We had a busy weekend! Here’s some of the stuff we got up to.
Raise your hands if you remember this amazing nineties (late eighties?) show from Joe Dante. A. and I were browsing videos at the local library when I saw it–he’d never heard of it. We watched the first episode this morning with waffles, and it was even better than I remember it. Seriously. Unfortunately there has yet not been a Dick Miller cameo.
– Harvest Home
Ever since I heard about this book, I’ve been meaning to read it. Guess what was stuffed into the shelves at the local antique mall?
Love the cover, too.
The above is a great article by Saladin Ahmed about comics before the Comics Code. See also his tumblr post with scans from All Negro Comics, as it is bad-ass. And speaking of comics…
– Free Comic Book Day, Hurray!
I have to confess, I totally freaking forgot about this best of random holidays. Luckily A. and I stopped by our local shop completely by accident and I scored a freebie Archie digest, and bought the following from a local writer/artist:
(Okay, so the Simonson Mighty Thor came from the antique shop down the street, along with Harvest Home.)
I was paging through the Archie digest this morning and noticed that in the Josie and the Pussycats sections, there was no Valerie! Instead there was this other white girl. She has a short black bob and cat’s eye glasses, and none of the characters ever say her name! Who the hell is this character? WHERE IS VALERIE? Clearly more investigation is needed, but for the moment, I am displeased. Valerie’s my favorite.
– The Steve Rogers is Historically Accurate tumblr
Full of great historical info and links to more of the same.
And finally, here’s an article from the Rapid City Journal about these ladies who recently traveled to big ol’ sinful state of Minnesota in order to get married:
It’s both great and heartbreaking to read, for the ladies’ comments and their experiences, and for the delightful comments from state politicians, one of whom refers to anal sex (between two men, specifically–no comment on what he thinks about anal sex between consenting het couples, I guess) as “a one-way alley meant only for the garbage truck to go down.” Even Jesus couldn’t have said it better, Mister Hickey! Way to go.