A Note From Randy:No, I'm not
referring to the U.S. or other government militaries. It was a
reference to a lot of civil wars that have been started solely on the
basis of the, "They're a different color/religion, let's hate them,"
mentality. I've many friends who are professional military and respect
what they do - I would not classify them or any infantrymen as mere
"shock troops" fit only to die.
Thank you, however, to the three concerned readers who sent polite
emails about the subject. The fifth reader who sent an email
starting off, "You Liberal Faggot," please remember "suck" has a "c" in
Just so you know, I'm extending the April 2006 Donor Gift
to May 15. There's something in there I want to finish for the current
donors. So, on May 16th, I'll start the May 2006 Donor Gift, and so on.
Big Mouth Strikes Again and I've Got No
Right To Take My Place With the Human Race.
April 25, 2006
First off, a little thank you and some self-pimping.
Thank you very much to both Fred and Jehae for cominc to this past
Saturday's showing of "Cleopatra" by the Gold Dust Orphans It was a
big shock to come across readers in the audience after we finished the
show. I hope you two enjoy the S*P art.
Also, the April Donation Gift has had more updates. This includes
three comic pages yesterday (the 24th) and four printable S*P postcards
(today). There will be another update in the wee hours of the morning.
Also, I do appreciate all the kind donations. April is never a pleasant
month for me, and this one especially. If it's not taxes, it's my
printer dying or my car threatening suicide. Come Monday, I'll start a
new donation gift - but that one will only be for people who donate in
Speaking of donations, Palladium
Books is in trouble. Palladium is the company that created such
roleplaying games as RIFTS and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I will
admit, I actually hold their products and some of how they've handled
the "fan made" conversions in considerably low regard, bordering on
total contempt. But I wouldn't wish the horrible misfortune that's
befallen them on anyone - and they certainly don't deserve it. There
are a lot of people who love their games, and if you're one of them,
they call is going out. This is your chance to help them out of and see
to it they're around in the future to produce the products you love.
Speaking of grant tasks, if you live near Sacramento, American River
College is doing a stage version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit,"
involving thrity-eight actors and puppeteers! I love puppets. I
love "The Hobbit." It runs April 28th through May 7th. I wish I could
go see this. Performances are being held at the Inderkum High School
Theatre (2500 New Market Dr., Sacramento) and are $9 general admission,
$7 for students. You can find more info at the ARC Theatre
Also, one of my readers is taking part in the Geek Comedy Tour, a free
comedy show happening April 28th in Washington, D.C. If you're able, go
support reader Chris Barylick
and a lot of others. I'm not sure what the Geek Comedy Tour is, but God
knows there's a lot fo laugh at about geeks.
And, finally, congrats to my fellow "Cleopatra" cast mate, Gene Dante, on the release of his
new CD. Gene has an amazing voice and, if you're in the Boston area,
he'll soon be on WAAF doing a live performance as well as having a CD
release party at the Middle East Upstairs. See Gene's MySpace for details and
samples of his music Congrats, Gene!