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Our culture is reaching the boiling point

“As I understand it, at the last count human information was doubling around every 18 months. Further to this, there is a point somewhere around 2015 when human information is doubling every thousandth of a second. That means that in each thousandth of second we will have accumulated more information than we have in the entire previous history of the world. At this point I believe that all bets are off. I cannot imagine the kind of culture that might exist after such a flashpoint of knowledge. I believe that our culture would probably move into a completely different state, would move past the boiling point, from a fluid culture to a culture of steam.”

from ‘The mindscape of Alan Moore

Yes, you have to spent well over an hour listening to the man who gave us Watchman. And who also came up with the dresscode of the global Occupy movement in ‘V for Vendetta’. He may be a bit eccentric, but remember that Alan Moore forsaw important parts of the future in his visions. In this video he argues that after the ‘cultural boiling point’, all bets are of, as we move from a fluid culture to a culture of steam.

Now press play on tape:

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He traffics in fiction, not in lies.

Then the world changed…

I didn’t do anything, as we were to busy smelling each others farts.
-You, probably me, talking to your kid in thirty years time. Explaining why it is such a mess then.

This is one of those posts, that should start with something about how long I haven’t posted  on this blog. Although that would be true, and it would make an okay opening I guess, I am starting with something else. Something you’ve all heard about by now, even those suckers who are trapped on this page by a Google on ‘ duct tape’ .  I mean you, accidental visitor who searched for duct tape. And who choose ‘images’ on Google to search. And couldn’t help yourself when you saw this picture on page 2. And thank you 14000 visitors a month.

Yes, now you are here on a completely different subject. It is not what you are looking for, but read on anyway; All of you who read this, just click ‘more’, and read on for a bit. It is needed and it is important.

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Ghehehehe… Godwin!

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That is ridiculously funny actually.

“As the government, the Party controls the population via four government ministries: the Ministry of Peace, Ministry of Plenty, Ministry of Love, and the Ministry of Truth, …”

- Wikipedia (en) on 1984

Alas my friends and countrymen, the Netherlands is going to have an Ministry of Safety and a Ministry of vigor.
Although I’m not sure if I should translate
bedrijvigheid as “vigor” or “activities”

more at Sargasso

Skydoll, Spaceship just released in Holland

Eh… Hello, Dio. Do you got a minute ?

- Skydoll 1, Yellow city, page 1, panel 2, ( translation from Dutch – XX )

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I’m like the local comic authority ( which reminds me, I’ve to send a CBR archive of Preacher to Gnuif — sec. I’ll get the archive from the great and all inspiring #dasein ) – I’ve about 160 Gigs of comics, and there are few who can name titles that I don’t have, yet. What I like, I buy. That has resulted in a collection of comics that include most of the Vertigo imprint, and that has fought and defeated an Ikea Expedit book shelf. But most of the comic bits are American Comics. Which is great. But I’m European, and the work done in France and other European countries is just as great and from time to time brilliant ( too).

So when I visited Gent gent with my girlfriend I went to what is supposed to be one of the best comic … ehr… bande dessinées shops in a 500 mile radius; the Port. Now when I enter a comic shop, I usually resemble a DJ in a record shop. I know every title, but I haven’t quite listened too all. I know every publishing line, and are always looking for a next release. Yet, strangely enough, when it comes to European comics I used to be quite ignorant. And that bothered me. I was here to learn.

The funny thing was, every album was there, but the one isle was American, Manga, Dutch and Hebrew translated into French, and the other isle was in Dutch and original English. This was a Belgium store after all. I wasn’t interested in the American comics for now, I knew them already, usually torrenting two or three issues ahead of release in print. I was interested in European, for a change.

European comics have a somewhat troubled heritage. Where the American comic line is usually targeted at 15-year-olds, the European market has been targeted at 8-year olds. Of course with it’s great exceptions on both side of the ocean, but the general bulk of the content is targeted at those ages. This means that X-men has to compete with Suske and Wiske and JLA has to compete with Asterix. The sales figures follow the same trends, just different age groups. Donald Duck, by the way, is ubiquitous in both continents.

So as the medium comes of age I see different patterns emerging. Most American graphic novels or let’s say ‘adult comics’, follow a deepened path of superheroes and mutants. European comics however, tell humorous slap-stick and ‘adventure’ stories. There are no real ‘ongoing story lines’ in Europe, les bande dessinées are build on one-shots. Published In series perhaps, but still induvidual albums. Most of which are made by the same authors and artists. Changes of author and artist are rare, as opposed to say the Hellblazer (ongoing) series at DC/Vertigo.

All this, and the fact that Europe exists in a dozen different countries and languages has made theEuropean strip world very fragmented. It’s hard to spot the gems in between the rubbish and so-so-releases. As I was browsing the isles in Gent all these titles flashed in front of me. I had a couple of folders in hand, listing publishing houses, publishing lines and soon-to-be-released items. I was studying this system. I was trying to find that gem to get into.

For American readers, I also bought ‘Blankets‘, ‘Demo‘ and ‘Local‘ there, just because I had vagulue heared about them, and because they were on just display. This was clearly a comic shop that was good at presenting the title you don’t want to mis.

Finally, back in the shop; under the sign: “just In, part three!” was a title that completely, utterly and totally blew my mind.

