Domestic Dispute 2.0

I’ve recently misfired a pretty hefty told-you-so while it was pointed right at my wife. It was dark, it went off in my hands, accidents happen, mistakes were made. Let’s not point any fingers here. Anyhow, she doesn’t want to have anything to do with me so here I am to entertain all of you, and then we can all pretend to care about each other in tiny little doses, thousands and thousands of times. Think of it as the long tail of poor domestic-relationship management practices.

I’m sure that we can all get through this difficult time together. Onward!

  • Warren Ellis, whose Nextwave and Planetary series’ are some absolutely fantastic comic-bookery has written a book called Crooked Little Vein. The first chapter of it is here, and it is absolutely mandatory reading.
  • Here’s some container-vessel disaster porn.
  • As a promotion for the upcoming movie, a giant Homer Simpson has been painted next to an ancient pagan land ornament, which has apparently got some pagans quite upset. Those pagans can be pretty uptight that way! Without a doubt, though, the unambiguously for-the-win quote is this:

    “We’ll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away.” She added: “I’m amazed they got permission to do something so ridiculous. It’s an area of scientific interest.”

    Translated from indignant-crazy-person to english that reads, roughly, “BBC 1, Pagans 0.” In this cosmic struggle of advertisers versus pagans, though, let us root for the underdogs: go, pagans.

  • I went on a while back about The Wizard Of Oz and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon; It’s now on Youtube, of course.
  • Here’s a tribute to Radiohead’s “OK Computer” that I thought you should know about.
  • Phillip Pullman’s absolutely fantastic His Dark Materials series is being movie-ized, and here’s the trailer for Golden Compass, book one of three. And it looks stunning.
  • This is a portrait of Bruce Lee made entirely of karate chops.
  • This is a map that’s the opposite of truth, but beautiful nonetheless.

There you go. That should drive a truck through your series of tubes for a bit.


  1. Posted July 17, 2007 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Have you seen/heard Mark Ronson’s “Just” cover? I almost like it more than the original…but I love horns in rock/electronica, pretty much every time.

  2. Posted July 17, 2007 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    *sigh* Non-HTML friendly mediums are ruining my linking habits.

  3. Posted July 17, 2007 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    I love Ellis’ good works, but that sample chapter feels a lot more like that adolescent eye-rolling Transmetropolitan stuff…

  4. Mike Hoye
    Posted July 18, 2007 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    You didn’t like Transmet? I’ll agree that it’s not his best work, but you’re definitely broken in some way.

  5. Posted July 18, 2007 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Cheap transgression just feels… well, cheap. It’s like, “Hey, I know, I’ll have my guy rant about ORGANIZED RELIGION! And how stupid it is! And he’ll give people THE FINGER! And there’ll be pictures of TURDS! It’s going to be so edgy and awesome, everyone will be blown away by how cool it is!”

    Fine if you’re in seventh grade, but eye-rollingly lame for an adult.

  6. Mike Hoye
    Posted July 19, 2007 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Well, you certainly picked the low point in the series, I’ll grant you that.