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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Conan caption contest

Jolly Jeff Hebert of HeroMachine fame has an ongoing caption contest feature where he strips the dialogue from a panel of a comic book and then gets readers to submit funny text to insert. Much comedy ensues. I've entered a caption or two here or there, but I've never won the contest.

Until now.
And what better place and time than in a contest supported by another Jeff buddy of mine, the Evil DM?

Here's the link to the contest announcement. Be sure to check out both Jeffs' sites.

And I'm very psyched about my prize: a black and white drawing from Jeff Hebert. I'm thinking I'll ask him to draw a character from Devil's Cape: it's just a question of which one.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Why has Rob been slow to post?

Kind of a long story, but I've been kind of... tied up.



Yeah, okay. Sorry about that. Kind of disturbing, huh?

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Sticky problem in Sugar Land, Texas

According to numerous news outlets (this one picked up from Excite):

5,000 gallons of molasses spill on Texas highway


Jul 18, 6:37 AM (ET)

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - A sticky mess has been cleaned up after an overturned tanker truck poured 5,000 gallons of molasses onto a major Texas highway.

Drivers heading to Sugar Land were rerouted Thursday after the afternoon accident shut down Texas 6 at Southwest Freeway for eight hours.

City of Sugar Land spokeswoman Pat Pollicoff told The Houston Chronicle the road was closed until midnight Thursday because of the coating of "healthy, all natural molasses." The spilled molasses was supposed to be used in cattle food.

The 26-year-old driver of the truck, Joe Albert Loya, was taken to a hospital with minor head injuries.

A huge molasses spill. In Sugar Land. The jokes practically write themselves, don't they? The road will be slow going for a while.

Sigh. Yeah, I know. The blog's awfully dusty. I'll try to pick up. This seemed like a place to start.

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