Skydoll

I’ll be damned. That is probably the longest introduction that I’ve ever written for a comic review, but I think it was worth it.

Actually, I’m not planning on bothering you with all the details. You need to go out, and buy the fourth album (yes,  I’m counting the ’spaceship’ collectors edition an album, screw you, buy it ). Skydoll is probably one of the best titles to hit the market in 10 (ten) years. And here is why:

Skydoll is created by Italians. And you may not know this, but 70 percent of (European) Disney comic titles are actually created in Italy. Italy has a large population of great comic artist and a lot of them are employed, or were employed by Disney. These people are drawing parts of cartoons, parts of comics (Mickey magazine, the Witch comic and animation empire etc. etc.) they are amazing artist. But you never hear from them because,  they work for Disney. There is only one autograph you will see.

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Now two of these artist have broken free and decided back in 1998 to do a series of their own and publish it in France, which has one of the best comic cultures around. They came up with a cyber-gothic-doll-pink-cute-catholic-duckburg-sci-fi-world that is the world of skydoll. This has relegion, sex, punk, cute, fluffy, goth, new age, cyber echo’s all over the place. Did I mention it was cute too? By God, man; these people are amazing. Do the image search!

I’m really at a lack of words here. The stuff is great. And the artists, Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa don’t even have wiki entries.

Finally, for the American readers. Marvel agrees with me, and says this is great stuff. So you people can BUY it! Actually, the new American line is much more interesting then the current European line, and Marvel is probably publishing the actual fourth album first. In English. And Marvel does it better; in the Dolls Factory (ordered it, but torrents beat the shop) they published interviews with the makers and a 60+ page album with the complete sketch of the original first album. (w00t!!!)
And there is still better stuff coming in. Barbucci and Canepa are taking their friends with them, like the amazing Bengal. (sic!)

Posted: July 22nd, 2010
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Comic Review: Air

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Ha! It’s that time again! I’ve found some time to read up on my comics list and decided to pick a new one that I hadn’t got around yet. Air, by G Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker is one of the newer ongoing series from DC/Virtigo. It now runs for just about a year and half (october 2008). I already got the first trade-paperback handed to me at my local comic shop about a year ago. Back then I decided not to buy it, as I had just bought about 5 or 6 trades already. I promised however to look it up online. Well, that moment arrived last week and I’ve been reading it through over the weekend.

Air is a fun read! But it has a slow start. It mingles Airport-fiction loosely with Terrorist-detective and does an adequate but not brilliant job on it. I must note that it is written by a woman, G Willow Wilson, and it shows. Not in a bad way, mind you.
Her heroine, Blythe, is a stewardess and a very believable, strong woman. The character gets her power from her no-nonsense attitude and her “girl next door” wit, which makes her a very suited protagonist. There is something chick-lit about the whole ordeal, but it is never annoying, better yet it adds to the story.

After the first introduction of the main characters, Zayn, an Interpol Agent, some flight attendees, a couple of bad guys and Blythe, the story takes of. It develops easily into a love story against a background of terrorist threatened airports and airplanes. A lot of the story takes place in Schiphol Airport, which I find funny as I live an easy 2 miles away from there and can actually see it from my window. The dutch which is  spoken now and again in the strip is almost right, missing a letter or a noun here and there. Which is often the case when English native speakers try to write our language.

*spoilers*

The story after the first couple of issues picks up and enters a new dimension as we find out that our Heroine has some special teleporting abilities called “hyperpracting”, not unlike ‘folding space’ which we know out of the Dune series. Wilson connects this through the Aztec-culture proclaiming that we did not invent symbolism, but that symbolism actually invented us, and spacial relations are nothing more then connected dots (interesting notion, not unlike Plato’s world of forms).

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Now the story both deepens and weakens at this point. The central theme of the story; Symbolism as opposed to Euclydian space is interesting but is not worked out nearly enough to strike some ground. The ‘hyperpracting’ is a loose background on which  the relationship between Blythe and Zayn is played out. Admittedly the human part of the story is so good that the loose ends in the philosophical part are soon forgotten, but it gets fishy here and there. I think it could do with more support for the paranormal and spiritual claims. The way it’s set up now reads more like new-age-abracadabra.

I did like the winged serpent though.

As it appears there is some ancient technology that allows matter, preferably airplanes, to get from place to place without moving called hyperpracting. Now this technology can only be controlled by ‘gifted’ people, who, more often then not are women. And one of those woman is Amelia Airhart, whom we all know vanished mysteriously when flying as the first women across the Atlantic.

To summarize, the writing is good; it’s not eye-dropping gorgeously good, but is good. Definitely worthy of the DC/Vertigo imprint. The remarks I make here are the only real critiques I have, the story flows fluently (although a bit slow at the beginning) there is always a ‘moar moar moar’-cliffhanger at the end and the supporting characters are believable and well plotted out. There is depth and warmth in this comic, and that is saying a lot.

* end of spoilers *

The art is good. It’s not brilliant. I can’t quite put my finger on it, it’s solidly drawn, high realism with very profound expressions. It reminds me a bit of Matthew Sturges) The color could be a tad more expressive. I get a good sense of movement, intelligently positioned and well set, good perspective. In short; it’s good craftsmanship. Still it is lacking something.

In a comic like this one, with a rather outrages plot; the art could make up an awful lot. There are (many) visions and hallucinations in there, and as an artist that would be a good opportunity to go all-out. Experiment more, try to get into the feeling and emotions of the character, rather then draw page after page like a machine.
On the upside; the expressions work really well, the curves and postures all fit perfectly, the artist never ‘overstretches’ himself trying to do an impossible perspective and I never get the feeling he was missing any deadlines. It’s pretty friggin’ well done. but still…

And that goes for the whole comic then. It’s good. Very good at points, but there is an uncanny feeling that it could have been better. It feels like a spin off from a larger comic series that is really excellent ( Like Jack of the Fables ), but it nowhere looses it’s craftsmanship, and is absolutely a fun read!

So in conclusion, should you buy this comic. Well, yes. I think you should. But if you have just bought five trades already then leave it at the shelve and buy it the next time you come around.

Wikipedia: Air

Posted: April 26th, 2010
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Angel Study

Photoshop, patience...

Yes, that actually is Frontal Nudity…

Made with Photoshop. No reference was used.

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Zuda, for real, Yo!

Zoom WHAM KrrrRRAAAAKkkk

- Wolverine

I thought I had already mentioned somewhere that Zuda comics is one of the best comic initiatives of the last year. Actually a bit longer. DC got it into their minds to start an online initiative where comic creators can upload an 8-page preview of their work, and let their peers review and vote the comic. The winners get a grant from DC (and probably sign their lives away) but may work on their projects. This is a really good and interesting way for new talent to compete with the best (not so) amateur comic writers in the world. This is awesome people.

So…

click here

Personal favourites?

well… the road and Celadore come to mind, but they won, and everybody thought they were great. Here’s one that lost, but is just plain magnificent. Amazing really. Childrens games. There are already over 215 comics online there. Happy reading :)

Posted: August 8th, 2009
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Here are the comics you need to read

“to take the form of the comic book, which has become an embarrassment, and raise it to a more ambitious and meaningful level.”

-  Eddie Campbell

Transmetropolitan comes to mind, very good. Sandman is a must-read, indeed. You also might want to try out Alan Moore, Watchmen of course, but most of his work is brilliant. Try to get a hold of his 2000as stuff. On a sidenot; V for Vendetta rocks.

When we are naming Classics; Spiegelmans ‘MAUS’ is on the list as is his ‘in the shadow of no towers’. Of course The Spirit (”best of the Spirit” is a good start) is on the Classics list and don’t forget to read some of  Eisners later work (try “Elders of Zion”).

For an overview of your Marvel-lore, I’d recommend “Marvels” by Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek. With that completed you have nailed down most of the classics (you said you already read Sin City).

Moving on to an ongoing series. I’m hooked on Kabuki (should be with the classics actually), Fables and DMZ at the moment.

DMZ by Brian Wood was mentioned before already. If you want to ‘try him out’ before heading into DMZ I can really recommend “Local” and “Demo”.

As we are in the Vertigo line already I’d like to point out Preacher (come to think of it, that should go on the classics list) and Hellblazer (the movie sucks, Constantine is blond, British and he smokes, still does. ). The first 30 issues or so of ‘100 bullets’ are good too, as is the also mentioned ‘Y the last man’, although I never really got into that.

On Image  Comics you can find a lot of different interesting titles; Image publishes in a slightly different way then Marvel and DC, long story. In any case you want to check out ‘the Maxx’ (also try to get the cartoon that the Maxx had on Mtv). ‘the Pro’ and ‘Wanted’ (the movie again sucks)

Witchblade and the Darkness are not really my taste, but I give them big props for craftsmanship. Remember that a lot of comics are published for 15-year olds, although a lot of fans probably disagree with me, I think these two titles fall in that category. I also feel that ‘Spawn’ and most of the X-men franchise belong in the 15-year old category. Don’t get me wrong here, I love them! pick a couple of them up somewhere and read them. But you don’t see me collecting them any time soon.

On the DC wildstorm line I can recommend an oldie called “sleeper” and of course Warren Ellis’ Desolation Jones (will they ever follow up on that? ). There is also a series called ‘Ex Machina’ ( I think it’s on Virtigo, not sure) which is worth a try and ‘American Virgin’ is pretty good (I love Becky Cloonan)…

Well that about sums it up…

No, just kidding, I could go on like this forever…

Posted: May 13th, 2009
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Seriously, WTF?!

  

William Gibson – Wikiquote

 - [ Vertaal deze pagina ]

The cutting of Sense/Net’s ice took a total of nine days. When asked what he would say about the man who wrote Neuromancer …. said during an NPR interview (30 November 1999 Timecode 11:55); See also: more quotes about the Future

en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Gibson – 33k – In cacheGelijkwaardige pagina’s

 

- Google

 

This must be among the weirdest internet proze I’ve ever seen. I was icing my way into a press information system and i discovered this feedback:

 

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tocA(73,"ARCTIC COOPERATION","Canada wants to work with Russia to advance the countries ‘ common interests’ in the Arctic.")

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tocA(75,"Canada extends hand to Russia","OTTAWA — Canada wants to work with Russia to advance their “ common interests” in the Arctic, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Wednesday.\r\nCannon extended a hand to Russia in what was billed as a major speech on the foreign policy…")

tocA(77,"Anti- terrorist law on the way back","OTTAWA — The Harper government has served notice that it will resurrect contentious antiterrorism measures that passed in the heated months following the 9/ 11 terror attacks in the United States but lapsed two years ago under a “ sunset clause” that…")

tocP(19,"B3")

tocA(79,"Satisfaction","Overall self-satisfaction 1. Toronto; 2. Vancouver; 3. Ottawa Satisfaction with health 1. Toronto; 2. Vancouver; 3. Ottawa Satisfaction with body image 1. Toronto; 2. Ottawa; 3. Montreal Satisfaction with love life 1. Toronto; Edmonton; Halifax…")

tocA(80,"France’s return may hurt MacKay’s NATO bid","PARIS — French President Ni c o l a s S a rko z y ’ s hi s t o r i c announcement Wednesday that France will return to a full role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could weaken Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s chances of becoming NATO’s top…")

tocA(81,"Bodychecks tied to injuries","Bodychecking is directly related to an increase in injury in young hockey players, a sports medical journal is reporting.\r\nA Canadian research team systematically reviewed 20 published studies from Canada, the U. S., and Finland, and their findings…")

tocA(83,"Vancouver women happy in their work","Vancouver women rate at the top among Canadian cities when it comes to job satisfaction, a new poll shows.\r\nThey are also the most satisfied with their relationships with friends and family. Though Toronto is often a source of contempt for many…")

tocA(84,"Life expectancy rising in poorest nations","NEW YORK — Life expectancy in the poorest developing countries will rise to 69 over the next four decades if progress in combating HIV/ AIDS and other infectious diseases continues, according to United Nations population projections released…")

tocP(20,"B4")

tocP(21,"B5")

tocA(86,"Victims’ gender hints at motive","WINNENDEN, Germany — Police are trying to establish why a teenage gunman appeared to be targeting women and girls as investigators pick over the scene of Tuesday’s school shooting in one of the country’s richest regions.\r\n“ What strikes us is that most…")

tocA(89,"Police seek motive for shootings","SAMSON, Ala. — Alabama investigators said Wednesday they were closing in on a motive for the state’s deadliest-ever shooting, in which a man killed his mother, grandmother and eight others before taking his own life.\r\nThe Alabama Bureau of…")

tocA(90,"Obama picks Seattle police chief for drug czar","WASHINGTON — Mexico’s drug cartels pose a threat to U. S. national security, Vice-President Joe Biden said Wednesday as the Obama administration named a drug czar to lead the U. S. fight against narco-trafficking.\r\nSome 7,000 people have been killed in…")

tocP(22,"B6")

tocA(92,"YOUR KIDDING","Late-night levity The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ■ The economy is bad. In Beverly Hills, on prom night, some kids might even have to share a limo. Late Show with David Letterman ■ Warren Buffett says that the economy has fallen off a cliff. I say, who…")

tocP(23,"B7")

tocA(94,"Pakistanis brace for violence","ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Political turmoil deepened Wednesday and Pakistanis braced for violence as opponents of President Asif Ali Zardari prepared to lead a massive protest march toward the capital this week, while police arrested hundreds of opposition…")

tocA(96,"Feds overturn man’s murder conviction","OTTAWA — Canada’s justice minister took the rare step Wednesday of overturning a first-degree murder conviction and ordering a new trial for Kyle Unger, who spent almost 14 years in prison for the 1990 strangulation death of a teen girl at a summer…")

tocA(97,"Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls","NIAGARA FALLS — A man was plucked from the Niagara River on Wednesday after surviving a plunge over the majestic Niagara Falls that straddle the Canada-U. S. border, police said. The man was taken to hospital and treated for a head injury and…")

tocA(98,"Obama vows to curb pork- barrelling","WASHINGTON — U. S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed greater scrutiny on members of Congress who insert wasteful pork-barrel projects into the U. S. budget, even as he signed a $ 410-billion spending bill laden with more than 9,000 of the…")

tocA(99,"Fuel leak delays Discovery launch","CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday for at least a day due to a leak that developed as the ship was being fuelled for flight, officials said. The flight has tentatively been reset for 5: 54 p. m. PDT…")

tocA(100,"Arrest sought for former death camp guard","BERLIN — German prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for 88-year-old U. S. citizen John Demjanjuk on suspicion he helped in the murders of at least 29,000 Jews as a Nazi death camp guard, they said on Wednesday. Demjanjuk is accused of being an…")

tocA(101,"Two former Hussein officials get 15 years","BAGHDAD — An court sentenced Iraq’s former foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, and Ali Hassan al-Majeed, a senior colleague of Saddam Hussein, to 15 years in prison for their role in what the court deemed a crime against humanity, the killing of 42 merchants…")

tocA(102,"U. S., China weighing responses to North Korea","WASHINGTON — U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday there was “ a range of options” that could be pursued against North Korea if it tests a long-range ballistic missile, including taking the issue to the UN Security…")

tocP(24,"B8")

tocP(25,"C1")

tocS(7,"Business Bc")

tocA(103,"Surrey, Maple Ridge called best spots to buy property","Despite a recession, declining home prices and slowing real estate sales, there are still towns in British Columbia that have the fundamentals in place for future growth, according to a survey released Wednesday by a real estate investing network.\r\nThe…")

tocA(105,"QUARTERLY RESULTS","Earnings are expected today from Imax Corp., Chartwell Seniors, and MDS Inc. Go to vancouversun. com/ business for updates.")

