Non Sequitur #43: Time Marches On

Black Widow cosplay by Crystal Graziano (photo by bigwhitebazooka)

Random Oddball Muzak Heard at Work:   “Hey You” by Pink Floyd. It was kinda strange because now it’s getting darker earlier this time of year. To hear this song playing while looking out the window while it’s dark and cloudy is a bit spooky. I almost felt like I was in the backdrop of a gothic horror film set in New England or something…

Random Bus Sighting:  I saw a guy reading a manga not very long ago. I’m pretty sure it was Bakuman. I still need to read this myself.

 Random Irksome Thing Heard on the Radio:  A couple of critics were talking about some of  movies that came out over the last year. One of the critics mentioned something about being initially apprehensive regarding a film he was supposed to see because he thought it might be “Mumblecore”. GOD, I HATE THAT TERM. It usually refers to low-budget indie films about relationships. The filmmaking  technique is usually bit raw and characterization and dialogue take prominence over plot. I don’t dislike that type of movie, I just dislike the term. I just imagine some pretentious journalist trying to make fun of some other pretentious person and coming up with this “clever” word. It’s like this…people talk about making horror movies, love stories, crime films…can you really imagine a film director saying out loud, “Someday, I’d really like to make a mumblecore  film?”

SOPA kinda sucks   http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/pipa_sopa/?source=fb

If you’re interested here’s a link to a C2E2 convention survey. http://reedexpo.efmfeedback.com/se.ashx?s=705E3EC806DEA4A108CE833A104982120A

My Boss’s Husband is Cool:  So, we had a Christmas party at work earlier. My boss’s husband came and brought his guitar. There were a few attempts at Christmas Carols. A lot of people were kind of shy to sing though. He tried to get me to to join in. I told him I was waiting for the Black Sabbath medley. He then played a couple of Judas Priest riffs and I made a few people laugh by singing the opening bars of  “Breakin’ The Law”. My boss’s husband then basically entertained us by playing various flamenco, jazz, and blues pieces. We all enjoyed his playing. Like I said, he’s pretty cool.

And speaking of old school metal riffs…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gEDmJivkOY

Non-Sequitur # 42: Random Randomness from Random City

Mar-Vell and the Avengers. I think the art is Sal Buscema

Random!

The owner of the company that I work for brought his dog to work. I’m not good with dogs, I have no idea what kind of breed she is. Labrador Retriever?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmx2bQDO1Vk I just know it’s a black dog and a female. The dog’s personality is kind of funny. She’ll follow you around if you don’t pat any attention to her, but if you acknowledge her, she’ll run off and bark. Like a co-worker said, I guess that’s just her way of playing.

They gave us free pizza at work not long ago. It was good, I guess.

Lance Briggs, linebacker for the Chicago Bears has a new comic book from Top Cow coming out called Seraph. Because I am lame, I missed out on a signing he had a couple of weeks ago. Screw Me. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=35586

So, I’m coming home on the bus last week  and as we approach a major intersection close to where I live, I see that the police have one side of the street sectioned off. I just assumed that maybe there was an accident or something. The next day I was reading the paper and discovered that the police actually sectioned off the block because they had  gunmen holded up in one of the buildings there. I literally live down the street from where this was happening and go to the dollar store in that building. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-06/news/chi-police-activity-in-uptown-shuts-down-parts-of-red-purple-lines-20111205_1_cta-red-line-cta-buses-standoff  Welcome to Uptown! Git yer hands in the air, Mutha Fucka!!

There was something wrong with the coffee pot we use at work, so I was under the impression that there would be no coffee that day. I went to the vending machine in the building to get my caffeine fix. I drank half a cup of some of the worst coffee I had in my life. It tasted terrible and didn’t give me that smooth caffeine buzz I’m used to from the normal coffee we drink. This stuff made me jittery and uncomfortable. I swear it could been just brown water with crack in it or something. Luckily, the coffee pot got fixed a couple hours later and we were  able to have normal coffee. Yay, normal coffee! Boo, vending machine coffee!

Jelly Bellies! Because,uh...Jelly Belly!

Someone brought a bowl of jelly beans and placed them on our supervisor’s desk at work Friday. I ‘m pretty sure it was the boss just trying to be nice. I’m not normally a big candy guy, but yeah… this  particular day I found myself hanging around the supervisor’s desk just a little bit longer than normal, asking questions I pretty much knew the answer to, and just um, stuffing my face with sugar and gelatin and corn syrup. Can’t go wrong with a sugar buzz on a Friday.

Archie Meets Kiss:  Eff Yeah! Now THIS is what we need more of in the comics world !   Crossovers that can get people excited! Well, I was excited anyway. Long story short…Sabrina the  teen-aged witch tries to cast a spell of protection over Riverdale, but Veronica messes it up causing monsters to appear. The members of Kiss also appear determined to stop the monsters. How will they stop the monsters? “The only way we know how…WITH ROCK!” America, eff yea…

Watch this quick before Led Zeppelin makes You Tube take it down…