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I’ve got a whole hell of a lot on my mind this morning, especially with the knowledge that there is only one page left for Quick Step so I just want to hit on some key things I’m thinking about:
- You want a good example of truth and spectacle in my mind? HBO’s Rome has been wonderful and rewarding to those who have stuck through it. It started slow and deliberate, detailing the political strife of the time, but last week… oh man. What a pay off! If we had been dealing with human nature’s reactions to power as a truth, we got a tremendous amount of spectacle last week. I won’t spoil it for you, but Kung Fu Monkey has a good reaction to one of the most bad ass scenes I’ve seen on television. The Thirteen!!!!! That is just gold.
- David Burn, big timey blogger extraordinare of Ad Pulp (in partnership with Shawn Hartley) was kind enough to link to me and promote Golden Boy after I did a header graphic for his music site, LeftoverCheese.com.
- I’ll write a more detailed review later, but I discovered DC’s entry into the value-priced black & white comic volumes yesterday – Showcase. These are supposed to be like Marvel’s Essential volumes, reprinting large runs of classic comics in black & white books (about 500 pages worth of material). I picked up the Green Lantern book for 10 bucks. Not only is the Gil Kane art amazing, but the actual quality of the book is phenomenal. The paper is thicker and brighter, the art has been cleaned up and reprinted wonderfully in even, black ink, and the whole package stands heads above the Essential volumes in my mind. There is nothing “cheap” about this book – just exceptional value. It is a beautiful book. Christian picked up the Jonah Hex volume yesterday – I hope he chimes in here.
- The Thirteeeeeeen!!!
- I discovered that there is a blog devoted entirely to Omaha’s Dundee area, and they liked my drinking scotch post enough to link to it. My last name is wrong, but it is a hard last name. For those not in the know, Dundee has a bar named the Dundee Dell, which has one of the largest scotch selections in North America, I’m told. It is also the bar I based “The Final Round” off of in Golden Boy
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