Thursday, June 28, 2007

Darkness Calls

Can someone please tell me whats going on in Hellboy: Darkness Calls? I'm on issue #3 of the mini series and I'm a bit confused. From what I can tell, some skeleton army is trying to stop hellboy from becoming king of the witches. I'm not at all sure why this other group of creatures wants him to be king of the witches.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Book Meme

From Integrating the Derivative

Grab the nearest book.

1. Open it to page 161.
2. Find the fifth full sentence.
3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.

Don’t search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.


The nearest book to me was a comic book, so I didn’t have 161 pages. Instead I turned to page 16 of Exiles # 94 which in the 5th full line of dialog has an evil alternate-universe Sue Richards (Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman) saying:

"Stop it! The Both of You!"

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ms. Marvel

In her current series, Ms. Marvel strives to push herself to be the best hero she can possibly be because she knows she can be the best in the world. Up until now, she feels she has been lazy and not living up to her potential. Am I pushing my self hard enough? Are any of us?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ask Your Prescriber?

I was watching The Closer on TNT last night when I got off of work (I used to make fun of Sedgy, but it's actually a decent show). A commercial came on for some new prescription drug.Usually, I'm used to hearing "Ask your doctor if is right for you", but this time, everywhere they would usually say Doctor, they used the term "Prescriber".

Eh, what?

Has the American public and drug companies finally given up on doctors having any kind of usefulness beyond giving pills to people? "Ask your prescriber" may as well be "Ask Your Drug-Dealer". Hey, why not just skip the doctor all together if we don't think he or she has any value and lets just ask our pharmacists.

America, let me make something clear. YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH OR HOW YOUR BODY WORKS. This is why we have doctors. See, apparently they have to go to school for 8 or so years before they can accurately decide if you should be popping a strong foreign chemical into your body for the betterment of your health. Neither you nor TV commercials should be making or even influencing that decision. Be thankful for your doctor's instructions, without them you'd probably still be using priests to exorcise colds and sticking leaches on your face to get rid of a case of the horribles.

(The picture of doctor Zoidberg was the only thing I could find on short notice that was medically related)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Shut Up

When I go to the gas pump, it's typically to buy gas, not to have a conversation with you over the P.A. welcoming me to your particular armpit station, so shut up.

When I go to a restaurant it's typically to order and eat food, not to learn the world history of everything on your menu and hear about how delicious it all is, so shut up.

When I go to the U-Scan at the grocery store, it's usually so I don't have to listen to the cashier tell me some meaningless story about how she also likes this particular brand of cottage cheese. I don't want to hear the U-Scan machine talk at me about what a wonderful store it is and how my business is appreciated and how I should now take these money saving coupons and how I should watch the latest episode of Grey's shut up.