Friday, October 24, 2008

Link To a Comic Art Exhibit

We worked on this, but it's a cool show, nevertheless. Nice blog at the end of the link, too.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mighty Cthulhu Disavows Association with John McCain

Dead but dreaming and communicating telepathically from his headquarters in the cyclopean depths of sunken R’lyeh, the tentacle-faced Great Old One denied any association with Senator McCain or his presidential campaign.

“Sure, my earthly cult is composed of cannibalistic psychopaths, and they may have sacrificed a virgin or two, but Senator McCain and Governor Palin have stepped beyond the pale in both the strategy and tactics of the Republican campaign”, he said.

“I may be a hideous monster from the twisted spaces between the stars, but even We balk at the unspeakable maunderings of McCain’s campaign. One day that boy’s gonna blow” The Great One added, “and I’m glad I’ll be about 5,000 fathoms under the Atlantic when it happens.”

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Non-partisan Election Note

I'll be in Chicago for a work-related thing on the day of the election. So I voted by absentee ballot. I don't know why everyone doesn't do this. It's fast, convenient, no crowds, no challenges at the polls, no weather trouble, and you have time to think about your decision(s)— all those judges! (Though, unlike Illinois, none were on the ballot in my new Connecticut home. I think the magic happy-unicorn judge fairy sprinkles judge-dust somewhere.)

And you have an automatic receipt because the ballot number and your name/address are recorded (by hand, with exquisite, painstakingly slow, Town-Clerk-y care) in a ledger.

If I recall, the she did not even ask for ID (!) or proof that I would, in fact, be out of town. She did say that this year they were "swamped".

So, until internet voting is perfected, it's absentee every time for this Concerned Citizen.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

WWII Propaganda Posters

Interesting, mainly because they're from the German news mag "Der Spiegel". I couldn't find the location of these examples (don't ask), but a good place to start is here—