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

Vignette I, Pt. 1

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Feb 13, 2006

Space monkey mafia

The new storyline is called Vignette I: "Vignette" because it is a short scene (it will be over by Friday), and "I" because it is the first of several similarly-sized stories (which will be appearing now and then throught the year).

Anyhow, next week we will be jumping back to Fuzzy's story. So if you are starving for a Fuzzy-fix, now you know how long you have to power through the cravings. But trust me, don't try to substitute with a real bear. The only thing that will be getting "fixed" there is... your wagon! Man, fix your wagon. Am I dating myself yet?

I wasted a lot of time this weekend playing this. It's pretty brutal, but if you've mastered the original Mario Bros. 3 as thoroughly as Claire has, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Sam Logan

Feb 10, 2006

Someone's shadowboxin' my house, yeah

And that, my friends, is the cap on Behind the Music. A new story kicks off on Monday. I'd hoped to accompany it with some new changes and tweaks to the website, but I don't think they'll be finished in time, so I might need to hold off for another week or two. Rats!

I just finished off the first hardcover volume of The Ultimates. I figured I should give it a try, since I've enjoyed the appearances of Nick Fury and others in Ultimate Spider-man. On the whole, I really enjoyed it! It kind of feels like 24 with Superheros... big plot twists, big action set-pieces, lots of conspiracies and doublecrosses, and a good helping of soap-opera-esque personal interaction. It also has some of the most gorgeous artwork I've ever seen in a book published by Marvel.

But the one thing that drives me nuts is all the cameos of real-life people. Mind you, I love it when they use real-life military and political leaders in the World War II flashbacks. It's the history nerd in me... the same one that lets me really enjoy The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. But cameos from current day people, especially celebrities, just drive me up the wall. It's a minor issue, but that didn't stop me from cringing everytime George Bush or Shannon Elizabeth or whoever else popped up.

Sam Logan

Feb 8, 2006

Are you safe to leave behind every anchor in your mind

Today's comic is dedicated to my good buddy -- and everyone's favourite website code-monkey -- Ashton. I don't know if he actually coined the phrase "hot piece of man candy" himself, but he was certainly the first person I ever heard using it.

Something funny has happened up here in Canada. There is a man -- a man who dislikes unelected senators. He also doesn't like MPs who switch political parties without running in bi-elections. He is our new Prime Minister, and he has just decided to round-out his cabinet with an unelected senator and an MP who has just switched political parties without running in a bielection. Here's the full story.

Now, Mr. Harper is a Conservative, and I generally am not. But that's OK! He won the election, fair and square. I respect that. And I don't expect our national politicians to only do things that I agree with. I just expect them to do what they say they are going to do. Is that so much to ask, really? Is that so naive?

Hey, stop laughing back there!

Sam Logan