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

Shopping Cart Strikes back

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Aug 27, 2003

But you can hardly swallow your fears and pain

Yes, I decided to make a follow-up to the Shopping Cart strip. I am a sick, sick person.

You might have heard that Disney, in their infinite corporate wisdom, has decided to stop making new traditionally animated movies. But if you'd like to be reminded of why this is not necessarily a bad thing, why not rent Stitch: The Movie. This 55-minute commercial for the inevitable Lilo and Stitch television series manages to mutate the franchise into a Pokemon knockoff.

In the last few years, while Disney has managed to 'produce' fantastic movies from Pixar and, more recently, Studio Ghibli, their own in-house productions have been in a total mess -- not because they were in 2D, but because they sucked. It was a complete miracle that a great movie like Lilo and Stitch made it out of the same home that produced the utter garbage that was Atlantis and Treasure Planet. Now, they've managed to ruin the only good thing they had going for them.

Disney President Michael Eisner says that American 2D-animation is dead. Well, Mike, you're right. And you killed it yourselves, your stupid bastards.

Sam Logan

Aug 25, 2003

Come on come on come on you monkeys

Well, thanks to all the reader responses to last Friday's strip, I now know more than I ever needed to know about worldwide shopping cart deposit customs. The Europeans know what I'm talking about. In Germany (I have readers in Germany?) most carts cost a Euro. Not many places in the U S of A require a deposit of any kind, but most or all American airports require two bucks to get a cart. Which leaves me asking two questions... one, who has eight quarters in their pocket, and two, why do you need a shopping cart in an airport? (Edit: Because it's a luggage cart! DUH.)

Learning about international customs is fun! It helps us all to understand one another and live in harmony. Even with those backward people with the free shopping carts. Sounds like communism to me!

In other news, the first dubbed episode of Sonic X was shown on this Saturday's Fox Box, and it didn't completely suck. Unfortunately, they changed all the music. But the old music lives on in my heart.

S! O! N! I! C! Go!

Sam Logan

Aug 22, 2003

You gotta gimme that

Edit: Well, apparently a lot of readers have never heard of a shopping cart that requires inserting a quarter in order to use it. I assumed this was true of all shopping carts everywhere. Some readers have suggested that cart deposits must be strictly a Canadian thing, but I don't think that is the case. Weird, either way.

Behold my mighty powers of suggestion!

There's a pair of webcomics I'd like to recommend to you all today. The first is Instant Classic, a comic with which many of you are already familiar, as it is both a Dayfree Press member and a fellow competitor at Top Web Comics. If you aren't already reading Brain Carroll's hillarious take on film making, you should be.

The second comic, which you probably haven't read before, is Monkey Business. Karl Wang's stupid humour (and I mean that in the best possible way) and fantastic sketchy artwork are a perfect match. Besides, I like it, so it has to be good! Right? Right? Guys?


I can't stop talking about the new Sloan album. Sloan was already one of my favourite bands, and their new disc rocks harder then anything they have ever recorded before. If you like rock music, you need this CD. Although, I guess you can't buy this album if you don't live in Canada... and for that, I feel very sorry for the rest of the world.

Sam Logan