Sunday, September 30, 2018

Two governors

    It should also be noted that this picture features, not one, but two, future governors.  I doubt that any other film can make that claim.

Saturday, September 29, 2018


    I'm not a writer, and have no intentions of becoming one.  But being a book reviewer, I can say with certainty that this cartoon is true for almost every Indie Author out there.

Friday, September 28, 2018


    Well now, this is definitely going on my list to Santa this year.  And I have to confess, I'd forgotten the name of the horse.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

NFL Report

    And a better record than the Dallas Cowboys!  And the Arizona Cardinals, but we don't wanna talk about that.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Banned Books Week

   Just a reminder that this is National Banned Books Week.  Read something subversive in honor of your right to read what you want.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “We know of your coming, Willow Grey, but think you do not know enough of yourself.”

    “I’m not interested in double-talk,” she said, “I am here to take back Barrowdwell from your mistress.”

    It laughed, “None have ever come here with such seeming arrogance and foolishness, we shall give you that much.  We might even inscribe some passing flattery on the stone you are buried under.”

    (from All Things True by Greg James)

  9*/10.  The complete review is here.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mimetic Rivalry

    I admit, I'd never heard of "mimetic rivalry" before, and had to look it up.  There's a way-kewl YouTube video that explains it nicely.

    Once I understood the concept, I found this comic to be quite funny.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday Motivational Comic

    I agree with the sheep.  I thought the moral was: "Beware of Tupu".

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Indie Authors

    Well, technically, I suppose the picture can apply to published authors as well.  But indie authors are easier to talk to, and frankly. if you go out and angrily buy a second book by them, they're happy whether you agree or disagree with them.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “Let’s see,” Teresa said in a chipper tone of voice as she assumed a plastic smile.  “We need to find food, but we can’t disrupt the Prime Continuum, and since we’re in a castle under siege, we’ll be lucky to steal a few potatoes.”

    “No potatoes yet,” Gabriel’s mouth watered at the thought of a big baked potato with melted cheddar cheese and sour cream.   “Potatoes come from Peru.  They don’t end up in Europe until the 1700’s.”

    “Thank you, Mr. History.”
  (Note: They were in France in 1203 AD at this point in time.)

    (from The Sword of Unmaking by G.L. Breedon)

     7½*/10.  The full review is here.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Favorite Comics

    Glory be!  My favorite cartoon strip of all time makes a guest appearance in my favorite present-day cartoon strip.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    Surely this is the greatest holiday of the year!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pickles and Marriage

    It's true in our house.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Excerpt for the Day

    When he looked up, he saw – with a sudden shock – that Agent Pendergast was seated in the lone chair across from the tiny desk.  D’Agosta had neither seen nor heard him come in.

    “Jasus!” D’Agosta said, taking a deep breath to recover from the surprise.  “You just love creeping up on people, don’t you?”

    “I admit to finding it amusing.  Most people are about as aware of their surroundings as a sea cucumber.”

    “Thanks, I appreciate that.”

    (from Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
    8½*/10.  The complete review is here.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sing-Along Sunday

    Really, one of the catchiest songs around.  The Laura Branigan version is the most celebrated, but if you can find the (live) version by The Doors, listen to it and see if you don't find it to be stunning.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Business Strategy

    My company has the intranet equivalent of a suggestion box.  I think I'll submit this.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Night W(h)ine

    I'm always in awe of a pun with multiple punchlines.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “You have no lady-in-waiting?”

    She waved dismissively at the question, before condescendingly answering.  “They are cumbersome things at my age: hoping for love, comparing knights and nobles.  What do they know of the harshness of life?  The frailties of men?  We risk our lives on childbed so men could boast their sons.  But even our young do not listen to us.”

    (from Pride and Honour by Nathaniel Burns)

  5½*/10.  The complete review is here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

First Bike Ride

    I remember the first time I rode a bicycle by myself.  I was probably five or six years old, and was using my older sister's bike, a big black, clunky thing.

    I was on a slight downhill slope, so I didn't need to pedal.  It was a girl's bike, so I knew I could easily jump off the pedals and onto the ground to stop myself anytime.

    The thrill of moving without walking/running was utter ecstasy, and has lasted an entire lifetime.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018


    Really, now.  Neither Nike nor your friends will even notice.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Time Travel Tip

    Visigoths vs. Invisigoths.  Know the difference.  If you're a time-traveler, like I am, it could save your life.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Punny Sunday

    It took me about 3 reads to "get" this one.  That's pathetic on my part.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Venn Diagram Saturday

    Actually, it's a "When" Diagram.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Book Excerpt for the Day

    He behaved like a man torn from the cover of some steamy romance novel: the charming rogue, the passionate pirate who would, come morning, take his ship to sea for God, Queen, and Country.  Of course, usually, sometime before morning, the women would realize that under the smooth, gin-painted exterior was a guy who sniffed his shorts to check their wearability.  But for a moment, for them and for him, he had been cool.  Sleazy, but cool.

    (from Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore)

  8*/10.  The complete review is here.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Barry Manilow

    We are also committed at this blog to posting any comics that dis Barry Manilow.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Pictures of UFO's!

    It's true!  Pictures don't lie!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Existential Angst

    We are committed to posting all comics that mention Existential Angst.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

   Happy Labor Day!  Power to all the working people out there!

  Being semi-retired, technically I no longer get holidays.  My three-day work-week remains three days.

    Of course, the other way to look at it is to say that I get two or three holidays EVERY work-week.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

When it's time to empty the trash

    Well, I can understand the attempt at humor here.  But it really does accurately depict my bachelor days.

Saturday, September 01, 2018