December 22, 2008

At the Comic Book Café...

Photo 43

... you can say what you want.

AND: Thanks to Ron for doing captions....

55 comments:

Mark O said...

... you can say what you want.

At Alice's Restaurant?

Isn't it really hard to say what you want? Don't we all edit somewhat, even here in cyberspace?

Boink?

Michael_H said...

That photo looks like a drawing; a drawing from American Splendor (the book, not the movie). It needs a Harvey Pekar story written around it.

Ron said...

"Are the bailouts really a plot of Dormammu?"

"Is Bruce Wayne really Batman...and do I love him?"

"Why do I feel I must inform the People of Earth that Galactus is coming?"

"Must...resist...compulsion...to...buy...Lichtenstein...prints!"

BJM said...

It could be a youthful comic book fetish surfacing, but that's a smokin' hot pix of Althouse.

Ron said...

"After that ticket, I must remember to replace the rotating license plate on Silvio!"

Doyle said...

I must say, Ann, of all the bloggers I read, you take the best pictures of yourself.

Michael_H said...

"Should I eat that egg salad sandwich? They promised me new shoes if I'd eat that egg salad sandwich. I love new shoes. But it's egg salad........ And the shoes are Manolo Blanik......

Ron said...

"Is JAC really my son as Dr. Strange has told me, or merely my Youthful Sidekick which I've believed since my marriage to Victor Von Doom? Was being Queen of Latveria Just a Dream, as told me by Thor?

I must seek out The Source!!!"

Ron said...

"Am I really on a tenure committee with Fin Fang Foom?"

Michael_H said...

After a while she began to wonder: "Should I run away from the circus? Leave the clowns and elephants and ringmaster behind? Flee from the carneys, the bearded lady and the snake boy? Or should I stay and finish my career as a UW lawprof?"

Ron said...

If Jack Kirby would have blogged would he blog "like" this?

Joshua said...

beautiful eye.

Michael_H said...

"I voted for Barack Obama???

What the eff was I thinking??"

Original George said...

r. crumb...

The Norman Rockwell, the Bruegel, the Bosch of our times....

and whose website is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bob said...

Pensive and pixelated.

Henry Buck said...

"Where's my damn assistant? What, am I supposed to hail a cab by myself?"

Ron said...

BTW, the part of Dr. Strange is played by...Jonah Goldberg!

Darcy said...

I want...yeah, you're right, Mark O. I can't say it here.

And LOL, Ron. Aww...Jonah.

Windbag said...

The Green Lantern was my favorite comic book long ago.

Changing subjects, this is where we insert the "Take on Me" video, right? (Unfortunately, it's no longer available on YouTube.)

MadisonMan said...

Ann Althouse or Emma Frost?

Lem said...

Oh no, I'm eating my nails again... ;)

Darcy said...

I think I met the artists (or one of the artists) that draws the Green Lantern at the NY Comic Con, Windbag. I'm not a collector - I just tagged along, but it was really fun to meet all the older artists and watch them sketch these comic book heroes.

Darcy said...

*artist

Damn typos.

Lem said...

With this economy everybody is cutting back...

Should I cut back on commenter tags?

Bob said...

"Now how do I get me one of those Senate seats? Obama did a couple of years there. Caroline is going there. I'm a law professor and uberblogger!"

Bob said...

"In 2008 I was Cruelly Neutral. Okay, maybe not. Now for 2009 I'm gonna be..."

Lem said...

You know, identical twins are never really identical. There's always one whose prettier... and the one whose not, does all the work... She used me, then she left me - just like you.

Single White Female (1992)

Lem said...

Oh God I hope I dont get invited to the Inagural... I would be dwarfed by Michele in those pictures.

Michael_H said...

Dammit! that's the second gray hair this week.

ricpic said...

...you can say what you want.

Really? Okay. The total victory of liberalism means the death of thought. There is no thought anymore. None. There is only liberalism -- good, and opposition to liberalism -- hate speech. Throw a trillion dollars at the wall and see if it sticks? Wonderful. Why? Liberals propose it. A trillion dollars we don't have. So what? Who cares? Fuck it, lez do it. The end of freedom and economic viability all wrapped up in one package. But good. Good. Quite literally the end of the world is good solely and simply because it is being gift wrapped and presented to us as a fait accompli by liberals.

Ron said...

