PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:speaking of ripping off Bill Watterson, i was flipping through some old notebooks tonight and i found this sketch i made last december... i thought it was humorous and relevant enough to be posted on this thread.
as for the pirates bit, don't think about it too hard. it's a quote from LeVar Burton in an old Reading Rainbow episode, that for some reason had a profound impact on my friends and i.
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:i won't deny being very influenced by Berke Breathed's writing. all i can say in my defense is that HE was an even more blatant copier of Garry Trudeau than i am of him. if that grammatically makes sense. (yes, i VERY split infinitives.) also, i can say with some fanfare that i basically LIVE in Bloom County... i was born and grew up (and currently live) in what was then Breathed's home town, Iowa City. i like to say this is a reason for the similarity, but it's probably not.
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:the statistic about the extinctions and the statistic about the preventable deaths are both from Carl Sagan's posthumous book, Billions and Billions. needless to say, i don't know any of the details about them, and i probably should have done research.
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:anyway, thanks for having pity on my forum, guys! i'm game, who's your FIRST favorite russian composer?
whadayacall it when lots of people agree?
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:interesting... i never thought of species becoming extinct by nonhuman means. i mean, obviously it happens, but i'm always too ready to do the blaming on behalf of my own species.
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:whadayacall it when lots of people agree?
is 'consensus' the word? my vocabulary has been on the fritz lately, and i definitely need to read more. i wish i had the attention span.
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:hey, and i've even been to Tacoma! spent a night or two there once, and shopped at Wal-Mart with my dad before we went on a backpacking trip through Olympia N.P. it rained every day, thank you very much.
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:Slavo bogu chto sevodnya pyatnitsa! (i'm taking idiotic guesses on the spelling here.)
PROKOFIEV2000 wrote:i won't deny being very influenced by Berke Breathed's writing. all i can say in my defense is that HE was an even more blatant copier of Garry Trudeau than i am of him. if that grammatically makes sense. (yes, i VERY split infinitives
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