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Trippin’ Cross Country

So I moved and am pirating Allamagoosa’s bandwidth until I get a connection. I’m getting slowly settled into my new place, it’s pretty nice.

Her designs may be fabulous, but her cat’s still a snob

She showed me the movie Kiki’s Delivery Service, an animated Japanese film with Phil Hartman doing one of the voices. mostly ad libbing. So yeah, I had to check it out. Very cute, but not smarmy. It’s a perfect kid’s movie – if you’ve got little ones, they would probably love it. Or as Allie says, the best part is that your kids will love it and you won’t hate it, especially if they want to watch it over and over. The flight animations and scenes are particularly well executed.

Allie informs me that in the version currently available, most of Hartman’s ad libs had been sliced out. Still worth watching though. She also has a book about the art, which should surprise no one.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Batou

I’ve been wanting to watch Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for quite a while now. Guess who has the entire series? I’m liking it. The Tachikomas are disturbingly appealing.

The real caped crusader calls his crime-fighting cohorts when he‘s running late

I’ve been returning the favor (if you can call it that) by showing her Big Bang Theory episodes. Sometimes she laughs so hard I think she’s going to run out of oxygen.

Last night, I showed her the first episode of Breaking Bad. She doesn’t know yet if she liked it or not.


* “Why do people always want to talk to me when I have something stuffed in my mouth?” – Allamagoosa, eating a cookie.


* Penny’s Diner in Rawlins Wyoming is awesome. If you ever pass by that way, stop in and be sure to get the chocolate and peanut butter milkshake.

Pennys Diner

“Make the caption funny” he said – Allamagoosa, who took the picture


* “I don’t even know what to think of it.” – Allamagoosa


I’m not sure if I want this t-shirt or not…


Available here for $12 for the rest of today –

The Greatest Story Never Sold

… which is a shame, because I would totally buy it.

You know youwould buy this

You know you want to read this


[Or: “Putting the Goth in Gotham”]

Separated at birth?

Curely You're Jokering!

Curely You’re Jokering!



Do You Have Your Papers, Mr. Kent?

I saw this on Coyote Blog and had to swipe it.

Coyote wrote –

Sometimes I have odd reactions to things.  For example, my immediate reaction to this comic book cover was, “comparative advantage fail.”

Illegal Kryptonian Labor

I am sure that Superman would be a super-productive gardener, but there are likely much better tasks to assign him for which his comparative advantage is much greater.

What also occurs to me is that Superman, being from the planet Krypton without proper papers, is an undocumented worker. Imagine if he decided to do every job he could. No matter what he was paid, it would still cost jobs that would otherwise go to, oh, everyone else on Earth. The planetary economy would be shattered within days.

Then again, we could all just lay about and do nothing while Superman takes care of everything. I doubt even the strongest critic of the welfare state would mind spending all his time by the pool with a 5000″ TV while Supes takes care of everything.