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review 2018-01-03 19:35
Another one that's a bit unfathomable – science-fiction comic collection
Solid State - Matt Fraction,Jonathan Cou... Solid State - Matt Fraction,Jonathan Coulton



Maybe it's me but this comic collection is a bit hard to follow. A fair amount of patience is needed and perseverance although it is nicely-produced and quite interesting. It's about how our data is collected, owned and used – in the distant future.


Not sure about this as you may have gathered. I like my plots to be a bit more straight-forward and easier to follow – maybe I'm a bit thick for this one. Might be worth a shot for devoted comic readers.


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text 2015-01-26 02:22
Noooo, Not Skymall!

I know this is days old news by now. But what AM I going to do the next time I'm bored on the plane and just want to look at pictures while saving ereader/cell phone battery power?!


Here's a fact that was news to me...not the USB cufflinks part - in the quote part:


SkyMall parent company files for bankruptcy, CEO blames electronic devices

Goodbye USB cuff links, goodbye child-sized spacesuit, goodbye compression socks.

Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, Jan 23, 2015

"As a result, airlines have been less willing to buy SkyMall magazines for their seatback pockets."

I had no idea airlines were paying for Skymall. But I will admit to having read it every single time I traveled, because there was always weirdness in there.


In fact I love Skymall so much that I never travel without an mp3 of what I now think of as my Air Travel Theme Song. The video is fan produced (translation: not great visually) - but it's the quickest way to embed:



Youtube: Skymall by Jonathan Coulton


JoCopedia: Skymall (with mp3 link)


Random lyric: "I bought a pair of bonsai trees
I bought a big fake rock where I can hide my keys... from everyone"


[Random link - Coulton critiques this song.]


Actually the reason I have to travel with an mp3 of this song is because whenever I see the word Skymall it pops into my head. For me it's an insidious earworm. It probably won't effect you the same way. But I am now incapable of not humming it to myself when I read Skymall - unless I can listen to it on my headphones.


If you enjoy this sort of goofiness, here are a couple of other links to check out. I bumped into these because the fan made vids used Warcraft visuals (I was a one time Wow addict - I still use Diablo3, but I'm trying to cut down). (Quality of the vids - well, they're from back in the 2004-2006ish zone. Just saying.)


Youtube: Creepy Doll


Youtube: Skullcrusher Mountain


I'll just share lyrics from that last one then I'll make myself stop!

"I made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you
But I get the feeling that you don't like it
What's with all the screaming?
You like monkeys, you like ponies
Maybe you don't like monsters so much
Maybe I used too many monkeys
Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?"


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