Saturday, August 13, 2011

So Its come to this. Computer port extravaganza!

Look at all them ports!

Look at that. Both 400 and 800 firewire on the back. Don't they just make cables that do the 800 to 400 conversion (I know they do, I have one)? Aside from that I am impressed that this external drive offers so many ports. Its a Hitachi 2TB Duo Pro Quad Raid External Hard Drive available on sellout.woot (SOLD OUT). But... does anyone know why it has the USB B-type port (standard on printers) instead of the standard mini USB port that most HDDs have? Post answers in the comments.

btw, check out these craptastic reviews on the Best Buy site.

and here is a permalink to its 4tb brother on amazon

UPDATE: They actually sold out of them. that was fast. I was actually interested in getting it just for the HDDs, but I figured they'd be 5400s and therefore not worth it.

Whats the deal with mail in rebates? (say it in a Signfeld voice)

     Our story starts with a stressed out Macbook Pro and the standard 32bit OS maximum ram of 4gb. How will this lead to the subject of Mail in Rebates? shut up and read on after the jump.

SUPER I Am 8 Bit Gallery Show in LA 8/11/11

This Thursday I went to an excellent Gallery show of the first I Am 8 Bit show since 2008.

The show is going on for the next few weeks on West Sunset in LA go HERE for more details if your in town and wanna check it out. It was frickin' excellent. Almost the entire show in pictures after the jump.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Best thing ever Printed comes out in December

Coming in December from Dark Horse comics (not SLG for some reason) 240 page of Mayhem

CO Evan Dorkin + Dark Horse Comics


- The book will feature over 80 pages of comics that have not been collected before.
- There will be a 24-pg color section featuring all the color M&C strips, a cover gallery, pin-ups, merchandise art, trading cards, etc.
- There will also be a 24-pg B&W supplemental section featuring pin-ups, t-shirt designs, and other art, etc.
- The book will include the rare 1997 M&C Special Edition 16-pg mini-comic featuring the expanded "Darth Vader Overdrive" strip and extras.
- The only M&C-related comic that will not be in the collection is the M&C/Pirate Corp$! strip from Munden's Bar Annual #2.
- Some very swell folks gave us some very nice back cover quotes.
- The book should be hefty enough to hurt anyone hit over the head with it.
- The book should be pretty freaking awesome.

 All of this is straight from Evan Dorkin's Blog .

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Best ending to a comic ever.

I've been meaning to write an article about Don Rosa for several months now, But the subject is going to be a big undertaking on my part. The abridged version is that he wrote Uncle Scrooge Comics. But not silly Disney tails, He wrote adventure stories that rivaled Herge's Tintin and Indiana Jones at times.

Recently I was reading through an archive of his stories ( and I found one I had never read. It was a riveting read and well, I just wanted to share the final panel with you:

from the link above

First of all, sorry If I spoiled the story, But look at the Bottom Two Bubbles. One is of Huey, Dewy, and Louie opening THE ARK OF THE COVENANT! and the fourth is a bubble of Donald Duck trying the piece back together the frickin' HOLY GRAIL, which he broke smashing some guy over the head. Yeah, even Indiana Jones didn't have the balls to look inside the ark.

I'm saying two things, One, Check back here at some point for a whole Don Rosa Disney comic write up, and two, check that link, all the comics are there!