Four Days Till Christmas! Get your birth control ready...
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This video has been making the rounds on the internet for the past few weeks. A sneakily fake video, a lot of people have assumed it's part of a viral advertsing campaign.
But for what? Watchmen? Too trashy. Dark Knight? Too flashy.
but what about:
The greatest super hero comic of all-time is finally here. WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE's team of MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR) and JOHN ROMITA JR. (WORLD WAR HULK) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you--the comic that starts where other super hero books draw the line. KICK-ASS is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you're an idiot!
KICK-ASS is the new mini-series from Mark Millar, with art by John Romita Jr, telling the story of the real world's first super-hero, a normal kid who takes to the streets in a hood/mask to stop criminals. Familiar, eh? On top of that Millar is the one obvious choice from the comics industry who could aspire/stoop to this kind of stunt/advertising. And it would be a brilliant move in either case, as this video is gathering more and more attention blogsphere-wide.
More preview images in the Newsarama article
EDIT: Well, as indicated to me by Rich Johnston, I'm not the first one to make this connection, as there already is a thread on Newsarama and some comments I conveniently missed on the youtube page! At least I reached the conclusion on my own -yay me-
DOUBLE-EDIT: and the viral has been confirmed with the launch of the official MySpace site for the comic! Cosmic Convergence and all that
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I've long rallied that Facebook is the most brilliant internet website that is not owned by google (yet?).
It came in out of nowhere and succeeded where all other previous networking websites simply struggled to stay afloat. For me, the attraction is beyond the networking, in the applications it supports.
You can really do anything on Facebook. You can have live chats, group chats, send e-mails, share videos, you can tag your friends on photos (and find out when you get tagged) -which is by far what won me over in the first place-, you can dedicate songs, rate movies, take quizzes, meet dates, grow virtual pets, play board games or even platform games (Zelda, b*tch!)!
It's the internet shrunk down to only include you and your friends!
If there was ever proof of that, it arrived with the first Facebook spoof chain-mail!
Attention all Facebook membeRs.
Facebook is recently becoming very overpopulated,
There have been many members complaining that Facebook
is becoming very slow.Record shows that the reason is
that there are too many non-active Facebook members
And on the other side too many new Facebook members.
We will be sending this messages around to see if the
Members are active or not,If you're active please send
to other users using Copy+Paste to show that you are active
Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks,
The user will be deleted without hesitation to create more space,
If Facebook is still overpopulated we kindly ask for donations but until then send this message to all your friends and make sure you send
this message to show me that your active and not deleted.
Founder of Facebook
Honestly, what do you really need email accounts for anymore, you can get spammed more effectively on FunWall!
To actually go in depth about how obviously fake this message is, is to stoop down to the level of all those brainless trolls (a.k.a. over 100 of my friends) who keep circulating this message on a daily basis). Really now, Facebook is not only bothered that it is too popular (i'm sure their advertisers are causing a ruckus there), but they have hired people to weed out the extraneous profiles (including anyone who has gone on mroe than 3 weeks holiday). They're of course not gonig about that business by -oh, I dunno- checking the mini-feeds provided by Facebook on every profile, but by hiring people to monitor each user's Fun/SuperWall, an outside source application!
Oops, I couldn't resist a little ran there. Anyway.
Now as soon as they introduce Facebook Blogs, the rest of the internet can go the way of the dinosaur ;)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
...but it's like this:
1st, the server where i have been hosting the images breaks down, along with the entire Comics Nexus website (where I am the editor these days)
this means I have to go ahead, track down all my images from all of the hundreds of blog posts and re-upload them on the new server and cross-link.
That would have been a simple hassle, if only my motherboard didn't pick this specific time to call it quits on me (bad mother) and produce a corrupt BIOS fault, shutting down the entire system.
So what happens now? I've got a new pc in the box waiting to be assmebled this friday, and a backlog of reviews and articles to get posted in my head, so you need to wait until this weekend for LYSAD's triumphant return. After all, it's 7 days to Christmas and our traditional Holiday Roundtable!