Damn, I have been away too long! I've been moving and stuff, but that's really no excuse for not dropping by and saying "Hey!". Plus the strip has been woefully sporadic of late so I have a lot of catching up to do! Shameful, very shameful!
August 1, 2004
As we sat discussing the many events of our lives, an elderly woman collapsed to the ground a few feet away from us! The woman was on the ground, withering in front of her parked car with an elderly man standing above her. Sensing a possible medical emergency, Theresa grabbed her cell phone as she and Eric rushed to the old woman's side. As they left, my instincts told me to stay put and I did! While Theresa and Eric helped the woman to her feet, I continued to sit on the pontoon, watching them from afar and then shamefully looking at my feet.
After a few awkward minutes, Theresa and Eric returned. The woman was okay. She apparently tripped on the grass (I don't think that's a drug reference, but I may be wrong) and she said she was fine. Theresa called the woman's daughter as the woman got her bearings and the daughter told Theresa there's nothing to worry about since the old woman fell a lot. The elderly man seemed to confirm this to Eric. The man told Eric the woman was not his wife, but he has known her since he was eleven. As the old man shared several tidbits about his life to Eric, the woman got slightly snippy with Theresa for suggesting she may not be well enough to drive. Ignoring Theresa's concern, the elderly couple piled into their car and drove off.
Reflecting upon this incident, I have come to a sad conclusion: When the going gets tough, Tom stays on the boat. Color this fat cartoonist yellow!
Despite the woman's collapse and my inaction to it, I think we all had a great time on the reservoir. It would have been nicer if the elusive Christy Hiday could join us, but you can't have everything.
July 28, 2004
During my time away from my webmaster duties, the Idiots' very own Tim Richardson graduated from Ball State University! Tim got his B.A. in Telecommunications this past Saturday and now he's anxiously awaiting for the post office to send him his actual degree. Congratulations once again, Tim!
Well, I finished my latest minicomic! It stars Eric Whetsel in his comic book debut! It's a small, but likable book that I'm selling for 25Ę. If you want more details, just go here!
So how was your week? Pretty uneventful for me for the most part. The Fourth of July came and went with no incident. The TV didn't blow up this year so that's good. We did some filming this past Monday that went pretty well. We were honored to have Holly and David Thrasher lend their talents to our latest production. Holly was in our Halloween episode a few years ago and it's great to have her back on the show. Special thanks to Jon and Della for letting us use their house!
July 3, 2004
Hey, I became a member of The
Demento Society again and I got the membership card to prove it! Have I
ever mentioned that I think Dr. Demento and his fine radio show are the
cat's pajamas? Have I ever mentioned how sucky it is no local radio
station airs the good doctor's show anymore? Well, have I? Have I?
Before I completely fall under the sway of the voices in my head, I just want to mention that today is Free Comic Book Day so run to your participating comic book store and grab as many of the free comics you can get! Watch out, Bob's Comic Castle, here I come!
June 29, 2004
Well, I found out just recently one of my favorite shows got cancelled. Yes, after saving it from cancellation on UPN and letting it run for three more glorious seasons, Adult Swim pulled the plug on Home Movies. The adventures of Brendon Small, Melissa, Jason, and Coach McGuirk are now over and I'm still lapsing into mourning. Home Movies was a cartoon that had limited animation, but it also featured fun characters and damn good writing. It's one of those shows that that I try to emulate with my own work (Other shows that fall into that category: The Simpsons, Mystery Science Theater 3000, SCTV, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, and the list goes on so I won't bore you!).
Thankfully Adult Swim is still running episodes currently on Sundays so it hasn't vanished completely, but who knows how long that may last. I guess I better crank up the VCR and pray the show gets collected on DVD (DVD gods, please be kind!).
Home Movies Update (8/26/04): The DVD gods have granted me a boon! The first season of Home Movies is being released on DVD in November! Yay!
June 24, 2004
Robots and Termination
It seems a new
At least, until next year
June 19, 2004
BAD NEWS: My vacation is almost over.
GOOD NEWS: I found out this week (Wednesday, I believe) that I got cast in a couple of plays at the Muncie Civic. I got the part of Count Yousekevitch in Neil Simon's Fools and the part of The Mysterious Man in Into the Woods. Both productions are set for next year.
BAD NEWS: One of the musical giants in my life died last week. Ray Charles has always been one of my favorite performers. His music has been a part of my life since I could remember and it's sad to think he's no longer around. Thankfully, he left behind a wealth of great music. Rest in peace, Brother Ray.
GOOD NEWS: My nephew Nolan is now crawling. Breakable bric-a-brac beware!
WHAT I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO (AND YOU SHOULD, TOO!): Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose
GO OUT AND RENT (OR BUY):
If you like Bigfoot movies with character and humor, this is the movie for you! Filmed in the wilds of Pennsylvania, Among Us follows the exploits of a low budget movie director as he tries to find the elusive beast that he based his career on. Joining him on his quest is the woman that he loved (and betrayed) and a scientist who enjoys a good plaster casting! Written by our talented friend John Oak Dalton, Among Us may not change your beliefs about Bigfoot, but it is certainly a fun romp in the woods.
CLOSING THOUGHT: Do I really have to go back to work on Monday?
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