tocA(106,"POCKLINGTON CHARGED","Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington was arrested by FBI agents in his California home and charged with bankruptcy fraud.")

tocA(108,"Falling prices and interest rates attract first- time\nhomeowners","REAL ESTATE First-time buyers are now the driving force behind a Metro Vancouver real estate market that’s showing increasing signs of recovery, according to a report released Wednesday by Re/ Max.\r\n“ This survey says that people are confident in their…")

tocA(109,"THE OUT- OF- TOWNERS","Real estate is growing quiet on the foreign front, with fewer offshore buyers jumping into Metro housing sales.")

tocP(26,"C2")

ECONOMIC CRISESSSESSsss

tocS(8,"Business")

tocA(110,"9 to 5","")

tocA(112,"Here comes the future: Is education ready?","It’s not enough to just worry about how your revenues are going to look at the end of this quarter, and it’s also not enough to be thinking about how your business is going to adapt to new realities in the coming years. We need to take a serious step…")

tocP(27,"C3")

tocS(9,"The Sun’s Guide To\nLiving Wisely Business")

tocA(114,"Looking for a dog’s house","These tools can help you find petfriendly apartments:\r\nmywestend. ca/ rentalguide/ pets. asp doghouserental. com/ vancouver Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre ( TRAC): www. tenants. bc. ca; or 604-255-0546")

tocA(115,"New- house prices fall as builders make discounts","Prices of new houses in Metro Vancouver continued their slide between December and January, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday.\r\nBut the agency’s measure does not include condominiums, making it an incomplete picture of the market in the…")

tocA(116,"Get a reference for your dog ( seriously) if you want to rent","So you’ve got a reasonably wellbehaved, occasionally quiet, much-loved cairn terrier — Ruby, we’ll call her — who has been your best friend and soulmate for the better part of a decade.\r\nBut you’ve finally decided to move out of Mom and Dad’s house and…")

tocA(119,"Canwest Global given new extension","TORONTO — Canwest Global Communications Corp. won another extension Wednesday to negotiate borrowing terms on its debt with senior lenders and said it was working with noteholders and other stakeholders to recapitalize the company.\r\nThe Winnipeg-based…")

tocA(120,"Philippine Airlines will boost YVR service as others cut back","The global economic crisis has Asian airlines struggling harder than anyone else to keep up international traffic numbers, but, in an anomaly that speaks to demographic change in Canada, Philippine Airlines said this week that it will boost flights to…")

tocP(28,"C4")

tocS(10,"Business")

tocA(121,"Peter Pocklington charged with fraud","Armed FBI agents rousted embattled entrepreneur Peter Pocklington out of bed Wednesday morning in Palm Desert, Calif., and arrested him on charges of fraud, a woman identifying herself as Pocklington’s mother told Canwest News Service.\r\nPocklington,…")

tocA(122,"Sudoku solution","")

tocP(29,"C5")

tocA(125,"CIBC’s Rubin slashes TSX target","TORONTO — The rapidly deteriorating economic environment in North America and elsewhere has prompted CIBC World Markets chief economist and strategist Jeff Rubin to slash his 2009 and 2010 targets for the S& P/ TSX composite index.\r\n“ Even with a…")

tocA(127,"TSX extends rally to a second day","Canadian stocks held on to Tuesday’s gains and added some more, extending the biggest rally of the year into a second session. Gold stocks, bouncing back with a recovery in the price of bullion coupled with strength in financials to power the S& P/ TSX…")

tocP(30,"C6")

tocA(130,"Plenty of action on Canadian legal scene","U. S. law firms are shuttering their doors and laying off hundreds of lawyers, but the Canadian legal market is seeing firms expand. McMillan LLP is moving into Western Canada by acquiring Thackray Burgess, a 35-lawyer energy boutique based in…")

tocA(133,"It is too soon to be cashing out of bonds","With North American equity markets showing some signs of life on the back of Tuesday’s big rally, investors may be looking to cash out of bonds and move into equities. But if a shift away from fixed income pushes yields on government treasuries higher…")

tocP(31,"C7")

tocA(135,"FINANCIALS, GOLD LEAD MARKET RALLY","a row, climbing above the 8,000 level on newfound optimism in the global banking sector and a solid rebound in gold prices.\r\nThe S& P/ TSX Composite Index added to Tuesday’s 300-plus point gain, climbing 130.61 points, or 1.66%, to 8011.02 to extend…")

tocP(32,"C8")

tocS(11,"Tv Trivia Television Information, Please Look Who’")

tocA(136,"Creative solution to an ongoing problem","Two statistics lie at the heart of a compelling documentary that is hidden away on one of the most competitive TV nights of the week. The Wild Horse Redemption, a featurelength film by Oscar-winning Canadian documentary maker John Zaritsky, is buried…")

tocP(33,"C9")

tocS(12,"Comics")

tocP(34,"C10")

tocS(13,"Remembering")

tocP(35,"D1")

tocS(14,"Westcoast Life")

tocA(140,"DIGITAL BOOM","")

tocA(142,"Requiem for Peace","")

tocA(144,"Blackbird","")

tocA(146,"Tradition revived","")

tocA(148,"Gorilla Food","")

tocP(36,"D2")

tocP(37,"D3")

tocA(150,"Jonas Brothers coming to Vancouver","The Jonas Brothers will stop in B. C. while setting hearts aflutter across the nation this summer. The New Jersey brothers, who were nominated for best n ew ar t i s t a t t h i s ye a r ’ s Grammy Awards, are slated to perform June 30 in Vancouver….")

