October 21st, 2004

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Well, I'm a bad boy.

Life being what it is, I didn't log onto LJ in time to wish happy birthday to both dansr, or to kaitrinmcd. This working is for the birds!
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First, a book:

Finished a book by George Carlin, called When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?.

There was a time when I was young, when I really loved all of G. Carlin's jokes. Over the last 15 years or so, I find that the jokes are less jovial, and more "hmmmm"-provoking. His books touch me the same way. Often profane, they (including this one, as well as Napalm and Silly Putty, and Braindroppings) seem to me to be Carlin taking on the role of Fool; one of the King's advisors who can say what needs to be said, but he couches it in amusing banter or humor to make the King laugh, and later ponder. I see these works this way, because, about every six to ten pages, I would stop and say "hmmmm?"

Might be worth a look at any of them, if you haven't previously.


Also, I read a couple of comic books. One was the latest Lucifer, but the book number escapes me. I don't care for the angular style of art in this book, but the storyline is very interesting, especially in light of discussions I had last night about the anarchist movement, and the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in the late 19th Century. You'll just have to read it...

I also read issue #1 of a new Warren Ellis comic, called Ocean. Now, this one really caught me. Something strange is discovered floating in the ocean of Europa, the moon of Jupiter, in our future, and an investigator is sent out by the United Nations. That's all, but I'm champing at the bit to see/read more about it. Well-written, to say the least.

forestcats and I have been watching a series of DVDs relating to the history of Chicago, and did so with volume 2 last night with other friends (from Albuquerque); this led to a very late night discussion of politics, economics, and history with Dan which was fascinating, but I'm paying for it today with big time fatigue.

Oh, and don't ask me about Red Robin.
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