Monday, September 28, 2009

Spondee & Me: After the Flood

If you ever get the chance to fill in as a drummer for a pop-rock band at very good show for a very enthusiastic audience, I recommend you take it. It ain't half bad.

It's FAUGHING RAD, actually.

But I've never gone out of town with a band (listen to this pretentious wind bag, he's been 'out of town with a band' exactly twice) without regretting that I didn't have a dictionary with me. Last time it was all about eyebrows leading to the pubic bone, and other adult discussions of hair; this time it's a plethora that's got me prurient.

I just want to quote the Oxford American (2nd ed.): "(a plethora of): an excess of something."

I'm not "literally" waving this in anyone's face--I'm just saying that if you tell this certain someone to grab you a plethora of unicorns before those 40 days of rain, don't expect that famous rainbow to be farted out by no horny horse.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ThunderCats Writer Could Use Your Help

Tom Spurgeon draws our attention today to a plea put out a couple of weeks ago by Steve Bissette that a writer, Steve Perry, who worked on ThunderCats and Silverhawks (among other things, such as a comic called Timespirits) is in desperate need. Follow those links for details--the short of it is that he has terminal cancer and no support. Donations to him (I'm just repeating what those guys report) need to be postal money orders as he doesn't have a bank account to cash checks. Tom Spurgeon has also volunteered to act as electronic middleman, if you're unable to do the money order thing.

Donations can be sent here: Steve Perry, 38046 8th Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 USA

His scripts are still entertaining me today as I work through my ThunderCats DVDs (and those Silverhawks discs I'll get to someday)--and the Mutant Earth is crawling with Thunderans, so the legacy grows, if only in the tiniest way. He isn't credited on the IMDB for ThunderCats, so I don't know what specifically to thank him for--so the existence Ro-Bear Berbils shouldn't sway your decision to give one way or the other.

Show your gratitude to a man who brought you some treasured childhood memories.