January 5, 2004

Happy new year, everyone. This is going to be a big one: World Cup, Olympics, new President, Patriots winning the Super Bowl, etc.

My New Year's Eve was a low-key affair, with a small group of friends, poker and a surprisingly aged-looking Dick Clark.

I finally did six loads of laundry last week as well, including the stinky futon cover that was casting a haze inside of my apartment.

Ahh... it feels so good to have clean sheets. Now I just need to get the stains out of the mattress and I'm all set.

January 12, 2004

Here's a handy checklist of things for your viewing pleasure:

  • Patriots. Colts. Sunday. 3:00pm. AFC Championship. Bring it.
  • "The Triplets of Belleville." I implore you to watch this movie. It is truly a milestone, with the most beautiful animation I've seen in a long, long time. I loved "Finding Nemo," but really, "Triplets" deserves the Oscar.
  • And if you missed "60 Minutes" this week, where Paul O'Neill testifies that Bush sought to occupy Iraq even before 9/11 (and then planned to distribute oil contracts), you can view a transcript and video clips here. Or you can read the newspaper, it's up to you.

Oh, and don't forget "Gilmore Girls."

January 19, 2004

I think this is my first week of posting Skinny Panda over a high-speed connection. I finally had a cable modem installed this week. As they say, it is zippy. Too bad it doesn't help me draw the strip any faster. For as they say, Phil is zipless.

Oh, and did I not make the call that the Patriots would be in the Super Bowl? Why, forsooth, perchance, I believe I did. (Yes, I gloat, but it's all within the context of poor intention)

January 26, 2004

Now that I have a cable modem, I've finally experienced the revelation that is internet radio. I've been listening to Virgin Radio UK these past few days. Brilliant. Each break, they play, like, three commercials THREE! Here in NYC, the popular stations do this 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off thing. It's crapola.

Virgin's DJs are kind of corny but, hey, where else can you hear The White Stripes alongside The Cure, Crowded House and Nirvana? Oh, and they do love their Blur over there, aye.

Coming next week: The Patriots... The Vince Lombardi... like milk chocolate and peanut butter...

February 9, 2004

Terribly sorry about the long break there. I was hung over from the Patriots victory at Le Bowl Royale. Don't worry, I'm not going to gloat anymore. Just smile silently...

So I finally had lunch with Mr. Ryan Sias. You must understand that this is significant because we've been planning this lunch since August of 2002. He is truly a cartoonist / animator / doll maker / subway rider extraordinaire. Git over to his site and check out his cartoon journal, Urban Observations, Silent Kimbly and, ahem, a Skinny Panda guest appearance.

And finally, for all you undecided Democrats, here's a handy quiz to help you decide which candidates mesh best with your views. (Copious thanks go out to my bud, "The New Ford Quyenta," for the link) [Update: Site's gone.]

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May 19, 2008

Hi, kids.

Sorry for the inconsistency with the posts. I am trying to stick to a M-W-F schedule. However, getting to sleep at a reasonable hour is a high priority these days.

When Skinny Panda first started nine years ago (PUNG!), I had no problem getting through the workday on 3 hours of sleep. But now that I'm old and crusty, I need at least seven or else my gizzards fall out.

So why did I decide to "go color" these past few weeks even though it adds hours to the process? Ho ho ho... stop asking silly questions, you silly munchkin...

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