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Comic Books That Comics-haters Should Try

I always liked the Far Side drawings without captions, too. I guess you could call them sight gags. My favorite has a high-society lady who has fainted over on a dinner table with a bowl of soup in front of her and a one-eyed mounted moose head above her on the wall. (The other eye is, of course, floating in her soup.)

3/16/2004 View
My Wishlist

Phew! I don't know what you got, but you sure got it bad. ;-)

3/11/2004 View
Animated Movies, My Personal Ranking

More than anyone else here, you seem to be the most qualified to answer this question Jim. Is the title of "anime" still being used exclusively for Japanese animation. It's so much easier to say and write than "animated movie". Just curious.

3/10/2004 View
Every style of music ever created (about 95% complete)

Oh what the hell. It's a slow day.

Parody/song parody - Weird Al - anything
Guitar Virtuoso - Joe Satriani - "Back To Shalla-Bal"
Heartland Rock (USA) - John Mellencamp - "Rockin' In The USA"
Feminist Rock - Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
Jam Band - Allman Brothers Band - "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"
Tex-Mex - Texas Tornados - "Adios Mexico"
Yodeling (USA) - Slim Whitman - anything (also kills Martians ;-)
Noise/Experimental Noise - Lou Reed - "Metal Machine Music"
Early Electric Blues - Elmore James - "Dust My Broom"
Modern Acoustic Blues - Keb Mo - "Momma, Where's My Daddy?"
Memphis Blues - Keb Mo - "Last Fair Deal Gone Down"

3/7/2004 View
Every style of music ever created (about 95% complete)

I really don't know why I keep suggesting examples for you when you don't use them (examples above)... just bored I guess. Anyway here's a few more.

Psychobilly - Reverend Horton Heat
Feminist Punk - Pretenders doing "Tattooed Love Boys"
Garage Rock Revival - White Stripes
Cowpunk or Country Punk (same thing) - Jason and The Scorchers
Rockabilly Revival - Stray Cats doing "Sexy and 17"
Folk Rock - Bob Dylan doing "Like A Rolling Stone"
Detroit Rock - MC5 doing "Kick Out The Jams"
New York Punk - New York Dolls
Funk Metal - Red Hot Chili Peppers doing "Give It Away"
Nonsense Rock or Instrumental Rock - Focus doing "Hocus Pocus"

I'm sure other people could suggest as good as or better suggestions. These are just off the top of my head.

3/7/2004 View

Excellent article, though I couldn't help but notice you didn't include "dramedies" which could include everything from the John Wayne/Gabby Hayes "comic relief" westerns to the mass proliferation of the "buddy" movies over the last 25 years or more. I'd love to read your opinion on that genre if you ever have the time.

3/6/2004 View
As if the Home Page Weren't Cluttered Enough

Good idea to fill that dead space on the right side, but I would have set the page up with the two columns on either side matching. You could put your message on the right in the same yellow and green boxes (same font & size) or you could change your "search" and "recent updates" boxes to your new style.

Either way, I think matching the side bars may produce a more distinct line between the three columns of text. Just a thought.

3/5/2004 View
Animated Movies, My Personal Ranking

Sorry, I've been making some stupid mistakes lately. "Song of the South" was made in 1946.

3/3/2004 View
Animated Movies, My Personal Ranking

Disney's Song Of The South (1942). It's a half live action/half animated movie that may be impossible to find in any form, but it kind of fits your query.

3/3/2004 View
It's Time to Get Political - Gay Marriage (Warning: May Be Too Controversial For Younger Readers)

Addressing the overall argument concerning Nadar taking votes from the Democrats... I can't help but wonder what sort of corporate creature it would take to siphon votes from a Republican.

2/29/2004 View
Possible ways the world could end

Man, I think the drugs are making you paranoid. :-)

2/27/2004 View
Outstanding Movies Depicting the Horrors of War - a huge addon

I've been wanting to mention "Hell Is For Heroes" (1962) starring Steve McQueen among a rather impressive group of other young actors on their way to later and greater careers.

I saw it uncut a few years ago and was amazed at the realism for a movie from 1962. The agonizing yells and moans of wounded soldiers was a first for me. I've never seen a movie made before this one that showed more than the typical "shot - fall down - don't move" soldier.

I haven't read of a direct connection yet, but I'd be willing to bet the U.S. TV show, "Combat" was based on this movie. They both arrived in '62.

Movie details HERE.

2/24/2004 View
Notable Bombs

Most of the movies on your list were big money losers with over-extended budgets and the like. Waterworld would fit the list in that way. Do you base your decisions on "poor quality", "low public interest", "profit loss" or a little of each. It'd be interesting in knowing.

2/23/2004 View
Inside Jokes

Janet Jackson. Got Milk? (not mine)

2/22/2004 View
Things That I am Buying Now That I Have Money!

Tip for Bonnaroo: Come up from the southeast on I-24. It's three times as fast in getting to a parking space. I-24 actually runs northwest to southeast, but is designated east and west. Of course you could always get there a day in advance to beat the crowd. You're going to need quite a bit of that money you're talking about. Enjoy!

hey... and don't forget the sunscreen.

2/15/2004 View