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THE WEBLOG ARCHIVES: September 2003
September 29, 2003
Reader Favorites | 01:53 PM
Several months ago, intrepid reader Lock send in his favorite randomly generated episodes of JVG: The Comic Strip. And here they are, several months later.
September 24, 2003
Rumor Control | 04:46 PM
With all the to-do about Spiers leaving Gawker, many pundits are no doubt wondering why publisher Nick Denton didn't tap yours truly to take over the snarky weblog instead of the dramatically less famous and perpetually intoxicated* Choire. *unverified.
All the "explanations" that have thus far been advanced are, of course, pure crap. I repeat them below for the sole purpose of rebutting them.
Denton was uncomfortable with the required name change for the site.
Denton was concerned that, with me at the helm, Gawker would be even more JVG-centric than it already is.
Choire wears underpants on his head.
I am bitter at Denton because his snarky blog, Gawker, has been more successful than my snarky blog, Antagozine.
The New York Supreme Court has ruled that I am required to stay at least 500 yards away from Gawker at all times.
September 23, 2003
Famous Friends Update | 01:11 PM
"Using the familiar gimmick of the body-switch, Ursu has Dubya waking up in the body of a Minnesotan kid. What follows is sunny, upbeat and lethal, the perfect fable for an empty-suit presidency."
Me, I'm waiting with baited breath for Anne's next book, but in the meantime, I'll have to content myself with re-reading the first two.
September 22, 2003
Beauty & The Beast | 12:18 AM
As of 9/22/03, 12:18am, this is the second most viewed photo from the Gothamist/601am Happy Hour.
UPDATE 9/26, 1:40pm: The photo is now the most viewed, far ahead of the nearest runner-up.
September 19, 2003
Dreamlog | 10:55 AM
We are crossing the bridge, double decker bus surrounded by pylons. A few feet away, it touches down, the funnel of wind, the twister. Someone yells "Hurricane!" It gets closer: we brace ourselves, grasping our seats, speeding to get off the bridge. It hits: air spinning, twisting, I am feet above my seat, the bus is lifted off the road. Cars up. We are heavy enough. It passes.
Later: a hotel. The courtyard. Someone is smoking. I take out a cigarette, it crumbles. I don't smoke. We gather in the main dining/conference room/lobby, sitting around tables. I step out side for a moment, in time to see it: the funnel of wind. Back inside, I say it: "Hurricane! Away from the windows!" I fall, crawl along, away from the walls of glass. Storm hits: we fly.
September 18, 2003
From The Files: Fables of the 13th Gen | 11:47 AM
Being the seventh in an ongoing series of rare and unpublished works by the author which, for one reason or another, were never presented to the public at large.
Title: Sketches for "Fables of the 13th Gen" (Series)
"People keep telling me I'm supposed to be apathetic."
(Note erased word "Lost" behind "13th" reflecting a rejected title concept.)
September 17, 2003
Upcoming Event | 03:14 PM
JVG.com, in conjunction with LS.com, is pleased to announce:
THE JVG.com/LS.com AFTERPARTYDue to the exclusive nature of this event, the party will take place at an undisclosed location. Invitations will be hand-delivered to the cr่me de la cr่me of the blognoscenti this afternoon. Please, no phone calls.
September 16, 2003
Good Spam Opening Line | 09:28 PM
He goes on to explain that he has a disease that has "defiled all forms of medicine."
My Wife is Hot | 12:56 PM
...and you can see her in various stages of undress in the updated Man of Infinite Desire her one-woman retelling of the Faust story from the point of view of Mephistopheles using monologue, mask, puppetry, prestidigitation, and (newly added for this version) burlesque which returns to NYC next month for one performance only at The Bowery Poetry Club.
Not only is the show sexy, it's also smart. What more could you want? Beer, you say? Well, good news: The Bowery Poetry club has a bar.
Saturday, October 18th, 2003 @ 2pm
September 15, 2003
Missed Pitch-O-Rama | 12:42 PM
Since the deadline for Fox's Pitch-O-Rama is today, it looks like the world will have to wait a little longer for JVG: The Animated Series.
Rejected plots for pilot episode include:
September 10, 2003
New York be warned | 03:12 AM
Another epic night on the town with Shanky Locust* is long overdue, and will likely be occurring in the not-too-distant future.
No Ass O'Barkeep, put the Ketel on. And expect us no earlier than 3:45am.
* Remember pseudonyms?
September 08, 2003
Xina solves world problems | 12:50 AM
Xina puts forth this proposal in response to Bush's request for 87 billion dollars and International Financial Support:
"Oooh, oooh, I've got it! What if we declare war on the library? Then we can force Germany to pay to keep it open on Sundays!"
September 07, 2003
Drink Me | 02:59 PM
MDN has a shiny new design and is updating quite frequently over at drinkme.net. Past topics include: the number 196, epileptic comix, double yolked eggs. Today, she notes that it's the 3rd annual International Pickle Day over in Lock's neck of the woods.
From the International Pickle Day Website:
September 02, 2003
JVG: The Comic Strip: Special Edition | 04:48 PM
Although I'm sure I'll get irate emails from the fans of the "classic" versions, I'm made some minor changes to a couple of old strips. Since I was never very happy with the punchline in the first version, I've created a Special Edition of this strip, with a 100% redrawn final panel. Also, this strip has been colorized.
September 01, 2003
From The Files: Wurtle & Jaccoon | 02:24 PM
Being the sixth in an ongoing series of rare and unpublished works by the author which, for one reason or another, were never presented to the public at large.
Title: "Wurtle & Jaccoon"
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