SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

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Jun 4, 2004

I might not be the flashiest dresser in the room



The Three Ninjas shirts have gained a sufficiently substatial lead in sales for me to declare them the winner of the Mighty Ninja Shirt Battle. That makes today the last day that the Ninja Van t-shirt will be available for purchase. Today is also the last day for ordering babydoll ts and hoodies in either design. I will miss them all dearly. And so will you if you don't buy one in the next 24 hours. PRESSURE PRESSURE OMG



I was pleasantly surprised by Sonic Advance 3, especially after the two definitively mediocre games that preceeded it. While the third game still has a few too many bottomless pits, hidden spikes and other cheap deaths, the level design is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors. The stages are (mostly) memorable and cleverly designed, and at their best, actually approach the quality of the original Genesis games. Sonic Advance 3 is still worse than those classics, but it comes closer to replicating their successes than any handheld Sonic game ever has before. It's good stuff.



Sam Logan


Jun 2, 2004

America loves Gir



My Invader Zim DVD arrived in the mail on Monday, and I'm really enjoying it. Of course, I've seen these cartoons a million times already, but it's worth it just for the DVD quality picture and sound. Not to mention the extremely entertaining audio commentary tracks from the creators, which -- despite some pretty heavy editing -- are still full of jaded jabs at Nickelodeon for censoring (and eventually cancelling) the show.



It's amazing to hear just how bitter creator Johnen Vasquez really is about the entire process, but I sure as hell don't blame him. It must be tough to move from the self-directed world of independent comic publishing to non-stop compromises of network television. I know I would certainly have problems with it.



Sam Logan


May 31, 2004

Here come the bombs


Yes, paycheque, not paycheck. It's the wacky Canadian (and British) way. This might make you wonder why then the name Jack is only Jacques in French, but hopefully it doesn't.



I'm honestly not sure which of the two Ninja Mafia shirt designs is in the lead right now. It's been awhile since I last went through all the orders and counted the numbers for each. But last time I checked, the two designs were pretty close -- Three Ninjas was in the lead by only three or four shirts. If I had to bet money, I'd guess that the quirky Ninja Van shirt will be the one coming in second, but you never know!



Sam Logan