Entries Tagged as 'Grumbles'

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Before Watchmen

Good people worked on this, too. How many list it at the top of their resumes?

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Still Asleep at the Switch

From Marvel’s upcoming X-Club #1…

whose credits include an editor, a group editor and an editor in chief, plus a writer and letterer…

a little joke rendered even smaller by a lack of professional care:

Hack movie director William Beaudine probably summed it up best when he reportedly said, “You mean someone out there is actually waiting to [...]

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Them Damned Pictures

As noted in this story from Maine newspaper The Lewiston Sun Journal, last week the governor of that state gave orders to have a mural depicting the history of local labor removed from the walls of the state Department of Labor. And as reported in this followup story, the governor did just that over the [...]

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Lawn Jockeys in Front of the House That Jack Built

Here’s the noble God of Thunder, brandishing his mighty hammer

One of the shining poster boys of

Here’s the noble God of Thunder, smashing an unarmed guy in the face with his mighty hammer

Bringing lethal weapons to a fistfight in

Here’s the result of that cowardly blow, an atrocity the fanboys will call awesome

‘Cause arrested development’s the way [...]

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Asleep at the Switch 2

I’m doing a lot of editing these days. It’s a good and worthwhile gig, but a few weeks absorbed in that mindset makes it all but impossible to gloss over stupidity and laziness when I’m reading off the clock. Apparently, that affliction isn’t universal among some who edit – even when they’re reading as part [...]

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Nix, Kids

When I was eight years old, a librarian refused to let me check out a book.
The issue wasn’t a matter of content; the book was a biography of Houdini, and the most salacious thing I can remember about it after all these years was a single occurrence of the word “nude” (used to describe the [...]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Hell Week II (Cont.): The Horror, the Horror

Half moved. Love the new house. The old one remains painfully slow to give up its contents.
The word for the day is: Ben-Gay.

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Hell Week, the Second

As you can see from this artist’s conception of the event, I’ve finally closed on the new house. Even with decent credit in a buyer’s market, the process took so long that the month I’d set aside for moving is already a third gone.  At that, I’m told that I dodged a bullet by buying [...]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Fish in a Barrel

Some days, you just can’t find a grownup to talk to. Or maybe I’m spending too much time online lately…

I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I appreciated how Colleen Doran banished dozens of comment threads to the kiddie table simply by acting like an adult: “(Please) don’t pick on Alex Ross. He [...]

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Hell Week (Sadly, the first of a series)

In the process of moving house. I have a POD. I am now a POD person.

I don’t technically have anywhere to move my possessions to at the moment other than the POD, as the bank is dragging its feet in setting a final closing date for the new house – as opposed to the date [...]


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