|You’re on the Global Frequency.|
That pilot for the TV series of Global Frequency? The one the WB rejected, even though it very well have been the Mission: Impossible for the Internet age?
Yeah, I saw it. It’s that good, and the WB are that stupid. Don’t go bothering Warren Ellis about it, though, he’s bothered enough already. Go read Frequency Site if you want to know more about what could have been, or read would-have-been producer John Rogers‘ blog post about it. He’s bothered, too.
Added Shortpacked! because it’s actually funny, and removed three or four (I forgot already) that I don’t read anymore and fail to amuse me, with the exception of Purple Pussy, which is the latest in Shmorky’s creations to come to its final reward. He’s busy enough doing Flash toons for SomethingAwful anyway. (Check out Press The Red Button, Sun Goes Down, for example wackiness.)
Thought about linking up other comics on Blank Label, and I might, especially if I start reading Real Life again (they joined last week) and if Paul Southworth starts drawing consistently again. Right now the weekly Krazy Larry origin is more interesting than Ugly Hill.
I think my landlord wants to encourage me to move. I just woke up to someone hammering on my door frame, hard enough to dislodge the frame on the inside of the door. Unless anyone thinks it wasn’t anyone actually hammering, I threw a shirt on and opened the door to find some Latin dude in a wifebeater and cutoffs, holding a hammer.
No one bothered to tell me they were doing this. Or that they were going to remove the stairs. The ones I use to get from my second-floor apartment to the ground.
The sad part is, I hate moving too much to complain. Pictures below, in case anyone thinks I’m totally out of my mind. UPDATE: More photos, of what my door looked like right before I went to work, when the workers went away.
Continue reading BANG BANG BANG BANG…
In the spirit of actually recording my life to some extent, here’s what happened today, my odd Thursday off from work.
This was a big day, for a Thursday.
Continue reading Playing catch-up…
A bunch of stuff has been happening lately, but I’ve fallen into the trap of reacting to the stuff I care about in a form that isn’t preserved on this Web site for everyone else to read. I’m not alone in this, but I am not “lazy.” At least not that I will admit.
Job, angst, write, feel, think, INTERNET, blog, blah. There.
Sometimes the Internet reveals examples of entertainment so unique and inherently good that it makes me weep openly. This is one of those.
The Ramayana, according to mostly-indie animator Nina Paley, is pretty close to curry-flavored Adam and Eve. It’s at least as familiar to Hindus as the former is to Christians, only both male and female characters are avatars of gods — only the male, Rama, has much power to speak of — with a ten-headed Snidely Whiplash villain, Ravana. Thousands of years later, religious epics are prone to seem out of step with modern values, and this is no exception.
Paley’s got four cartoons loosely based on the Ramayana, but from Sita’s perspective — call it the Sitayana. Instead of being just a doormat for her husband’s wishes, she owns her idyllic female charms and is not a prisoner of her love for Rama, but defies Rama’s failings by loving him anyway. To help with the tone, Sita sings with the voice of antique blues angel Annette Hanshaw.
Paley’s got some recognition for her work, which is well deserved, even though she’s (currently) planning to keep working on Sitayana. BoingBoing gave it plugs, and Sepia Mutiny offered BitTorrent downloads of all four toons.
Brian Michael Bendis, while well-established as an independent writer, has quickly risen to prominence in the Marvel Comics universe, both by quality and sheer quantity of work. He’s the primary mind behind Marvel’s upcoming universe-spanning work, “House of M”, which might turn out to be a worthy if smaller-sized competitor to Infinite Crisis, the latest incarnation of the massive culling DC Comics does every 20 years or so.
The comedy comes from the very end of this Newsarama interview with Bendis:
“I want people to open it up. By the end of issue 2, people are going to be like ‘Oh my God’. The end of issue 3, I guarantee you, is my best last page of a comic ever. I guarantee you. Everyone who’s read it has called me up and said, ‘Get out of here!’ I think by the end of issue 3, we’ll crack the Internet right in half. I think that’ll be it for the Internet.”
And people thought comic books weren’t serious business.