JUL
2009
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Speaking of Good Day Sacramento

Our friend Mark S. Allen got into a bit of trouble yesterday when, during an interview with Joan Rivers, he made a joke about Rivers’s daughter Melissa.  Rivers was so offended she stopped the interview and told Allen not to get “so fucking smart.” To which Allen proudly responded, “I’ve NEVER been smart!”  Actually, Allen’s joke was pretty funny, and Rivers should be able to take it given how much she’s dished out over the years.  The video can be seen here.

JUL
2009
29

The Ugly Truth: Katherine Heigl Walks Among Us

Following the grand tradition of late 70s television dramedy Eight is Enough, the protagonist of the new movie The Ugly Truth, played by Katherine Heigl, works for a fictional news agency in Sacramento, California. In Eight is Enough the fictional news agency was the newspaper The Sacramento Register, while in The Ugly Truth it’s a fictional news channel. Surprised?  I was when I heard the news today on Jeffrey Callison’s radio show Insight, broadcast by our local NPR affiliate, Capital Public Radio.  But apparently the dogged reporters at Good Day Sacramento had already broken the story, asking someone promoting the…

JUL
2009
28

Make Mine Marshall

For Audrey’s recent 30th Birthday I made her two doodle-decorated mix CDs.  I’m pleased with how these little caricatures turned out, especially since I didn’t do any preparatory drawings, so here are the CDs along with their respective play lists. Cool Pool Party “Touch the Sky” by Kanye West featuring Lupe Fiasco “Santana DVX” by The Lonely Island “Erotic City” by Prince “Fuck the Pain Away” by Peaches “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Starfucker “Natalie’s Rap” by The Lonely Island “Next Episode” by DJ Sanj “Come Around” by M.I.A. featuring Timbaland “Pony” by Far “I’m On a Boat”…

JUL
2009
19

The Lost Woods, Page 1

The first page of my new comic starring Tim and Matt. I haven’t picked a title for the book yet, but this first chapter is entitled, “The Lost Woods.” To see a larger version, visit the comics section of my web site.

JUL
2009
19

Speaking of Mark S. Allen . . .

He seems to be taking styling cues from a certain Austrian fashion reporter, nein?

JUL
2009
19

Sacramento is Officially Doomed

In his “Bites” column for the July 16, 2009 issue of Sacramento News & Review, columnist Cosmo Garvin points out that since The Sacramento Bee will no longer be publishing movie reviews by their film critic Carla Meyer, “[. . .] Mark S. Allen will now be the most influential film critic in the region.” We’re doomed I tell you, DOOMED! Incidentally, I saw Mr. Allen while out at a restaurant a few months ago, and he was a lot smaller than he appears on TV.

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2009
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2009
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JUL
2009
01

As Much Violence As Necessary

The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. … It’s an absurd situation again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary. Former CIA official Michael Scheuer on the Glenn Beck Program.  Link via TAPPED. I am loath to disagree with the reasonable Michael Scheuer, but Osama bin Laden is fortunately not our only hope for a better America.  Osama, like many foreign workers,…