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« on: July 02, 2009, 04:38:12 PM »
Most of our comics discussion has been in "what have you been reading lately" so I figured we needed a dedicated comics thread.

And it looks like the top-scoring X-man is ... Wolverine! :galm:
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Re: Comics
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 03:56:02 PM »
Well, duh.  :drool:
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Re: Comics
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 06:54:35 PM »
Heh. A friend of mine is dating a guy who looks like the sideburned one.
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Re: Comics
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 11:55:46 PM »
I saw that guy in your fb pics.  Whoa.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: Comics
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 08:31:52 PM »
I just saw an ad for the Superman: Doomsday animated film, and it said that The Death of Superman was the best-selling graphic novel of all time.

Wat.

Someone, please tell me this isn't true.  A multi-title multi-writer half-baked bathos-fest where Superman gets killed by a villain who can't even fly?  A villain that no one else could defeat even though he has no defense against magic or telekinesis or, say, a Green Lantern (except when it gets ahold of a Lantern's ring for itself :eyeroll:)?  A villain Superman could have just literally blown off the planet and let settle into its own orbit around the sun forever?

Oy.

Alan Moore wrote a good Death of Superman story back in the mid-80s. 

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Re: Comics
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 04:22:22 PM »


This is humorous to me because more often than I'd like to admit I actually find great songs from commercials.

It's more than a little sad to admit to yourself that if it weren't for a Jetta ad, you would have no clue who Nick Drake was.
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Re: Comics
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 04:56:07 PM »
:hmm:

I don't know who Nick Drake is.  I did first hear that Din Da Da song in a commercial, though, which may have been for a VW.

Indie cred is too trendy, anyway.  Not only are you cooler if other people don't know what you think is cool, but you're cooler still if no one knows you're cool.

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Re: Comics
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 06:48:45 PM »
Yeah, where else is anybody gonna hear any new music nowadays? Radio's pretty bad now. The only places paying well for music anymore are movies, tv, and commercials. Therefore the whole endgame has turned toward achieving product placement in those kinds of work.

The standard record company contract has become even more restrictive than ever. They make a big cut of everything now...even touring and merch, which is where a fledgling band was expected to make their nut before, but now they're just fucked. But if you can get a song on House or Greys Anatomy or Transformers 3 or an Apple commercial, you're in like whoa, or at least as close as it gets from here on out.

Rather than go into another extended rant about the modern music biz, instead I present to you this story about the B.o.B. marketing hustle juggernaut. zomg, right? But that's the kinda shit you have to do to get over these days I guess. (He's the guy that did Haterz Everywhere We Go awhile back, an earworm classic)

(Oh and wait, are we talking George Kranz Din Daa Daa or Trio Da Da Da? The latter I probably heard first on "alternative radio" back in the day when the format was more adventurous, the former undoubtedly in some crusty warehouse)


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Re: Comics
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 07:09:00 PM »
Oh, yah -- "Da Da Da".  "Din Daa Daa" I probably first heard in a club when I was living in Florida.  (And I just typed "Mexico" for "Florida" the first time through.  WTF?  And that made me think of Billy Joel's "Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway".  :lol:)

The marketing / escape-your-contract thing just makes me think of TLC taking so much crap for going bankrupt years ago.  I saw them on VH1 explaining it, and basically it was touring so much that killed them -- instead of saving them -- because their contract required them to pay for almost everything themselves, plus promotion, and they didn't even get to make the business decisions.  They just had to pay for it.

They really killed the stereotype of the pockets-with-holes rich artist dumbass, too.  Not only did they have a good explanation for WTF, but they explained it perfectly AND did all the math, during the interview, without referring to notes.  And it was three percent here, sixteen percent there . . . I had to take their word for it, but it sounded right.

Man, Left Eye was cute, too.  :(


My brother listens to some kind of giant amalgam of college rock stations online, and he's constantly pushing new music at me, but I'm very lazy about it.  I almost need to be raped by a new sound before I give a shit.  I'm still happy with the music I've been listening to, and I don't have money for new stuff, so you've pretty much got to blow me away just to hold my attention.  Still, I do notice that a lot of the stuff he insists I give a listen to seems to pick up steam online or in ads at Hulu, so he must be slightly ahead of that curve.

I heard Tegan and Sara on the radio the other day doing their unplugged cover of Dancing in the Dark, and that was pretty good to hear.  And rare, since I mostly listen to Classic Rock.  :shrug:

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Re: Comics
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 03:13:40 PM »
There's one Apple song that I really like that I'm surprised I like - it's all sunshine and rainbows.  Google says it's "New Soul" by Yael Naim.

Um, comics.



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Re: Comics
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 03:15:02 PM »
See if you can pick out what I use for my avatar on the Achewood forums.  Hint:

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Re: Comics
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 09:58:13 PM »
That might just be my favorite Achewood ever. :detta:
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Re: Comics
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 06:21:16 PM »
http://www.lukesurl.com/archives/1534

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Re: Comics
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2010, 11:26:08 AM »
I need this done ASAP, or whenever you can get around to it.  Tomorrow is fine.

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Re: Comics
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2010, 12:36:27 PM »
well, decided it wasn't that funny after reading more. if you're curious just google "clarissa web comic". it's pretty dark.
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