Likely to be eaten by a Grue
So, in Black Ops, there's a secret thing where you can play Zork. Since I didn't want to try to play the damn thing on my Xbox controllers keypad, I went on a quest to get it on my computer. For OSX and Windows.
New Homepage Layout!
It's been on my mind for a while that the old layout of Splurd wasn't all that intuitive and it took three clicks for returning folks to get to the latest comics. I hope this works better. Now the newest comics are thumbnailed right below the quips, then right below that is stuff to read. Just for fun, I gave you something new to read. READ IT!
I just want to go on record and say that Dudley Do-Right may have been a goofy guy, but he was still a good cop.
I'm man enough to admit it
Me and my XY chromosomes are shocked, SHOCKED at how awesome the new My Little Pony cartoons are.
Snow in Seattle
Back in Virginia, a snow storm was news, maybe. Here in Seattle, its THE END OF THE BLOODY WORLD.
China: Those Poo-Poo Heads
So, I was reading my googles the other day, and it seems like the news media is trying to get us riled up about China again. Like 4 news stories from Foxconn to Trapped Miners. Wonder if it'll stick this time?
I am serious... and don't call me Shirley
Another great comedian dead, thankfully after a long life: Leslie Nielsen
Good Luck, Captain
Wayward Coffeehouse is a real place, though Penny is fictitious person and doesn't actually work there. I had drawn Wayward in The Indies before, and the story was heading there on it's own when an electrical fire in the building next door this week forced the real Wayward to close. So, The Indies this week is dedicated to Wayward and my good friend The Captain, wishing best of luck getting repaired and re-opened.
Real World Achievements
Okay Splurdagumi, I've got an idea for a game. Let's come up with a bunch of real world XBox style achievements and post them for the entertainment of The Interwebs.
Inside every last human on this planet is guts and black stuff.
Lacy Luna is the story of a young woman in the old west who was both a locomotive engineer and a werewolf. This information is unnecessary for the enjoyment of this week's The Indies, but fun knowledge none the less.
I have a few friends who qualify for the Supernatural Registration Authority.
Geez doesn't count
Here's The Indies for this week. I was looking for a chance to play with color again. Penny's imagination seemed a good excuse.
Christmas programming so far...
The misses and I have viewed over 65 hours of Christmas TV shows and movies, and so far all has been fairly enjoyable. Aside from the fact that I find it an extreme paradox that The Flinstones believe in Jesus Christ and I could only make it through 30 minutes of Barney colon Night Before Christmas. It's like being dead inside.
~Big Josh [12/14/2010]
Is the black Santa. Ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Big Josh [12/24/2010]
Open on Xmas
I'm walking around my world today to see how humans do Xmas. Starbucks is open. Now, 7-11 has always been open on Xmas and that doesn't bother me, cuz usually it's the store owner behind the counter. Starbucks, though? That had to be a boardroom decision.
This week's comic is late because xmas. I had a good combo going, but I hope my tens of readers will forgive me. Plus I'm trying this really weird thing where when I'm tired, I sleep instead of drinking 18 cups of coffee. Don't worry, the comic is underway and I'll have it up sometime today.
Yes, I did draw myself ordering my coffee in the first panel of this week's comic, but for a very specific and somewhat selfish reason. With my favorite coffee shop closed indefinitely, I just wanted to immortalize as many of the little nuances to it as I can remember.
About Joss Whedon
He strikes me as a guy who stands in the shower and punches himself in the penis over and over again.
~Big Josh [01/04/2011]