I'm not surprised that Mark Zuckerberg's visit to Prineville was news in Central Oregon. (Actually, I was surprised it wasn't more in the news -- seems to me the Bulletin mostly missed it.)
But that it was news nationwide -- in the USA Today and Huff Post?
Even then, I wonder if the nationals really understand how much in the middle of nowhere Prineville is: sorry, Prineville, I love you but you know it's true...
Wow. I really am knocked out by the complete lack of notice on the part of the comic retailers over the demise of Tokyo Pop. There isn't a peep out of the Comic Book Industry Alliance -- nothing, no alarm, no sadness, not even the small of amount of schadenfreude I expressed.
The complete dismissal of the subject tells volumes....about how we weren't selling volumes...
The comic publisher Boom has apparently lost its right's to Disney titles.
One of those outcomes you knew was coming once Disney bought Marvel, despite the usual protestations that nothing would change.
I've been buying as many Disney comics on the liquidation lists as possible, and I'll probably up that for awhile until I see if Marvel is going to follow through...
I always like to have a stack of Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney's Comics and Stories around.
Linda and I watched Splice last night. This was an effectively creepy movie not so much because of the 'monster' girl, but because of the behavior of the humans. Deeply flawed and believable and unsettling.
Blog reader and game customer was commenting on my "tax the rich" sentiments. He mentioned Atlas Shrugged.
"What happens if they leave the country and take their innovation and jobs with them?" he asked, (which is pretty much the theme of the movie...).
"I just don't think that would happen," I said. "Besides, they've been doing a bang up job of creating jobs, haven't they?"
Anyway, we agreed to disagree, but as he was leaving he made another dig, and I shouted out in revolutionary fervor "Eat the Rich!"
"Eat the rich? What if YOU become rich."
"Why....I don't think that is going to happen. But....if it did. Umm...........I'd have to leave the country to avoid taxes..."
I have another customer that assures me that Atlas Shrugged was the best movie since Gone with the Wind and was going to be a huge hit. It currently has a 5% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes -- or, as it happens, one positive review out of 22 which if you read it, is actually a negative review. (Just checked, it's bumped up to 10% positive, but still...)
It seems to me that his conservative views are equally delusional...
I don't understand why so many of my favorite customers are so damn conservative...
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