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May the M.O.D.O.K. of Positivity brighten your outlook.

§ March 22nd, 2021 § Filed under low content mode § 5 Comments


So your pal Mike has an early Monday appointment (not health-related for once, so don’t worry if you were inclined to do so!), and thus I won’t being staying up late Sunday to type another wall of words at you. Therefore, I present to you this image of M.O.D.O.K. giving us the approval we all need in this fallen world, from Sub-Mariner #48 (April 1972) by Gerry Conway, Gene Colan and Mike Esposito.

May it bring you the joy you require, and I’ll see you again in a couple of days.

Sorry, pals…

§ January 18th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode § 2 Comments

…the next part of the prediction-fest will be up tomorrow.

Hope everyone’s having a good Monday, and I’ll see you on Tuesday.

Sometimes Tuesdays are like that.

§ December 23rd, 2020 § Filed under low content mode, question time § 4 Comments

Ah, apparently I had the wrong Spider-Man TV show theme song in mind when writing my response in the last post. What Chuck V. was referencing was the version of Spider-Man on the educational television program Electric Company:


As such, thusly amend my response to “Spider-Man came from the Children’s Television Workshop Labs, a hideous mutation that could never remove his mask nor speak in more than nonsense sounds.”

Anyway, this is a reminder to give me your comic industry predictions for 2021, shop small stores like mine when you can if you’re still buying for the holiday season, and most importantly: be safe out there.

Sorry, not much of a post today, but I had bit of a day Tuesday and I’m not up a real post. But I’d like everyone to enjoy their holiday best they can (where applicable) and we’ll get together again next week to see out this year.

Retroactive Low Content Mode!

§ September 18th, 2020 § Filed under low content mode § 4 Comments

Sorry, pals, I’m trying to write a new post for Friday and I’m literally falling asleep at the keyboard. I have a post partially done but it’ll have to wait for Monday.

Ugh. Didn’t have time for a post for Wednesday, and now this. Again, sorry about that, but I’m definitely coming back Monday with new material.

Anyway…um, how’re you doing?

Checking in.

§ March 6th, 2020 § Filed under low content mode § 1 Comment

Vision is continuing to clear in my left eye, but still not back to full usability. Thanks for your well-wishes and your patience. I *should* be back to normal posting next week, maybe, depending on what’s going on with my jury duty.

Thanks for reading, pols, and I’ll be back soon!

Low content mode for a while…

§ March 1st, 2020 § Filed under eyeball, low content mode § 8 Comments

…as my left eye (my allegedly “good” eye) had a little more bleeding, and it’s a little too rough on me to try to do extensive typing with only my diminished-vision right eye to check for typos. So let me rest the week and we’ll see where I’m at around Thursday or Friday. Or maybe it’ll all wash out right away and I’ll be back on schedule. Who knows?

Also, on March 9ths I’ve got to go in for jury selection, so I may not have a post for that day…and depending on whether or not anyone actually wants me on a jury, that may affect my schedule afterwards, too. I’ll keep you posted.

And I’m sure I’ll be griping on Twitter about stuff, so you can always find me there, or you can drop me an email.

Talk to you soon, pals.

I know this is dumb.

§ January 31st, 2020 § Filed under low content mode § 1 Comment

Hi pals. I’m nearly done with the epilogue post to the 2019 predictions coverage, and despite my getting in late I figured it’s be easy to just knock out, but surprise! I typed a lot and still have lots more to go. I will try to get it up on Saturday so I can at least start next week afresh.

Thanks for reading, pals.

Now I can love the Hulk!

§ January 24th, 2020 § Filed under hulk, low content mode § 2 Comments

Alas, due to an early morning eyeball doctor appointment, I won’t be staying up late the night before to compose the next installment of the prediction posts. But don’t let my infirmity prevent you from adding to next year’s series of posts by adding in your comic industry forecasts for 2020!

I’ll be back Monday with the next entry covering the 2019 predictions, but in the meantime please enjoy this photo I took of my very own copy of the “Nobody Loves the Hulk” 45 RPM single, previously discussed here:


Thanks, pals, and I’ll see you after the weekend.

This post brought to you by Star Warsing.

§ December 27th, 2019 § Filed under low content mode, pal plugging, star wars Comments Off on This post brought to you by Star Warsing.

I was indeed Star Warsing last night…and into this morning, so I got home way too late and tired to put together a proper entry here on Progressive Ruin Online Punditry Magazine, so just a couple o’links and reminders today.

[On the topic of Rise of Skywalker: good, though I can understand some of the criticisms levied at it by rational, reliable film commentators. It does leave me wondering what George Lucas’ wrap-up to the saga would have been…I mean, completely bonkers, sure, but Star Wars needs to be a little bonkers.]

Anyway, LINKS:

My friends the Beckners still need a little more help to get through this month, so if you can give a bit to their GoFundMe, I’d appreciate it, and they would definitely appreciate it.

I’m still taking your predictions for the comics industry in 2020, so get ’em in already!

Thanks, pals, and I’ll see you on Monday.

This is no way to start a seventeenth year of blogging.

§ December 9th, 2019 § Filed under eyeball, low content mode § 7 Comments

Hi gang! I am having what should be my final eyeball surgery tomorrow, and I know I’ve said “this will be my final eye surgery” at least three times before, so we’ll see. …Get it, “see?”

So the end result is I am probably taking the week off here while I recover/get adjusted to my new eyeball settings. If my vision is up to it, maybe I’ll be back at the end of the week, but I think I’m gonna shoot for next Monday.

In the meantime, please enjoy this swell bumper sticker Customer Brook picked up for me whilst on a business trip:


You can get your own right here!

Thanks pals, and we’ll talk again soon.

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