Delenda Est Carthago

Why not delve into a twisted mind? Thoughts on the world, history, politics, entertainment, comics, and why all shall call me master!

Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


More links than Jimmy Dean!

Terri Schiavo, Frank Perdue, Pope John Paul II - what a week! The pope dying is weird - I saw him preach twice when I was but a lad - once at Christmas and once at Easter - and now he's dead. It doesn't signify anything, it's just weird.

Anyway, it's Sunday, and the weather is getting worse (here in Arizona, the weather gets worse in the summer), but it's still pleasant enough for me to use my new chaise lounge to sit on my porch and feel the breezes. Ah, spring in Mesa - soon it will be in the triple digits and everyone will huddle inside around their air conditioners.

Being that it's Sunday, it's time for my weekly romp around the digitalized wonder-world we call the Internet. Buckle up!

Steven Grant talks about why comics writers use rape in their books. If you're a comic-book fan, you should read his column every week. It's always good. He also has many interesting thoughts about politics, as well.

Comic Book Resources also has this interesting article about the new artist on Rex Mundi, my favorite comic book. Buy the trade paperbacks now!!!!

Paul O'Brien looks at why DC and Marvel are starting up the big crossover event again. He decides it's a good thing (but not for the reasons you might think).

I've been meaning to link to Get Your War On, which is very offensive and very funny. It's been in Rolling Stone, but if you don't subscribe, here they are. Just be forewarned: not a lot of patriotic sentiments expressed here!

The Montana legislature hates the Patriot Act. Good for you, Montana!

Mr. President, why haven't we invaded Zimbabwe yet? Aren't we supposed to be spreading democracy throughout the world? Yeah, you're on our list too, Nepal! An interesting reaction to the election by William Kristoff, even though I can't get to the whole opinion (damnable New York Times and their subscription service!).

I want this shirt. Who will buy it for me?

How does Tom Peyer find all the good stuff? This week he linked to a relatively new blog: I'm Stuck in Rehab With Pat O'Brien. Holy crap it's funny. Read while it lasts!

Peyer also links to the web page where you can Ask The White House! I came across this some other place, but Peyer also lists some of the questions that have been asked. Someone asked the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is he can salsa dance. Ladies and gentlemen, the citizens of this United States.

Peyer also links to What's on Terri Schiavo's iPod?, a Terri Schiavo blog, and another Terri Schiavo blog. Complete bad taste, and if you laugh, you're probably going to hell. I'm serious - really, really bad taste. (If you've ever seen an early Peter Jackson movie, like Meet the Feebles or Bad Taste, then you'll know what I'm talking about.)

Because I don't know how to link to specific entries on Layne's blog, scroll down to the entry for 29 March. He gives advertising taglines that are Easter-related, to show good Christians that the secularization of the holidays could be worse. Holy crap they're funny.

RJM gives us a cartoon. It's amusing.

The Watchmen movie could be IN TROUBLE! If you care (I don't - it could never be as good as the book). Raise your hand if you're surprised.

Someone played an April Fools' Joke on the Incredible Hulk. Man, what a funny blog that is.

Just when I think I spend far too much time on the Internet, someone has the time to do things like this. I wanted to laugh harder, but everyone in the house is sleeping except me! (It's 2.45 in the afternoon - Sundays ROCK!) The link is courtesy of Gordon's blog.

Laura Gjovaag links to the Top 100 April Fools' Day Hoaxes of All Time. I own the Sports Illustrated with the story about Sidd Finch. What a great story.

Ian has a long and excellent account of Grant Morrison's visit to Meltdown Comics in Hollywood (it's in two parts, so you have to scroll down for the first part). It's good reading, although I don't think Ian liked my comment about some of Morrison's lecture being, well, bullshit.

Judd Winnick explains why Jason Todd is back from the dead. I'm tired of bashing comics, but this might be dumber than killing Blue Beetle. Just ... dumb. I can't remember where I saw someone wondering why Jason has his domino mask on UNDERNEATH THE RED HOOD! I'll say it again: just ... dumb. Winnick doesn't explain it very well, by the way.

Tom Spurgeon links to an article about a guy who wants to erect a Bluto statue. As in Popeye's arch-enemy.

Just so people don't think I'm politically biased, here's The Museum of Left Wing Lunacy. It's weird - it's like it's written by a teenaged girl - lots of 'LOL's and emoticons. Strange.

Of course, I can't get too far to the right. Here's Things Republicans Believe.

Everyone heard about what happened to Pat Buchanan, right?

Tim O'Neill is a funny guy.

Jay Pinkerton has his favorite Nintendo games ever and Jack Bauer visits the psychiatrist. Funny stuff.

I forgot this last week. Via Ken Lowery, whose other entries this week are angry and funny. Read them all!

You're probably going to hell if you like this, too. This is courtesy of Kung Fu Monkey.

This is just ... sad, I suppose is the word for it. Have you bought your "Jesus Loves Me" turtleneck yet?

John Jakala links to the Amazon Archive - everything Wonder Woman!

Lunatic Verve has ONE entry, but it links to this news story. Check out the names of the children. This is a what the government should intervene on!

Michael Netzer has had a web site for a while, but now he's blogging. If you don't know who Netzer is, he's a comic book artist, and a pretty good one, but he's also ... well, insane is probably a little extreme, but he's out there. Check him out if you don't believe me!

I really can't believe this exists.

My pal Roxy sums up why we teach. A beautiful little post.

Do you need an excuse for something? Go here!

Is Viagra making men go blind?

Phew. That's a lot of stuff! But, you know, every week the stinkin' Internet gets a little bigger. I will endeavor to keep you up with it! And look - not a word about Sin City or Countdown to Infinite Crisis, although all comics bloggers have been geeked out about both of them! I'm so proud of myself!


Blogger layne said...

And here I was getting worried that you'd forgotten about DEC...great to read you at Comics Should Be Good, BTW.

3/4/05 8:57 PM  
Blogger Roxy said...

When is your birthday again? Perhaps we'll have to buy you the shirt...

4/4/05 1:40 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Layne: Thank you, sir - always nice to be appreciated.

My birthday is 19 May, Roxy! Sheesh - right after yours, you know!

4/4/05 3:14 PM  
Blogger N said...

Great stuff as usual!

4/4/05 6:01 PM  
Blogger Roxy said...

i knew it was right around mine...

5/4/05 9:42 PM  

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