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Wishing I were Sincho Galameany
(2000-12-25 - Idle Thought)
The World According To Garp
(2000-12-25 - Book)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000-12-23 - Movie)

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000-12-23 - Movie)
Oni
(2000-12-22 - Game)

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Cast Away
(2000-12-26 - Movie)
The Truth
(2000-12-25 - Book)
Christmastime!
(2000-12-25 - Festivities)

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Oni Demo
(2000-12-25 - game)
Astro City: Family Album
(2000-12-25 - comic)
Mage: The Hero Defined Vol. 1
(2000-12-25 - comic)

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December 27, 2000

A news post without a comic? You probably think that we're crazy. We are, but that's beside the point. But there is a method to our self-imposed madness which I will endeavor to explain forthwith in a clear and concise manner and no more than 200 words. Feel free to count.



Jason, as you should know - and if you don't, then what good are you to us? - draws and maintains an infamous other comic which demands that he produce two strips a week for print publication. We would have gone the Monday, Wednesday, Friday route because it is so well established, but we felt that that put far too much pressure on Jason to produce 5 strips a week (though there are those formidable creative forces who choose to do it!).



Now we could have done a Tuesday/Thursday update schedule, but to be honest with you, I find a lot of the Tuesday/Thursday comics fall through the cracks because the norm is to update every day or M/W/F, and so people forget the poor T/Th strips. So, we hoped we'd still get people who remember to check the site every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, even though strips will only appear on Monday and Friday. And so every Wedenesday (or as Scandinavian Myth scholar Chilly JT would no doubt call it, Wotan's Day) I get the honor of presenting you with a frivolous little newspost.



So now you're probably worrying your pretty little head about what I'm going to do with said newspost. Fear not, I shall not harangue you with boring tirades against the inadequacies of the American political system, or the most recent Hollywood offerings. No, each Wednesday I hope to be able to put the well-being of CXM in the well-calloused hands of its readers. If you have a particularly funny concept you think should be in CXM, feel free to engage in what some of our colleagues have deftly termed "fan art." Or, if you just wanna share your thoughts, I intend to sift discriminatingly through the virtual mailbag to find the choicest tidbits of our reader input.



Of course by now, you have seen that this requires effort on your parts. My apologies, I know that the last thing you wanna do when reading online comics is engage in strenuous activity. Try not to see it as work, rather as a game you are playing. That's right, a game, with us...just like the games you used to play with the neighborhood kids, when they'd hoist you up the flagpole in just your Spider-Man underoos and - you never played those games, huh? Me neither. I don't even own Spider-Man underoos.



Anyway, I'm calling upon each and every one of our half dozen readers (and I can name some of you, for example: Hamed, John, and Marcel. That's half right there.) to provide me with some fascinating piece of hitherto undiscovered knowledge which I can share with the other five of you. Or make a fortune off. Whatever frosts your cake.



Oh, and to prepare for you the inevitable, the four of us will be sharing with your our various thoughts, rants, and ruminations. The infrastructure is not yet in place to allow us to post these, but sleep soundly knowing that it should be making an appearance in the next week or so. And when these joyful little imitation perals of wisdom do make their grand entrance, do us the favor of taking some time to peruse them...you might even learn something.



Of course that's probably right up on your list with strenuous exercise, huh?



Ja neh.



Quote of the Day: "Words resemble fish in that some specialized ones can survive only in a kind of reef, where their curious shapes and usages are protected from the hurly-burly of the open sea. 'Rumpus' and 'fracas' are found only in certain newspapers (in much the same way that 'beverages' are only found in certain menus). They are never used in normal conversation."


-Terry Pratchett, The Truth



All text and images 2000 by Jason, Kai, Dan, Tony, and Mecha Gaijin. He WILL kick your ass. Instant superfine!
All characters are ™ & © their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. Some Comics Ex Machina (CXM) strips are satirical in nature, and are not intended maliciously. CXM has invented all names and situations in its strips, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental, or used as a fictional depiction or personality parody. CXM makes no representation as to the truth or accuracy of the preceeding information.