November 16, 2007

Bouncing addendum

Just to add to Atrios' observation about this spectacular heaping portion of bullshit from CNBC, let's reprint those factiods again:


4,434 Hollywood guild writers worked full-time last year.

Average salary: $204,000

Many earned $1 million or more

Being a network devoted to finance experts, you would think they understand statistics, no? See, here's some mad L33t skillz I picked up in, oh, I don't know, fourth grade: if "many" Hollywood writers earned more than one million dollars, and the average salary is less than one million dollars, then, assuming CNBC understands math doesn't go on strike, that would mean lots of Hollywood writers would have to make a lot less than the average to balance out the amounts higher than that average, wouldn't it, you assholes?

In a related story, between myself and George Clooney, we have each boinked an average of 37 supermodels.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 2:53 PM

Comic Book Guy

The hugest problem with being a cartoonist in Washington, D.C. is that it's a city horrifically ill-supplied for cartoonists. There are two- yes, two- major art supply stores in the District, both in the downtown area. It's nearly as difficult to find a Staples or OfficeMax to get basics like mailing supplies, etc. Copy places run abundant, like it's a freakin' Kinko's nature preserve or something.

But the bigger and more visibly tragic lacking in D.C. is comic book stores. I suppose I'm spoiled from having lived in New York, but when you can't get a copy of Scott Pilgrim anywhere because the only place with graphic novels is Border's and that's just a tad too obscure for them, it sort of makes you go crazy.

So I am very, very thrilled at the opening of Fantom Comics right in Union Station today. Not only is it a brand-new comic book store, it's a brand-new comic book store a block away from my office. And a few months from now, there'll be a Staples opening two blocks from my apartment. It's almost like being a comic dork is my mainfest destiny.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:12 PM

November 15, 2007

Oh dear god this thing is two hours long

We're in the first minute of the debate, and so far Wolf Blitzer has forgotten where Edwards is supposed to stand, and Hillary Clinton is yelling at Wolf. I'm going out for a taco.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:03 PM

Blogs for Bush dump Bush

This... this really does say it all, doesn't it.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:36 AM

November 14, 2007

Shorter Ezra

Bush has fucked up every single thing imaginable, and as such when the thing he's most famous for fucking up finally looks like it's slightly less fucked up, it's only going to point out how he still fucked up everything else.

Sounds about right to me.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:59 PM


Yes, but in perspective, Oliver, we live in a region that has highways named after Jefferson Davis.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:42 AM

November 13, 2007



Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:41 PM

November 12, 2007

"Undocumented voters"

Latest comic - click here!

Yes, this was actually something people were complaining about on Lou Dobbs' show the other day. It's amazing that the next level in anger over illegal immigration would be the suggestion that masses from another country- tired and poor, perhaps I dare say huddled, are interested not only in working here and making a fair wage, but then offering their voice in the shaping of the nation to which they want to live in.

You may have noticed that I have a new book out. I am slightly dismayed at the low number of orders from people who said they would definitely plan on buying one. You should most definitely correct this immediately. Ahem.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:11 AM