What next Protostar or Gabriel Knight?Read More Questions For My Readers
GameStop is no more. It’s all over but for the crying. I had strongly suspected that GameStop had become a very borderline operation in recent years. The fact that they declared themselves an “Essential Service” and kept their doors open during statewide lockdowns, pretty much proved that. In response, one state simply pulled its business […]Read More Your Popculture Daily Death Cart
I recently said that Diamond was lurching into motion in response to Covid-19. But I wasn’t expecting this. Diamond Comic Distributors has announced they are refusing to accept any new products from ANYONE. Marvel, DC doesn’t matter they aren’t accepting anything. And they don’t keep a lot in their warehouses. They will probably be empty […]Read More And Comics Are Now Over
Welcome to your daily dose of COVID doom. And the answer to my own question is; movie theaters. Hollywood may be an SJW wasteland but when it comes to business matters they are as conservative as you can get. No real surprise there, since movies are by their nature a pretty high risk business and […]Read More What's Collapsing Next?
REPOST: 07/23/2020 First things first. I am approaching this subject from a place of familiarity. I first saw the Battle Angel OVA when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune better than twenty-five years ago. And there is no getting around it, this film is basically an expanded version of the OVA. Yes, I understand that […]Read More Cataline Recommends: Alita Battle Angel…With Reservations
And the end of comic books as well? Well, that I don’t know. Direct mail is still an option and the Indies who can’t get into the shops have been doing alright with that. But the comic book shops themselves are not going to survive this. I’m not cheering their demise, believe me I’m not. […]Read More This is the End of Comic Book Shops
You say, you’re worried about this here new Chinese Flu that is sweeping the land my friend? You say, you are not satisfied with just washing your hands twelve times a day and are looking for something as powerful as snake oil but less oily? Never fear, my friends! Old Honest “Doc” Cataline has the […]Read More Gin and Tonic Anyone?
In case Grandma wasn’t as strict with you as she was with me. Understandable in my case. I recall I had an elaborate ritual known as pretending to wash my hands. I have no idea why I went to all the trouble of turning on the spigots running them for twenty seconds, wet the soap […]Read More The Theory and Practice of Washing Your Hands
Ah, good old Roger Wilco. A legendary hero from the days when there was a Babbage’s in every mall.* The galaxy’s most intrepid janitor. An every man whose ambitions were constantly thwarted. A blue collar hero that saved the day every time and never got a thimble’ full of credit for it. The Space Quest […]Read More RE:Play – Space Quest III
The news is garbage for panicky babies but you already knew that. Here is some genuinely useful data. The Diamond Princess effectively offers us Petri dish conditions with which we can examine Corona. “But the Diamond Princess cruise ship offers an interesting insight. It had nearly 4,000 people on board—many of them in risk groups. […]Read More Diamond Princess Data Set