Friday, June 15, 2007

But then African swallows are non-migratory...

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There were so many ridiculous stories to break this week in New Jersey that I thought this was the only way to nail them all.

Here's the sketch:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

But is it CSS compliant?

This has got to be the most ridiculious thing I've seen today. Some douch-bag has posted this video that shows some Japanese bunny-girl being created using thousands of lines of HTML code to individually create and color table cells as pixels. Luckily for us, the video has been sped up considerably, because this probably took an insane amount of time to do.

Hat tip to Wired

Pass me the six-pack

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The concert season opened in May with a Gwen Stefani concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center that numerous minors were hospitalized for due to drinking. Local and state politicians went crazy, and really stressed that underage drinkers would be targeted and caught, and publicized the fact that there would be an added state police presence at the arts center parking lots.

Well, all of that attention occurred, and this week state police made numerous arrests for underage drinking outside the Fall Out Boy concert. But one thing that added state police presence hasn't done...stopped kids from drinking in the parking lot. Or attending with an older friend, and having them buy beer for them at concessions.

Here's just a taste of the media frenzy:

Cops Targeting Underage Drinking at PNC Bank Arts Center

Police clamp down at PNC Bank Arts Center

PNC Bank Arts Center to crack down on teen drinking

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Unlimited Power!!!!!!!

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Here's my newest cartoon for PoliticsNJ. Head on over there to check it out, and to post comments. I want to know what you think.

And in case you don't know who Seema Singh is, here's a introduction to your Democratic Senate candidate for New Jersey's 14th District:

Singh got campaign money from people tied to utilities

Thank's David Chase

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I thought my cable went out.

There we sat, my roomate and I, as Tony looks up towards the screen as he sits in the booth of a North Jersey dive, with Journey's Don't Stop Believin playing in the background.

Then it just stops.

We freaked out! I thought DirecTV had gone down, and if it had, I can assure you that I would've been done with the dish! But then the credits began to silently roll by, and at that point, I knew we'd been had.

And it's not the fact that it's anti-climatic, or that it doesn't resolve the series. I was just telling my editor that I'm all for anti-climatic endings, b/c ultimately I agree with David Chase that they're more indicative to real life. That's why Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker. But an anti-climax still has a climax, it still resolves the scene at least. It would have been better if they were in the diner, and it kept teasing with the guy at the bar, the two guys at the jukebox, and ended the scene. Having an awkward cut right in the middle just doesn't seem to do the scene justice. But the scene itself was tense, and the reviewer at the Star-Ledger is right, the nervousness that we all suffered watching that scene is how Tony has to view each and every day of his life. At least the money's good :)

And I guess I was a bit more disappointed with it too because this half of the season, minus a few bad moments like Tony's out-of-nowhere gambling problem and AJ's 2-episode transformation from suicidal anti-war freak to movie assistant, has been great. As close to the first couple of seasons as it was going to get. And for all the buildup, to have it end like this? Fuggetaboutit!