Alas, No : Comics: *Descender* No. 1

I just read the first issue of the Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's new comic Descender. It is off to quite a good start.

The backstory is that at some point in the far future, a galactic empire is suddenly attacked by mysterious giant robots, one deployed to each of the empire's nine planets. Some years after the attack, after the planets have descended into some degree of chaos, a "child companion" robot wakes up after ten years to find himself the sole survivor of a mining colony accident. By the end of the issue, we find out he may be related to the aforementioned mysterious giant robots.

Nguyen's watercolor artwork is quite lovely, and sets the book apart from most other stuff I have seen. Lemire’s plot, meanwhile, moves along smoothly, and he manages to pull off a decent amount of world-building in this issue without too much terribly obvious expository dialog. I was also impressed with how the narrative hops around between different places and times without losing the thread.

I think I will be adding Descender to my subscriptions to see where it goes.

By Pete Brown

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  1. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  2. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  3. A new Aliens movie?
  4. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  5. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  6. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  7. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  8. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  9. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  10. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  11. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  12. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  13. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  14. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  15. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  16. Rand Paul is a kook.
  17. Due is a nice reminders app.
  18. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  19. Dan Burton, still a moron
  20. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  21. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  22. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  23. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  24. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  25. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  26. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  27. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  28. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  29. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  30. No, blogging is not dead.
  31. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  32. Scott Walker is terrible.
  33. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  34. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  35. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  36. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  37. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  38. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  39. Phrases that should be banned
  40. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  41. A novel twist in gameplay
  42. An entrepreneur in every pot
  43. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  44. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  45. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  46. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  47. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  48. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  49. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  50. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  51. So long, 2014.
  52. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  53. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  54. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  55. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  56. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  57. Flash photography
  58. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  59. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  60. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  61. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  62. Uber needs poor people.
  63. The problem with Radiolab
  64. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  65. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  66. The Star Wars teaser
  67. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  68. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  69. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  70. It's morning in America.
  71. My *Serial* think-piece
  72. Cod vacations
  73. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  74. Railing
  75. Found a sunny spot
  76. 1970s Legos
  77. DANZIG!
  78. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  79. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  80. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  81. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  82. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  83. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  84. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  85. A very helpful related search
  86. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  87. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  88. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  89. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  90. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  91. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  92. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  93. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  94. Dilbert is not funny.
  95. Pink Floyd
  96. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  97. Mobile friendly
  98. Dave Winer's Radio3
  99. Resistance to change
  100. That pope
  101. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  102. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  103. Your data-mining sucks.
  104. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  105. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  106. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  107. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  108. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  109. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  110. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  111. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  112. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  113. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  114. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  115. Massachusetts Republicans
  116. Birthright #1
  117. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  118. Kids these days
  119. *Aliens* documentary
  120. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  121. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  122. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  123. Jack Bruce
  124. You seem to have missed something.
  125. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  126. Meg & Mog
  127. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  128. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  129. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  130. Technological change vs. cultural change
  131. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  132. Sleater-Kinney
  133. BE AFRAID!
  134. Medium's on it, bro!
  135. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  136. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  137. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  138. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  139. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  140. A useful roadmap
  141. Not much longer now…
  142. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  143. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  144. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  145. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  146. Deliberately missing the point
  147. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  148. Freshman year of college is calling.
  149. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  150. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  151. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  152. What's the worst that could happen?
  153. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  154. Both sides do it.
  155. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  156. With friends like these…
  157. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  158. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  159. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  160. Hell #9438
  161. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  162. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  163. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  164. War forever
  165. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  166. IT'S NOT A TOOMAH!
  167. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  168. Disconnecting pay from performance
  169. Hosting my own stuff
  170. All Ebola, all the time
  171. The kids these days
  172. Laboratories of democracy!
  173. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  174. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  175. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  176. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  177. The new phone is here.
  178. Crap Architecture
  179. iPhone Parking Lot
  180. Starting Proust
