Stone of Remembrance

February 24, 2010

I Taunt You A Second Time

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 18:40

Thanks to Bowdoin College’s new online digest, the Bowdoin Daily Sun, I am pleased to present The Shakespearian Insulter. To be taunted a second time, just click the button.

Just the thing you need at a Renaissance Fair. Enjoy!

February 22, 2010

Appier: Awesome. Royals’ Front Office: Not So Much.

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 11:50

With spring comes baseball news after the long dark winter. One of the guys I had on my APBA ball club some years ago, Kevin Appier, got a mention in a baseball blog I read: a fan who sent him a card to be signed 15 years ago (when he was a star) just got it back, signed.

As the blog reports:

Turns out that to be less glamorous than that: the card was sitting somewhere in the Royals’ offices all this time and it was just recently forwarded to Appier, who promptly signed it and sent it back to its owner.

This story confirms two things we’ve always known: the Royals are kind of a mess, organizationally speaking, and Kevin Appier is pretty much awesome.

Here’s the story in the New York Post. Appier had no comment on the matter – he is said to be a “very private person” now that he’s retired; but it is nice to see that he bothered to take care of it, late or not.

And the Royals . . . well, like the blogger said, same same.

February 18, 2010

22 Panels

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 07:58

I read a number of web comics, links for which you will find in the blogroll. One of them is Heroes Inc., a superhero comic set in a modern world in which World War II turned out differently.

The artist has taken a bit of a break, but in the meanwhile posted a picture of something interesting: “22 Panels That Always Work,” from the famous cartoonist Wally Wood.

In the caption it suggests that these panels are great when “some dumb writer has a bunch of lame characters sitting around talking for page after page!”

A warning to me if I ever want a book done as a graphic novel, I guess.

February 3, 2010

Tech Support.

Filed under: Commentary — admin @ 09:33

Absolutely hilarious. Thanks to my good buddy The Bob for providing me the link.

Not really work-safe, may offend. But it’s funny.


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