Thursday, August 27, 2009

And then there were none

Yesterday I had one of those first-week-of-school moments of panic, when I looked up and realized I was the only person in the library.  It didn't help that several classmates, present minutes earlier, were suddenly all gone.  What am I missing?  What part of the schedule do I have wrong?!  So then of course I had to run around peeking into classrooms looking for the phantom class.  This may be further evidence that I am infected by epistemology.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


 You know those things that bug you when you're, say, twelve years old, but no one else even seems to notice them, so you figure you must be the only weirdo who thinks about it?  Is it a little bit reassuring to find out that lots of other people have devoted considerable thought to the same problem? 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hastily-Painted Acrylic Sketches From TV: "24" Edition: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Chloe -- spoiled by her years at CTU -- is not impressed with the crummy computing abilities of the FBI.  "These computers are hardly magic at all!"

Jack and Walker kick down the door, in an instance of near-sitcom-level timing: "My mysterious new boyfriend isn't up to anything evil!  I trust him comple --" BAM!  "FBI!  WHERE IS HE?!" 

The General Zombocom's girlfriend discusses with her sister whether to go along with Jack's latest hastily-improvised plan, code-named Operation Dead Meat.  Older Sis, who apparently watches the show, is against it.

Jack explains to Walker the merits of Operation Dead Meat, which he has also renamed Operation Totally Going To Work This Time.

The mole is revealed to be . . . the shifty-eyed, scuzzy-seeming, unlikeable guy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hastily-Painted Acrylic Sketches From TV: "24" Edition: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Jack and Walker launch the attack on General Zombocom's secret underground headqua -- oh, wait, it's just an office building in Washington.  I guess that's kind of sinister.

Buchanan comes in through the front door.

Jack, Buchanan, and Tony dive for cover from Exploding Computer Nerd.

The chemical plant manager, like Agent Samwise in Day 5, makes a heroic, toxic-gas-related sacrifice. 

General Zombocom tries to sweet-talk his special lady friend that he totally didn't forget about their dinner plans, even with his busy day of terrorizin'.

Hastily-Painted Acrylic Sketches From TV: "24" Edition: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Agent Walker, Non-Texas Ranger, is rescued from her temporary grave by Chloe and Buchanan.

Jack explains to the Mutobos how his plan to get them fake-kidnapped is an improvement over their original predicament of getting for-real kidnapped.  Yes, this is a lousy picture of Jack, but I include it because I think I redeemed myself with the picture of Tony below.

Tony chats with General Zombocom's henchmen.  Notice in the background the presence of Totally Inconspicuous Bright Yellow Kidnappin' Van.

Tony explains how the opening scene of "The Dark Knight" gave him an idea to increase his own share of the loot.

Jack is up in the rafters, wasting fools with what I can only assume is the BFG.

Mr. Mrs. President goes over the railing in his struggle with Secret Service Agent Gedge Antilles.