pinball hall of fame, las vegas, nevada
the pbhof is genuinely my favorite place in the world
Anonymous said: Do you worship crystals?
hail and worship
El Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas
I used to have this photo on my MySpace wall about a decade ago. Probably my two favorite luchadores. Just a great photo of Santo’s wild dive on Casas.
El Hijo del Santo playing for keeps here
Saturday, July 19, 2014
My friends Grayson and Tina counterprotest the anti-choice people in Raleigh every Saturday. Here, the antichoice people have assembled in prayer to, as they are reported to have put it, “pray for Grayson’s wife.”
Defenders #22 por Steve Berger y Sal Buscema
feel however that I should make an ex-comics-canon-enforcer confession and say that when they first had Hulk stop speaking and then later had him speaking in the first person like a modified Thing/J Jonah Jameson, I was really out of sorts about it, because my Hulk talked about himself in the third person and his main concern was who his friends were and weren’t, which was why I loved him and love him still
but guess what
I already had that Hulk for like 300 issues, it’s perfectly cool to change up your whole style once in a while and is actually a really good idea
Still pretty proud of my response to this.
I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”
I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus
stepett said: Hey Johh, is there anything new coming down the pipeline soon for the Mountain Goats? I'm so excited for your book and I'm itching for some new songs to grace my eardrums.
2014 I am focusing on the book. Trust, however, that I am always writing songs.
funnol said: hi i'm kind of a geography nerd and i was wondering: in what countries/states/territories/etc have you toured?
hope to cross Nevada, Hawaii, North Dakota, and Wyoming off the list before long
in Canada: we’ve played British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan
on first trip to Australia, disembarked in Taipei and Kuala Lumpur: spent the night in K.L. on the way home, did not play any music though
lots of other places in the world on the “working on it, trying to get there” list
feel heavy gratitude when I write out all these places, thanks everybody for the chance to play our music for you it means the world to me!