Friday, November 26, 2010

Duck Comics: "Had a Gobbler"

Yeah, my Thanksgiving entry is a bit late. I'm thankful for your indulgence! I'm also thankful for David Gerstein's title, which, while not super-arcane by literary standards, still has to be the most obscure pun to ever grace a duck comic. Well done, sir!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

World's Smallest Violin dept.

Here is a delightful story about a hunter killing a semi-tame bear. There's no denying that this is pretty darned awful, but there's a sense in which you can't blame the hunter for this. I mean, you can--and should!--blame him for being a hunter (let alone a bear hunter), period, but if you're going to treat this as a legitimate thing, then, well, what are you going to do? It's not as though--per the story--there was a sobbing little girl trying to protect it or anything, so how would you even know?

That's as far as I'm willing to go with my lukewarm defense, however. The hunter himself's whining self-pity really causes any sympathy you might have had (well, I wouldn't have, but I dunno about you) to evaporate:

"With all the bad publicity, I'm not feeling very good about myself," said Price of Cresco, a 1986 Pocono Mountain High School graduate. "This may be the peak of my hunting career, and it's tainted, it really is."


"I'm definitely a little angry," Price said. "I'm a little disappointed in everybody's attitude. I enjoy hunting more than anything, and now this is tainted by it."

Yeah, just terrible, innit? You go to all this trouble to kill a tame bear like at the end of friggin' Blood Meridian, and does anyone compliment you on the size of your mighty penis? NO! They insist on concentrating on the "killed a tame bear" part of it like that's a bad thing! The horrible injustice!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Duck Comics: "The Swamp of No Return"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unexpectedly delightful arcade game introductions

The game is Son of Phoenix. It is from 1985. It is a mildly diverting but fairly generic arcade game. It was developed by some generic-sounding outfit called Associated Overseas MFR, Inc. It's the same game as the Sega game called Repulse, but Repulse does not have the awesome intro. I don't know if the SoP version is a bootleg or a licensed thing. There IS a game called "Phoenix," from 1980, but it is a Taito game that seems to have no relation to this.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Unexpectedly suggestive comix

October 10, 1959. Linus has a wet dream about his teacher:

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

And now, for no particular reason, a video.