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Monday, September 04, 2006
Lazy Picture Post
I had a rather uneventful weekend. The most exciting things I did were clean the bathtub and go to a pot-luck at a friend's house. One of those things was fun, the other was not. I would have gone to see Crank, but I hadn't realized that it was playing until late Sunday. This is what comes of not having access to cable or broadcast television or a daily paper.
I attempted to make polenta fries for the pot-luck, but they didn't come out as I wanted them to. I think next time I'll have to try different seasonings and alter my cooking method.
Anyway...there's this comic that that disreputable scoundrel Mike forced me to buy a couple of weeks ago. It's called Dam and it was published in 1997. It's a fairly typical example of the "shock value for the sake of shock value" school of comedy. That is, it has mistaken being deliberately offensive for being funny. In other words, if you like that kind of humor, stick with Yungbluth, Brunetti and Zdarsky and you'll be fine, because those guys are actually funny.
Anyway, again...there's some sort of odd "gay Superman" "parody" in there that's just...well, even I'm not sure quite what to make of it. I mean, look:
See what I mean? The tone of it overall is just a bit shy of being blatantly homophobic, but also reads a bit like a Harry Chess story. (And I would love to link to one, but there's a dearth of material on-line, unless you want to see a grainy black-and-white picture of creator Al Shapiro...time to dig out my copies of Meatmen.)
Wonder Woman #300, Bonus Picture
This image, despite being on the cover, appears nowhere in the actual book itself:
There are some iterations of characters that I'm glad the Crisis wiped out.