tocA(152,"Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams tie knot","Mandy Moore wed boyfriend Ryan Adams in a quiet ceremony in Savannah, Ga., on Tuesday, the singer/ actress’ spokesperson confirmed to People. The odd couple announced their engagement just last month after dating off-and-on since March 2008. They split…")

tocA(154,"Panettiere makes life heck for her ex- beau","Hayden Panettiere’s breakup with her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia may be getting even worse than their show’s storylines. Only a few days after Panettiere exploded at photographers at a charity eve n t , t h e 19 – ye a r – o l d i s reportedly…")

tocP(38,"D4")

tocP(39,"D5")

tocP(40,"D6")

tocS(15,"Books")

tocA(156,"2 Sun writers are book prize nominees","Vancouver Sun columnists Daphne Bramham and Stephen Hume are finalists in the 25th annual B. C. Book Prize competition. Winners in the seven categories will be announced April 25.\r\nThe nominees are: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize awarded to the author of…")

tocP(41,"D7")

tocS(16,"Music")

tocA(157,"Bach Choir explores new works","One of this province’s most illustrious musical organizations, the Vancouver Bach Choir has been performing masterworks of the choral repertoire since 1930. But as an ensemble that also believes in keeping up with the times, it will present two new…")

tocP(42,"D8")

tocS(17,"Westcoast Life")

tocA(160,"Canadian- born co- producer describes U2 album songs","Daniel Lanois and U2 have been working together for two decades.\r\nAlong with Brian Eno, the Canadian-born Lanois has coproduced some of the band’s most lauded work, including The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. For their 12th studio album, No Line on the…")

tocP(43,"D9")

tocP(44,"D10")

tocP(45,"D11")

tocS(18,"Showbiz")

tocA(161,"Q& A with Jason Meyers","This week, the Project Runway Canada designers were tasked with creating an evening gown made entirely out of Post-it notes. As an added twist, the gowns were modelled by breast cancer survivors; the final creations will be auctioned off, with 100 per…")

tocP(46,"D12")

tocS(19,"Stage")

tocA(165,"Harrowing work reveals darkness of the past","It’s been 15 years since Una and Ray ended their relationship. When she comes looking for him, it takes David Harrower’s Blackbird a little while to reveal the depths of darkness that the past brings to the present.\r\n“ You’re at a bit of a loss to…")

tocP(47,"D13")

tocS(20,"Showbiz")

tocA(167,"Director eyed for third Twilight movie","LOS ANGELES — Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, a horror wunderkind and Guillermo Del Toro protege, has emerged as one of the finalists to direct Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight franchise, sources say.\r\nSummit, the studio behind the films…")

tocP(48,"D14")

tocA(170,"New Star Wars series coming, MTV reports","Last year’s animated big-and-smallscreen series Clone Wars brought the Star Wars franchise back to television, but viewers at home are about to get even closer to “ a galaxy far, far away.”\r\nAccording to MTV, George Lucas has started casting for a new…")

tocP(49,"D15")

tocS(21,"Westcoast Life")

tocA(171,"Wyman, Buble among B. C. Hall of Fame inductees","Former Vancouver Sun arts critic Max Wyman, crooner Michael Buble and radio host Jurgen Gothe join a stellar cast to be inducted into the 2009 British Columbia Hall of Fame.\r\nThey are among the 10 people who will get their names embedded along…")

tocP(50,"D16")

tocA(172,"FX creators burst into the","Advances in digital effects have thrown open the gates for comic book stories and graphic novels to be rendered in film like never before. Standing just inside the gates is a handful of Vancouver companies that are delivering on that promise.\r\nWith the…")

tocP(51,"D17")

tocA(175,"the big time","")

tocP(52,"D18")

tocA(178,"Dance festival revives first nations’ tradition","This evening in the Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology, the Medeek will walk on the Earth again. A massive brown-gold monster of a bear with a fin in its back, he lived a long time ago in a lake far to the north of Vancouver in a place called…")

tocP(53,"D19")

tocA(181,"Warming up to raw fare at Gorilla Food","It might surprise you to know Elvis was a raw foodist. Before you start jumping up and down all huffy and demanding a correction on that, let me add this — he did it for two days in 1973. Then it was back to fried chicken.\r\nIn the bio, Elvis Presley’s…")

tocA(183,"VALUE ADDED","In my mailbox, on the day I wrote this, I co-incidentally received an advance copy of The Simply Raw Living Foods Detox Manual by Natasha Kyssa, a former international fashion model. It outlines a 28-day detox program eating raw foods ( soaked,…")

tocP(54,"D20")

tocP(55,"D21")

tocP(56,"D22")

tocP(57,"D23")

tocP(58,"D24")

tocP(59,"D25")

tocP(60,"D26")

tocP(61,"D27")

tocP(62,"D28")

tocP(63,"D29")

