Non-Sequitur # 50: What Was the Question

I went to work semi-ill one day last week, but I was still able to be productive. I was proud of myself  that day. I rule.

I arrived at work a little early another particular day, so that I could work on some stuff for the IMJ site http://inveteratemediajunkies.com/ without it interfering with my job. I accidently hit the wrong key and lost the draft I was trying to compose.  A half hour’s work down the drain. I suck.

They offered us an opportunity to work a shift this past Saturday. My hours have cut for long time now, so I jump at the chance.  The supervisor bought us pizza. It was orgasmic. Life is good.

I went to work yesterday not feeling my best. It took me a few hours to really get going. I’m back to sucking.

Aquaman #6:  Aquaman’s wife takes the starring role in this was a very Mera-centric issue. There are a few minor quibbles but I thought the comic was decent. The sexual harassment scene seemed a little forced and I wonder if writer Geoff Johns will follow up on the fact that Mera resisted arrest or will the matter just be dropped. I did enjoy the creative way that Mera dealt with a dangerous gunman.  All in all while not great, I thought this issue was ok.

Archie # 630:  This was the concluding chapter of the Archie meets Kiss storyline.While this was the most enjoyable issue, I was a bit disappointed with the overall arc. I just felt it was told kind of sloppily.Things just seem to happen at random with no build up or explanation of why or how certain events were taking place. I still was able to have a certain amount fun regardless, because..well…it’s Archie meets Kiss! It still had a kind of goofy charm to it.

Comics veteren John Severin passed away last week. Although he was revered for his work on war comics and westerns, I first noticed his work on Cracked Magazine  and reprints of the stuff he did for Marvel Comics.  He will be missed.

Non-Sequitur # 49: Anything Could Be Better Than Nothing

Although mostly known for his superhero and science fiction work, Jack Kirby along with his tend partner, Joe Simon, helped created the romance genre of comics

So, the corner store …right? They’ve always had a deli in the back. I think I got a submarine sandwich there once maybe a year ago. It was ok, but nothing to write home about. I kept thinking about trying it again for the longest time, but didn’t just cuz I’m lazy. Months ago the store expanded their square footage and increased the deli aspect. Now instead of just having you order from a hand written sign that was behind the area where you asked for seasoned chicken quarters, there’s a new  section with a video feed, fancy new menu, and seats! I put off trying the new deli because, like I said before, I’m lazy and easily distracted. I finally got to it recently and I fell in love with the area. Great burritos, great subs, great wraps, and they even have fresh soups! This week I probably didn’t  get as fat as previous weeks because it’s not a lot of processed junk. Even if I do gain weight from all the sub, etc. , I’ll be happy. Plus, I like the way one of the ladies there calls me “senor”.

I went to the liquor store last night and I overheard someone saying something about Whitney Houston passing away. At first, I thought it was probably just a rumor, but when I got home I found out it was true. As of yet, there’s no details. I wasn’t her biggest fan, but it’s kinda sad. This my favorite song for hers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jN-AGl7ntA

I was on the bus a few days ago. I noticed a woman with a tatoo on her right foot. It was a number, then star, then number, then star, then number, then star then number. I dunno…it was kinda cute and sexy.

Oh, kay…I’m trying to listen to music as I’m typing this and my cassette player is dying on me. It’s been operating rough for a long while now. I think I’m just going to have to get another one. It’s just weird though because, do people even still listen to cassettes? I’m afraid I’ll go into the electronics store and feel like a guy asking for out-moded technology that no one uses anymore. Like Great Grandpa asking for a crank to start up his  Model-T Ford or something.

I was in the discount grocery store yesterday. It was kinda amusing watching the security guard trying to chat up some young woman. He was in his late 40’s and she looked like she was maybe in her late 20’s. He wasn’t being rude or disrespectful or anything, and the girl was polite, it was just interesting because he was trying SO HARD to be witty and charming. And like I said, the young lady was polite to him but you could see this expression on her face like, “Uh, why is this old guy trying to talk to me?”

I got Aeon Flux the animated series in the mail. I’m going to enjoy watching it during the up coming week.

I still have comics I from last week that I haven’t read yet. I still have to get to Animal Man, Fatale, and Avengers 1959. I haven’t read them yet because…yes, you guessed it…I’m lazy and easily distracted.

Valentine’s Day or something is coming up. For the romantics out there I hope you have a great time. For the cynics, there’s this…

 

Non-Sequitur #48: It’s All Gonna Be A Stone Gas

Don Cornelius passed away.

More free food at work

Another co-worker had a birthday. My supervisor made fudge. I only ate two small pieces, so I did not get fat this week. Take that, gluttony!

Tom Brady and Eli Manning are giving me the finger

In the past, there’s been times when I was super excited about the Superbowl and there’s been times when I was happy about one team and apathetic towards the other. Then there was times where I didn’t care about either team, but was enthusiastic about the event. This is the first time I am super indifferent about the whole thing. That probably says more about me than it does about this past football season. I am a bad sports fan and hence, a bad Chicagoan. I suck.

I bought some comics and few of them I actually read…

Archie #629:  This one is a little better than last issue, mostly because the storytelling is clearer. Kiss returns Archie from a zombie back into his normal human form. The band explains what the zany monsters are up to and what will happen if they take over. Funniest moment that’s funny because it’s not funny: Kevin Keller shows up near the end of the issue and chases zombies away by playing loud music on an old boombox. A boombox! Do teenagers still walk around with boomboxes these days? Still, this issue was more fun than last.

Secret Avengers #21.1 : A so called “jumping on” point featuring Captain America and Hawkeye. The story is ok and the art is alright.  Decent for what it was, I just had a problem with Cap feeling that after all their time together, now all of a sudden he needed to “test”  Clint.

Defenders #3: Fun!  Story by Matt Fraction…in  this issue Null, The Breaker of Worlds is dealt with, but we are left with a neat cliff hanger for the next chapter. The Silver Surfer gets a cool moment. We get a hint of the true nature of Prester John ( I have old Defenders comics from the 70’s so I think I get it). The art by Terry and Rachel Dodson is fine throughout. I’m looking forward to the next issue.

That’s all I got for now. See ya, next time!