Mostly involving variants of Who else here thinks SpaceX will be ready for the Moon shot before NASA is? Hell, if SpaceX can get Starship into orbit, somebody might end up saying Why wait? But never mind me: I’m cranky when I haven’t had my dinner. This is cool news.
I mean, yeah, dude’s gotta pay for the pole. That wasn’t his pole to smash through. But he could send in the cash for it… what? Well, obviously he can’t write a check, can he? Dude’s on the lam! Sheesh.
No doubt I will stop being so, if and when I ever hear the rest of the details of this case. There’s always an unfortunate detail. But for this one moment in time I will chuckle indulgently. You have to respect this kind of professional dedication.
Straight up. If I have an impulse in my horror fiction, it is to create new, dark mythologies. Ones with half-seen depths and grim solidities; the sort of thing where, when you encounter the monster, a look past it will reveal an entire bone-chilling world where the monster makes logical sense. This strip encourages me to keep on with that.
I cannot really explain the 4chan/LaBeouf flag thing. It was kind of like… kind of like… kind of like the 4chan/LaBeouf flag thing. It defies explanation, and barely tolerates analysis. But agree with it or not (on reflection, it was far too stalker-y for my personal taste), the Tweet below is comedy gold. Gold, Jerry! GOLD!
It’s a killer concept…
…and I played with it a little in the response, trying to expand on the idea while keeping it legitimately horrific. It’d be easy enough to make it almost cutesy, but where’s the fun in THAT?
Do not weep for me; nor should you feel scorn. To be a fan of the Mets is to be initiated in the Mysteries of Despair. We have all accepted our fates. We are necessary. Step over our prostrate forms, and leave us with our burdens in peace.
PS: Yes, it’s old. But nothing that I wrote was untrue.
It’s a multi-layered joke, too.
I am weak. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen, if they firebombed the ship? And it’s not like I live there anyway.
You have my attention.
Via @SonnyBunch, who apparently shares my willingness to go see Guy Ritchie films in theaters more or less reflexively. I’m really glad to have gotten THE GENTLEMEN in under the wire, for example. Hopefully I’ll be vaccinated by the time this comes out…