I was pretty productive this weekend. I finally started my first minicomic and things are going faster than I originally thought. I hope to have it completed by the end of the month, but we'll see if that happens or not.
It was actually warm on Saturday. I walked around outside without my coat which hasn't happened for awhile. Here's hoping spring is on its way!
March 7, 2003
"Copacabana" is a nightmare of a song that conquers up images of coked-out, disco excess in all its Solid Gold glory. It forces you to remember a time when Barry Manilow could actually be considered a successful pop star that dominated the airwaves. I lived through that time, folks, and it certainly wasn't the "good , old days"!
What was surprising was the song's length. It seemed to run on forever! Just when you think it was ending, it caught its second, sequined wind and plowed forward on thunderous platform shoes. Between the lyrics, Manilow's back-up singers wailed "Copa-ca-banaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!" like banshees faking an orgasm and they did this over and over and over. It was so terrible. So, so terrible.
But it could have been worse, I guess. They could have played "I Write the Songs".
March 6, 2003
Besides being a fellow comic book geek and a great guy, John is also a very gifted writer who deserves every success. Congratulations, John!
March 5, 2003
I don't know if you can tell, but Eric's strip features my futile attempt to finally watch The Godfather and then my house explodes. Eric explained he was aiming for a Ziggy approach with his strip, but, since it featured me, he entitled his effort, Biggy.
So taken was I with the Biggy concept, I eventually created my own version.
Oh, Biggy, will you ever win?
Eric participated in Muncie's Mardi Gras festivities this past Saturday night. Eric reports that he wandered the closed streets of downtown Muncie armed with bottles of booze and buffoonery. He also claims to have "pawed" and hugged a former, female co-worker (identity unknown) while under the influence. Does this mean love is in the air?
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2003 Eric Whetsel
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