tocP(64,"D30")

tocP(65,"D31")

tocA(186,"Today’s Crossword","")

tocP(66,"D32")

tocP(67,"E1")

tocS(22,"Road To 2010")

tocA(188,"YEAR TO GO PARALYMPIC GAMES: MARCH 12- 21, 2010","")

tocA(190,"5 to watch","")

tocA(192,"Own the Podium","")

tocA(194,"Parallel Vision","")

tocA(196,"A Paralympic plus","")

tocP(68,"E2")

tocP(69,"E3")

tocA(199,"Owning the podium ( almost)","WHISTLER — There is little chance Canada will “ own” the 2010 Paralympic podium, not with Russia sure to be strip-mining the cross-country trails in the majestic Callaghan Valley of precious medals.\r\nBut a top-three medal standings finish, the target…")

tocA(201,"Bargains abound for Paralympic ticket hunters — starting in May","SEAT SALE If a challenging economy has forced you to seek bargains, Paralympic Games tickets might be the way to go. Ticket buyers will pay just a fraction of the price Olympic spectators will pay to see world-class athletes in world-class venues.\r\nThe…")

tocP(70,"E4")

tocA(202,"A PARALLEL\r\nDREAM","Three years ago, when s p e c t a t o r s u s i n g wheelchairs tried to get to and from the cross-country venue at the Turin Winter Paralympics, they found themselves stranded by a gulf of mud.\r\nThe lack of access irritated International Paralympic…")

tocP(71,"E5")

tocA(204,"A PARALLEL\r\nVISION","How did all this come about? Attitudes toward the disabled shifted in large part because of the Second World War. Just as the Paralympic Games were born out of an effort to help rehabilitate soldiers with catastrophic injuries, so too have many of our…")

tocP(72,"E6")

tocA(206,"Party doesn’t end with the Olympics","It’s Feb 28, 2010. An emotional closing ceremonies at BC Place puts an end to the XXI Olympic Winter Games.\r\nAthletes and team officials head home, corporate sponsors fold their pavilion tents and participants and spectators collectively shake their…")

tocP(73,"E7")

tocP(74,"E8")

tocS(23,"Weather")

tocA(208,"The New York Times Crossword","")

tocA(210,"The Aces On Bridge","")

tocP(75,"F1")

tocS(24,"Sports")

tocA(212,"Wait until they tell\r\ntheir mothers","It was a road trip only mothers c o u l d l o v e . A n d e v e n t h e y weren’t happy with the hockey. Having spent their youth trying to escape their mothers’ attention when they did something wrong, the Vancouver Canucks brought the moms with them…")

tocA(216,"BLOG ON, DUDES","The Sun’s hockey scribes are your best source on the Canucks, up close and personal. Check out the blogs at NuckWorld.")

tocA(217,"WINS HURT LEAFS","The sad-sack Toronto Maple Leafs will fall out of the Tavares lottery if they keep piling up points.")

tocA(218,"LEE HAS TRUE GRIT","What Handsworth guard Diana Lee lacks in size she more than makes up for in talent and effort.")

tocA(220,"STRAIGHT DOPE","Gary Kingston takes a look at doping in biathlon, which carries the tainted title of ‘ the cycling of winter sports.’")

tocA(221,"Baseball hits emotional home run with Classic","COMMENT Who needs baseball in the Olympics? Let the IOC kick the sport out forever, if it wants to be grouchy. As long as we have the World Baseball Classic, we’re happy.\r\nThree years ago, the WBC hooked me against my will. The loaded U. S. team…")

tocP(76,"F2")

tocS(25,"Post- Game")

tocA(222,"Salary cap considered\r\nsafe for next year","N H L The Nat i o n a l Ho c key League appears safe next season as far as maintaining the current status quo with the salary cap.\r\nSince cap figures for each season are based on revenues from the previous season, projections indicate 2009-10’ s cap…")

tocA(225,"Quacks in the armour","Forget dreaming, it was California screaming for the Vancouver Canucks in Anaheim Wednesday night.\r\nThe Canucks showed little killer instinct, never led for a second and finally lost 4-3 in overtime to the Ducks on Scott Niedermayer’s breakaway goal at…")

tocA(227,"Lame- duck Leafs can’t afford many more wins","DRAFT TORONTO — With only 15 games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Toronto Maple Leafs simply can’t afford another victory.\r\nIf Toronto continues to generate points in the standings, it will almost certainly extend to 24 years its…")

tocP(77,"F3")

tocS(26,"Road To 2010")

tocA(230,"Remember when …","Clara Hughes became the first Canadian to win medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, when she won a bronze medal in the 5,000-metre speed skating race at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. Hughes, a double-bronze medallist in cycling at the…")

tocA(232,"SHANI DAVIS","A day after setting a world record in the 1,500 last week in Salt Lake City, Davis lowered another in the 1,000, bringing to eight the number of world records which have been in his possession. In 2006, the Chicago native, now 26, became the first…")

tocA(234,"DENNY MORRISON","The 23-year-old from Fort St. John will attempt to regain his world record in the 1,500 that was erased by Shani Davis last week in Salt Lake. Morrison finished third behind Davis in that race and ended up third overall behind the American in the World…")

tocA(236,"SVEN KRAMER","In February, the 22-year-old Dutch skater won the world all-round championship for the third straight year, matching a feat accomplished by Eric Heiden of the U. S. in 1979. The Dutch and European champion has nine world championship gold medals, plus…")

tocA(238,"WANG BEIXING","In January, the 24-year-old from Harbin, China won the world sprint championship, becoming the first Chinese skater to do so since 1993. A three-time world silver medalist, she is a threat in both the 500 and 1,000 metres. Coached by Kevin Crockett, a…")

tocA(240,"ANNI FRIESINGER","“ Sexy Anni” has excited readers in swimsuits and less than that in German magazines in addition to capturing hearts on the speed skating oval. Now 32, she is a four-time Olympic medalist, winning gold in the 1,500 ( 2002) and the team pursuit ( 2006)….")

