Posted on Wednesday, 9 October

Found on the A.V. Club, love it

I wrote this little cheat sheet for some friends a few years ago. Most of it’s still accurate. When Reading A Comic…

-If a guy shoots another guy, and there’s a closeup of the brain matter and the killer mutters some Tarantino-esque quip, it’s Garth Ennis.

-If a guy shoots a guy to stop a government experiment from running amok, it’s Warren Ellis.

-If a guy shoots a guy in order to maintain his secret identity, it’s Ed Brubaker.

-If a guy shoots a guy because it’s the only way to get gravity from sliding everything sideways, it’s Grant Morrison.

-If a guy shoots a guy with a gun whose handle was crafted from bones of the last King of the Snuffalupagus, it’s Neil Gaiman.

-If a guy shoots a guy who useta tease the first guy back when they were kids, then the dead dude’s girlfriend sees what a real man the killer is and starts sucking his dick while simultaneously managing to talk about how awesome the guy is, and there’s a poster for “Boondock Saints” in the background, then it’s Mark Millar.

-If a guy shoots a guy and it makes you question the choices you’ve made in your life, it’s Alan Moore.

-If a guy shoots a guy and goes to work the next day like nothing happened, but he sees the face of the dead man in everyone he encounters, haunting his life forever, (oh, and then it kicks off a line-wide crossover) it’s Brian Michael Bendis.

-If a guy shoots a guy and there’s a half-page flashback/exposition of it in every single subsequent issue, it’s Chris Claremont.

-If a guy shoots a guy in Canada, it’s John Byrne.

-If a guy shoots a guy, and it’s fuckin’ hilarious, it’s Keith Giffen.

Posted on Saturday, 14 September

marklisanti:

There is nothing on earth better than these.

comedycentral:

Click here to see the rest of the superstars playing in the 2013 East/West Bowl!

Key & Peele returns Wednesday at 10:30/9:30c.

Posted on Wednesday, 4 September

Bill Watterson’s speech to the 1990 graduating class of Kenyon Collge, illustrated by Gavin Aung Than

Posted on Wednesday, 4 September

waxandmilk:

Fantastic Four #76, Jack Kirby

Posted on Tuesday, 16 July

Posted on Sunday, 30 June

"That’s barely touching the surface though. We got medical researchers printing organs, governments listening in to global communication traffic, people skydiving from space for a laugh, the military is flying the same kind of drones that rain unseen death in distant war zones over our own cities.

Just in my living room I have tablets that let me control my camera. Camera’s that’ll post the pictures I take onto social networks. I have a entertainment station that can watch what I do and respond accordingly. I talked to a bot on the Ikea website to find out which storage isle holds the furniture I want. My university is building chips the size of a finger nail that do work that used to take an entire laboratory.

I watched people struggle to outrun a tsunami real time over the internet. I programmed swarming agents that adjust their behavior based on how people are moving around an art gallery. I once photographed a large event by strapping my smart phone to my wrist. The hash tagged twitter stream on my smart phone let me know where the most interesting things were happening at any given time. Any time I took a picture, the camera would post it to the event facebook. While I was working I was wearing a small camera on my harness that live streamed everything I saw and did, I felt like a damn Gargoyle.

I work with students who figured out the optimal locations to buy physical advertising space by mass processing social media data from our specific target audience to figure out which bus stops are used the most, which (brand) stores they visit most and which venues they like to go out at night.

My own assistant hacked his coffee maker to have a pot ready based on information it gleans independently from his whatsapp, social media and calendar information. If he says something like I’ll be home soon or the coffeemaker can check his current smartphone GPS location against estimated travel times and have coffee ready when he get’s home. He hacked it together just to see if he could.

The thing about cyber punk is that it sounds futuristic and futuristic implies better than we have now. The reality is that our world is more cyber punk than an artificial owl. Most people will never notice though because they’ll take everything for granted and never look at how much further they could take things with a bit of work.”

-via TheSecretMe, cyberpunk subReddit

Posted on Sunday, 30 June

Posted on Sunday, 23 June

Posted on Sunday, 2 June

Skittles - Zeeko’s Our Tune

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them.
Having found a Wi-Fi node, the warchalker draws a special symbol on a nearby object, such as a wall, the pavement, or a lamp post. Those offering Wi-Fi service might also draw such a symbol to advertise the availability of their Wi-Fi location, whether commercial or personal.

Posted on Tuesday, 21 May

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them.


Having found a Wi-Fi node, the warchalker draws a special symbol on a nearby object, such as a wall, the pavement, or a lamp post. Those offering Wi-Fi service might also draw such a symbol to advertise the availability of their Wi-Fi location, whether commercial or personal.

Posted on Saturday, 4 May

Posted on Saturday, 4 May

Kahmehahmehawww

Posted on Saturday, 4 May