A comic reflection of society

Although I knew they existed, I recently rediscovered sites like The Digital Comic Museum that make available, for free, public domain Golden Age comics. In the last few weeks I’ve spent far more hours than I should have downloading and reading various comics. One thing that’s clear, they do reflect the society of the day.


Weekend Edition: 1-10

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Albert Camus’ The Plague: a story for our, and all, times (“Our society is absurd, and Camus’ novel examines – among many other things, and for all its moralising – our relationship to the absurdity of modern existence.”)

Legal Question of the Week

Is it illegal to mail poop? […]

Look who’s caving

I shook my head when I saw the lede in a USA Today article in this morning’s local daily: “The Western world stood up against Islamic terrorism Wednesday after 12 people, including four cartoonists, were assassinated in the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo outside Paris.” Fact is, akin to Sony and the movie […]

Weekend Edition: 1-3

Bulletin Board

The new year brings a new page to the blog: Curmudgeon’s Gallery. It’s a collection of items I’ve come across that resonate with my peculiar, and at times admittedly warped, sense of humor and perspective. I will note whenever it is updated.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Readability Is a Myth (“[Left […]

2014 books by the numbers

In evaluating my reading this year, a blanket would be a useful tool. One would cover virtually all the differences between my reading statistics last year and this. The only perhaps notable difference was that my fiction v. nonfiction statistics are almost exactly flipped from last year. For the second year in a row, two-thirds […]