Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tales to Suffice #1 - Debuting at APE!

Going to be in the San Francisco area this weekend? Do you like fun? More importantly, do you have 4 dollars?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then have I got a deal for you. This Saturday and Sunday at The Concourse in beautiful San Francisco, California is APE, which is short for "Alternative Press Expo," and has no direct connection to the Hominoidea superfamily of primates (as far as I know). Myself along with hundreds of other practitioners of the dark comic arts will be there to mingle and hawk our wares, or perhaps just sit in silence staring at our own shoelaces. I will be at the SLG table, so come on over and we can stare at each other's shoelaces. It will be fun.

Also this will be the first time ever in human history that you will be able to purchase an official copy of Tales to Suffice #1. Years from now your children will look up at you and ask where you were when this comic came out. Don't disappoint them!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Los Angeles: Come for the Wild Fires, Stay for the Traffic Jams

Perhaps our biggest luck-out in moving to one of the most notoriously traffic jammed cities in America was landing jobs that didn't require a freeway to get to. It takes me, on average, about 18 minutes to get to my job, which is pretty good for this town. Especially considering I take a bit of a scenic route and I drive like a 90 year old.

But this morning all hell broke loose, and as a result my commute was extended to about an hour and a half. Fires had caused the 405 to shut down, and every attempt at a shortcut was usurped by road construction. Absolutely brutal.

There is a silver lining though. As I made it over the hills and inched my way down LaBrea (the one lane of it that was not being gutted for whatever reason), I witnessed what appeared to be a heated freestyle battle between a homeless guy and a palm tree.

Sometimes you just have to slow down and smell the roses, you know?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Promised Myself I Wouldn't Blog About Politics...

But after watching last night's debate I'm compelled to officially endorse The Penguin for President of the United States of America.

COBBLEPOT in '08!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It Belongs in a Museum!

Wow. I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. Is there anything more sad than a neglected blog?

As it turns out the answer is yes. Yes there is.

A few weeks back Ro and I were craving fresh seafood and old guys with waxed mustaches, so we made our way down to the Fisherman's Wharf in Redondo Beach which generally provides an abundance of both. Oh, but we were in for so much more that foggy Sunday afternoon.

Wedged between two parking garages, tucked away in a forgotten corner behind a row of crusted over ketchup dispensers, beneath decades of dried pigeon crap, lies THE ARCADE THAT TIME (AND FUN) FORGOT!!!

To say the game selection is outdated is a bit of an understatement. Moses played these games (I know because he still holds the high score in Galaga.)

As far as I could tell this was the newest game they had. My "Elmo Generation" readers may not know this but at one time Michael Jackson was famous for being a wildly popular musician. In this game, your mission is to save kidnapped children from the insidious Mr. Big, a drug dealer bent on world domination via a giant moon cannon. You know, typical drug dealer stuff.

Even more amazing than the video games was the prize selection.

1 token = Rooster Plate

10 tokens = Plastic Flowers

20 tokens = Baby rabbit doll things

(And recurring nightmares for at least a month)

30 tokens = No telling

So if you're ever in the neighborhood, grab a roll of quarters and head on down to the Redondo Beach Fisherman's Wharf Arcade.