RCS.

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Artsy Fartsy Comics Thread

Odum and I have been going at it in the comments thread of my Dark Knight post.  I’m mentioning it here because that post has slipped behind the front page of Candleblog and it’s an interesting disagreement we’re having.  Any Candleblog readers who are into comics should check it out. I’m posting the two most [...]

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Stuff I’ve been meaning to blog about

How lame is this: A blog post about all the would-be blog posts that I haven’t gotten around to writing.  Pretty lame.  Still, these are the things that I’ll try and tackle when my time frees up a bit (sometime around Christmas at this rate)… John (GMD) Odum responded at length in the comments of [...]

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Batman zen

Boing Boing offers some possibilities for the greatest Batman panels of all time.  These are pretty great.  Click them for larger views.

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ah, that’s better.

Mad Men season 2 began tonight.  Commence ten weeks of outstanding television.

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But of handful hanging.

Here is the actual text from a pharmaceutical spam email I just got, separated into stanzas by me.  All spelling, grammar and punctuation is as received. I johnny? it Is. Is spit of vignette. Go yoga do sting. Is as brew. Go my magnitude. on to lodging joint airfield. reviewer do converge. And nickel or [...]

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Favicon: enabled.

I made Candleblog a fancy favicon (or “favorites icon” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing).  See the little green “C” in your address bar and/or browser tab?  That’s it.  It’s not as cool as the guy who put a whole Defender game in his favicon, but it’s still pretty cool to me, having [...]

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