There’s a New Shirt in Town

Once upon a time, the “Three Wolf Moon” shirt was the must-have T-shirt:

three wolf shirt

But the really cool (and well-read) kids know that the real must-have T-shirt is the “Three WOOLF Moon” shirt:

three woolf shirt

Geek Play

Betty White, Jedi Master

This image actually had me rolling out of my chair laughing. Click it to see it at full size:

Betty White, in a forest wielding dual lightsabers, as the spirits of Rue Mclanahan, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty in Jedi Master garb, look on, a la "Return of the Jedi"

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.


Kate Beaton’s Scenes from “The Great Gatsby”

Halifax-based Kate Beaton draws funny historical comics at her site, Hark, a Vagrant! In her latest comic, she pokes fun at one of my all-time favourite novels, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby:

Kate Beaton's comics spoofing "The Great Gatsby"


A Scene I Wish was in “Lost”

lost and avatar

Alas, this isn’t my creation. I just made an easier-to-read version of this.

The Current Situation

Wolfman, DDS

Comic panel: King Ahasuerus saw that Esther was indeed fair to behold, so he turned to his advisor and said 'Get me the name of that cute intern'."Purim is the Jewish holiday made for me. After all, it’s about Asian guys picking up cute Jewish girls, and drinking!

It’s also the Jewish holiday made for comedy writer Rob Kutner (he’s written for the Daily Show and Tonight Show), who writes the comedy sketches that the Shushan Channel perform at Purim for the annual Purim Party at the 92 Y Theatre in Tribeca. For the 2008 show, he wrote the parody Jewno:

And for the 2010 show, he’s cooked up Wolfman, DDS, a thriller featuring a dentist who starts “doing things no suburban Jewish professional would dream of”:

I can’t be in New York that weekend, but if you can make it, go check out the show!

Music Play

Goodnight Keith Moon

As a reader of this blog, chances are that someone read Goodnight Moon to you when you were a child:

goodnight moon

And as a reader of this blog, chances are that you like offbeat humour and have at least a passing interest in rock and roll. This means that chances are you might enjoy the darkly amusing parody Goodnight Keith Moon: 

goodnight keith moon

Here’s a snippet showing the opening spread:

in the great green room

Quick cultural references: Keith Moon was the drummer for The Who and died of a drug overdose in 1978 in the same flat where “Mama” Cass Elliot (of The Mamas and the Papas) died four years earlier


Dalvin and Holly: Another Treatment of “Calvin and Hobbes”

Calvin and Hobbes on Ritalin preview

First came the Calvin and Hobbes reinterpretation featuring Calvin on Ritalin, which made many readers sad. Then came the comic featuring Calvin shrugging off Ritalin’s effects.

Photo: Tyler Durden and 'Jack' from 'Fight Club'. Tyler has Hobbes' head.

I’ve also pointed you to an essay that postulates that Fight Club is really just Calvin and Hobbes set later in Calvin’s life:

I now present Dalvin and Holly, which features a character named “Dalvin” and his imaginary friend:

Dalvin and Holly