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Kai - Le Kommunique:
I speak on behalf of the Spanish Armada. - (2001-01-03)

Tony - Digital Garbage:
Game Review: Oni - (2001-01-01)

Dan - The Word:
This Guy Reads from a Card! - (2001-01-24)

Jason - The Gospel According To Bigfoot:
Honor Guard - (2001-01-24)

Guest - Jared Goldberg:
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (again)
(2000-12-30 - Movie)
Wishing I were Sincho Galameany
(2000-12-25 - Idle Thought)
The World According To Garp
(2000-12-25 - Book)

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

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The Return of the King
(2001-01-25 - Book)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2001-01-24 - Movie)
The Comedy of Errors
(2001-01-19 - Play)

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32 Stories: Optic Nerve Mini Comics
(2001-01-16 - Comic)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(2001-01-03 - Movie)
Sitting Around On New Year's
(2000-12-31 - Hanging Out)

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January 26, 2001


Do you ever wonder what happened to the celebrities that you grew up with? People like Emmanuel Lewis (from Webster), Optimus Prime, and Mr. T? Well, we here at CXM tracked down one such former star, to find out what life as a failing celebrity is really like. Today's strip clearly shows that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.

It's Friday, but I don't believe that sanity has returned as I promised. Currently I'm having fun by pasting our comic strip heads on our photographed bodies. I laugh in the face of sanity. Ha HA!

Absolutely nobody has asked how Scotland is going (aside from John, who asks me every day. This is why we like John. Also, he kills vampires and posts in the forums - you decide which of those I deem a more valuable service to humanity). But, in case anybody is in fact interested, I've finally managed to find a way to connect my digital camera to my computer (whoever knew salvation came in the form of a package from one's parents?). So, without further ado, please check out my pictures from the U.K. located here. And don't forget to take a look at my small collection of fun signs.

Said package also contained my long-awaited copy of the Princess Mononoke DVD. Let me explain to you briefly the pain I have gone through waiting for this. I ordered it about a week before I left for Scotland, and decided to pay $10 for 2-day shipping (I'd gotten a $20 gift certificate from Amazon so it still came out to $20 - damn good for a DVD). I figured 2 days was plenty long enough to get it in time for my flight, so that I could hopefully watch it on the plane. But, the bastards that are UPS still managed to screw that up, so of course it arrived the day that I left. Three hours after I went to the airport. Very useful. Flash forward three weeks, and finally, the package that my parents have sent me gets delivered. What made this an easy buy for me was the fact that they were smart enough to get the rights to put the Japanese dialogue on it. I've only ever seen the film in its dubbed form, when it was released in theaters here, and so I'm itching to see it subtitled! Not only that, but they've included both a literal translation and Neil Gaiman's script (basically, captions for the English dub). I'm looking forward to watching it both ways to see what I've missed. And on the dub, just for the hell of it. No doubt you will be hearing from me on this subject.

I've noticed a certain dimension lacking in these newsposts. And its name is Tony. Now Tony's role in CXM is not evidently visible to the people who visit the site, but I have to say that it's definitely an essential part of day-to-day operations (as well as part of a complete breakfast (but only with skim milk)). Tony, or T$ as he's known to us, provides us with the TonyCave ™, where over the summers we do all of our work, and most of our hanging out. Not only that, but Tony is training under the tutelage of Photoshop Kung-Fu Master Kai-sama (yes, I'm aware I just mixed Chinese and Japanese cultures, smarty pants) in order to, some day, take over the inestimably valuable service of coloring the strips. As well, Tony is concocting some strips of pure devilry, which we hope you will enjoy (and if you don't, we'll find you...that's it, just find you). And, in case you didn't know, Tony is experienced in the arcane arts of digital video (he sells DV cameras for a "living" - and hunts down shoplifters with glee). I was fortunate enough to catch him online in preparation for today's newspost and he had the following to say:

HitokiriTS: um
HitokiriTS: Hi!
HitokiriTS: ooh
HitokiriTS: I like everyone in the audience
HitokiriTS: tell them that
HitokiriTS: also
HitokiriTS: tell them to visit me
HitokiriTS: and...
HitokiriTS: I guess thats it
HitokiriTS: the important part is that I love each and every person that reads our comic

Isn't that sweet of him? In case you missed Wednesday's newspost (and why would you do that to us?), I have made all of our AIM screennames public, in the vain hopes that somebody will take it upon themselves to IM us. Better yet, we'll IM YOU. We're gonna take five to figure out HOW we're going to do that, but rest assured, we will find a way. Because...we love you.


Dan Moren doesn't wanna be a demon!

Quote of the Day: "Say, any of you boys smithies? Or if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straightened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wandering?"
-Ulysses Everett McGill, O Brother, Where art Thou?



All text and images 2000 by Jason, Kai, Dan, Tony, and Mecha Gaijin. He WILL kick your ass. Instant superfine!
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