The Important Stuff.
I hope you all had a grand New Years
celebration. I know I did. There was good food aplenty,
fabulous babes and the bubbly flowed like water... if "flowing" can
be defined as two or three small, modestly expensive
Anyhoo, what's a new year without a few changes?
If you look closely at the top of the page you'll notice that the navigation
has been expanded. It now includes all the extra linky gobbledegook that once
languished just under the cartoon, like RSS and email. In addition, the new nav
also includes a Store button and a Donate button. One leads to the new Commercial
Excess page (which currently features ten Raging Pencils t-shirts) and the
other leads directly to your heart... via your wallet, hopefully. (ahem)
The changes were made to tidy up the joint and I think it does a decent job.
Let me know what you think of the new nav and the new store. Thanks!
you probably know I'm very critical of contemporary religion
but I have to admit that it gave us one concept that
has served popular culture admirably and that is the
invention of Hell. Among other things it has led to the
ludicrous idea, often seen in action movies, of the hero
choosing to die and going to that fiery place just so
that he could once again confront his enemy on the field
of conflict. Here's what I mean...
Scene: Our hero, Sloan, is wrapped in chains and is dangling over a tank full
of sharks. The bad guy, Klaw, taunts the good guy thusly:
Klaw: "One last chance, Sloan! Either give me the launch codes or you're
Sloan: "I'll see you in Cleveland raising a family or four on minimum wage
with no insurance benefits first, Klaw!"
See? Without Hades it's just not the same.
So thanks for Hell, religion. It's been very entertaining. The rest of it you
go can stick up your butt.