Thursday, August 31, 2006

Another PayPal Scam...

I received the following email from a PayPal scammer. I'm posting it here so that all of my readers can be aware of this new way to get your account information. I have reported it to PayPal.

If you receive an email like this, please, please, please DO NOT click anywhere on it. Forward the email directly to They will do their best to get the scammer site shutdown.


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Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:08 AM
Subject: Please review your information!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Have you read Mousewax? No? Well, you should. This is a very good comic. Written by Brandon Lewis, this is a terrific comic.

I just don't know how to go about describing it.

It's about a guy named Brandon who lives with Jesus. At times, it goes off on strange and illogical tangents, but the premise is too good to pass up.

Right now, Brandon is competing in the Daily Grind competition. There aren't many people left, so kudos to him for hanging in there.

Make sure you start reading the archive. This is one comic you need to start at the archive. You're going to want to know the background in regards to the characters.

The drawing of the comic is really nice. I'm not doing a very good job of describing the comic, but it's like a slice of life, mixed with fantasy (Jesus as a roommate) and it just works.

Brandon's depiction of Jesus is so dead on to how I believe He would be if He came back to live among us. Sometimes, if feels as if he was reading my mind when he was drawing the comic.

Happy Reading!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

CAD's New Store...

If my last post didn't bore you to death and I still have a couple of readers left, I'd just like to mention that Ctrl-Alt-Del has a new store. I checked out their new designs, pretty cool looking. So, if you've been waiting to buy just the right CAD t-shirt, now just might be the right time.

The Wikipedia Crawl...

So, I'm reading last week's Dueling Analog and, not being the type of gamer I should be, I actually have to use his link to Wikipedia to find out what a Dungeon crawl is. So, I think to myself, just where can this lead? I love crawling through Wikipedia to see what I can learn in an hour...

Here's what I found out...

A Dungeon Crawl is "is a type of role-playing adventure in which the characters fight their way through an extensive dungeon (or other labyrinthine environment, such as a castle or cave), killing the Dragons, Orcs and other monsters that live there and looting any treasure they find."

From there, I looked up Pedit5, which "was the first dungeon crawl computer game." Interesting.

Dnd "is a computer role playing game written in the TUTOR programming language for the PLATO System by Gary Whisenhunt and Ray Wood at Southern Illinois University in 1974 and 1975."

Boss "(sometimes called a guardian or master) is a particularly large or challenging computer-controlled character that must be defeated at the end of a segment of a game, whether it be for a level, an episode, or the very end of the game itself (final boss)."

Galaxian "is a 1979 arcade game by Namco."

Space Invaders "is an arcade video game designed by Toshihiro Nishikado in 1978."

Taito "is a Japanese developer of video game software and arcade hardware."

Michael Kogan "(1917 – 1984) was a Russian Jewish businessman. He graduated from Waseda University and established Taito Corporation in 1953."

Waseda University "is widely regarded as one of the two most well-known private universities in Japan (the other is Keio University)."

Yuuji Horii "is a Japanese video game designer."

Dragon Quest "known as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII, is a series of role playing games created by Enix (now known as Square Enix)."

Fan Translation "is an unofficial translation of a computer game or video game, sometimes into a language that it was never marketed in."

I have now learned more about the history of video games than I ever thought possible and I'm sure I could add in more links, but my hour's up...

Oh, all information in quotes has been taken directly from Wikipedia.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Link Pages...

Know what I love best about webcomics? The fact that nearly every single comic I have read online contains a link to another comic. Sometimes, this leads me to a new find that I add to my reading list and sometimes, I'm not interested, but at least I know they're there.

So today I thought I'd do some link jumping -- why don't you follow me.

I start off over at
where there's a cute comic about Kitt from Knight Rider. From there, I float over to where the drawing looks good, but I've never read this comic, so I don't really know what's going on. But, I bookmark it so I can come back someday. From there, I land at . Now, I'm behind on reading this, but it looks like Fred has been let out of the house. Interesting...

Then, while I'm writing this, Blogger decides I can't connect and I'm out of here...

Maybe, I'll have to pick this up in a later post!


Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I'm not having any computer problems -- knock on wood -- but a couple online comics seem to be. Molapro Productions has been down and out for at least the last month. Since the comic is created by high schoolers and school starts soon, looks like they just might be way behind. It's really too bad, as I was just getting into the comic. It is really nicely drawn and written.

Over at Life on Pause, Don is having issues. He's down to only posting on Fridays. I'm all ready going through withdrawal, as I really missed Life on Pause when it was down a while back.