  181. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  182. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  183. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  184. The Apple tech press is weird.
  185. VHS v. Betamax
  186. The answer is always "n + 1".
  187. Conservative intellectuals
  188. Zappos is creepy.
  189. Your phone is not the problem.
  190. Deconstruction
  191. Inspirational
  192. Process improvement
  193. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  194. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  195. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  196. Complicated things are complicated.
  197. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  198. That technology thing you like
  199. Priorities, people
  200. WAR!
  201. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  202. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  203. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  204. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  205. 42
  206. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  207. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  208. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  209. Trying out Beats Music
  210. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  211. The synthetic unity of experience
  212. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  213. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  214. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  215. State of the Union predictions
  216. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  217. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  218. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  219. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  220. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  221. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  222. Thinking before you write
  223. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  224. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  225. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  226. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  227. Hate the show, not the venue.
  228. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  229. FUD As a Service
  230. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  231. Crippling injuries build character.
  232. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  233. Saving bookstores
  234. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  235. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  236. Internet activism
  237. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  238. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  239. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  240. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  241. Your tax dollars at work
  242. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  243. Holacracy
  244. Yes, people really do still blog.
  245. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  246. Duck Dynasty
  247. No one cares about your private cloud.
  248. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  249. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  250. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  251. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  252. Money is speech
  253. Clearly
  254. Parking
  255. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  256. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  257. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  258. Unhelpful advice
  259. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  260. People don't scale
  261. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  262. Movies that scared me
  263. Epistemology
  264. Bespoke
  265. Califone, *Stitches*
  266. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  267. We want INFORMATION!
  268. Passive-aggressive politeness
  269. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  270. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  271. Google cars
  272. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  273. Really, DC? REALLY?
  274. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  275. Suspension of disbelief
  276. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  277. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  278. Personal experience v. policy
  279. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  280. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  281. The Washington Post and AWS
  282. St. Patrick’s Day
  283. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  284. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  285. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  286. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  287. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  288. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  289. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  290. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  291. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  292. Meetings
  293. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  294. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  295. Time-tracking
  296. Prophecy
  297. More guns
  298. Guns
  299. Bold Leadership
  300. Hanlon's Razor
  301. That legacy stuff
  302. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  303. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  304. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  305. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  306. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  307. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  308. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  309. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  310. That Kant was a smart guy.
  311. Petraeus
  312. The World War Z trailer
  313. You should have bicycles
  314. The technorati fallacy
  315. One of my favorite types of requests
  316. The Lucasfilm thing
  317. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  318. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  319. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  320. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  321. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  322. Undecided voters
  323. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  324. Found a new philosophy podcast
  325. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  326. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  327. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  328. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  329. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  330. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  331. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  332. Safety nets
  333. So, the Romney thing
  334. Your data-mining sucks
  335. Started watching Homeland
  336. The Clint Eastwood thing
  337. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  338. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  339. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  340. The Lance Armstrong thing
  341. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  342. A lot of Can
  343. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  344. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  345. Writing apps
  346. Distorted markets
  347. App.net, or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  348. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  349. A bit more on the HBO thing
  350. OS upgrades
  351. Or I could just go listen to the album
  352. Monster Movie Week!
  353. As goes Sparrow...
  354. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  355. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  356. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  357. Nope, advertising just sucks
  358. Reading
  359. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  360. Who needs it!
  361. Advantage, Mutt
  362. Do you want the answer, or not?
  363. ACA coverage and systems failure
  364. To-do lists
  365. So long, Weather Underground
  366. Checked baggage
  367. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  368. From the $2 bins at the record store
  369. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  370. The HBO thing
  371. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  372. Not exactly random, but good listening
  373. The Dark Knight... meh
  374. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  375. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  376. Memorial Day
  377. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  378. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  379. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  380. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  381. Experimenting with Pelican
  382. Readlists
  383. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  384. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  385. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  386. War Hazard Eliminated!
  387. Unintended Consequences
  388. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  389. You’re playing their game
  390. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  391. Breitbart
  392. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  393. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  394. A bit more on The Shining
  395. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  396. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  397. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  398. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  399. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  400. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  401. Ip Man
