August 31, 2009

I seriously, seriously love my wife.  Wouldn’t trade her for anything.

But maybe one good fling with a madgirl would have been fun! 


All love and credit to Phil and Kaja Foglio at


Drink Specials

August 7, 2008

The following drinks are taken from the I’m just Drinking website that combines web comics and cocktails. 

As I am a huge fan of web comics (see the list on the right), I thought I would include the funnier drinks that relate to my favorite comics:

Drink:McPedro (Girls With Slingshots)
From I’m Just Drinking
Unaltered Recipe Template

This drink is taken from the drink known as the Cactus Juice

Fill glass with ice. In order, pour 1 oz Tequila and 1/2 Soco Amaretto, then fill to top with Sweet & Sour Mix. Serve.

Drink: Something Positive (Something Positive)
Based on the drink called a Something Peachy. A comic was posted in reference to the drink by Randy shortly after being informed of it.

Combine 3/4 oz. Bitters, 3/4 oz. Bitters, 3/4 oz. Bitters, 3 oz. Orange Bitters and 3 oz. Gin in a tall glass over ice. Garnish with an Orange slice and Tears.

Drink:PeeJee on a Bad Night  (Something Positive)
From I’m Just Drinking
Contributed by Rom65536

Combine 1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Tequila, 1 oz Bacardi 151, 1 oz Bourbon, 1 oz Gin, 1 oz Triple Sec, 1 oz Dry Vermouth, 1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Bitters, 1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Amaretto, 1 oz Tomato Juice, and 1 oz Vodka and shake over ice. Strain into a rather large glass. Garnish with a sprig of Cilantro and a Hacksaw Blade. Drink quickly while staring longingly at the nearest homosexual man.

Drink:PVP  (PVP)
From I’m Just Drinking
Submitted by Scott Kurtz.

Also known as a First Person Shooter.

Shake 1 1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps, 1 1/2 oz. Vodka, 4 oz. Pineapple Juice, and 1 oz. Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into highball glass and serve. Must be mixed and drank by yourself (making it a “First Person Shooter”).

Back to PVP.

Drink:Jägermonster  (Girl Genius)
From I’m Just Drinking
Contributed by annechen67

This cocktail is only slightly modified from the official Jagermeister Website.

Take a cocktail shaker with ice, and add 1 oz. Jägermeister, 1 oz. Grenadine and fill the rest with Orange Juice. Shake and strain into the skull of your enemy after the first round (Dot’s how hyu know eets fresh!).

Definition of Terms

June 6, 2008

In my line of work, you learn very early on, that it is important to define your terms, before you do anything!








Nice to know that Mr. Foglio agrees.

Taken from   

Oh this just appeals this morning

January 25, 2008

This just hit the right spot this morning.  And mostly is where most of my internal errors seem to come.



The full joke is at:

Ever After

August 24, 2007

So, it’s over….

Suzanne asked me to go to the mailbox on Tuesday.  And I saw a bulky package at the bottom of the mailbox. I didn’t even curse the lazy mailman for putting it in the mailbox and not at my doorstop.  It was here.  After weeks of waiting for it to arrive in Barnes & Noble or online at Amazon. But finally, I bought it… and now it was here. The last Strangers in Paradise trade paperback

I was going to read Strangers in Paradise: Ever After very slowly.  One issue a night.  That’s how I was going to do it.  I even was going to let Suzanne finish it first (admittedly she was home/sick at the time). So, Tuedsay night I read the first one. Wednesday night I read the second one.

And last night I devoured the rest of it.  There was too much: The talk between Nikki and Francine, the reading of the will, Freddie’s redemption, fall, and redemption again, the confrontation between Francine and Brad, and the truth about… well that would be giving everything away. 

The best moment… well, not the best moment… cause that will make me seem more pervy than I am… But there was a great moment between Terry Moore (the artist) and the readers of Strangers in Paradise with an aside for horny fanboys everywhere. 

Terry has gone out of his way to make this story about love.  This love happens to be between two women, Francine and Katchoo.  And these two experience and explore every aspect of love.  Now, obviously this attaches the word LESBIAN to the book. This is fine.  Katchoo is bisexual by an outsider’s definition (that she has had sex with both men and women).  She would probably describe herself as a lesbian who loves a man: David.

But when you attach the word LESBIAN to anything aimed at a primarily male oriented audience, other words get attached to it simply by association, like lines put on a website to get noticed on a Yahoo search: YOUNG HOT LESBIAN TEENS NAKED SEX HORNY DRIPPING BOOBS THREESOME

And Terry went out of his way to not descend to that level. He avoided any overly titilaing images from his comic book, specifically nude shots. Yes the girls were occassionally in bathing suits, in underwear, and (once) stripping their clothes off in the middle of a park. But this was all for dramatic affect.  He took the high road. He could show the girls naked if he wanted.  It was a self-published comic book.  He didn’t need to answer to anyone (except maybe his wife). He went the artistic route.

Tho as an artist and a male, I’m sure that drawing the nude female form is probably very appealing.  So, in the final issues of the comic book, there’s a scene where Francine removes her clothes (reminiscent of the original mini-series) and you see her breast.  Not the outline…  Not the curve, artistically drawn.  Nope.

Full on boob shot. Breast, areola, nipple, tattoo.

Now that it’s over, over 100 issues in. Well-past the point of anyone who was following the story just to see some boobies… now he draws it. 

One final FUCK YOU to anyone who wanted to pigeonhole this story.  One final FUCK YOU to anyone who asked him for nudity in the comic book. And one final, “Hey, if there’s anyone left, who love this work AND will enjoy seeing Francine’s breasts, then here you go.” (okay, I might be reaching with that last idea).

I loved it on every level.

I will miss these characters a lot.  11 years by my reckoning.  I walked into a comic book store in 1996 (not my typical one), and picked up two series I had heard about: Strangers in Paradise (vol 3) #3 and Astro City (vol 2) #1.

And (other than when I switched from comic books to trade paperbacks), I haven’t missed an issue.  I have introduced this series to Michael, Gregg, Shari, Jaeger, and Suzanne.  And they have introduced the series to many others as well.  One day, if/when I think he’ll appreciate it, I will introduce it to my son, Zack. 

I know that Terry Moore is not leaving us, and that he plans on writing these characters in a novel form, and I would never be surprised if some day SiP makes its way onto a television series. But, regardless, I will miss these girls. 

Another Random Link

August 2, 2007

Okay, I either blocked this out of my mind, or was just a little before my time, but this is just wrong, makes Superman vs Muhammad Ali look good:

Random Comments Around Warren Ellis

August 1, 2007

Yes, I realize these small blurbs should be posted into one list of links, but I’ve gone too far to reorg it now: