Non-Sequitur #51: Girl You Know it’s True

Catwoman by Darwyn Cooke

Ed is a cranky old man

I was at the corner store were I buy burritos and submarine sandwiches when a group of teen-aged girls came in. They were a little loud and just seemed to be kind of wandering around. I tried to ignore them, but I could still hear their voices even though they were at the other end of the store. Eventually, the security guard told them to leave the store. The girls were saying stuff like, “Why?!” “Who’s he talking to?!” The guard was just like, “Because you’re being disruptive.” One of the girls replied, “Your FACE is being disruptive!” Once upon a time I might have chuckled to myself over this scene, but now I have to admit I was a little glad that he threw the hoodlums out. Yes, I’ve gotten old and become that guy.

Ed goes “Uh…”

Out of the blue, my bank calls me the other day. The lady introduces herself as one of the agents that has helped me a few times in the past and asked me if everything was ok. I’m like, um…everything’s fine? She asked me if I got the checks that I ordered weeks back and asked if there was any other service they could provide. I then realized that she was following up on a business transaction. It was just weird because literally the first thing she said was, “Hello, Mr Jackson this is Blah-Blah from Such-and Such…are you ok?” Like the way a friend would if he were concerned about your well being. “Dude, are you ok? We haven’t seen around in awhile…you’re not sick are you? We were gettin’ worried!” So, yeah… everything’s peachy.

Ed dissects pop culture

So I was listening to the radio and they were talking about the opening of Carrie:The Musical. I guess it was on Broadway years ago, but wasn’t successful. Now they’ve re-tooled the show. One of the actresses was talking about doing the special effects in a way that didn’t make the show campy. I thought…but doesn’t the mere fact that you’re doing a stage musical based on a horror movie from the 70’s in and of itself make the show campy? I’m not hatin’, I’m just saying…

Ed walks down memory lane 

Rest In Peace Davy Jones. I don’t care how fake you think they were, they had some good pop songs.

Things that warm Ed’s cold dead heart

So I’m coming home from the comic book store and I see a mom walking into a restaurant with her two young daughters. The smaller one was bouncing around and waving at random people. She tried to wave to a another little girl who was inside of the restaurant sitting by the window. The second little girl didn’t wave but she did smile back. Little kids trying to make other little kids happy..ok, I’m corny but it made me happy. Shut up.

Neil Diamond wrote this song! Recognize!

 

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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…