Monday, May 12, 2008

Coming Soon...famous: the comic strip

A quick glimpse of something in the works.  The namesake of this blog.  Pictured above*.



*Again, via iPhone

Sunday, May 11, 2008

LeBron James is pretty freaking, a myriad of other musings!

So obviously I've been slacking.  I realize that.  I've withdrawn my patent application anointing myself, "the Cal Ripken of the blogspot"*.  Here's the skinny...come May, with the NBA Playoffs and all**, it gets to be a busy time of the year for me.  I've consulted my Mother***, and returned with what I'm assured to be the solution for any of life's upheaval:

Ryan Braun's "To Do List" (May 11, 2008):

1) I will get back to my semi-daily blogs about the book that is to change my life.  I've delved two pages in thus far, and yes, I would say my life got incrementally better with each one.
2) Clean my apartment.  I will feel better about myself, thus leading to:
3) My asking a beautiful woman for a date.  "What's the worst that could happen?  They say no.  Great!  Then you'll have time to watch your basketball game."



*I'm from MD
**Technically, I have no affiliation 
with the NBA or any of its franchises.****
***Happy Mother's Day!*****
****In actuality, I'm convinced my spending 
fourth quarters in a defensive stance helped the Cavs 
to the finals last year******.  Also, it toned my thighs.
*****Official Mother's Day Reference
******the NBA: where delusion happens.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Picture Says It All When I Can't

I wish I knew more about politics, oil, or the overall important issues in general, because I would write a hell of a blog to go with this picture.*



*In actuality, I'm looking at the ice cream stand across the street.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Joe Madureira: The Greatest Comic Book Artist in the World

So I didn't throw out the Wizard magazine*.  I was rummaging through it and stumbled upon the top 10 "hot"** comic artists list.  Now, being the emotionally mature, 25 year old lumberjack of a man that I am, I weaned myself off comic books days ago (the "Wizard" magazine prominently displayed on my coffee table notwithstanding).  Taken by nostalgia, I got to reading this list that I'd read monthly through my formative years until I started paying for my own comic books and had to pear down my selections.  Sitting there in second place was my childhood favorite.  Joe Madureira.  I grew up on Joe Madureira.  When I was 16, I remember grooming myself to be a Madureira/Michael Jordan hybrid***.  One thing led to another and I'm back on the wagon.  I looked up what he's been up to recently and posted something above.  It came out a little small, but it's pretty freaking cool.  He draws a killer Spider-Man, which is kinda the way to my heart as comic books artists go.  So here's to you Joe Mad****  Number two on the list.  Number one in my heart.

# 1 fan,


**"hot" meaning "popular" (This list of comic artists does not 
in any way correlate to the list of "hot" sexy women, also in the magazine).
***mission accomplished.
****insider's nickname for "Joe Madureira"

Life Beckons When I Need It To Because I'm Scared

A combination of a busy few days and excessive fear has as of yet precluded me from taking on Task Two*.  Nevertheless, let's take a look ahead at Task Three: throw away something you like.  Being both a touch of a magazine fanatic and petrified to part with anything made of equal or greater quality than plastic, I was led to an obvious conclusion.  So, today**, I'm throwing away a bunch of old magazines I'd stored up***.  The top mag of the bunch is pictured above.

*but F that, it's happening tomorrow.
**the impromptu day of Task Three.  Also, Thursday.
***I almost didn't insert this footnote, but here it is.  This is raw.  This is the real deal: Of the magazines I'd saved up, I'd saved them in two separate categories.  One: "I like them, but I could part with them in such an instance as someone making me throw out a bunch of magazines in a symbolic gesture of personal growth and acceptance of change", and Two: "There's no f'ing way I'm throwing these magazines out."  Which pile hit the recycling bin****?  Goodbye "Wizard" March 2008, Special Issue: TV's Sexiest Women.  I loved you, but I wasn't in love with you.
****courtesy of an environmentally friendly blog (EFB)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Performance Issues

The Issue was the postponement of the uber*-exciting Task Two.  The Performance is right above.  Task Two (while still very much impending) was put on hold so I could sing Friday night at my favorite improv theater in the world, The Hothouse.



*I looked up how to spell this word.
I'm 70% sure that's right.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Prelude to Task Two

Ryan Braun (pictured above*), newly prolific blogger, writes:

Task Two in The Book** is called, "The Love of Your Life."***  All I've done is open the page and already I'm afraid to commit to it.  I'm supposed to gaze at everyone as though they are the love of my life, and then, "act in consequence".****  Of all the tasks I've done so far (this would be the second), I look at Task Two as the one most likely to end in my arrest.  Even more so then the dreaded stealing to take place on Day 163.



*Self Portrait (done by natural light and iPhone)
**"This Book will Change Your Life", by Benrik*****
***I can never remember which side of the quotation mark 
the period goes in an instance such as this: 

." or ".   

****Still don't know.  But now I figure one of them is right.