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gwalla
17 September 2005 @ 07:47 pm
We have a car again. It's another Saturn. This one has OnStar and LoJack, though. ;) Plus a CD player and A/C, which the last one lacked. Getting it took most of the day.
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Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
gwalla
17 September 2005 @ 08:30 pm
There was a time, not so long ago, when comic books could actually be light and fun. But for more than a decade now, they've been dominated by the grim, gritty, and X-TREEM. Just look at DC's "Identity Crisis" crossover, which involved the forced lobotmoization of an old villain, mind-wiping heroes (including Batman!) who didn't agree with it, and the separate rape and murder of the Elongated Man's pregnant wife. Or their latest clusterfuck crossover, Identity Crisis, which seems to be based almost entirely on the heroes being assholes.

Reviewer Paul O'Brien takes on Countdown to Infinite Crisis, which sets up the whole mess, and finally takes the entire comic book industry to task for getting "depressing" confused with "deep". As a bonus, he's written a good capsule review of Villains United #1 (the brightest spot in the Infinite Crisis morass), which takes a swipe at all the Crisis tie-in miniseries.
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: songstowearpantsto.com - 0226 kamikaze highlander
 
 
gwalla
17 September 2005 @ 09:27 pm
The Saturn dealership was in Santa Clara. The South Bay is the land of endless strip malls and corporate parks, which both scream 1980s to me. Even an empty drink vanding machine left out in front of somebody's house seemed '80s, with its lavender cursive text on aqua blue background. Consequently, after driving around for most of the day down there, I have come down with a nasty case of '80s nostalgia. I believe I will watch an old tape of music videos from California Music Channel, then maybe play a game of Joust.
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Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
 
 
gwalla
17 September 2005 @ 11:10 pm
Listening to a cover of the Buckaroo Banzai theme. Christ, now I've got to watch that again as well as the music videos and Joust. (Fortunately, it's one of my favorite movies of all time)
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Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Neil Norman And His Cosmic Orchestra - Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai