Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hilarity ensues!

Boy, it's been a while, hasn't it, folks? Well, to refresh your palate for some total TCKiT deliciousness, I have composed a post of the funniest comics we've found on the web lately. Kill some time, have some laughs. You'll love it! (Love not guaranteed)

First up, the awesome Achewood. The characters are based on a pile of stuffed animals; there's a 5 yr old, an IT guy, a couple of drunks, an elder gentleman and some really hilarious references. Sample below:

















Next, check out Dr. McNinja. He is a doctor who is also a ninja. Although I think he is predominately a ninja. Sample!
























If you're not dead with laughter yet, move on to #3 - Don't Forget to Validate Your Parking! The best part about this comic is the dialogue. It's like a graphic novel version of Entourage, and just as funny. The narrator is a young screenwriter, and the comic centers around the friends, agents, and clients in his life. Sample, people, sample:























Last, but certainly not least, check out dinosaur comics. Again, this strip is a master of language; the same panels get reused, but the dialogue tells a million hilarious stories. Sample now:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

radio nowhere

For those of you who are like me and just got terribly depressed when they realized that winter won't be ending any time soon I'm here to offer my solidarity and a healthy dose of distraction; neither of which will involve blackberry wine and orange Fanta.


First up: TV. I’ll be honest, I couldn’t be happier about the end of the writer’s strike, and while I count down the seconds until the new Office episodes begin I feed my John Krasinski addiction on Sidereel.






Sidereel might have its faults (the wait for a show to load can be longer than some of my classes), but I love it for being one of the final holdouts against those bastards at the RIAA – all the shows on Sidereel are both free of commercials and charge.



For those of you who’d like to like to turn your attention in a more musical direction start with Deezer.




Deezer lets you stream music from their impressive database, and if you become a member (sign up is free) then you can create and save your own playlists to keep coming back to. If commitments aren’t your thing then you can just stream music, sans playlist and registration and be happy with your freedom.


As for me, I've been playing on Pandora for awhile and just realized I've been listening to a station based on Sugar Magnolia for about two hours, so if you'll excuse me I have to go wash off the e-patchouli before I feel the need to start a revolution.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Time to do the Texas Two-Step

Alright, people. The day is here: March 4th. Date of the Texas primary elections. Remember, y'all, it's a two-step process: Primary THEN caucus. Find out more about the Texas Voting Process here.

Find your polling place. Find your caucus place. And on March 4, 2008, do the right thang. A lot of people worked very hard to make sure you were able to vote today, people. Don't waste it.


And in case you're undecided? Here is this: