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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:
The Electric Slide - (2001-02-28)

Jason - The Gospel According To Bigfoot:
I Can Make Geek Comics! - (2001-02-07)

Guest - Jared Goldberg:
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The Wedding Planner (starring J-Lo!)
(2001-02-10 - Movie)
Working on Marketing Plan (bleh!)
(2001-01-28 - School - GAM150)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (again)
(2000-12-30 - Movie)

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Karaoke! @ Ichiban
(2001-02-25 - Silliness)
Fahrenheit 451
(2001-02-23 - Book)
Katsucon-007
(2001-02-17 - Convention)

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Finding Forrester
(2001-02-23 - Film)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(2001-02-19 - Book)
Remember the Titans
(2001-02-13 - Film)

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Good Bye Chunky Rice
(2001-02-26 - Comic)
Shadow of the Vampire
(2001-01-28 - Movie)
32 Stories: Optic Nerve Mini Comics
(2001-01-16 - Comic)

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Updates Mondayish


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February 28, 2001

If were French, today would be mercredi. But then again, we'd also be Les Bandes Desinées de l'Ordinateur. Doesn't really have the same ring to it, does it?

Start your tour with my latest column, a little fanciful journey that I like to call The Electric Slide. This week, I decided to take a look at what CXM's use could possibly be in the larger world, and also, the much ballyhooed Duality discussion. Please enjoy, then stop by the forums on the way out to make your own thoughts on the issue known.

My apologies for the beginning of Monday's newspost which was the result of a miscommunication between Jason and myself as to what strip would be airing on that day. If you were confused after reading it, don't worry, you weren't the only one. We'll make sure it doesn't happen again; we promise!

It had to happen didn't it? Hollywood hasn't been satisifed with destroying the childhood experiences of my youth thus far; it needed to go further. It needed to do this. All I can say is that I'm glad they've got the Man himself working for them. They'd have a tough time doing it without him. I think Jason and Tony would want me to mention that he is in fact an alum of the University of Massachusetts, for which, according to the Internet Movie Database, his doctoral dissertation for Education was entitled "The Integration of Visual Media via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids into the Elementary Schools Culminating as a Teacher Aid to Achieve Increased Learning." Rule. In addition to that, it says that his wife, Camille Hanks, is a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks. This sparked a memory in me from a 60 Minutes interview I saw last year; cross-referenced, and sure enough, Tom Hanks is also a direct descendant of Nancy Hanks. This means that Bill Cosby and Tom Hanks are distantly related by marriage. Wow. That's awesome!

I just watched a crappy digital version of the trailer for the new Planet of the Apes movie here. Mark Wahlberg stars in this Tim Burton adaptation of the Charlton Heston classic. Looks interesting, though I remember the first one as very creepy when I saw it. Oh, and by the time you're reading this, there should be a better version of the trailer out on the official Planet of the Apes site.

Also, this tidbit of info from theForce.net caught my eye. I'm so totally psyched to see this movie. I love Kevin Smith, and as everybody knows, Kevin is a huge fan of Star Wars. This should be a truly fun movie, though it will, sadly, be the last from this particular "universe."

What the hell? There's now a Criterion edition of The Rock??? Gosh darn it, there goes $27.99 down the drain. Replacing my perfectly good copy of the original, but it's a two disc set! And look at those bonus features! I hate capitalism.

Being Wednesday, I'm sorry the newspost is so short, but spend the extra time you would have spent on it on my column instead. Shameless plugging, I know.

We'll see you on Friday with a spanking new strip for you and your friends. Maybe a little something extra. Maybe not. You'll have to show up to find out!


Dan Moren finds it funny that snow is a big news story in Scotland.

Quote of the Day: "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
-Charlton Heston, The Planet of the Apes



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