Delenda Est Carthago

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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!

19.5.05

I say it's my birthday, we're gonna have a good time

Well it's official. I'm 34. Not old, not young, not exactly middle-aged - what the hell am I?

Anyway, for my birthday, I thought I'd have another comic book giveaway contest. Yes, I'm writing about comics elsewhere, but I know at least one reader is not a comic book reader, but she LOVED Scurvy Dogs, so I'm going to tell you about my contest as well, because at least one of the things I'm giving away is for all readers, not just comic book readers.

The first book I'm giving away is Nil: A Land Beyond Belief. If you want to know what it's about, go here. It's savagely funny, beautiful to look at, and just an all-around excellent read. To win, you simply have to tell me the philosophical quote that best sums up your life. So if, like Nietzsche, you believe "Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies," then send it along. Or if your life can be summed up in the immortal words of Mr. Cobain: "With the lights out, it's less dangerous, here we are now, entertain us," well then, who's to say that's not philosophical? The best quote wins the prize!

Next, I'm giving away The Batman Chronicles, which has the first bunch of Batman comics from the 1930s in chronological order. It's a great project from DC, and I was kind of mean to it here, it was all out of L-U-V! These are truly essential comics, and come on, it's free! All you have to do is tell me why you deserve it in your most overwrought Golden Age or Silver Age language. Those people back in the 1930s-1960s sure did talk funny! Here's an example from The Batman Chronicles: "The Batman, weird figure of darkness, again prowls forth to strike another blow against crime ..." or, just as good: "Soon your Julie will be as we are - werewolves to ravish on all living men - and you shall be dead - helpless to avenge her!" If your tastes run more to early 1960s-Marvel stylings, here's something from Amazing Spider-Man #15: "Wrong, my boastful foe! They'll even hold a hunger-mad tiger - but my fists will do the rest! Wha -? Where'd you go?" Oh, that wacky Kraven! Or how about the Vulture: "Your flippancy is wasted on me, Spider-Man! You're just whistling in the dark! I know an icy fear must be gripping your heart right now!" You get the idea!

If you're interested, e-mail me you entries. You can vie for both if you want! I will accept entries until the end of the month, so you have a little less than two weeks to come up with something. Excelsior!

5 Comments:

Blogger Thomas said...

Happy birthday, Greg.

19/5/05 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Mike Loughlin said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy!

20/5/05 10:52 AM  
Blogger layne said...

Happy Day After Your Birthday!

20/5/05 2:16 PM  
Blogger Roxy said...

Do you realize that you are at the end of the 26-34 demographic?

Just thought I should point that out.

21/5/05 9:37 AM  
Blogger N said...

Happy birthday! I am the same age as you.

"What you are thinking about, you are becoming." - Muhammad Ali in "Esquire," Jan 2004

22/5/05 12:45 PM  

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