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#251: It’s Not Even Worth It

June 30, 2008

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #185: Considering the Source; #217: Live and Learn, Part One; #218: Live and Learn, Part Two; #223: Gaybait and Switch; #236: You Took the Word Out of My Mouth; #247: What Have I Done?

WALL•E was absolutely brilliant, and Wanted was really fun, too. It was a good weekend for nerd movies. Listen in as Joe, Tom and myself chat it up about the two big box office winners this weekend on The Triple Feature, tonight at 9:00pm Central!

UPDATE (7/1): I am now a pundit. Kwanzoo's Steve Anderson (also of The Anderson Files and Reel Advice) has just posted an article called (and about) "The Death of Cinema: I Am Not Alone Here," with sound bites from yours truly and fellow Triple Feature host Joe Dunn (of Joe Loves Crappy Movies, natch).

Joe missed the Triple Feature last night, but Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper) and I sounded off — spoiler-free — about WALL•E, Wanted, and Wizard World Chicago in a special, sorta-short episode. Check her out by clicking on the "Listen to the Triple Feature" button over in the sidebar!

Next week, we'll only have Hancock to talk about, so we'll probably get back into WALL•E and Wanted (with spoilers) again. WALL•E, of course, was absolutely fantastic.


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.

I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IPBA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.

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