Monthly Archives: August 2011

You know, I wouldn’t count out his chances of succeeding, at least in the short term. Maybe even as far as becoming a Planet of the Apes parody.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized revenge.) So Ted’s plot isn’t world domination. Instead, he remains what he was from the start: a version of the Linux penguin. This story arc continues to be reminiscent of the early days of Ctrl+Alt+Del, right down to looking to involve versions of real-life high-profile figures being invaded by the […]

It’s like a big ball of timey… wimey… stuff.

(From Irregular Webcomic: Shakespeare. Click for full-sized command of the English language.) Okay, I am officially lost as to how these time shenanigans work. The only way I can make sense of Shakespeare’s nervousness in the third panel, and make the punchline not a complete non-sequitur, is to come to the conclusion that once the […]

How to really revitalize the DC Universe

You know what the saddest part of DC’s “New 52” “soft reboot” (apparently they’re calling it that now, apparently out of a realization of just how reboot-like it is) is? A hard reboot isn’t really that bad an idea. I can understand why they don’t want to do it. Aside from alienating existing fans, they […]

As for why I didn’t post this on Wednesday? Distractions. I’d really rather not talk about it. Suffice to say, Homestuck is sucking me in even when it’s on hiatus.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized conveniences.) Oh, I’ve been really remiss in not talking about the current storyline in Ctrl+Alt+Del. After wrapping up the surprisingly fast and ultimately fruitless KOTOR storyline, Tim Buckley rather abruptly shifted gears to Ethan’s attempt to figure out just what Scott was working on in that locked room. Until the cliffhanger […]

Yes, I know I’m using “nonplussed” wrong, and I don’t care.

(From Irregular Webcomic! Click for full-sized timeline refugees.) What I find exceedingly interesting about this comic, and what makes it the biggest development in the Irregular Crisis in months, is the first panel. There is plenty wonky about the alternate 1940 that most of the IWC cast has been sucked into, but Mercutio mentions none […]

The most recent flash took a disturbingly long time to load the first time. How long will EOA take?

(From MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck. Click for full-sized scrapbook.) I’m surrendering. I’m still not as heavily invested in Homestuck as I am in The Order of the Stick and I still have numerous issues with it, but I’ve become just as anal about it (partly because, while OOTS is updating now, it’s still very slow), […]

Cleanup on aisle UFC

Because I don’t want to roll this up into a much longer NFL post… I posed the question as to who would control the UFC’s broadcasts on Fox as “Gus Johnson or Mike Goldberg?” The answer might be both: because of the sheer volume of UFC programming on Fox and FX, the UFC is thinking […]

The UFC’s new TV deal and its impact

(Note: Upon further review, Conference USA reached its agreement with Fox on January 5th, while the Comcast-NBC merger, which I take as the start point of the wars, wasn’t approved until the 18th. The scoreboard at the bottom of this post counts both MLS and IndyCar.) This was shaping to be the most critical period, […]

I really don’t like what I’ve seen of the actual Garfield strips post-Liz hookup. Is she even the same character?

(From Square Root of Minus Garfield. Click for full-sized ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.) I’m honestly not sure how much I still like Square Root of Minus Garfield. The comic really doesn’t read particularly well in an archive binge and is at best tolerable read one-at-a-time, and the exclusion of the annotation in the RSS feed (something you can’t […]

The latest in the sports television wars

Two pieces of news broke Wednesday in the sports TV wars: NBC picking up MLS doesn’t mean much for NBC/Comcast, given how low MLS is on the totem pole, but it is very good news for MLS. It wasn’t that long ago that no one would have ever said that about a move to Versus, […]