There's an OK news article over at Wired News today about Koji Kondo, the
ANYWAY. About the comic. I was watching a scene in Good Will Hunting one night where the main guy asked the therapist about finding the RIGHT one and the therapist then proceeded to answer with a long-winded story about the Red Sox and love-at-first-sight and how you just "know" it and he pretty much answered it in a very unscientific way. I came away feeling kinda jilted. Incidentally, I started reading A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn, which was mentioned in the movie, and I find out days later that the main guy -- the actor/screenwriter, not the character -- actually lived next door to Howard Zinn when he was a kid. Previously thinking it was a hearfelt recommendation for a book, now I feel like I was lied to BY THE ENTIRE MOVIE. But then I remembered it was ALL FICTION and I calmed down, but still, did it really have to be so FICTIONAL?
Firefox users! I highly recommend you download the Popup ALT Attributes extension, which fixes a bug in Firefox that prevents you from reading the entire, multi-row alt text of an image and/or link. You don't have to -- NO ONE'S FORCING YOU TO -- but I do believe you'll get a lot more of the "hidden" funnies this way.
Lastly, of course, some attributions are in order: the background pics in panels 1, 2, 3, and 4 were taken by pikkus, Zach Klein, Patrick Denker, and elle_rigby of flickr, respectively. Flickr is totally awesome! It allows me to easily search for images with the CC Attribution License. Sexy! Also, I like Mates of State and Dr. Frank (of MTX). (I should read his blog; I always learn a new word whenever I hear a new MTX song.)