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

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Mar 14, 2005

You have loads of songs, so many songs



Man, today's comic is terrible. It's a total rip-off of little-known 1960s cartoonist Floyd Anderson, whom I discovered during my years working at a quaint used book store in southern Oregon. I guess the "fuzzy" in "Sam and Fuzzy" refers to how fuzzy Sam Logan's vision was when he drew this, because if he thought anyone would laugh at today's comic, he must have been drunk out of his mind.



edit: Guys, I was only kidding! I don't actually think today's comic is terrible. I'm glad you didn't either, but you don't need to email to convince me. :)


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of listening to a rough mix of the upcoming Reel Big Fish album, "We're Not Happy 'Til You're Happy." I'm really excited because -- with the exception of three really dull songs in the album's second half -- this disc is the Fish at their very best. They even delve into a more traditional ska and two-tone sound on a couple of tracks: a choice that is only slightly less surprising than how incredibly well they pull it off. But the highlight is definitely the cover of the incredibly appropriate Morrissey song "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful," which has be retrofitted slightly to echo the band's own experiences. Gwen will probably be pissed.



Sam Logan


Mar 11, 2005

One pair of matching bookends



If you are new and confused, today's comic picks up where this one left off. For the record, I, unlike Jackson, have no doubt that working robotic artificial hands and limbs would unequivocally be a good thing. But then, I don't feel the need to prance around in a suit and ski mask, either. Clearly we are from two different worlds.



And that's really all I have to say for now. I'm not in the habit of using this site as a whiney personal blog, so let's just leave it at saying that I hope next week will be less stupid than this one was. It won't be very hard. Let's do it together, team!



Sam Logan


Mar 9, 2005

A generic rage



So, earlier today I was reading the text description of the just announced Shadow the Hedgehog game. And though the concept of a game starring Sonic's most fearsome pallette swap made me a little weary -- especially one that takes place in the "darker side of Sonic's universe" and features "Shadow packing some heat" -- I tried to keep an open mind. I mean, how bad could it be?



Then I saw the trailer.



So yeah, pretty bad. Comically bad.



Now, these kind of changes are never going to please everyone. For example, some hated the shift from the wacky, all-ages platformer Jak and Daxter to the darker, more mature, more weapons-oriented Jak II. But even if you thought it was a move in the wrong direction, at least it was done competently. The style and tone and art direction and character design were all altered from the original Jak and Daxter to fit the more "mature" motif.



But this Shadow game is another story. It looks like they took Sonic Heroes -- which itself is the kiddiest-looking Sonic game ever -- and shoved in some guns. They aren't even cartoony or science-fictiony guns: they're oversized replicas of actual weapons. That's right, this time around, that wacky Shadow is packing a bloody uzi.



I'm not offended, I'm just astounded. My brain does not even know how to interpret this information. This isn't a mature Jak II-styled evolution, or even an X-TREME Loonatics-esque update. It's Mickey Mouse with firearms.



Sam Logan