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!

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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!

7.10.07

Horrible self-indulgence, Year Three

Yes, it's the end of my third year of blogging, so what better way to celebrate than with my annual trip through the past year of posts. I hope you'll forgive me for such awful navel-gazing. If you happened to miss anything I wrote over the past year, well, I forgive you, but here's your chance to catch up. Enjoy!

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT.

Our Halloween decorations get stolen.
The strange tale of the Goldfish Crackers.
Checking out what the Jehovah's Witnesses give out.
Halloween pictures!
Books we bought at the book sale.
Why I live in a horror movie.
The death of our cat, Smokey.
A sign of the Apocalypse.
I thought I had won, but I was sadly mistaken.
My sleep study.
Whose toes are these?
My weird wife.

THE WORLD AROUND US.

Yet another reason I don't read the newspapers.
Newt Gingrich is not a hypocrite!
Worst news story ever.
Things that angry up my blood.
People who better hope I never become dictator.
The Iraqis will just wait us out.
The pope is awesome.
The Virgin Mary appears in Minersville, Pennsylvania.

WHAT I'VE BEEN READING.

The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker.
Damascus Gate by Robert Stone.
Spanking the Donkey by Matt Taibbi.
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.
Dry Heat by Jon Talton.
Perfect From Now On by John Sellers.
The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs by Bill Jenkinson.
The Colony by John Tayman.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.
Crusader Nation by David Traxel.
Gettysburg by Noah Andre Trudeau.

TOP TEN LISTS.

My favorite junk foods.
My favorite cities.
My favorite cartoons.
My favorite guilty pleasures.

LINKBLOGGING.

Green Lantern meets Freddie Mercury, Bush as Sauron, rock album covers, Jesus bandages, and unintentionally sexual video games.
Odd news.
Strange maps.
Stuff on YouTube.
The bridges of Portland, the befuddled Swiss army, plots to overthrow the government, and Korean baseball brawls.

PICTURE DAY.

Pictures in artsy black-and-white!
Cruising on the Willamette.
Our Caribbean vacation - Grenada.
Our Caribbean vacation - the cruise.
Our Caribbean vacation - the Venezuelan hinterland.
Our Caribbean vacation - relaxing.
Our Caribbean vacation - the most disturbing photograph EVER!!!!
Nice pictures of Portland.
Autumn in the Northwest.
Going back to Pennsylvania.
A visit to my sister in Virginia.
Northern Arizona.

POP CULTURE.

How they made Lost better.
Noodlin' with chicks!
If Prince had any balls.
Worst lyrics ever!
Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?
Peyton Manning on Saturday Night Live.
How Bono comes up with lyrics.
Choose that album!
Bill O'Reilly goes postal.
Television finales.
Great albums by short-lived bands.
Worst tattoo ever?

THE WOMEN OF JERRY.

Part One, the pilot.
Part Two, season one.
Part Three, season two.
Part Four, season three.
Part Five, season four.
Part Six, season five.
Part Seven, season six.
Part Eight, season seven.
Part Nine, season eight.
Part Ten, season nine.

RANDOM HISTORICAL STUFF.

Nevada's land grab.

GREAT SONGS, ACCORDING TO ME.

Part 25, "House" to "I Am The City."
Part 26, "I Better Be Quiet Now" to "I Remember You."
Part 27, "I Shatter" to "If My Heart Were A Ball It Would Roll Uphill."
Part 28, "I'm A Mother" to "In The New Age."
Part 29, "In My Life Today" to "Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance To Anything)."
Part 30, "Interior Lulu" to "Jerusalem."
Part 31, "Jerusalem" to "King."
Part 32, "Kiss" to "The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance.
Part 33, "The Last Mile" to "Like It Or Not."

OUR ADVENTURES IN EGYPT.

Part One.
Part Two.
Part Three.
Part Four.
Part Five.
Part Six.
Part Seven.
Part Eight.
Part Nine.

COMIC BOOK REVIEWS - INTO THE BACK ISSUE BOX.

