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

House of Cards, Pt. 18

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Sep 15, 2006


Tada! This is a good place in the story to take a pause, right? I think maybe starting on Monday I'll launch a tangental 8-week storyline about vegetable steaming.

In other news... Metroid Prime 3. Watching the video walkthrough of the new level Nintendo showed off yesterday has got me seriously excited about this game. (Which is admittedly easy to do, given how much I love the Prime series.) If this sucker was still a launch title, I might have broken my anti-early-adopter rule and bought a Wii on day one.

The other thing that might have convinced me is if Nintendo built one of these into the remote.

Sam Logan

Sep 13, 2006


Today's comic is the 666th Sam and Fuzzy website update ever! Creepy, huh?

I wish bands that I like would stop offering "exclusive bonus tracks" as rewards for downloading their entire albums on iTunes. Count me among the prehistoric listeners who still like to buy their music on plastic discs. It always bums me out when I have to miss out on an extra song because I'd rather buy a CD than a bunch of lower quality, DRM-crippled computer files.

If you could buy the bonus tracks individually, it wouldn't be a problem. But because they are "exclusively available" to folks who bought the entire albums on iTunes, all us CD buyers can't get them unless we feel like buying the entire album over again in download format. (Or pirating them. Arr!)

This didn't turn into a pet peeve for me until I found out it was happening with both the new Sloan and Barenaked Ladies albums. But now, now I am officially grumpy about it. I think I'm ready to become a crotchety old man who complains about the latest media formats and uses words like "newfangled."

Sam Logan

Sep 11, 2006


Orneryboy has been doing some really slick things with animation lately. Mixing animation and comics, much like mixing website navigation and Flash interfaces, is one of those things that almost always results in disaster... but as usual, Michael has exercised restraint and come up with something seemless that really complements what he is doing. It certainly outclasses those creepy blinking people in the online version of For Better or For Worse.

Man, those blinking people give me the creeps.

Sam Logan