The bad news in the publishing industry didn't let up last week as reports of cutbacks and layoffs and dramatically decreased revenues continued to pour in, and TheMediaIsDying tweeted every depressing bit of it, from major publications to small local radio stations, the rare bit of positive news they offered up paling in comparison. One … Continue reading Is the Future of Publishing…GOOD?
The Mind Reels
With only a few days remaining for last-minute surprises, 2008 has been one for the books on so many levels -- personally, professionally, globally -- the mind truly does reel. And reels, and reels, and reels... perhaps somehow what I imagine bonefishing might be like? (h/t to one of my newfound loves of the year, … Continue reading The Mind Reels
Outrage, Humor, Context
David Brothers was one of the smartest comics bloggers on the scene a few years back when I was at my peak of following the industry, and he's remained one of the few whom I still follow despite my current pull list being a shadow of its former self. [Side note: Have to get to … Continue reading Outrage, Humor, Context
Pictures are very often worth much more than 1,000 words, and something about this one, as the rumors of Clinton being on the verge of becoming Obama's Secretary of State appear to be true, is oddly reassuring. Despite all the heated rhetoric of the primary season, I share Sullivan's slightly cynical take on it: The … Continue reading Game Changers
A Beautiful Day
This morning's sustained exhilaration has been tempered somewhat by the remnants of intolerance as it appears California has narrowly passed Proposition 8, stripping gay couples of the right to marry, largely on the strength of opposition from blacks who voted for it by more than a 2:1 margin. Arizona and Florida passed similar bans, the … Continue reading A Beautiful Day
This is the moment
[Liveblogging throughout the day, because I want to remember as much of this as possible...] 11:45pm: Wow. President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama. Drop the "elect" and it rolls off the tongue. I'm kind of speechless, actually. It's all over but the big speech; a speech that, after a string of amazing speeches, will be the biggest … Continue reading This is the moment
Yes We Can, Must and WILL
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY] RIP: Madelyn Dunham, October 26, 1922 - November 3, 2008 [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEFgHskgOFQ] "A quiet hero", indeed. May your grandson, and America itself, do you proud. BONUS: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE] Know hope.
Happy Halloween Originally uploaded by bloomfieldguy Actually, not at all. It's been five months since we bought the house, four months since we moved in, and excepting the unexpected $1,000 expense to fix a leak in the living room ceiling coming from the upstairs bathroom, homeownership in the 'burbs has been quite the enjoyable experience. … Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse
There's a bit of a tempest in a teapot happening over at Montclair State University thanks to a "controversial" episode of the Keith Knight comic strip, The K Chronicles, that was published last week in the student newspaper, the Montclarion, and included the word "nigger". Twice! Well, kind of... Seemingly lost on most of those … Continue reading Apology Unnecessary
Election 2008: D&D Style
This might be one of the funniest -- if narrowly targeted -- spoofs of the election I've seen so far: HILARY: C'mon you guys, I've been playing this shit since Gygax was in eighth grade. Why can't I be the party leader with the magic sword for once? MCCAIN: Because no one wants to see … Continue reading Election 2008: D&D Style