Just announced: Stop Podcasting Yourself LIVE with Paul F. Tompkins.
Feb. 15 at the Biltmore in Vancouver.
I want to go to this so much! And the venue is is like a 5 minute walk from me…but I have a baby I can’t really leave for too long. I wonder how long the show will be?
I will miss staying with the Chabons, and not just because of the mugs and the reading material…
Doctor Who, Michael Chabon, and Neil Gaiman? Geeking out.
Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”
If you’re a woman, take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
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Glad to see this on Tumblr. I don’t Pink. I don’t Run for a Cure. Write a check to your favorite women’s health charity.
I want a cure, I want research and support services and free diagnosis and treatment, I want lives saved. I do not give a flying fuck about pink ribbons, when less than 25% of Komen’s budget goes into research, but they do litigiously pursue competing organizations for trademark infringement.
Find an org that is all about research or care or free services or support and write a check, click a donate button, give to someone who calls you but stop supporting an org that doesn’t do the actual work.
I was recently in Palm Springs, and we kept on driving past this car dealership that was all done up with pink balloons, and it had a big sign that said something like “honk to support Tiffany who is raising money for the cure”. All I could think was, “And what good will that do?”
This new illustration I’ve had in mind for awhile ever since the Time Bobby 2 episode of Comedy Bang Bang dropped. When looking at the amount of episodes that they have come out with, of the many this is one of the greatest. Out of all the pieces I’ve created to find reference for this was kinda difficult, I searched for a long while just for a usable image of Paul F Tompkins in his Andrew Lloyd webber getup.
Some of my astute followers might remember this is a complete mirror image of my other illustration of HG Wells the host of the Dead Authors Podcast drawn as a Time Lord. The reason for this is since Paul F Tompkins is a main feature on both podcasts I thought that using the same layout it could be a visual clue as to how interconnected both podcasts are. What led me to use certain aspects of Doctor Who such as the bow tie, TARDIS, Fez, and Logo text was because as Scott Aukerman described on the first Time Bobby episode a Time Bobby/Time Policeman/Time Copper is a person who regulates what happens in space and time, which is very similar to Doctor Who. I chose not to place Scott in a suit similar to Doctor who because as it’s own entity a Time Bobby I believe should wear the same Mr. Rogers outfit that Scott Aukerman wears on the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV show. The characters seen in this piece are Fourvel the stabby orphan, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, I chose to use them as Companions for Scott a la Doctor Who because they are both featured on the two Time Bobby episodes. I believe that with this piece I really put a lot of love I had for both Time Bobby episodes in it and I hope it shows.
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I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT
I love good Vines so much. They remind me of how I felt watching Ask a Ninja and Lonelygirl15 in 2006.
Much of the work we do for our kids, whether as parents or as siblings or as detached aficionados of the adorable, involves fiction. We tell children stories, about dragons and princes and mischievous monsters. We inform them of the doings of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. We create worlds meant to inspire them and soothe them and delight them and protect them.
Usually, we do this work on our own, individually: at bedtime, at storytime, with toys and dolls and movies. We don’t normally get residents of the real world to help us create our story worlds. The fictionalization of childhood is something that plays out, in general, at the level of the family. The parent. The teacher.
Except when it doesn’t. Except when the fiction involves a massive, verging-on-city-wide effort—to inspire a kid, and soothe him, and delight him, and protect him. Sometimes, the fiction plays out along the lines of a network.
I mention this because of Batkid. In everyday life—the life that can be all too nonfictional—the Batkid is named Miles. He is 5 years old. He lives, with his family, near San Francisco. He has been battling leukemia since he was nearly 2. He is, and hopefully will remain, in remission.
Another thing about Miles: He loves Batman. Which led his parents to write to the Make-A-Wish foundation, asking it to help them perpetrate, for and on behalf of their son, the ultimate fiction. They wanted Patricia Wilson, head of the foundation in the Bay Area, to make Miles a Batkid. They wanted him to spend a day saving San Francisco.
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