Comic Updated August 01 2008


Friday, August 01, 2008

Keeping this short because there's a load of work to do. Come monday, things will look very, very different, here. See you then.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm writing this at six AM. I understand that there are people who are awake at six AM on a regular, if not entirely voluntary, basis. I am not one of them. Six AM is a dead time; it belongs to joggers, garbage collectors, serial killers, and whatever career crossover -- possibly significant -- that occurs between them.

It is incorrect to say that nothing happens at six AM. Infomercials happen. Sick people who can't get back to sleep stumble over objects in their underlit hallways. I have just learned that, on Boomerang, "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" airs at six AM, no doubt to pick up some of that sweet six AM Infomercial demographic, already half-hypnotized and vulnerable to suggestion.

Captain Planet. In the pantheon of cartoons that sucked, it wears the  great, steamy crown of poop. I believe there's a special place in Hell reserved for the makers of unsubtle 'message' cartoons, and Captain Planet's messages could be seen by the naked eye on a hazy day in the Andromeda galaxy. I'll bet it was a LOT of fun being a Planeteer -- constantly re-flushing Lo-Flo toilets, screechy admonishments from across the hall to turn those lights out, Gaia popping out of nowhere to check if you're REALLY watching that television, or if you left it on and walked away.

If Captain Planet had REALLY been concerned about the environment, there's about a million animation cels they could've saved. I'm just sayin'.

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photo: Rachel Miller

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