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

Contribution, Pt. 3

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Aug 27, 2004

Ran out of time, running my mouth, ran up a tab

I'm going to be away from my email for most of the next three days. Now, considering how long I usually take to answer my emails anyhow, this won't make much difference to most of you. But it does mean that I won't be able to respond to any bizness inquiries, so if you have any questions or concerns about Skull Panda swag, I won't be able to get back to you until Monday.

Ben Folds has finally released the third in his trilogy of EPs. It's only available online, but you can snatch it either in disc form from his site or in mp3 form from iTunes. I'm really enjoying it, particularly the update of Kalamazoo, but with only three original songs and two novelty covers, it's not as hearty an effort as the previous disc. All the same, you probably won't want to miss the ridiculous cover of The Darkness' "Get Your Hands Off My Woman." And you thought Shatner's "Common People" was weird...

Sam Logan

Aug 25, 2004

I whisper through my doughnut

Today's update comes a couple of hours late because I was over at Ashton's place with some friends, watching Hidalgo. It was pretty good, but it suffered from one major problem: people didn't say "Hidalgo" enough. A name like that is a gift from cinematic heaven, and must be spoken frequently, following a dramatic pause, in a solemn whisper and with a rolled hispanic "aahhhllll" sound. For example, the movie should totally have started like this:

Narrator: "Let me tell you a story about a man. A story about a man and his horse. A horse named... Hidalgo."

Similarly, it should have ended like this:

Impressed Lady: "Wow, I can't believe you won the race!"

Horse Guy: "Yes, I have. But I could never have done it without my horse. My horse named... Hidalgo."

In other news, the Skull Panda shirts are doing even better than I expected! I'm really glad you all are getting such a kick out of the character. I'm working on a Skull Panda wallpaper as we speak to celebrate. It's not ready for today's update, unfortunately, but then, I'm not the quickest fellow around. Not nearly as quick as, say, a horse!

Sam Logan

PS: A horse named HIDALGO.

Aug 23, 2004

Passing the time with a game of Solitare

A new storyline begins! Fuzzy fans are definitely going to enjoy this one.

I just finished watching the original Manchurian Candidate on DVD a few hours ago. Long, long, LONG-time readers of Sam and Fuzzy might remember that I posted about the film right after I had first seen it, back in the early days of the site. To make a long story short, it's still good, and I recommend it highly. I suppose sooner or later I will have to see this remake with Denzel Washington. I was wary of it earlier -- it's so hard to "update" a film that is such a product of its times. But I've been hearing that they did a decent job, so I'll give it a shot!

Skull Panda shirts are finally on sale. Thank you all for being so patient... I really needed to take that extra time to make sure the designs were just right.

Sam Logan