This seems like an appropriate day to post a bunch of fun links and news items.

ITEM: Project: Rooftop announces the winners of their contest to redesign Batman’s costume. Most of the winners went with a strategy of designing a Batman costume for Nightwing.

ITEM: Happy Birthday, Supergirl! The Girl of Steel was created 50 years ago!

ITEM: Augie De Blieck Jr. has a very cool review of John Byrne’s classic “Sensational She-Hulk” run from the late ’80s.

ITEM: Hack fantasy writer Terry Goodkind is a lousy writer and a horrible person, as these hilarious excerpts (with associated parodies) demonstrate.


ITEM: Could I just register my amazement that, if this trailer is any indication, the creators of the upcoming “Where the Wild Things Are” movie appear to have actually made an excellent adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book?

ITEM: I’m wildly in agreement with this awesomely cathartic rant about the state of newspapers these days. There are way too many reporters looking for work, and way too many greedy, short-sighted media conglomerate owners walking around with fat pocketbooks and undented craniums.

ITEM: A free, demented SubGenius rant. Don’t like it? Reload the page for another.

ITEM: On a personal note, I gave my 30-days notice to move out of my apartment. Nope, haven’t gotten a job yet — I just don’t want to keep paying $600 in rent every month. I’ll be moving in with my brother at the end of April. I don’t like moving, for any reason, but it must be done. So expect light posting toward the end of the month.

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  1. Maxo Said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    I still have friends in the business (I left daily newspapers years ago), and it drives me crazy when they point at everything but the industry itself when trying to place blame for the current problems. Which is part of the trouble; the problems aren’t really current, they’ve just reached critical mass after being ignored and expanded over time.

    The suffering the newspaper industry is currently going through is an affliction of its own devising. I’m just sorry so many people I love and respect, many of whom are doing the job for all the right reasons, are the ones getting screwed.

    Agh. I’m going to stop before I really start ranting. Good luck with the move – be sure to put your brother’s hand in a bowl of warm water your first night there!

  2. Scott Slemmons Said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    Yeah, I’m not going to pretend that I can solve all of newspapers’ problems, but I do know that media companies panicking about making single-digit profits instead of double-digit profits is a pretty good indication that those companies never really knew anything about how to run a business. And the solution for that is to fire the people who didn’t know how to run the business, not the reporters.

    And hey, I ain’t gonna mess with my brother! He can throw me out and then I’ll have to blog from under that bridge south of town! 😉

  3. swampy Said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

    that doggy looks delicious…

  4. Scott Slemmons Said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

    That is the world’s happiest chihuahua, for he STANDS ATOP EIGHT CHEESEBURGERS! HUZZAH!

  5. VoodooBen Said,

    April 5, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

    Oh, man, I hate Terry Goodkind. With serious, serious hate.