While I'm on the subject of paused comics, what the heck happened to 24 and a half Water Street? If you're reading this, Dave, I really want to know what happens next!

In case you have the old bookmark, Console Wars has moved to a new location. I still had the old one in my bookmarks. The latest comic over there is pretty telling in just how out of step the news media is with video games.

Check out ExtraLife -- no special reason, I just like the comic.

Hey, I wanted to point out Mousewax. I'm going to be reviewing it next week, but I really dig this comic and I think you guys will, too. So, get a jump on my review and go check out Brandon's comic.

Last, but not least, two news items from Multiplex -- first, Gordon's become a part of the BoxCar Comics team -- yea Gordon! And, two, he's going for a daily comic all this week! Yea us fans of Multiplex!

All for now!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Unkept Promises...

So, I'm expanding my online comic reading into new terrotory.  And, it's getting to be frustrating. 

I read all of the archives for 24 1/2 Water Street and then they just stop. No new posts since, well, I don't know when because there aren't any dates.  But, the comic still says Updated Tuesdays and Fridays.  Hey, come back, I want to know what happens next!

Then, I went through all the archives for Molapro Productions and guess what, no update in a couple of weeks.  Hey, please remove the updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday!  (I should go easy on them, they are high schoolers).  But, wait, it's SUMMER!

Oh and my buddy, Darren, over at Imaginary Friends was almost on this list, but he changed his listing to Monday and Friday, which he almost sticks to.

Now, I did start reading a comic called MouseWax and so far, this guy keeps on plugging away.

Well, who am I to judge, anyway, as I don't update this blog on a daily basis!  I don't even think I could stick to a three day a week schedule.

But, if you know the guy from 21 1/2 Water Street -- tell him from me that I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Darren from Imaginary Friends...

So, my buddy Darren didn't write/draw a new comic and it's late. I've just gotten home and I have to be up at Four am to drive to Green Bay to see my grandsons -- yep, spending the weekend with them. So, I really should get to bed, but see Darren's just written a totally unrelated story and I want to read it, but I HAVE to go to bed. So, I was thinking that you, my loyal readers, could take sometime, read it and let him know what you think. Just click the link.

Darren, I'll read it sometime next week, I promise.

Happy Readings!

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Least I Could Do

I was reading PVP the other day and there was a banner ad for Least I could do. I, being the curious type, clicked on it and found a comic that is most definitely NOT for children.

But, as always, I think of you, dear readers, and I forged ahead and began reading the archives.

The Least I Could Do has been around since 2003. It is written by Ryan Sohmer and originally drawn by Trevor Adams. The strip follows the lives of Rayne, John, Issa, Noel and Mick, all of which are in their 20s. The strip deals mostly with Rayne and his sexual exploits, as well as his -- rarely -- non-sexual exploits. Did I mention that this is definitely NOT a strip for those under 18?

The strip contains a lot of sexual and politically incorrect material, but I enjoy it. I'd like to say that Rayne is a pig (and that insults pigs), but, if you start reading from here, you'll see that there's a heart in the pig.

You don't need to read through the whole of the archives, but it will help with some inside jokes and character development. What I found most interesting is that, as I said earlier, the strip is written by Ryan Sommer and originally drawn by Trevor Adams (he's moved on to draw Ardra.) Since I don't know the history, I don't know why Trevor moved on, but on 7/18/2003 the last comic drawn by him was posted. Then there was a guest comic by Lar deSouza and Chad WM Porter came aboard. I found a posting by Ryan as to why Chad left, here's a link to it. Now, Lar deSouza is drawing the strip.

I honestly have to say that I enjoyed Chad's rendition the most. I'm not really into Lar's style. However, this is not to say that Lar's not a good artist, no he's excellent. I just preferred Chad's versions. However, the art of a strip is really only one portion of the enjoyment. The storyline and script is really more important and Ryan's stories are on the mark. Rayne is a total cad, but a cad in a likeable way.

So, take the time to stop by Least I Could Do. You won't regret it, unless you're offended by promiscuity.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Ctrl+Alt+Del -- Lucas what're you doin?

Normally, I review comics on a whole. Discuss the what I like and very rarely what I don't like.

But, today, today, I'm just a little angry...

Have you been following the story over at Ctrl+Alt+Del? (Of course you have.)

What the hell has Lucas gone and done? Call the girl, man, call the girl!!!!!!!

There's always the hope that she's not insane like your past girlfriends. She could be the love of your life! Come on, man, take a chance!!!!

Wow! I'm glad I got that out of my system!

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