  402. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  403. Bogeyman
  404. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  405. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  406. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  407. BASIC
  408. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  409. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  410. My power is beyond your understanding!
  411. Out-stupiding the TSA
  412. I see what you did there
  413. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  414. That "15 albums" thing
  415. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  416. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  417. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  418. That's an interesting definition you have there
  419. James Cameron v. the philistines
  420. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  421. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  422. Whither censure?
  423. Stealing TV, Part II
  424. OCTOBER?!
  425. Chasing boogeymen
  426. Nice vetting job, folks
  427. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  428. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  429. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  430. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  431. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  432. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  433. Supporting the freedom-haters
  434. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  435. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  436. Music update - February 2006
  437. The Corporation
  438. Watching TV without having TV
  439. Google strikes again (2006)
  440. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  441. Touchy subject
  442. Take my ports. Please.
  443. NUTS!
  444. One year older than I was at this time last year
  445. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  446. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  447. Lewis Black
  448. Uhhhhhhh...
  449. The Yes Men
  450. And again, my apologies
  451. I did it for you, Damien
  452. DRUNKEN CHENEY KILLS AGAIN!!!
  453. The site may be slow today
  454. Electronic mediocrity
  455. Maybe they are better off...
  456. Angry Dick strikes again
  457. Capote
  458. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  459. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  460. Wherein Pete despairs
  461. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  462. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  463. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  464. Hide your puppies
  465. I like VoIP
  466. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  467. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  468. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  469. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  470. The hearings are on.
  471. Apples and oranges
  472. And in somewhat less serious news...
  473. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  474. War in name only
  475. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  476. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  477. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  478. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  479. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  480. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  481. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
  482. Flirting with the dark side
  483. Countdown to a big waste of time
  484. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  485. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  486. Weekend music update
  487. The New York Times finally throws down
  488. Today’s project
  489. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  490. The broken record continues to spin
  491. Long time, no music
  492. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  493. At least someone is putting up a fight
  494. More legal contortions
  495. More on Iran
  496. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  497. Only 20 more hours to go
  498. Original intent
  499. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  500. You say Alito, I say whatever
  501. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  502. I don’t want to live with the bears
  503. Quick TV update
  504. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  505. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  506. Reading too much into The West Wing
  507. A question, sir...
  508. Blogging about blogging
  509. A few changes
  510. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  511. Year-end music round-up
  512. Again with the wire-tapping
  513. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  514. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  515. I’m genuinely shocked
  516. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  517. Angry Dick
  518. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  519. Sorry for the delay
  520. The time grows near
  521. Site news - October 2005
  522. Quote of the Day
  523. Serenity
  524. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  525. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  526. Forensic Show #23
  527. It’s TV time again
  528. Nothing to see here
  529. Going from bad to worse to...
  530. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  531. Google Talk
  532. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  533. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  534. Voting != Democracy
  535. He’s not lying
  536. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  537. The perfect album?
  538. Movies, movies, movies
  539. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  540. A bit of background
  541. Leaving, on a jet plane
  542. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  543. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  544. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  545. Again with this story
  546. Music update - July 2005
  547. PLAME NAME BLAME GAME!
  548. Whither Rove?
  549. How quaint.
  550. Intellects vast and cool...
  551. and... They’re off!
  552. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  553. I’m back
  554. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  555. Thank you, FARK
  556. ZOMBIES!
  557. On second thought...
  558. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  559. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  560. So it actually didn’t suck
  561. More on the filibuster debate
  562. YES!!
  563. Going nuclear/constitutional
  564. Worth a listen?
  565. Music update - May 2005)
  566. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  567. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  568. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  569. More on taxes
  570. Happy April 15th
  571. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  572. Long live the Death Tax
  573. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  574. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  575. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  576. METAL!!!
  577. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  578. This is the coolest thing EVER
  579. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  580. April Fools Day
  581. Groundhog Day, Part II
  582. The devil movies always get me.
  583. IM Annoyances
  584. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  585. What the hell?
  586. I suggest we start a pool...
  587. Drill, drill, drill!
  588. This is getting out of hand.
  589. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  590. the gates... THE GATES!!
  591. More “indecency”
  592. And again...
  593. Where have I heard this before?
  594. Anybody want gmail?
  595. Dirty, dirty titties
  596. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  597. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  598. One man’s Conservative...
  599. Google strikes again! (2005)
  600. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  601. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  602. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  603. Argh, I say.
  604. A rose is a rose.
  605. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  606. Sorry...
  607. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  608. Amusement
  609. The bottom-end of 2004
  610. How Bush Won
  611. New Music
  612. Foolishness
  613. Good news, I think...
  614. The first of many, I’m sure...
  615. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  616. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  617. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  618. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  619. Site news - November 2004
  620. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  621. More good web radio
  622. Another post-election site
  623. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  624. Sorry, everybody
  625. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  626. Apologies
  627. Nonsense
  628. Some new music
  629. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  630. The music is back online
  631. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  632. Odds and Ends
  633. SCIENCE!
  634. Making a bad situation worse
  635. Derrida, Part II
  636. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  637. The Faith-Based Presidency
  638. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  639. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  640. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.