Power Man and Iron Fist #112.
Eternal Warrior #40.
Untamed #1.
Egypt #6.
Suspira #4.
Green Lantern #138.
Cyberforce #1.
Azrael #30.
P. Craig Russell's Night Music #1.
The Green Hornet #8.
Star Wars #83.
The Terminator: The Enemy Within #1.
Darkhawk #15.
She-Hulk #58.
Ghost Rider #23.
Supreme #51.
Crimson Dreams #10.
The Secret Defenders #9.
Demonslayer #2.
Cable #40.
Thunderbolts #22.
Justice League of America #240.
Action Comics Weekly #639.
Superman Adventures #36.
Daredevil #223.
Hawkman #22.
'Mazing Man #12.
Ragman #4.
Web of Spider-Man #22.
Objective Five #3.
Witchblade #86.

COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.

Batman Chronicles volume 2.
Rock Bottom and Seven Sons.
Bosnian Flat Dog, Content #2, and Vatican City, Las Vegas.
Agnes Quill, Ed's Terrestrials, and The Dreamland Chronicles.
Fun Home and Stagger Lee.
First Moon, Blessed Thistle, Red Eye, Black Eye, Para, and Borderline.
Giant Robot Warriors, Hip Flask: Concrete Jungle, Sore Thumbs, It Rhymes With Lust, and Solstice.
Alice in Sunderland and Elk's Run.
The Last Sane Cowboy and Other Stories, Pulpo, Worry Doll, Rocketo, and The Salon.
An Endorsement of Smoking, Mail Order Ninja, Polly and the Pirates, Mouse Guard, Wormwood: Gentlemen Corpse, The Professor's Daughter, Three Strikes, Less Than Heroes, In Dublin City, The Homeless Channel, The Black Diamond Detective Agency, and Exit Wounds.
Justice League of America #10 (man, I love this post and the response it got).
The Vesuvius Club, Cowboys & Aliens, Silverfish, Black Cherry, Crécy, and Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened.
Yesterday's Tomorrows, The Last Call, Narcoleptic Sunday, The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo, and Super Spy.

CONVENTION NEWS.

The Phoenix Comic Book Convention.
The San Diego Comic Book Convention.

COMIC BOOK THOUGHTS.

Two fading titans - baseball and comic books.
Why Fun Home is overrated.
How do we choose the comics we read?
Comics you bought after they jumped the shark.
Comics were better in the Seventies!
Or were they?
The death of the postmodern superhero.
How Civil War could have worked.
The annoying puritanical attitude of Americans.
A rather lame defense of Michael Turner.
Why I'm not the biggest fan of Darwyn Cooke's version of The Spirit.
The thrill of the hunt.
The Golden Age of Comics.
Galactus is suave.
Dazzler: ahead of its time?
Dialogue and narration from All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder #7.

31 DAYS OF SEVEN SOLDIERS.

31 Days of Seven Soldiers category.

COMICS YOU SHOULD OWN.

Dreadstar #41-64 by Peter David and Angel Medina.
Elektra Assassin by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Elementals #1-5 by Bill Willingham.
Enigma by Peter Milligan and Duncan Fregredo.
The Extremist by Peter Milligan and Ted McKeever.
Fantastic Four #347-349 by Walt Simonson and Art Adams.
Firestorm #58-100 by John Ostrander.
Flex Mentallo by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.
Four Women by Sam Kieth.
From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell.

Man, that's a lot of writing. I wonder who's been raising the kids all this time? Certainly not me!

I'd like to thank my vast legion of readers. I'm sure I have at least 10 regular readers, and I do appreciate them. I've been wondering about keeping up with the blog, because I feel a bit burned out recently. I ought to update my daughters' blog a lot more - they are growing very fast, as kids do, and I often miss some things that they do because I'm busy blogging about football or comics. I'd like to continue, because I know some people like reading this, but we'll see. Does anyone want to give me a pep talk?

Either way, I'm pretty happy about blogging for three years. It's been a lot of fun, and I've got to "meet" some interesting people. Thanks for reading!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Roger Green said...

Happy blogiversary. Quite impressive naval gazing you're doing. Actually, AMAZING navel-gazing!

7/10/07 3:27 PM  
Blogger Chance said...

I'm not much for pep talks, but I hope you'll keep on blogging. Maybe you could integrate more daughter blogging into this site. Anyway, it is an impressive body of writing, something to be proud of.

8/10/07 8:52 AM  
Blogger layne said...

Here's to - at least - three more years!

9/10/07 11:41 AM  

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