Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Greatest Show on Earth.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cruise,

Okay. I think that we all realize that I'm no good at updating. I'm busy, plus lately I haven't been annoyed by celebrities so much as completely and totally baffled by them. Lindsay Lohan? Nicole Richie? Paris and Paris? There's actually nothing to say about all that, because, well, who cares, really? They're all retards.

However. There is the small matter of your relationship (or is it "relationship"? I don't even know anymore). Before I get into this, let's all look at this adorable picture:

(Thanks to for the pic.)

And, to make things better, I think that this cat's name is Winston, which is "purr-fect." Ha ha! Rad. If you feel yourself getting confused or angry later while reading this post, just look at this picture of Winston again.

Okay. Let's get down to it. Let's see that ring, bitches!

Whoop! There it is!

Here's the thing: if this is real, this is possibly the craziest fucking way to go about proving it. If it's NOT real, you're both bat-shit insane and you've both single-handedly brought celebrity and celebrity-based media-attention to a whole new crazy insane level. However, in the interest of this new type of reality, I'd like to put forth the idea that I've recently become engaged to Batman. No, really. He proposed to me on the fucking Eiffel Tower. Here's a picture I took of him right after he proposed:

In actual news, I got a job about a month ago at a comic book store. You can read about it here:

Also, for people who want to get into comics, I suggest that one place to start is with the re-issue of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One. It's out in hard cover right now!


the usual spy.

PS: I know that Moby Dick is a classic and all, but for the love of god, it's boring. Then again, I'm only 200 pages into it. Maybe it'll pick up in the last 250 pages, right?

You know what would make it better? If, at the end, Moby Dick and a giant squid fought to the death. That's what I'm counting on, but I'm guessing that instead there's going to be some big religious finale.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


How many times do I have to tell you that Moby Dick is a BITCHIN book?! You're just crazy.

Also: I'd like to point out that your pictures are not showing up at present. Please see to it that this never happens again.

1:15 p.m.  
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7:04 p.m.  
Blogger {jeff} said...

Who do you like other than Batman/Frank Miller?

11:21 a.m.  
Blogger the usual spy said...

Well, currently this is what I'm collecting:

All-Star Superman
All-Star Batman and Robin
American Virgin
Batman – Morrison/Kubert
Batman Detective – Dini/Williams
Civil War
The Escapists – Brian K. Vaughn
The Eternals – Neil Gaiman
Jack of Fables
Marvel Romance Redux
Next Wave
Optic Nerve

Ex Machina

Adrian Tomine
Alan Moore
Brian Wood/Becky Cloonan
Chris Ware
Jeffrey Brown
Paul Pope

However, I'm sure I'll wake up tonight in a cold sweat about something I've forgotten.

11:17 p.m.  
Blogger {jeff} said...

Fables' buzz seems to be reaching even my (unfortunately) comic book-less world.

How far behind am I?

9:07 a.m.  
Blogger the usual spy said...

Well, it's at issue 52, so pretty far behind. You could buy/borrow the trades though...there are seven of them so far...I would recommend it; it's a pretty rad series.

9:52 a.m.  
Blogger {jeff} said...

Also, what did you think of 'Superman Returns'?

Apparently they aren't going to make another -- the studio took a huge financial hit.

Sad. But less sad than Heath Ledger playing Joker in the upcoming 'Dark Knight'.

4:46 p.m.  
Blogger {jeff} said...

So I happened to find issue #1 of the 'Fables' trades in the one decent english bookstore in Taiwan and picked it up. The other six are on their way from Amazon. I didn't like the first book a ton, but I think it's worth giving a chance.

Also, if you haven't already, you should check out China Miéville's three novels, 'Perdido Street Station', 'The Scar', and 'Iron Council'. (The second being my favourite.)

Good stuff.

1:08 a.m.  
Blogger the usual spy said...'s too bad you didn't like the first book more. I really hope that you like the rest of them a bit more!

12:14 p.m.  

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