August 23, 2007
I've been so lax in my duties as a blogger. It is pathetic.
A few weeks ago I fulfilled a dream I've had for years. I purchased a Vespa. What a great day that was. The next day after I insured, registered, and got my motorcycle permit I was riding with my friend Matt and I crashed it. Crashed it. Horrible. I broke a bone near my wrist, and messed my knee up, but didn't break it.
The Vespa is ok, just scratched and a little dented. It can all be easily fixed. But man I got to ride it for like 20 minutes before I had managed to crash it, and break my wrist making it impossible for me to ride it for another 3 weeks from now.
I've been reading "Reading Comics" by Douglas Wolk. It is a critical look at comics and what makes them work. So far it is OK. The writer spends alot of time talking about what he will soon be talking about. Alot of wasted words. But it has supplied some interesting insights. I love comics, and so I'm constantly compelled to read the book. I think comics are the most expressive form of story telling available to a single artist, and this book often backs up this idea. It is a good read for those who are deeply involved in reading comics of all sorts. I doubt it would appeal to those who aren't interested in taking a deep look at the medium.
I recently watched all of "The IT Crowd" season one. In many ways it is just a standard sitcom. But all of the in jokes, many of which are in the form of set decoration (many of which are references to independent comics), make the show really funny. The jokes about computer nerds, goths, weird bosses, thankless work make the show totally worth looking for. I believe all of the episodes can be viewed easily on Tvlinks.
An American version is going to be released here soon. Hopefully it too will be good.
I love the new Kanye West song. And this video for it.
Also I am on twitter .
Posted by kyle at August 23, 2007 10:00 PM
I hate the IT crowd. Yet, i continued to watch it. So, take that as you will.
Posted by: george at August 23, 2007 10:57 PM
ok, it gets better. www.ladyproblems.com
Posted by: george at August 24, 2007 10:25 AM
I love the IT crowd. I think the actor who plays Moss (my favorite) is going to be in the US version but it will probably suck (see US version of Coupling).
I kind of want to know what you were doing when you crashed. Is vespa driving hard or were you gettin' fancy.
Posted by: Anthony at August 24, 2007 9:15 PM
Vespa driving isn't hard as such. But It is a manual transmission, and i was going 50 and a curve came up on me unexpectedly and I just couldn't lean in enough or slow down fast enough, so i hit gravel on the side of the road and was thrown from the scooter.
Posted by: kyle at August 24, 2007 10:20 PM