tocA(242,"WORLD SINGLE DISTANCES SPEED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP","Schedule Today: Men’s 1,500 metres, ladies’ 3,000 metres ( 12: 30 p. m.) Friday: Men’s 1,000 metres, ladies’ 1,500 metres, men’s 5,000 metres ( 12: 30 p. m.) Saturday: Ladies’ 1,000 metres, men’s 10,000 metres, ladies’ 5,000 ( 12: 30 p. m.) Sunday:…")

tocA(243,"At the 2006 Games …","Canadians won eight medals in Turin, second only to the nine won by skaters from the Netherlands. Cindy Klassen led the way, winning five medals — one gold, two silver and two bronze — to set a record for most medals won by a Canadian athlete during an…")

tocA(245,"CIRCUS MAXIMUS","It is part circus, partly a test of human performance in all its glory and fragility. In that re ga rd, Ci rq u e d u S o l e i l t o u c h e s a l l o f t h e g r e a t themes of the Olympics.\r\nBoth are a matter of inches, consistency and…")

tocA(247,"Olympic pedigree no guarantee of success","ISU There will be 36 medals awarded at the 2009 ISU World Single Distance Speed Skating championships, but the men’s 500-metre record holder at the Richmond oval has only “ an outside chance” at one of them.\r\nThat would be Jamie Gregg, who set the mark…")

tocP(78,"F4")

tocS(27,"Sports")

tocA(249,"China quick to master Canadian pastime","JUNIOR CURLING If you want help with your rugby program go to New Zealand. If it’s cricket, go to England. But if it’s curling assistance you’re searching for, Canada is the place.\r\nThat’s what the Chinese did when they hired Montreal’s Daniel Rafael…")

tocA(250,"There’s a\r\n‘ little’ reason Martin keeps on rolling","BRIER CALGARY — It’s the little things, not the big-weight takeouts, that have put Kevin Martin’s Alberta champs within striking distance of a second straight title at the Tim Hortons Brier.\r\nWhat the fans are seeing at the Pengrowth Saddledome this…")

tocA(252,"Big grit in small package","Handsworth Royals point guard Diana Lee never met a gym she didn’t like.\r\nIf you have a key to one somewhere, anywhere, you might want to keep it hidden. The 16-year-old Grade 11 gym rat will do her best to gain entry.\r\nThe diminutive 5-7 player looks…")

tocA(254,"Venezuela serves up a WBC shocker","B A S E B A L L T O R O N TO — Venezuela took vengeance for a blowout loss with a 5-3 triumph Wednesday over the United States in a World Baseball Classic game where U. S. stars seemed more worried about shaking off rust than winning.\r\nThree days after…")

tocA(255,"No- fluke Dueck skis to World Cup gold in Whistler","SIT SKIING WHISTLER — With nothing better than a fifth-place finish in two seasons on the International Paralympic Committee World Cup alpine circuit, Josh Dueck knew there were questions about his world championship downhill win in Korea last…")

tocP(79,"F5")

tocA(257,"Expansion Sounders host MLS Cup","The Seattle Sounders, who joined Major League Soccer as an expansion team this season, will host this year’s championship game at Qwest Field. The MLS Cup is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 5: 30 p. m. and will be televised on ESPN. Seattle begins its…")

tocA(258,"Canada misses out on U- 20 World Cup","The Canadian men’s soccer team was eliminated from the 2009 CONCACAF under-20 championship Wednesday after a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica in Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago. A win in its final round-robin game would have earned Canada ( 1-2-0) a berth in the…")

tocA(259,"Wilson inks extension with Lions","Canadian wide receiver O’Neil Wilson signed a contract extension with the B. C. Lions on Wednesday. Wilson, 6-2 and 189 pounds, joined the Lions last September and appeared in the club’s final seven regularseason games and two playoff tilts. He caught…")

tocA(260,"Canadians well back at World Cup","Jay Vincent of France and Simone Hauswald of Germany were the only two athletes to hit all 20 targets on the shooting range Wednesday as they won their respective long-distance events at the International Biathlon Union World Cup in the Callaghan…")

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tocS(28,"Classifieds")

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I think its from the future or something … brr… 

Posted: March 13th, 2009
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Comic style videos

Jezus, how much time did these guys have?!!

Posted: March 6th, 2009
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Watchmen review

I couldn’t top this one, so I stole it from here

review-watchmen

Bwahahaha… Cool

Posted: March 6th, 2009
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This is Brilliant

"Aaargh … – CLUNK!! "

 

check this interface for a comic 

Posted: February 19th, 2009
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