November 30, 2007
November 26, 2007
(If you can’t see part of this comic, click it)
November 16, 2007
If it helps, the artist captioned this one (more or less) The Pains of Death.
And from this same strip, a Comic That Made Me Laugh Out Loud that also qualifies for the Arlo Page: (more…)
November 5, 2007
November 4, 2007
October 25, 2007
August 4, 2007
With a track record like that, would you brag?
Okay, at least we’re not talking about a strip that should have run 47 years ago; but seriously, either two weeks ago or not at all, you know?
Heck of a thing to mention to the kid who just learned he is your “mistake.”
I’m just sayin’…
July 18, 2007
July 9, 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning:
A review of the book that’s the basis of this summer’s ESPN series
July 2, 2007
There was some controversy in May when New York Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez was spotted, during a road trip in Toronto, going to a club with a Las Vegas stripper, and one of the New York tabloids gave this front-page coverage. After all, a ballplayer doing this sort of thing during road trips isn’t shocking news, and there’s always been a sort of “gentleman’s agreement” under which the media considered this the players’ own business.
This past weekend, at Yankee Stadium, Rodriguez’s wife Cynthia — who understandably does not feel that her husband partying with strippers is his own business, showed up at Yankee Stadium wearing a tank-top not entirely appropriate for the ballpark, and once again the New York Post was there (and just for the record, those letters were blurred on the tank top itself — that wasn’t the Post censoring itself, assuming they would have).
So the question is (since Cynthia hasn’t elaborated): Was she sending a message to Alex, the team management, the fans, or the media? Or did she just grab the first shirt she could find before coming to the ballgame with her 2-year-old daughter?
July 1, 2007
Of course you remember Lisa Nowak, the astronaut who drove 950 miles from Houston to Orlando earlier this year, wearing a NASA-issued adult diaper to eliminate the need for rest stops, in order to confront a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of a fellow astronaut.
Well, according to her attorney, Donald Lykkebak, Nowak was wearing her normal undergarments: The media had gotten the story wrong because there were diapers in the trunk of her car – toddler-sized diapers that had been there since 2005.
Lykkebak explained that the whole family, adults and children alike, had used the diapers when they were forced to evacuate their Houston home in the wake of Hurricane Rita – diapers that were designed to fit a waist between 15 and 19 inches.
None of which explains why Nowak told an Orlando police detective that she’d used them during her February 5 drive so she wouldn’t have to stop at restrooms (though presumably she did have to stop for gas) – or why, if the diaper detail is a “preposterous tale,” as Lykkebak calls it, he waited almost five months to refute it. He refers to this as “the biggest lie” about the case, which doesn’t bode well for the now-former astronaut who faces attempted kidnapping, battery, and attempted vehicle burglary with battery charges.
The truth might never be known, since the diapers were never taken into evidence.
Doesn’t matter. Facts notwithstanding, Nowak will always be The Astronaut Who Drove From Texas to Florida Wearing a Diaper, because that’s how we’ll choose to remember the story.
June 27, 2007
This is, of course, where we place comics not for the young, the offendable, or many places of business. I’m trying to work out a way, using WordPress, to separate it from the main page. For now, I’ve placed it here and password-protected it (type in the first name of Bill Clinton’s girlfriend; if you don’t know it, you’re probably too young).
It’s a fairly clumsy solution, but it’ll do for now.
Update: Okay, now it works.