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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Coping With The White Stripes' Breakup with Funny French Cartoons

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM


As you may have heard -- here, if you know what's good for you -- the White Stripes called it quits yesterday, capping off their 14-year career with one final middle finger pointed in the direction of Punxsutawney Phil. In all the weeping and hand-wringing and mixtape-making that has followed, let's not neglect the impact of this США-МУЗЫКА-ГРУППА-РАСПАД (which Google translates, helpfully, as "US-MUSIC-GROUP-DECAY")

on the other nations of the world, who of course look to us as cultural ambassadors of blah blah whatever.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

KUSF Shutdown: Cartoonist Keith Knight Weighs in on What We're Losing

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM

By Keith Knight
  • By Keith Knight
Outrage over the KUSF shutdown isn't limited to those living in the Bay Area. Yesterday, Los Angeles cartoonist Keith Knight -- former S.F. resident, author of the syndicated daily strip The Knight Life, and winner of several national comic awards -- drew a full edition of The K Chronicles about the closure of KUSF. Turns out that over the 10-plus years Knight lived in San Francisco, he became a dedicated fan of the station, which, until its abrupt sale and closure last week, broadcast at 90.3 FM. The free-form radio station even helped Knight woo his German wife.

Needless to say, the man was less than thrilled about University of San Francisco's decision to sell off KUSF's FM broadcast license for $3.75 million. He couldn't be in S.F. for today's protest at City Hall, but yesterday Knight released this protest in the form of a comic. We bring it to you after the jump.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh No: Justin Bieber Comic Book Hits Stores Today

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM


You read that right, folks: The Biebster is now a comic book hero. A 32-page illustrated screed glamorizing his ridiculously short life is available for the price of a fancy taco starting today.

All expectations are that it will sell out.

So is this a sign of the apocalypse, or just another notch on the bedpost of mindfuck reality? 

We consider our options after the jump.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hipster Hitler: Should We Feel Guilty for Laughing at This?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:26 PM

So the wilds of the Internet have brought us this thing:


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Could Someone Please Explain Olivia Munn to Me?

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Yesterday morning, I woke up to this in my RSS feed. Might be NSFW but I'm not sure as I'm afraid to look at it for fear my breakfast will repeat itself on me.

Munn: A Fine Example For Little Girls

I just...I mean...WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH VIDEO GAMES? Seriously, someone please explain it to me with words that are not "marketing" or "demographic" because that BS will not fly with me.

Hit the jump for more scantily clad ladies and my angry mutterings about them.

(Oh hey! I'm a marketing genius! Look at me go! Working the system from the inside out! I hate myself!)

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Sad Comic-Con's Over? Sob Not Young Nerdlings - Blackest Night's Geoff Johns is Here to Fill Your Con-less Hole!

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM


Comic-Con is over and while some of us are content to weep silently into our Twilight Watchmen pillows, still others look back over the past weekend and think to themselves, "If only I could re-live the beauty and majesty of Comic-Con by reading some sort of interview with DC wunderkind/Blackest Night author Geoff Johns. IF ONLY."

Ta da! Your wish is granted, my geeky, melancholy, lemons-into-lemonade friends. A little over a week ago, SF Weekly had the supreme pleasure of meeting, interviewing, and touching Geoff Johns - and not just in a creepy way. Isotope Comics (326 Fell St San Francisco, CA 94102), James Sime's sweet comic shop in Hayes Valley, hosted a Blackest Night signing party on July 18th complete with Black Lantern Corps rings, specialty Green Lantern themed cocktails, and Geoff Johns himself. Oh, and about 300 of the nicest comic nerds ever. Prior to kicking off the signing, we sat down with Johns and asked him many, many questions about the DC universe, the Green Lantern series, and his feelings about fanboys. Enjoy this interview and never let it be said the SF Weekly doesn't care about you. In fact, consider this a nerdhug from the interwebz. You're welcome.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

10 Must See Panels at Comic-Con 2009

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 3:35 PM

San Diego's Comic-Con has easily become the pop culture lodestar of this generation and 2009's panel line up will not disappoint the nerd pilgrims who've made the long journey to Southern California's geek mecca.

Below you'll find our list of 10 panels that should not be missed by any self-respecting  Comic-Con attendee. And no, Jerky McJerkpants, "self respecting Comic Con attendee" is not an oxymoron.

1. Meet the Cast of the Guild
Basically- just what the title says. Be sure to ask Guild creator Felicia Day to brush or stroke your hair. Trust us, this will go over well. 

2. Stargate Universe
Once you're done being groomed by Felicia Day, allow yourself to be escorted by security to the Stargate Universe panel going on across the hall. Another Stargate spin off, you say? SyFy, have you been reading our diary?

3. Geoff Johns!
The writer behind Flash: Rebirth and DC comics' most anticipated book of the year Green Lantern: Blackest Night. (Also, for the geeky gals out there, Geoff is REALLY HOT.)

4. Brian Herbert!
The son of science fiction God Frank Herbert (Dune), Brian Herbert, while not wholly embraced by the Dune fanbase, is still amazing because he basically IS Paul Atreides.

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