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Kai - Le Kommunique:
GDC journal (last updated at 1:32 PST) - (2001-03-21)

Tony - Digital Garbage:
Snow Rocks - (2001-03-07)

Dan - The Word:
Babel Revisited - (2001-04-04)

Jason - The Gospel According To Bigfoot:
A Brief Look at the State of Comics - (2001-03-07)

Guest - Jared Goldberg:
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Samba De Amigo
(2001-03-13 - video game)
Silent Hill
(2001-03-11 - video game)
Planning for the GDC
(2001-03-07 - field trip)

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Hight Tide in Savannah GA!
(2001-03-16 - Frisbe Tourny)
Snow Sphinx!
(2001-03-05 - Snow Mayhem)
Karaoke! @ Ichiban
(2001-02-25 - Silliness)

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Spy Kids
(2001-04-14 - Movie)
Lord Foul's Bane
(2001-04-13 - Book)
Exploring the Highlands
(2001-04-12 - Vacation)

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Rereading Watchmen
(2001-04-22 - comic)
Le Morte Dartur
(2001-04-19 - book)
Massive Sleep Deprivation
(2001-03-13 - idiocy)

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April 25, 2001

If you're reading this, you must really love us. Nobody but the most dedicated of CXM fans actually read the Wednesday news post. It's a known fact. Well, we love you too. We have no tangible way of showing you this love, but trust us, it's there. It starts as a burning in the pit of your stomach, and then makes its way up your esophagus until...oh, wait, that may be indigestion. Right.

As most of the CXM boyz have encountered particularly dense loads of work in the past few weeks, and as said loads are forecasted to continue through the next few weeks, there are sadly no columns in the forseeable future. I did happen to dash of an article for the CJAS newsletter, but I'm waiting to hear back that it was successfully received. I may put it up in a week or so. I'm also working on a piece about geek culture, which is progressing slowly, but rest assured, it will appear.

Currently, rather than doing the work which I continually say to people that I should be doing, I'm mucking about with our mySQL database. Kai will no doubt be displeased to hear that, and hasten to see the havoc that I have wreaked upon his precious baby (fear not, K-lishus, it's not severe). The result will hopefully be an easier way for the four of us to corroborate on strips in development. Plus, it makes excellent smoothies.

I'm currently reading several books for class. I'm sure you don't want to hear about them, but I'm going to tell you anyways. I actually tossed "The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain" down in frustration because it read worse than some of my high school history text books. Quite nasty. However, the biography of Benjamin Disraeli is quite fascinating; he was a very interesting man, if it a bit devious. Likewise, Anthony Trollope's novel, Phineas Finn (which I've just discovered I could have apparently been reading online), is easy to read and fun, if you enjoy 19th century British politics. I'm enjoying it so far...I'll let you know if I love it.

I didn't want to admit it, but I'm afraid I shall have to. I just saw Bridget Jones's Diary. While not perhaps the best movie I've seen in the past few months (I think Wonder Boys still takes the cake), it was definitely enjoyable. Especially the (mostly) realistic fight scene between Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, in which the latter deservedly gets his ass kicked. It's probably not for everybody, especially those looking for "deeper meaning" in films, but it'll make you laugh, and wince, and tug all the heartstrings that a romantic comedy should.

If you haven't seen Monday's comic strip, I heartily urge you to take a look. Even if you have seen it, go see it again. It is, to my mind, one of the most beautiful strips that Jason and Kai have produced. The top half of the strip has become my new wallpaper. I especially like the background behind my head, which I can only assume is Star Wars themed. Very appropriate.

On Friday, we hope to have another fabulous strip ready for your consumption, so don't hesitate to join us! Later.

Dan Moren notes that if you go back and look at all the italicized words in this news post, it makes a secret message.

Quote of the Day: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
-Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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