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

Roadies, Pt. 4

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Feb 27, 2006

Postcards from Hell

There is a new Zebrahead album -- albiet one that is only available in Japan, where the American band is astoundingly popular. This is their first album to feature their new lead singer. I think they picked him because he sounds almost exactly like their old lead singer. Does that happen a lot in the music industry? I suppose it makes sense, but it just seems like bad manners to me! It's one step above replacing your singer with a robot that does impressions.

Do you like Pokemon? Claire is looking to sell off her massive pile of American and Japanese Pokemon games. As for me, I fully endorse any activity that removes Pokemon-related products from our home, so I figured I'd mention it here. You can check out this forum thread for all the details.

Actually, now is a good time to check out the forum in general. We've just added a bunch of new sub-sections, and are doing our best to make it a friendly, welcoming place to post about extremely important internet topics like punctuation, 80's cartoon shows, and mind-numbing amature flash animations.

Sam Logan

Feb 24, 2006

EDIT: Wow, I totally spelled "Noosehead" wrong in the last panel of today's strip. Exciting times, publishing on the intertron without an editor!

Fixing this is going to require editing the actual artwork, so it's going to have to wait until tonight. In the meantime, please imagine that I know how to spell.

Knowing is half the battle

Do children's shows still have segments like these?

When I was a kid, about one in four cartoons would end with something like "Noosehead Says." I guess it made sense with shows like Care Bears, but on most programs these educational moments seemed totally out-of-place and bizarre. Your favourite characters would spend a good 20 minutes trying to convince you to purchase their ancillary toy line, and then about 30 seconds teaching you about handgun safety or used drug needles. It demonstrated a very interesting balance of priorities.

My favourite was the segment at the end of Sailor Moon. Since the original Japanese show did not have these educational tidbits at the end, they had to assemble them by cutting and pasting random footage from throughout the series. I wonder who got paid to scour through the Sailor Moon archives, searching for that one video clip that best said "watch out for child molesters."

(Also, if you were an 11-year-old who'd never seen anime before, you'd have watched Sailor Moon too so shut up!)

Sam Logan

Feb 22, 2006

At feet no longer there

In my few free hours I'm slowly tinkering away at the new website layout. I've always rather liked this one, so I'm being especially picky about what I choose to replace it with.

I'm doing this mainly for structural desires, rather than visual ones, so you don't need to worry about me adding rainbow colours or animated GIFS or anything. The new website will be in keeping with the visual "style" that I've got going now, but with some new elements added and some old elements shuffled around a bit.

It should be pretty neat. I just wish I knew when the heck I'd get it done!

I really couldn't help but notice that, when I mentioned my book in a rant last week, it resulted in a massive sales spike. Thanks, guys! I'll do my best not to abuse this newfound power.

Book book book book book book!

Sam Logan