Sunday, August 30, 2009

B-Day Post-Game #41

Had a good, but all too brief 41st birthday weekend yesterday in Beerburg (AKA: Milwaukee, WI) yesterday at a chilly Brewers game (winning 7-3 over PGH) last night, followed by disc golf this morning at Brown Deer Park (nice layout, but terrible signage) and a matinee of “Inglorious Basterds” (wherein Tarantino’s propensity for jerking off on his own film overshadows three very good acting performances) at I-Pic.

As for the tattoo I was supposed to get, due to scheduling conflicts it didn’t happen, but I hope to get it done in October – specifically, Halloween.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Meet Pamela Pilger

Hey, everybody! Meet Pamela Pilger of Nevada!

A self-professed Christian who claims to be deeply concerned about the topic of reform on one hand as her husband is uninsured, and then shouts “Heil Hitler!” at a Jewish-born advocate of universal health care at a local rally before then mocking his grievance for recently having had to pay $8000 for a two-hour hospital visit in Las Vegas.

This is class at its finest! Oh, bless Pam’s 'lil heart!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Redneck Hamlet

Okay, first Brett Favre considers signing with the Minnesota Vikings, then declines to stay retired last month, and now has reversed himself yet again.

Anyone who didn’t see this coming from a mile off just wasn’t paying attention.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cry Wolf

Although not an entirely unpragmatic move, a Senate subcommittee’s decision today to strike language regarding end-of-life counseling (AKA: advance directives, “death panels”) in current healthcare reform measures, is troubling as it demonstrates how easy it is to exploit the fears of senior Americans with images of Stalinism.

So I gotta give Sarah Palin credit here: she really knows how to scare old people, and lie through her teeth for political gain.

Good for her.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Con Recap 2009

Despite industry heavyweights such as DC and Marvel being noticeably absent (and celebs like ‘80s pop star Taylor Dayne curiously in attendance), yesterday’s trip to Chicago Comic-Con (formerly "WizardWorld Chicago") was very enjoyable, as well as noteworthy for me having spent only three bucks all day on three Art Balthazar sketches (all worth every penny, and then some).

Year before last, I dropped almost $200.

As for collectables on the floor, there were a few gems, but nothing that knocked me out . As usual, I had more interest meeting the con’s expanded Artist’s Alley zone, and the following people: Echo Chernik, Chris Uminga, Matthew Fletcher, Josh Johnson, Neil Fitzpatrick, Ant Lucia, and Franco Aureliani.

I collected business cards from all, and plan on picking up one or two of their productions in the future.

The only problem that creates, however, is where I hang it all up. Woe be me.