That's so funny to see my caption up there! I was trying to find a simple tool to add a thought balloon onto a jpg, (sorry no Photoshop, either program or skillwise!) but then you just added it!

Darcy, I'm just saying Jonah looks like Dr. Strange! Nothing editorial implied! :0 !

Ron said...

It would be fantastic if there were a 'Lichtenstein' filter for Photoshop! Put in a regular pic, get Pop Art out of it! Better than Warhol!

Joan said...

Ron, I'm not seeing it -- I'm seeing the "don't jack my bandwidth, you idiot" message. Well, it's more polite than that, but you know that's what it means. Which brings me to two questions:

1. Can we get a link to the photo that is now behind the wall of "don't hotlink to my images" protection?

2. How did you get it to do that, btw? I have a few photos that I'd love to replace with a similar jpg/message.

Ron said...

Joan, I didn't do anything!

How this happened I have no idea!

Ron said...

Besides, I thought Althouse made this image; it certainly wasn't me!

Michael_H said...

"I know Lee Lee's Valise sells only the most haute of haute couture, but I am positively certain I saw that very same dress at Target last week for $99.50."

knox said...

Love it! You should create a whole new header with that image.

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

As several of the wonderful people from Althouse who have purschased from Lee Lee's Valise online, our merchandise is not avialable at Target. We also are having a big sale as well.

Although you shot is amusing Michael_H in these trying economic times, if you diss Lee Lee's again I will have you whacked.

All the best, your pal Trooper.

Darcy said...

Ronski: I knowski. ;-)

jdeeripper said...

Magnificent Desolation or Althouse: Portrait of a Lunatic

Michael said...

Ann is soooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

Really.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

In her own mind at least.

Michael said...

We love you, Ann..we really, really do.

WE LOVE YOU.

Michael said...

Why isn't ANN President?

WHY?

WHY?

Michael said...

Trooper: SUCK...SUCK...SUCK...SUCK...

Lawgiver said...

You are such a coward why don't you post as luckyoldson anymore?

Gutless pussy.

Michael said...

We love you, Ann.

You are our life.

Without you we are empty.

S-U-C-K.

Ann Althouse said...

Michael stumbles drunkenly toward the door.

chickenlittle said...

He did sound wasted tonight.

Michael_H said...

"Although you shot is amusing Michael_H in these trying economic times, if you diss Lee Lee's again I will have you whacked."

Trooper,

Hey hey! What I gotta say ta make dis right witchou? Maybe I oughta bring you a cannoli an' a 'spresso later this morning, capiche?

You' fire insurance all up ta date? I'm jus' aksin' I worry 'bout you.

Your pal,

Mikey Walnuts

jim said...

Cool picture - makes me hope you're about to get heavy-duty with the subject-matter. I may think you're full of it much of the time, but you won some serious cred when you opted to vote "D" based on a crazy little thing I like to call reality.

On a lighter note, this -

"The total victory of liberalism means the death of thought. There is no thought anymore. None. There is only liberalism -- good, and opposition to liberalism -- hate speech. Throw a trillion dollars at the wall and see if it sticks? Wonderful. Why? Liberals propose it. A trillion dollars we don't have. So what? Who cares? Fuck it, lez do it."

- is comedy gold.

Apparently someone's been in a coma since August. Either that or they're one of the True Believers now calling Bush a "socialist/closet-liberal" since he's ending his presidency with the biggest orgy of corporate welfare of all time.

The numbers tell the story: Wall Street makes the American Communist Party look like amateurs. Ask B of A, Citibank or AIG: socialism rocks - as long as someone else gets the bill & they get all the lolly. Unfortunately the loosening of credit all that money was supposed to produce has yet to materialize, since Americans aren't deemed an acceptable credit-risk. The US economy: now brought to you by the makers of three-card monte.

As for what they've done with it? Sorry, citizen, you're just going to have to use your imagination.

Compared to what Bush & Paulson have shovelled under their mysterious magical TARP since late September, even a cool trillion is chump change.

Meade said...

hahahahahahaha!!!

Ron roolz!!

chickenlittle said...

Ron roolz!!

Where is the Commisioner?

Ron said...

Meade, I liked the one about being on a tenure committee with Fin Fang Foom, but too obscure a reference!

Meade said...

Ha! Just as long as you never obscure your light under a bushel basket, my man. Well done and Merry Christmas to you and all other Althouse-o-philes.!