Sunday, May 30th, 2004
Static & Silence
Today’s Doonesbury acknowledges Memorial Day by listing the names of over 700 names of soldiers who have fallen in Iraq. Which is more recognition than the Bush administration seems willing to give them.
Al Gore gets a lot of shit for being dull beyond words, but when he decides to tear Dubya a new one, he doesn’t mess around. For this I applaud him, though I do wonder if anyone is listening or if he’s just preaching to the choir.
Interesting how I seem to be getting politicky on Sundays.
Sea Ray has expanded the Eastern leg of their Canadian tour. In addition to being at the Rivoli in Toronto Jun 27, they’ll be at Call The Office in London the 26th and at venues to be determined in Ottawa on the 29th and Montreal the 30th.
The first issue of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men came out this past week. Ostensibly the flagship title of all the X-books, its debut was decent if not overwhelming. Cassaday’s artwork is quite good though some of the characters looked a little warped at times the new costume designs are questionable. Whedon’s script has excellent dialogue as you’d expect from the guy who wrote Buffy for all those years, but it remains to be seen if he can put together a compelling storyline. I realize it’s only one issue in but he hasn’t incited the same level of excitement and anticipation that Grant Morrison did on his first issue of New X-Men a few years ago. Still, we’ll give him some time before passing judgement. And points for bringing back Kitty Pryde.
np – Wilco / May 20, 2004 @ Otto’s, DeKalb, IL