Monthly Archives: January 2009

The post time on this post is on Tuesday PT, just before midnight. I say that counts. Even if it actually goes up at 2 AM.

So I don’t have the results of the Golden Bowl, or the final college football rankings, and the NFL Lineal Title hasn’t been updated, neither has the college title really, and the webcomic post is going to be delayed until at LEAST tomorrow (Wednesday), and I should come clean and figure out the reason all […]

Examining the Democratic Platform Part VIII: “Renewing the American Community” Part II: Micro-Level Issues

This is continued from Parts I-VII of my examination of the Democratic Platform. “Firearms”: Ah, now this is a touchstone issue: is the Second Amendment unassailable, or can we restrict firearm purchases to help keep them out of the hands of criminals and children? We recognize that the right to bear arms is an important […]

Examining the Democratic Platform Part VII: “Renewing the American Community” Part I: Macro-Level Issues

This is continued from Parts I-VI of my examination of the Democratic Platform. It’s been a long time since the last part in this series, hasn’t it? For anyone wondering what to expect from the new Administration, on the eve of the Inauguration. To see the rest of the series, click on the Democratic Platform […]

And don’t forget, Sandsday Mail Call next week!

There’s a story behind today’s strip, and it has nothing to do with Patrick McGoohan. When I did a Gary Gygax tribute last year, I told myself that when other sufficiently geeky notable figures (or sufficiently notable figures period) died, I would do similar tributes to them. I did that to reassure myself, because even […]

Part of the reason I’m making this post is for the same reason as yesterday’s IWC post.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized crash landing.) So the latest “Ethan McManus: Space Archaeologist” storyline is finally over, and I’ve gone back and read through the whole thing. In light of recent events in the main story line, Ethan’s characterization in this story is rather interesting. First of all, the decisions made by the CAD […]

No comment on Darths and Droids finishing Episode One.

(From Irregular Webcomic! Click for full-sized better things to do.)Getting this out of the way so I don’t have to worry about making sure I get a post out for the rest of the day… So after about a week of whiteness fading to blueness fading to redness fading to blackness, the entire sequence led […]

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

I can’t understand this at all.

A note on webcomics popularity as it relates to Da Blog

Extracted from today’s Fey Winds review, as the review was maybe twice the size of any of my other reviews, half of it was about Buzzcomix, and this part in particular was off-point. I have started to develop a theory that there are three basic tiers of webcomic popularity. Tier 1 comics are generally the […]

Seriously, why do so many comics I encounter have no RSS feeds? Even the venerable User Friendly and Sluggy Freelance have no RSS feeds!

(From Fey Winds. Click for full-sized tree hex of knowledge, apparently.) I have said in the past that I do not review comics that are neither popular nor good, because they do not deserve the attention. So I’m willing to savage a webcomic if I deem it popular enough that people need to be warded away […]

A more optimistic view of Obama’s term and our future

I think I depressed myself with my predictions for Obama’s future and the future of the nation. So I want to use this space to present a more optimistic vision – a realistic optimistic vision, mind you. Obama pulls the military out of Iraq before a year’s time expires… and into Iran, which swiftly becomes […]