Crisis on Infinite Me

I was going to have a big rant about Tony Blair. I had it all boiling up in my head and everything. Then I was gonna post about the lovely Ken Loach film Ae Fond Kiss that we just saw. But I’m not gonna post on either topic, because it’s even later than it was when I posted that other post just behind this one.
Instead I’m gonna say, go check out Steven Grant’s column ‘Permanent Damage’, a weekly feature on Comic Book Resources and pretty much the best comics-related column you’ll probably ever read. He’s particularly good on the business of the comics industry, on US television, and on being utterly scathing and insightful about politics in the US in general and the reign of President Hand Puppet in particular. But just read it to ratchet up your coolness factor – after all, comics are the in thing right now, the New York Times has said so – if you can’t namecheck Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, Joe Sacco and above all Art Spiegelman then you aren’t fit to be hip.
Fellow additivericher Pearce, of course, has chosen exactly this moment to denounce comics. Is he way ahead of the curve? Or way behind it? You decide
Anyway, Steven Grant. If you check out this week’s entry and look reeeeal hard, you’ll even find an unbilled cameo appearance by me. His response makes it all worthwhile. Hee hee hee.
Hmm, didn’t I used to post serious, considered discussions of political issues on this blog once?
I really must go to bed.

3 thoughts on “Crisis on Infinite Me”

  1. Ae Fond Kiss was one of the film festival films I never quite managed to talk about. It was quite lovely with a bit of sex and some pretty cool characters, though some of the acting was a bit overdone.

  2. Did you notice two old ladies at the hospital crossing as you ran wildly through Newtown yesterday? Grey Power sees all, knows all.

  3. It’s okay to be a tired animal instead of a political one sometimes… But watch out… I have all these serious political rants in my head but when I come to my blog I just end up saying something silly!

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