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I am in demand.

The city of Toronto apparently thinks I can stop violence. So why not give it a go? There can't be much there, right?

Nevermind the drawing of a (rather one sided) fight in the post below this. Better on computer screens than on the streets, right?

Magic tricks

How to make a bad sketch into something entertaining. Slapdash digital editing optional.

Pointless Man: Death to Pretty Boy Groups! (10, 11)

Trivia: Pointless Man is living in the past.

Pointless Man: Death to Pretty Boy Groups! (9)

Trivia: Pointless Man leaves notes in the margins of books he sells to second hand stores.

Pointless Man: Death to Pretty Boy Groups! (8)

Trivia: Pointless Man neither confirms nor denies his rumoured affair with the girl from Ipanema.

The Who's Who's Next never fails me.

The original release (less the CD 'bonus' tracks) is the best rock album of all time. 'Baba O'Riley' opening notes always make my eyes crinkle in a smile. After many listens, my whole body anticipates the moments the drums kick in from that first bit of synth. When you hit the fiddle at the end of that opening track, you're reached the plateau. No flagging moments on this record; just a rush right through to 'Won't Get Fooled Again'.

Who's Next may not offer the forward thinking production of late Beatles material, or the towering rock of Led Zepplin, but, in exchange, the Who offer superior commentary and vision (both satiric and earnest), as well as better played piano, bass, and drums, in a tight little package whose coherence as a single piece is rarely challenged in classic rock.

Now, to tie this in to recent events, many is the revolution people have cheered. How many have brought the 'change we need'? Here's hoping this boss isn…

Pointless Man: Death to Pretty Boy Groups! (7)

Trivia: Crawling through ventilation ducts is not just dangerous, it is nigh impossible. Don't try this at home, kids.
Commentary: Tavis should have redrawn this page, but got lazy.

Pointless Man: Death to Pretty Boy Groups! (6)

Trivia: Pointless Man wears a mock-turtleneck to bed in honour of mock turtle soup, which is actually quite tasty.