Collecting Stray Thoughts – 2008-09-28

September 29th, 2008 | microlog

  • Why do people keep asking me if I’m in some tv commercial for Windows? Do people still not know that I don’t live in America? #

Collecting Stray Thoughts – 2008-09-27

September 28th, 2008 | microlog

  • Obama is making John Kerry look like James Bond. #
  • Hahahaha you’re all doomed. I’m going to bed. Tally: read about half a million words of research. Eyeball status: blurry. #
  • That McCain “Bomb Iran” song? That’s your new national anthem, America. Good morning. #

ASTONISHING X-MEN #27: Art Preview

September 27th, 2008 | Work

Several pages of unlettered art at IGN. And, yes, this is from an X-Men comic:

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A Slight Case Of Absalom

September 27th, 2008 | researchmaterial

Every couple of years, I trip over this again and re-read it. Tonight I’ve done it again. This is a script by Edward Boyd called A SLIGHT CASE OF ABSALOM, part of THE VIEW FROM DANIEL PIKE tv series that ran over here from 1971 to 1973. Daniel Pike is a half-mad Glaswegian private investigator who keeps an office wall covered in photographs of atrocities, and is once described as looking like a well-dressed cement mixer. And the dialogue is just marvellous. Upon the suggestion that Pike take a plane to a remote island to conduct a missing-person search:

But I’m not flying … I know it’s faster… Look, it’s something to do with my inner ear. No head for heights. I once threw up just looking at a giraffe in the zoo…

It’s a delight just to listen to it in your head. A SLIGHT CASE OF ABSALOM is found right here.