Posted October 15, 2012 at 12:01 am
The new XCOM game uses some kind of abstracted currency, so it isn't really "bucks" that you're getting in exchange. Still, it's a big difference from the first game where you could fund your entire operation by selling alien corpses to wealthy perverts. (That's always where I assumed they were going.)
Posted September 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm
There's a thing about this in the news every once in a while. If you need a job, it's harder to find a job.

Considering how long the economy has been in the toilet, you'd think common sense would tell recruiters that there's good people people who just got unlucky. The secret is, all recruiters were replaced by robots in the early aughts, and nobody has figured out how to turn them off yet. They're all like BEEP BOOP INTERNAL TRAINING IS FOR SUCKERS.
Posted August 17, 2012 at 06:56 pm
I've read Richard Thompson's cartoons for a long time. When I think about Sunday mornings where I grew up in Maryland, I think about the sections of The Washington Post strewn across the dinner table. In high school, Richard's Poor Almanac was the highlight of the Style section, and I remember the first Cul de Sac strips appearing in the Washington Post Magazine.

That's why it's such a bummer that Thompson is hanging up his pen due to Parkinson's. We knew it was coming eventually, but that doesn't make it any better.

Do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to Thompson's work if you haven't already. Cul de Sac might be the most tremendous comic strip since Calvin & Hobbes. Maybe also check out Team Cul de Sac, a collection of artwork to raise money for Parkinson's research.
Posted July 9, 2012 at 09:19 am
I didn't hate Prometheus. David was a great character, for one thing. However, if I had gone in expecting a rubber monster popcorn muncher, I probably would have liked it more.

Still, some of the bits about religion didn't work for me. Like when that guy said his girlfriend could give up her cross because aliens created humans, did he think his girlfriend's belief in God depended on a literal reading of Genesis? I know they didn't have the benefit of seeing Swole Alien Christ Figure like the audience, but that's still a weird thing to assume about an archaeologist.
Posted July 4, 2012 at 03:50 am
I've just uploaded one of the most nerdiest things I've ever drawn.  This was originally was supposed to be a sketch week as I'm pretty wiped from insomnia and work, but the 'sketch' kind of got out of hand.

It started with a conversation Matt and I had after Prometheus about how one of the original endings to Mass Effect was supposedly like, "Using mass effect fields destroys the universe, so reapers were made to stop kill/retard the growth of races that used it." After a while I was making jokes about hard light sunglasses and that Garrus's face looks like Lagann.

You can scrub through episode 27 and find each of the shots I used for reference, no problem. I'm so bad at dynamic angles... U_U
Posted June 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm
It just came in. I should go get it signed.

Mah book
Still mah book
More mah book

Much thanks to Malki for giving feedback on the layout and Topatoco for doing such a good job with the printing.
Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:40 am
First off, the Toe-Pah-Toe-Kohe crew got a huge bit cuter this week as team JohnnyWander joined. Cool beans! Their design sense has always made me mad jealous.

Second! As you can see the comic is up. Had some more delays this week, which are completely on me. However since this comic up so late in the week, I'll probably leave it up through next week since the majority of our traffic rolls in on Mondays.

If you want up to the hour info from us, just check out Matt & my twitters. Granted it's mostly Matt linking news reports and me griping about video games. But there's comic stuff in there too!

Now go forth and kick ass.
Posted May 30, 2012 at 02:03 am
Too bad I canceled my City of Villains account. While Risu may be my favorite MMO character I've ever played, I just got sick of running out of content missions long before I was high enough level to leave the zone... and there's only so many newspaper missions I can stomach.

I'd like to rant more when it's not 2am... We'll see how that goes.
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