Media Mediated Micro-Review: The Muppets

Over Thanksgiving weekend I saw The Muppets with my family. I did not stop smiling through the film; Kermit and crew are as ridiculously charming as ever. The plot is simple: while touring the run-down Muppet Studios with his brother Gary (Jason Segal) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), an enthusiastic muppet fan named Walter […]

Not Actually A Thanksgiving Comic

CALLBACKS: Facing Our Fears, And You Can’t Stop Me, Opening Weekend: Cowboys and Aliens Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! On this day, you should be thankful. James is not being very thankful. He is being more thankful back here. There will be a special Black Friday strip tomorrow as well. Be sure to tune in!

Okay So Shatranj

CALLBACKS: Independent Music James, We Are All Unique The board positions, as well as James and Becky’s respective moves, are all possible in a standard game of Shatranj. Props to Chessvariants.org for supplying the info I needed to construct the state of a game in progress. For the curious, a close-up of the board from […]

Nintendo Hard

CALLBACKS: Hot Tub Nostalgia Machine: A Link to the Past, It’s Not Like We Played These Games for the Plot, Anyway, the Eighties Brian Russell of The Underfold continues to be a guest. He is welcome anytime, as long as he doesn’t mind having his entire past fabricated by the demented retcons of the cartoonist.