July 14th, 2007

[baseball] sweet lou

New tradition for this journal: talk about nothing but graphic literature.

Okay, all the people out there on my friends list who read or once upon a time did peruse the series Cable & Deadpool and appreciated the unconventional but ultimately irresistible psyche of Deadpool? Get yourself to a local comic shop or godless torrent and buy/download the Deadpool/GLI: Summer Fun Spectacular one shot.

All those people on my list who were conceived in love and enjoy the finer things in life such as laughing yourself silly? YOU! ALSO GO!

It has Deadpool! Squirrel Girl! Dr. Doom! Send-ups of Civil War that continue Marvel's tradition of mocking themselves! This comic even has Dionysus of the Greek Pantheon!

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When I made it to the comic store this week, I had this conversation while ringing up my enormous stack...of comics:

Non-Regular Comic Book Supplier Man: I've read all but one of the comics you're getting and I approve of your choices!
Me: Fantastic...but, what don't you read?
N-R CBSM: Nova. He's Marvel's Green Lantern and I already read Green Lantern so...
Me: You say 'Marvel's Green Lantern' like it's a bad thing!
N-R CBSM: Well I am more of a DC guy.
Me: Hmmmmm.

Needless to say, I remain with a policy that there can't be enough powerful and attractive men fighting evil in space. And Nova is not Green Lantern Lite, infidels! This week's issue was fantastic, which is now just part and parcel of the entire Annihilation cosmic mega-crossover event tradition. The ending of issue 4 has prompted me to consider invading Latveria for a time machine so I can have the next issue now. I may also have chewed off a few fingers in my frenzy of suspense but it's okay. Don't worry about me.

I realize it's been quite a while since I updated this journal so I might as well let you all know--I STILL DON'T HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB. *blows kazoo* I've been out of college for more than half a year and nothing has turn up yet and why is this? It's because Michigan is the worst place to be right now if you're looking for a job or to sell your house--which means I have 50% awful luck but the other half is not too bad considering my mother's been trying to sell the house I am still inhabiting. Glass, not half full. But I can get a few drops out if I tip my head way back. My new strategy is going to be looking for part-time work in addition to continuing a full-time job search so if something part-time comes up I can at least *feel* like I'm working full-time, with two jobs.

If that fails, I'm ditching this state and someone out there is going to rent out couch or air mattress space to me. OR ELSE.

I've also been seeing more movies this summer than normal and most of them I've really enjoyed. Hot Fuzz is still the movie that brought me the most joy this year but Ratatouille invaded my soul with heartbreaking beauty and a reminder of the thrill that life can be...so, a close second.

I need an Anton Ego icon with the text, "It is tolerable, I suppose, but not delicious enough to tempt me!" Ego: he's like Mr. Darcy in a way?

That's enough from me. Now the rest of you have to answer two questions of mine.

1. What is, in your opinion, the greatest internet meme ever created? Answers should include links or examples of the meme.
2. Should we compile the results from Question #1 and have an internet meme battle to see which one can outwit, outcrack, and outlast above all others?