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I like Questionable Content

James DeanHave you ever had one of those moments where you take a step back, assess the situation, and realize that you are cool as hell? I’m talking about the kind of moment when you think, “Man, if the cool kids from high school could see me right now, they would totally accept me.” The type of moment when you see your life for what it really is, and you come to the logical conclusion, based on the preponderance of the evidence, that your life–and yourself–is cooler than almost anyone you’ve ever met, even counting MySpace.

Well *confident chuckle*, I have. In fact, I feel that way almost constantly; not in a condescending way, just in a reality way.

The most recent example of this, however, came just a few days ago, when I found myself sitting naked in my bed (I sleep naked and you should too) at four o’clock in the afternoon, having skipped breakfast and lunch for the second day in a row so that I could keep feeding my insatiable digi-crack addiction to the online comic, Questionable Content. It was when I reached strip #350 after reading the comic for those two days straight (and completely disregarding my Greek studies) that I realized that I had just self-actualized and have now reached the pinnacle of my coolness.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Oh my God, Chris, I may not ever speak to you again because you’re coolness could make my head explode.” And if you’re not thinking that, then I still know what you’re thinking, and let me just say: it’s not a porno.

Questionable Content is a web comic about some indie-kid 20-somethings hanging out and doing normal things. Sound exciting? It is! If I try to explain anything more about it, it will just melt your brain, so do yourself a favor and go to the website so you can start catching up. There are 1319 strips to read, so get started. You’ve got all weekend long so you’re good to go.

Here’s a link to Questionable Content Number One: Employment Sucks. If the illustration doesn’t wow you at first, just keep going, it gets much better as the comic progresses.

HT: Mark Traphagen who sent me this strip in which one of the main characters defends the honor of General Robert E Lee.



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I like completely geeking out, Star Wars style

spaceballsThroughout my long and fruitful years, I’ve found several things to geek out on. Starting at a pretty early age I was totally into G.I. Joe action figures. As most of you know, G.I. Joe is a potent gateway toy, and soon enough I found myself getting into more hardcore geekery, namely X-Men. I had the action figures. I had the collector cards. Next was Magic: The Gathering. After interacting way too much with people like this I realized that I had reached the edge of sanity, and I turned away, retreating to the comforts of normalcy for the past eight years.

Now, however, I’ve found a new outlet for my inner geek. It’s called Wookiepedia, and it’s a Star Wars wiki. Anything you could ever want to know about Star Wars is on this site. The thing is, I’m not even a huge Star Wars fan. I’ve seen the movies a few times each. I had a book and some collector’s stuff at one point, but I am in no way a Star Wars fanboy. And yet, I find myself intensely interested in the history of the Jedi Order and the properties of the imaginary metal cortosis (it can stop a lightsaber!). I think it’s just wookiepediaproof that inside of me–and hopefully inside of you too–there is a giant geek, just waiting to rear it’s acne’d head and waste hours of your precious freetime.

So when that inevitably happens, head on over to Wookiepedia and geek out to your heart’s content.


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