Archive for November, 2006

Songs I Couldn’t Get out of My Head in 2006

faked by Thursday, November 30th, 2006


Sub-Par in the 90’s (“You and Your Memory”).

faked by Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Lyrics by J. Darnielle.

Update! Somehow I missed this extraordinary post by Kicker of Elves about the wonders of songwriting—”The Region Where the Air Is Music.” If you want to know about the origins of one of my favorite songs, “U.V.A.,” it’s must reading. I’ve struggled for a couple years to try and write about why I love KoE’s music. Here’s a boot I drew and named for one of his songs to tide you over until I do.

Also of note: the irrepressible Karen Healey on the new “Minx” line of comics from DC.

FURTHA UPDATE: if you make the best stab at what “Sub-Par in the 90’s” “means”—referencing at least four components in the picture—I’ll send it to you, framed, as an early Xmas prize. Take a shot in the comments!

Ephemera 12.27.06.

faked by Monday, November 27th, 2006

Annnnd . . . welcome back! This post is for you if you, like me, spent most of Saturday huddled around a radio, sipping delicious corn chowder, and gulping Mad Dog 20/20 “Purple Rain” in order to stave off the bitter taste of defeat. Here we go!

“Of or relating to mirrors and reflected images.” (The Delicate Cycle Is Coming!).

faked by Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

In the glorious, end days of catoptric, the lovely and nefarious Jaxxie Glam put together a banner logo that may never have actually seen the light of day:

Three in Haste: Errol Flynn, the Sandman, and why our Thanksgiving will be better than yours.

faked by Thursday, November 16th, 2006


The Essential Professor Fury: 2006 Edition.

faked by Thursday, November 16th, 2006

I’m often at parties, parties where there are a lot of girls who want to make out with me, and I am inevitably asked this question: “dude, how hot is Professor Fury in real life?”

And the answer is “Rowdy Roddy Piper hot.”

Don’t Use Me Endlessly: Failed Art Pt. LMXIII.

faked by Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

I spent all day yesterday bowling and playing pool and just generally pouring as much beer in my mouth as I could, and today I was off and wanted to scare up a few decent Polaroids. Nothing turned out good, but I always love driving around and Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio was on the XM and that’s good enough for me.

Part of it, I must admit, is the fact that I love the idea of having something new to post.

“Give Me A Jumpstart” (Mix Eiffel, 11.09.06).

faked by Friday, November 10th, 2006



Gloria in excelsis deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis (November 7-8, 2006).

faked by Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

In 1992 I wanted so badly to vote for William Jefferson Clinton but my eighteenth birthday was still four months away. Alabama won the National Championship and I hurdled the Alabama border at sunset in a midnight blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, taking Mississippi as my home.

Gloria in excelsis deo,
et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis


“America is a piece of trash!”

faked by Monday, November 6th, 2006

Strong words! Who said them, and why? The answer may surprise you . . .