Thursday, October 21, 2004

A Fist Full of Links

1. Another good one from McSweeney's- a takedown of Dagwood Bumstead. Finally, someone gave that bastard what he had coming.

It also looks like I'll have some stuff in McsWeeney's again at some point in the next few months (with something I'd originally written for the Feline here, but decided to send out first). It involves-- and I know this will shock anyone who's tried to have a conversation with me in the past few years-- superheroes.

2. And speaking of superheroes, this column/dialogue between Joe Casey and Matt Fraction is a really fun read. It explores the difference between icons (say, Superman) and characters (Spider-Man).

3. A pair of nice music articles: Salon interviews Charles Thompson/Black Francis/Frank Black/Whoever he is today (you may have to watch a commercial to read the article, but it's worth it). Pretty interesting to see what a curmudgeon the guy is. And then, despite the fact that I've ragged on Chuck Klosterman, City Pages' music writing, and A Ghost Is Born, all three elements come together pretty well.