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

Homebody, Pt. 2

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Apr 14, 2004

You're the first to fly the coop, I'm the last to leave the troop

Finally, it is done. It is DONE. I swear, if I had to spend one more day on that beast, I'd snap. You'd probably start seeing footnotes and a bibliography attached to my newsposts.

I leave you today with this quote: "In the long run, we're all dead," said John Maynard Keynes. That is, John Maynard Keynes the famous ecnomist, not to be confused with Maynard James Keenan the frontman from Tool. Although, it sort of sounds like something the Tool guy would say, too.

Sam Logan

Apr 12, 2004

Call it impulsive, call it compulsive, call it insane

You know, despite all the flak frequently aimed at the big green K, there's no arguing that they have picked up some great strips lately. Skirting Danger is wonderful. It's sharply written and the artwork is probably exactly the sort that you would expect I would like. Seriously, just look at it. Isn't it good? Aren't you a better person for having seen it? It is, and you are.

After giving it the old one-month-read test, I've concluded that Sore Thumbs is good stuff too, even if the concept -- a large breasted anime girl working in a video game store -- sounds like something generated by a webcomic marketing committee. "Can you make the boobs bigger, and maybe throw some gamer humour in there?" Why yes, they could.

Sam Logan

Apr 9, 2004

It feels like somebody else's lights came on

I finally saw Bubba Hotep last night, and it was fantastic. To summarize for those who haven't heard of it, Bubba Hotep is a movie where Bruce "don't call me Ash" Campbell stars as an living, elderly Elvis and battles a zombie mummy. Naturally, I went in expecting good things and was not disappointed.

What I was not expecting was an Elvis that was a developed, three-dimensional character rather than just a one-liner-delivering caricature. Bruce Campbell's Elvis is a man burdened with regrets and frustrated about the realities of aging. It was startling to see the whole Elvis-is-still-alive bit played so straight and so compellingly, especially in what is otherwise a pretty light, goofy movie. Much like, say, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean, this is the sort of bizarre-but-brilliant performance that you really need to see to believe. Don't miss this film.

Sam Logan