November 29, 2007

Holy crap

You guys are actually bidding on the damn thing.

I love at least three of you. Keep it up, everyone!

Update: I just woke up on Friday morning and the bidding has broken $350. I refuse to believe that actually happened.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:25 AM

November 28, 2007

Republican debate

Just saw Chuck Norris sitting in the audience.

That's it; I'm done.

Update: Okay, I was kind of being sarcastic before, but I actually did just turn off the debate after guitar guy passed the 45-second mark. Pains me to say it, but Mitt Romney was 100% right. This is embarrassing and uncomfortable to watch. I really hope both parties are smart enough to never let YouTube do this again.

Oh, and these guys really, really hate Mexicans, don't they.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:08 PM

God bless the internet

Greenpeace is having an online vote to name a whale to raise awareness about their species. The list of over thirty names includes 29 poetic and eloquent monikers, for example "Anahi - means 'immortal' in Persian," "Jacques - named for Jacques Cousteau," "Shanti - means 'peace' in Hindi," and "Madiba - the honourary traditional title bestowed upon Nelson Mandela."

The 30th name you can vote for is Mister Splashy Pants.



I gather the majority of this site's readers are smart enough to know that clicking the link is totally unneccesary, but if simply for the sake of principle, you can see which name is currently winning with 72% of a 30-way vote here.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:23 PM

Simple shifts in rhetoric liberals are aparently too stupid to ever use, pt. four billion

This isn't really a hard one. Just ask the question that way:

Do you, pro-torture politician, think the Japanese army was justified in waterboarding American soldiers during World War II?

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:33 AM

November 27, 2007

Some Guy With a giving streak

A few of you hopefully remember the strip I did back in April called Internet Argument. I guess it hit home for a lot of Intarweb people because it got linked to on MetaFilter, Slashdot, Fark, and a whole bunch of other places. In terms of internet traffic, it's the most popular cartoon I've ever done. It also has an appeal to a lot of readers beyond the folks who just want the political stuff.

The reason I'm mentioning all this isn't to brag, but to hype up the value of the cartoon since the original is now being auctioned off on eBay for charity.

I am making absolutely no money on this sale- in fact, I'm taking a hit on it since I'm springing for the shipping myself- so don't think this has anything to do with me wanting some money. I mean, I do, but in this particular case I'd like all the money possible to go to some sick kids. Every single cent earned from this auction goes right to Child's Play, which if you aren't aware of yet is an amazing organization created by Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.

If I set it up right, you have until next Friday to shell out all your money and then some for the artwork. There's an undisclosed reserve, but I'm starting the bidding at 75 bucks, which is about half the minimum rate I've charged for original art. This is definitely a lot more than the standard prices for my books and prints, but of course original art is one of a kind and also I suppose it's been a good sixty seconds or so and I should again remind you that your money will be buying toys for sick children.

I usually close every new comic post with a mention to buy some crap. Well, crap. Buy this. You've got till next Friday and I really hope there can be some kind of bidding war. That's actually 50-50 between raising money for sick kids and generally just not looking bad.

Give till it hurts, folks. Don't think for a moment I'm going to stop mentioning this until you do.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:47 PM

Strom Romney

It's been so long since we've had a segregationist running for president, hasn't it?

Oh, to be be back in the heady days of, well, let's say 1984 to what I assume was right up to the second before Romney said something like this, when saying something like this automatically meant you couldn't run for president anymore.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:52 AM

November 26, 2007

"Conspiracy 2008"

Latest comic - click here!

This week's installment is dedicated to yet another rumor over the weekend that Mike Bloomberg might run for president, and all the media pundits that are so desperate to fill a 24-hour news cycle that they'll keep pushing every speculative plausibility for the purpose of keeping the story about how they have no idea what will happen in the election interesting.

Sometime in the next few days, I'll be putting the original art for the "Internet Argument" strip up on eBay, with all proceeds going to the Child's Play charity. I decided on that one because it's one of the (and in terms of traffic, the) most popular cartoons I ever did and also has the appeal for non-fans that will (hopefully) bring more potential bidders. Stay tuned.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:01 AM