April 7, 2011

We are also totally screwed when it has nothing to do with politics

The Village Voice dedicates its latest issue to the state of the comics industry, asking why artists are struggling to make a profit.

Then they admit in the article they refused to pay most of the artists who contributed to the issue.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:40 AM

April 6, 2011

We are truly, utterly screwed as a nation

And now, please enjoy this man dressed in colonial military attire holding a sign that reads, and I quote, "Shut 'Er Down," explaining how he hopes the government does not shut down because he would, and again I quote, "rather have our politicians act like adults."

Posted by August J. Pollak at 4:14 PM

April 4, 2011

"Internet Initiative"

Latest comic - click here!

I really hate how every panel in this cartoon is based on a recent factoid. The I Can Haz Cheezburger site was, in fact, sold to investors for $30 million. A Jersey Shore "star" was paid more this year to speak at a college than Toni Morrison. The most popular and recognized musical attempt of the last two weeks was a song that everyone loved because of how bad it is. And people are, for reasons I simply choose to not accept, paying money to see Charlie Sheen continue his drug binge on stage.

You know, I'm just shy of thirty, rendering me cautious to enter the great realm of Back In My Day, but in the medieval era of walking six miles uphill both ways in the snow and so on I vaguely recall a period where being terrible and useless meant you were poor and unadmired. And while I find it both telling and saddening that amongst the examples provided, the most redeeming is the goddamn LOLcats, I find its recent acquisition for a fifth zero, let alone a seventh, to be a crime against nature.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 5:58 PM