October 31, 2009

"They only wanted black people"

How to lose all respect for America's Most Wanted in a single blog post.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:28 AM

October 30, 2009

Spy vs. Spy vs. Alien vs. Predator

Comic Strip Mashups officially makes my day. That is all.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:47 PM

Battered Spouse Syndrome

I held out on doing a cartoon that depicted Harry Reid as the abused spouse of Joe Lieberman, because, to be honest, the analogy was extreme even for my tastes. But I'm really unsure as to what other type of rationale top-tier Democrats can make for someone who clearly wants nothing more than to have his name in the papers by flaunting how he'll cheerfully stab Democrats in the back and then wait for other Democrats to issue press statements an hour later confirming that they'll do nothing about it. I could wallpaper my apartment with the number of statements Chris Dodd has sent out saying that Lieberman really, truly does love him.

Having dealt with this in real life, I know the feeling when you have a friend suffering a relationship like this where you cross the threshold of simply hating the abuser to feeling frustrated, and in some horrific, selfish case, fed up with the abused for refusing to do anything about it, even asking anyone for help. You still want to offer your support, but at the same time you can't just sit there anymore and watch them pretend there's nothing wrong and this is going to get better. It's an awful feeling, knowing that you just aren't strong enough to handle it anymore. It's one of the worst feelings I've ever had in my own life.

I'm honestly at that point where I can't even be furious with Lieberman. We all know what he's doing because he's flaunting it, and we're the friend watching it happen. Anyone with any sense of logic understands that if he's running for re-election in 2012, he's doing it as a Republican because there's no way he'll get the Democratic nomination, and he doesn't want to have to deal with a second challenger by being an independent. He's jumping ship. And the Democrats are going to let him do it while he's the chair of a Democrat-controlled Senate committee. And I've reached the point as an observer in this relationship where I just can't watch it anymore. There is no bright light at the end of the tunnel; there is not going to be some awesome spectacle of public humiliation or consequence for Lieberman that popular progressive blogs fantasize about. That's not how these stories ever end. They end badly.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:41 AM

October 29, 2009

Campus Progress Comix Xtravaganza!

Awesome, a two-fer of comic-related goodness from Campus Progress: first, enjoy Jen Sorensen interviewing Tom Tomorrow, and then, because there are a multitude of awesome female cartoonists, check out their article on female webcartoonists.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 2:24 PM

October 28, 2009

If you did not even remotely see this coming, the internet has given you far too large a sense of entitlement

Hulu- you know, that insanely popular and well-viewed website that shows tons and tons of content everyone wants, has suddenly realized that asking people to pay for it might be something of a plausible idea.

Stay tuned for the web-based shit fits over this, what is clearly an outrageous and unacceptable standard in the modern economy, and by economy I mean you shouldn't have to pay for things that you want.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:05 PM

October 26, 2009

A man dressed as Colonel Sanders was given security clearance at the UN Building where he then proceded to request that KFC be made a member nation

My brains!

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:19 PM


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Today is the day that GeoCities is shut down forever, and it should be a national holiday. The earth where its remains are buried should be salted and poisoned so that no things may grow there forevermore. Call me an elitist, but GeoCities was one of those great examples of proving how sometimes, certain things should be made so easy that quite literally anyone can do it. Even in my tender early years of website making I understood the critical difference between not knowing a lot of HTML and knowing that you SHOULD NOT MAKE BLINKING TEXT IN ALL CAPS.

So, yeah. RIP, worst website that ever existed.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:51 AM