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October 1st, 2009


10:12 pm - I've felt like that, myself.


Usually after a day with lots of anvil deliveries:

Kevin and Kell, Sept. 30 2009


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April 8th, 2009


09:52 pm - Dedicated to me? Wow.


A bit ago I mentioned the comic Minos the Minotaur and the person (or persons, or personalities...) replied to my post about it. Specifically, a word I used was mentioned as being likely to show up in the comic.

It did. And it was even corrected. Evidently I'd been misspelling and mispronouncing it for some time. I should go back and correct it in that other post.

The news below the comic, which seems not to be archived with the comic strip, alas, had something surprising. I'll quote part of it here since I cannot find a sure way to permanently link to it:

By the way, the word EXCRETA was provided by Orvan Ox, who gladly showed us the way to a thesaurus! He truly is the FINEST OF THE FINE OF THE BOVINE KIND! This strip is dedicated to you! (I hope you're not embarrassed. Nobody should be embarrassed here. Not even the Dumb bum crew!)

No, I am not embarrassed. I am pleasantly surprised at the dedication and impressed, or perhaps astonished, by the high compliment preceding the mention of the dedication. Thank you, Dumb bum crew!


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March 11th, 2009


06:52 pm - The TragiComic Tale of Minos


It's someone else's art, not mine. Someone (or a group?) going by the name "Dumb Bum" has a comic about Minos, the Minotaur. Having a similar though not identical build (not physique, alas) this caught my interest.

It's the story of, well, a simpleton... at times at dolt... and at times not so much. Idiot-not-quite-Savant perhaps? Minos is trapped in a maze or labyrinth and wants out... and death would be an acceptable way out for him. You'd think it would be easy. Folks die by accident all the time. Minos is different.

One thing, while the portrayal of the maze changes, it's always simple. So simple anyone should be able to escape it in a few minutes even if only by luck. But Minos is neither smart nor lucky about mazes. Since he can't seem to get out alive, he's hoping to die - but his luck is even worse there.

When I first saw the comic I wasn't sure what to make of it. Should I be insulted? How could any bovid (or part-bovid) be that stupid? And more than a little of the humor is rather crude. Excretia* jokes are common.

But this Minos is a fiction. A sort of worst-case down-on-his-luck everybull, in his own crude simple way. The story, such as it is, plays with emotions some: You wind up wanting him to succeed, and then being grateful he fails as his success would end him and the comic.

The 100th strip has just been put up. It's a little mini-adventure that demonstrates the sort of luck Minos has. If you want to start there, Be Minos and choose your (mis)adventure. Or you can start at the beginning.

And [info]vakkotaur? A centaur shows up at times, too.



* ADDENDUM (08 April 2009): The Dumb bum crew, as suggested in the reply below, did use the word - but they corrected it, as well they ought. It should be, and is, "excreta" without any 'i' in the word. I've been getting it wrong for some time. No longer.


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