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Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wesley Morris reviews The Simpsons Movie for the Boston Globe:
While the movie allows for moments of comedic dead space, its asides are often funny. A sequence of Bart skateboarding naked through town cheekily mocks standards of nudity. A song Homer makes up for his new pet ("Spider-Pig") is set to the tune of one of the TV versions of "Spider-Man." It deserves to rival Rihanna's "Umbrella" as the song of the summer."The tune of one of the TV versions of 'Spider-Man'", that's what it says. Wonder which one? There've been at least three such series. How ever will we guess?
Monday, July 16, 2007
This seems like a terrible marketing use of a common expression, doesn't it?
"Holy crap! My dollar went so far, I can't even find it with a telescope!"
Thursday, July 12, 2007
(By the way, you'd agree that if you buy a pair of shoes with leather laces, the laces shouldn't break within a month, right?)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
"He was very strange. He would show up at meetings of his own organization to hand out leaflets denouncing it.”
Forty years ago today, July 11th 1967, I picked up a copy of Marvel Collectors Item Classics #11. That was my conversion to Marvel Comics, and I've been buying comics ever since.
Twenty years ago today, I picked up the long-awaited Watchmen #12. Noticing the date, I considered declaring myself done with comics, on the theory that everything from then on was likely to be superfluous. Looking back, I may have been right. Although I wouldn't want to have missed seeing Zombie Spider-Man eat his own leg, or whatever.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Sketch to which post title is punchline.
Really, I'm just posting this because I love the joke.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
On WBZ's coverage of the Boston Pops July 4th concert, ending as always with the 1812 Overture, Jack Williams just referred to the Overture "celebrating the victory over Napoleon". For some reason, he forgot to mention whose victory.
(On the other hand, it's not exactly a secret. Here's a piece from the 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette addressing the Americanization of the 1812.)