Lenin loves a good sight gag

I don't want to argue about when A New Hope's first act ends.

The comedy writing class was outstanding, but at one point I got paired off with a control-freak engineering student for a dialog exercise. He shot down all of my ideas, and proceeded to vomit out an awful piece of unfunny dreck. It was painful listening to him read it out loud to the class, seeing the confused glassed-over reactions, and knowing that my name was also attached to it. I knew this guy was bad news when he started arguing with one of the teachers about Star Wars minutiae.
Lenin loves a good sight gag

Comic fail

Via the ever-excellent Comics Curmudgeon: the strip Hi and Lois makes the hilariously boneheaded assertion that pinko libraries destroy private industry, totally ignoring the fact that libraries have long existed side-by-side with mom and pop bookshops. Furthermore, I would assert that by encouraging literacy, libraries and book stores help each other, not to mention the fact that someone just dying to get their hands on the latest novel from the James Patterson factory isn't going to wait months for their name to rise to the top of the hold queue. Not when they can just pop down to Borders for a copy off of the giant floor stack.

Is there perhaps... anything *else* going on these days that might account for little shops going under?
Lenin loves a good sight gag

Excuse the copypasta, but I think at least some of you will appreciate this.

My friend Ryan's Absinthetic store on Etsy is open for business! He's running a 2 week pre-sale, starting today and going until Monday, September 7th. If you want to order something after that, he might have shirts in your size, but he can't guarantee it. See, he has to order a minimum number of each shirt from the screenprinter (generally 24-48, depending on how many colors), so if he only gets, say, 15 orders of a certain shirt, he'll need to order the remaining 10+ on his own and he'll have to guess what sizes people will want in the future (generally Men's M and L, Women's S, M, and L). He could wait until he gets at least 24 orders of each shirt, but that could take months, and he doesn't want to make the people who ordered early to wait that long.

Long story short, please forward/repost/tweet the link along to as many people as you can, since he needs to sell as many as he can before September 7th. I'm sure you must know some people who are really into Communism, bacon, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and H.P. Lovecraft, right? :) Also, if you order 2 or more, you can save some moolah on shipping. Each additional shirt is only an extra $1.


Since some of you brought it to his attention in his last sale, Ryan doesn't use Gildan t-shirts anymore because they treat their workers unfairly, and Anvil shirts are not only labor-friendly, but 100% organic cotton (which explains why the cost went up a smidge since his first sale.).