Monday, March 19, 2007


I'm sorry I've been so lax with posting. I mean, last week was my Spring Break, and I really should have had time to get more up than Thor's greatest hits. But the bulk of the break was spent sleeping, babysitting, and playing with my family's new cat, Spot (sorta-but-not-entirely named after Data's pet. This one's a boy, though). A recent death in the family and major increases in my workload for school have further eaten into my time.

And yet, I managed to crank out some of my best writing ever (in my opinion) on those Civil War posts, so you may want to check those out if you haven't already.

I haven't forgotten about the increasingly-late Black Comics Month posts, and I'll have at least one more up before the week is out. It's not the best, that's for damn sure, but it'll make me feel a little better about the project. I have something of a maxiseries waiting in my "to be read" box for one of the later posts, and I'm hoping to get that done pretty quickly.

If Marvel's desire with "Civil War" and Cap's 'death' was to make me long for better times at the company, then it worked. Within the next couple of weeks, the first volume of Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the first Essential trades of Captain America and the Avengers will all be coming to my mailbox.

I've had "Footloose" on the brain recently. My brother was in my old high school's production of the musical version this past weekend (which, incidentally, was a lot easier to watch than the film, despite having the usual problems with high school acting and singing abilities), and I've listened to the movie soundtrack a couple of times since then. I'm thinking about starting up a feature called "Holding Out for a Hero," but I have no idea what the content would be.

That's it for now. We return you to your regularly scheduled lack of programming.


Mens Vaga said...

"Holding out for a Hero":

Jane Lebonowski dreams of one day breaking out of her small town and finally gets the chance when she is accepted to the famous Cordon Bleu school. There is just one hitch: she must create the perfect sandwich before entry. Hilarity ensues as she begins a four week road trip throughout America gathering a ragtime bunch of misfits to help her along the way.

Lucy Liu as Jane
Mila Kunis as Wendy
Toper Grace as Bob the Part time Mechanic
Katherine Najimi as Myra the Happy Bull dyke lesbian
Jack Nicholason as Lu
Featuring Aretha Franklin as the Pheobe "Footloose" Jenkins

This summer, hold out everything but the ambition.

A film by Tom Foss.

Anonymous said...

Not much to say about this one except come back soon and I'm sorry for your loss.


Tom Foss said...

J, have I mentioned yet how awesome you are? I mean, I don't want to play favorites or anything, but very few of my commenters make me contemplate bi-curiosity :).

I'm reminded of my friend Jon's film: Mandy Moore has been tapped to work at the World Poker Tournament, but there's one small problem: She can't deal cards. Now, she has one week to train under poker great Doyle Brunson, and she'll find out if she has what it takes to learn..."How to Deal."

Thanks for the kind words, Matt, and the hilarious ones, J.

Mens Vaga said...

Hahaha I'm honored! Hopefully you get better soon, I always look forward to your posts.