Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pastis for the Pun

"The Argyle Sweater" Dec. 30, 2014
 "Pearls Before Swine" is my favorite comic strip that's currently being published. "The Argyle Sweater" is my favorite one-panel strip that's currently being published. The author & creator of "Pearls Before Swine" is Stephan Pastis and he has become notorious for all the elaborate puns he makes in his strip. I love this homage/mash-up of that.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

These DRINKING HABITS Aren't a Sin

So, in three days this wonderful and hilarious little show I've been directing finally opens. The show's called Drinking Habits and it revolves around the nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing, a small convent in Shady Glenn, Anywhere, USA. The Mother Superior of the convent is a very strict teetotaler who won't even allow anyone to mention a name associated with alcohol. However, unbeknownst to her, the two other sisters in the convent have been keeping the doors of their convent open by bootlegging wine on the side and selling it to the locals.  A possible early frost threatens their harvest.  Meanwhile, someone submitted one of the bottles of wine into a major competition where is won a huge sum on money. The only problem is no one knows for sure who made it. A couple of reporters suspect it's the nuns and they show up to investigate, but get mistaken for a nun and visiting priest. Through in a priest who used to do magic tricks, a simple groundskeeper, and another nun who holds a secret and you've got a show full of hilarity and hijinks. If you happen to be in the Highland, IL area this weekend or next, you should stop by and check it out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Graphic Novels Challenge 2015

I haven't read any yet, but I am going to attempt to complete the Silver Age Level of the 2015 Graphic Novels Challenge. I was able to complete it for 2014, so I might as well give it a try again this year. Here's to the challenge.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Farewell My Muppets Show

Today the MY MUPPETS SHOW game/app is no longer available for downloading or play. I really enjoyed this game, but they stopped any updates with it about 8 months ago, so it really shouldn't be surprising. It was a fun game, though. Below are some screen shots I took of my game. I had gotten pretty high up and there wasn't much left for me to do, but I was trying to round all my diamond, cash, and food up to a nice even number.