Contra Chrome

October 4, 2022

In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts this road and its terrain in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a threat to user privacy and the democratic process itself.

With her meticulous rearrangement of Scott McCloud‘s Google-commissioned Chrome comic from 2008, she delivers what she calls „a much-needed update“. Laying bare the inner workings of the controversial browser, she creates the ultimate guide to one of the world‘s most widely used surveillance tools:

Contra Chrome – a webcomic – How Google’s browser became a threat to privacy and democracy

Exploring the military industrial complex of the Ultimate post-9/11 Avengers comic | Boing Boing:

I’ve been really enjoying the new season of Collective Action Comics, a new-ish podcast that closely examines superhero comics from a radical leftist perspective. While the first season looked at DC Comics’ Justice League International storyline from the late 80s, Season 2 explores a comic book that’s much closer to my own heart: The Ultimates, Marvel’s re-imagined version of the Avengers from the turn of the millennium. Written by Mark Millar with art by Bryan Hitch, the smash-hit Ultimates would go on to serve as a major blueprint for the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the Avengers — all the way down to the introduction of a new version of Nick Fury specifically drawn to look like Samuel L. Jackson.

It’s a shame this podcast is Sticher hosted – I do my best to avoid things there as opposed to real podcasts. It sounds like it would be fascinating to listen through.

Infinity (noun) – The Oatmeal:

Alone

February 20, 2022

Alone:

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Chorded Keyboard

February 19, 2022

Chorded Keyboard:

And even though it all went wrong / I'll stand before the lord of song / with nothing on my tongue but 'I don't understand, I swear I backed up my keyboard config before messing with it'

Penny Arcade – Comic – Certainty:


This actually sums up the whole of NFTs pretty well.

Horton the Justice hatches an egg | Boing Boing:

Penny Arcade – Comic – The K Word:


The only thing I ever think of when I hear Kinect is a horror movie, and frankly that suits me just fine.

Why it breaks your brain to take a compliment – The Oatmeal:

Lea Thompson wants to direct a ‘Howard the Duck’ reboot | Boing Boing:

And fans seem to agree with her on that notion. When Thompson tweeted on the afternoon of July 8, “I see #HowardTheDuck is trending #3. That’s awesome. I love my duck #WhatIf I get to direct @Marvel reboot,” the post received nearly 8,000 likes and a slew of hopeful comments.

I would fully support a Howard the Duck/Spider Ham crossover.