Elizabeth Edwards had run for president, I'd have voted
for her. She's everything
Sarah Palin could never be.
Instead, she died today of cancer.
to the Edwards family.
My sympathies also to the family of Julian Assange. Your
son is being railroaded.
While I'm in a maudlin mood...
December since 1975 Glenn Mitchell devoted untold hours
of his life to his amazing Christmas
Blockbuster, 24 straight hours of the best Christmas
music, stories and what-have-you all broadcast by KERA,
my local public radio station. I loved the program so
much that I would stay awake with it for the duration.
took great pride in the fact that that over those
30 years he never played the Little Drummer Boy.
Not once. In its stead were toe-tapping tunes like "I
Want A Goat For Christmas".
You had to be there.
Glenn was taken from us by heart failure in 2005 at the
age of 55 and each Winter's Solstice I mourn the loss,
not just of the
but of the news, information and sense of evolved decency
Glenn brought to my community through his efforts at
I was fortunate enough to have recorded the Christmas
Blockbusters from 2001-2003 (I lost 2004 to a computer
hiccup) and each year I listen to them faithfully and
pretend that Glenn is still here with us. And in a sense,
he is. As long as I keep spinning these
We miss you Glenn. Thanks again for all the great years
of words and music.
marks the 470th Raging Pencils comic, which means that
on February 16th, 2011 the strip will formally hit the
500 mark. I mention this now because it'll probably completely
slip my mind come February.
Creating 470 comics is amazing to me as I only
intended to crank out one every now and then, but you
I said "What the hey!", hired a few Philipino
love slaves and increased production. I honestly create
them to amuse myself but
you, my fabulous progressive fans. Luv ya madly!
On the Sixth Day of Xmas Shopping my
Reddit Secret Santa gave to meeeeeee:
and the Grotesque: Fantastical Decoration from Antiquity
to Art Nouveau