Sweating and Nerdism

TTC Strike Looms

And here I sit, sweating.

Wondering if the TTC will actually strike at midnight or not.

It couldn’t really happen at a worse time. I have a show tomorrow (see Toronto Dollar’s Web Page), and I will be bringing four framed prints with me, as well as a bunch of other stuff that would be inconveneint and possibly dangerous to carry on my back while I ride my bike which hasn’t been tuned up for over a year and a half.

It’s a long walk. Doable, but long.

What the Hell? *

I was somehow magically subscribed to a comic book newsletter, and what do I see but the return of Hal Jordan.

Somebody pinch me. Hard. On the eyes.

Why is Hal Jordan coming back? I decided to do a quick sweep of the WWW about anything related to the death of Green Lantern. What I found scared the crap out of me. After Hal Jordan’s character died in the DC Universe, there was an outcry of angry fans. There were website shrines erected. There were petitions sent. There was a mass obsession with the resurrection of a comic book character.


I’ve lost a lot of respect for most mainstream titles. They are continuously trying to figure out ways to appeal to the masses, and all the while they continuously butcher the continuity of really great stories.

I personally have no problem with characters like Superman having a nice solid origin, and growing older, suffering the loss of loved ones and the like, all for the sake of a great continuous storyline.

But this revolving door policy just makes me laugh.

* – This is a nerdy comic-book-based post, so the majority of you can ignore this. Haha. Too late.

5 Responses

  1. Don’t sweat it, man. The strike won’t happen until Monday now, if it does happen. Thankfully you can get to the show tomorrow on the red rocket.

  2. Some guys get really excited about comic books, eh…with all these website shrines being ERECTED! Ok…that’s all I got out of your post. Call me prurient. 😉 Oh and something about a strike…damn

  3. There you go! Can you still see? Did that hurt? Why are you still yelling ouch? Eww…sorry… Didn’t mean to pinch that hard… But you asked me! What was I supposed to do?
    And now down to business…
    Sorry about the strike…I’m not exactly up on the latest news as my life has been unfolding someone like it’s own “comic book” (rocky horror picture show is more like it). However…if you like, we could both throw water balloons at the picketing line! Or maybe I could pinch them in the eyes? I know…sorry…it’s not a laughing matter…time for me to read a newspaper and stop making a lark of everything…
    p.s did I mention that you rock?

  4. Jason lived in Toronto during the last strike in 1999 and he has this advice to offer: “Yeah, it sucks.” Hope that helps. Have fun/good luck/whatever’s appropriate tonight!

  5. Thanks gals. You know how to make a guy feel appreciated/special/whatever’s appropriate.

    Belle: You made my day.

    Cat: You are a perv, but I am in the same club.

    Drea: You can rant here anytime!

    Jay: That strike DID suck.

    Drea, can I link to you?

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