Monday, June 25, 2007

MIC, The Military-Industrial Complex

Over at FACA, the veil of secrecy has been lifted, and I can now reveal my role in arranging for the participation of the Military-Industrial Complex in the present, ongoing tournament. And of course, I couldn't be more proud of the unbroken string of victories for the MIC that have followed, each more glorious than the last, spreading Liberty, Democracy, and Free Markets to the darkest corners of the Internet.

What? You've been getting your FACA news from the enemy-emboldening media naysayers? You were under the impression that MIC lost its very first round? Well, here's an expert in the field to set you straight:

In an altogether defferent arena: Hey, New York, what the hell happened to all the whitefish?! Pretty much the only reason I went to MoCCA this weekend was because I was having a craving for whitefish salad on a decent bagel. But every deli I went into has ditched the NY-standard steel tubs of cream cheeses and salads for stacks and stacks of pre-made wraps and panini. Wraps over whitefish, New York? Really?

It is always hard to return to New York after an extended absence, because the city changes so quickly. It's kind of like spending the night at an ex-girlfriend's apartment. You still know the layout, but all the details are different, and each difference makes you feel more and more excluded from what was once intimate.

But, my gawd, no whitefish? That's like spending the night at your ex-girlfriend's apartment and finding a well-thumbed copy of Dianetics on the back of the toilet. Can things have changed so drastically?


The Codester said...

Forget the thumbed copy of Dianetics, We have the E-meter in our restroom, thanks scientology!

I had a disgustingly strong feeling you were MIC. Extremely cool sir, I only wish I had the honor of being involved in that tournement too.

I was thinking about the IronHide Tom costume I was going to make for San Diego. The only thing i'm coming up with is paper mache. Any Suggestions?

Pulpatooner said...

Hmm. I think the best shot at making an IHT costume would be something along the lines of a Bunraku-style puppet, where you are dressed all in white (like the paper of the page), and your motions control a Tom of hinged black sticks and wire.

Some Bunraku puppetry:

Anonymous said...

I love the mission accomplished poster, and, well the whole post really. Funny stuff.


Pulpatooner said...

Thanks, Dan!

Once again, The Bozarth was amazing!

michelle said...

I thought that one was you.
Were the squished bunnies really necessary, Joel? Really?

Yeah, they are. Kinda like the sprinkles on a giant, corporately funded, deathmongering doughnut.

Pulpatooner said...

You may notice that the posted image was slightly family-friendlier with regards to bunny-squish.

chrishaley said...

Glad you made it back safely from NY, even if it is in a slightly disenchanted state.

chrishaley said...

Oh, and you can borrow April and I's copy of Dianetics if you want.
I made sure it didn't get left behind in all the moving.

Pulpatooner said...

Thanks, Chris. NYC was still pretty danged swell, just slightly less stocked with smoked fish than would be my preference.

So, do you and April have one of those E-meters Cody mentioned? I've done a little googling, and I think I could use a little time with one of those. Mr. Travolta sure seems happy with his.

Stephanie Han Windham said...

Wow, it's been so long now since i've been to nyc--hope i was going to get into the marathon and I was planning on visiting then, but I may have to just visit regardless of the marathon. BTW, for our San Diego rendezvous--there might be another couple joining us, I hope you don't mind! It's our other comic book artist friend who'll be there also so we thought we'd kill two birds with one stone (not that you guys are birds and that we want to actually kill you). So lemme know if that's OK with you guys.

The Codester said...

I think I can get a newer/ better condition light table for the illustration department. My step Dads company is getting rid of some because they're obsolete to some new equiptment. Surely they have'nt seen the abuse ours has.

Pulpatooner said...


The more, the merrier! I guess it's about time for us to contact each other directly and work on the brass-tacks of this lil' get-together.


Groove on! Sounds great!

BradyDale said...

I looked at Fisticuffs. I don't really get it. But I love the hell out of that drawing at the top with the big military monster.
Is that available as a print anywhere? I want it.

Pulpatooner said...

'Fraid not, Brady, but it's a good idea. I probably should make some prints. Hmmm...