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Archives for 05/04/2011
A while back we predicted Chester Brown’s I-was-a-john memoir, PAYING FOR IT, would be one of the most talked about graphic novels of the years. Surprise! We called it!
The Star looks at the book in light of Brown’s run for Parliament on the Libertarian ticket
A Minnesota budget battle has expanded into an attack on Neil Gaiman, as one fiscally-minded politician called the Newbery Award winning writer, whom he “hates,” a “pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota.”
It’s billed as “The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told…The Prequel!” and it shows that when you have access to ALL the Lego sets you can make a pretty bitchin’ lego toon .
May 4th is celebrated around the galaxy as Star Wars Day not because it’s when the original STAR WARS opened (that would be May 25, 1977) but because it’s a pun on “May the Fourth Be With You.” It is celebrated by gradually replacing humans with droids and disappointing expectations.
Last night the newest reboot of the Looney Tunes, The Looney Tunes Show aired on the Cartoon Network and I didn’t watch it, but there are a bunch of clips floating about such as the above. The show is billed as a new concept for the venerable characters — Bugs and Daffy have moved to the suburbs and are roommates and have wacky neighbors. YOU know…a sitcom. You should probably give this clip it a watch before you read the following, because I wouldn’t want to prejudice anyone. Rebooting the Looney Tunes is one of the most thankless tasks on earth, and the general level of wretchedness of the various efforts over the years testifies to how pointless it is.