Friday, October 26, 2007

Free Form Comments

Say whatever you want to in the comments to this post -- random, off topic thoughts, ideas, suggestions, questions, recommendations, criticisms (which can be anonymous), surveys, introductions if you have never commented before, personal news, self-promotion, requests to be added to the blog roll and so on. If a week goes by and I have failed to add you to the blog roll TELL ME TO DO IT AGAIN, and KEEP TELLING ME UNTIL IT GETS DONE. I can be lazy about updating the non-post parts of this site.

ALSO. You can use this space to re-ask me questions you asked me before that I failed to answer because I was too busy (but now might not be). That is often the reason I fail to get back to people, and on a blog, after a few days, the comments thread dies and I just kind of forget about it. Let's use this space to fix that, because it does need to be fixed; I look like a jackass sometimes, leaving people hanging. I will TRY to respond to any questions here.

AND you can use this space to comment on posts that are old enough that no one is reading the comments threads anymore. For example, if you thought of a great quote for the great quote commonplace book, but now no one is reading that, you could put it here.You do not have to have a blogger account or gmail account to post a comment -- you can write a comment, write your name at the bottom of your comment like an e mail, and then post using the "anonymous" option.

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James said...

Klockenites! Help me make a nerdly decision. I recently decided to buy all the "good" issues of Morrison's New X-Men - the Quitely issues, the annual, and the Bachalo and Silvestri arcs. After much rummaging, I've finally got everything... with the exception of Riot At Xavier's. I remember specifically not enjoying this arc when I read it, and Geoff's assessment cemented it in my mind as a story to avoid. Should I reconsider? Should it get a pass on the strength of Quitely alone? I'd welcome your thoughts.

And in unrelated shilling, any UK readers after some Love & Rockets action should check out my ebay auctions. Also, Marvel trading cards from the 90s! Sorry.

Streebo said...

Hey Geoff! I didn't forget about Black Summer - but it's been a hectic week in horror for me.

I posted suggestions for twenty-four hours of horror films over at

Here's a few suggestions for anyone that wants to watch horror films - but doesn't really like the scary films. Here are some of my favorite horror comedies:

Shaun of the Dead - Pegg and Wright's loving homage to all things Zombie. Heavy on laughs - yet fills the scare quotient along the way. (contains some gore)
Return of the Living Dead - Punk rockers vs the living dead. (lots of gore and some nudity)
Re-Animator - Herbert West is on a quest to discover the secret to life - in a comedy from the blackest pit. (TONS of gore and nudity)
Tremors - Cowboys vs monsters that tunnel under the ground. (minor gore)
SLiTHER - Slimy slug monsters from outer space take over a small town. One part zombie movie, one part slug movie, all parts funny. (liberal amounts of gore)
Evil Dead II - Splatstick at it's finest. if gore is not your thing - the green and blue tinted goo in this splatterfest should seem fake enough to let you stick around for Bruce Campbell's one man slapstick show. Ever see a man fight with his own hand? Bruce Campbell makes it work in pain-inducing hilarity. (lots of blue gore)
An American Werewolf in London - American students joke their way through horrific events as one of them succumbs to the age old curse of the werewolf. Contains one of the greatest werewolf transformations ever. (minor gore and nudity)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - This is where horror and comedy shake hands. The laughs keep coming - but they always make room for the scares. Useless trivia: This is only the SECOND film in which Bela Lugosi played Dracula. Really. My favorite moment is subtle and quick: While fleeing from the wolfman in the castle - Costello needs some cloth so he quickly rips the tablecloth from a hallway table - leaving the candles and accouterments intact. He pauses long enough to look directly into the camera and smirk with pride.
FEAST - The jokes may fall flat for some but they keep coming as monsters attack a bar full of patrons. Some funny and disgusting moments form from the events that follow. (tons of gore)
Fright Night - A vampire lives next door to Charlie Brewster. No one believes him so where can he turn for help? He looks to aging horror film host Peter Vincent played magnificently by Roddy McDowell. Equal parts laughs and scares.

I included the warnings at the end so anyone that doesn't care for gore or nudity in their films can safely avoid them.

Have a great Halloween, all!

Jason Powell said...

Thanks for the list, Streebo. Seems tailor-made for me, I hate scary stuff. To your list I would add both "Gremlins" films (the second one is such a funny deconstruction of the first), and "Idle Hands."

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Geoff Klock said...

The internet is out at my house -- the blog will be updated as usual, but I will be less active in the comments.