OLD AGE MAKES WEIRD SHIT HAPPEN IN YOUR BRAIN
January 15, 2008
Yesterday I had the great idea that if I were to start watching IRON CHEF episodes in their original Japanese, I would more than likely start to pick up the language and in a few short weeks speak it fluently. However several episodes later, I still have not yet successfully matched up any of the sounds they're making with the characters they display onscreen.
One of the stranger things old age has done to my brain is, it won't let me enjoy my entertainment in moderation. Whereas in the past I could enjoy any number of musical artists at a time, I now fixate on one artist and listen to nothing else. Sometimes for months. I listened to STEELY DAN from Summer '07 until about mid-November, when I forcibly switched to another artist because my family can only tolerate STEELY DAN so long. I tried to start listening to ELO, but my ears rejected it. I was able to start listening to DURAN DURAN, and so I've been listening to them since November.
That was all well and good, but now it's happening with TV... I've watched nothing but IRON CHEF (and, I have to admit, IRON CHEF AMERICA) for close to a month now. Thankfully, TV's not like music for me. I barely look at it, so it doesn't make such a pronounced difference... But I wonder how much further this obsessive behaviour could go? Will there come a day when I'll only eat one kind of food for months at a time? All signs point to yes. I'll let you know.
WE'RE BACK FOR YEAR-END
December 31, 2007
Many apologies folks for our little unplanned interruption. I may have mentioned it once or twice in the past, but Amanda (that's muh wife) has several serious illnesses which occasionally draw upon my time... My drawin' time, as it were. It's OK though, we must forgive her for this for she is FUNNY AS BALLS and the comic (I feel) is much stronger for her involvement.
This is the first year-end strip of this style I've done in five years. See previous year-end strips: 1999, 2000, 2002 & 2003.
Folks, we truly hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday season and that everyone will have a prosperous and SCHMOKIN' new year! We can't guarantee we won't drop out for a few days (or possibly weeks) here and there, but we do have a buttload of wacky shit planned for 2008. My New Years' Resolution: If we have to disappear for more than a couple of days, unexpectedly or otherwise... I won't leave you in the dark wondering if we're ever coming back.
Cheers 2007-style, one last time!
November 29, 2007
If you count CRAZY IN LOVE as part of LWIBH (which I do), then take away all the guest-drawn strips and non-comic items... Then today's comic is LWIBH #1500! Amanda had the nifty idea to mark the milestone with another, that being Emily's 30th birthday.
Originally I was thinking of interrupting the flow of the story and acknowledging the number 1500 in some fashion, but I decided at the last minute that that really isn't my style.
HERE IS OUR SCHEDULE GOING FORWARD
October 3, 2007
So we've thought it over, and for the time being we're going to update LWIBH five times weekly M-F. We'll see how that goes for now. If I can keep it up for a reasonable length of time without pulling one of my famous disappearing acts, maybe we'll think about going back to seven days a week.
SUMMER WAS JOKES
September 25, 2007
Over the course of the summer and through the actions of one seriously awesome wife-kid team, I collected the entire series of THREE'S COMPANY on DVD. The favourite show of my childhood! I had not seen this show in years, but it had a tremendous effect on me growing up... More than I realized until I sat down and rewatched it all. And then again. I cannot believe how much of who I am came from what I saw John Ritter do on that program.
When we were preparing to launch CRAZY IN LOVE, it occurred to me that I may have subconsciously swiped many elements from THREE'S COMPANY's spinoff, THREE'S A CROWD for our strip. Perhaps not the greatest role model for a successful spinoff, but since it was a *subconscious* ripoff I think I can be forgiven.
At any rate, I had a great time all summer long, watching and remembering. I think it's cool that such a silly little sitcom meant so much to my formative years! I still can't believe John Ritter is dead. That truly is the shits.
SO YEAH. TURNS OUT I WAS SERIOUS
August 30, 2007
LWIBH is back. It's going to be different but, you know, the same. I'll drop a new comic here and there every now and again until October 1, then I'll settle on an update schedule.