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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibranium View Post
    but he's dead, so he doesn't get to celebrate it anymore

    its like people who celebrate Elvis' birthday...I never understood it
    Many of our holidays are somebody's birthday:

    MLK day
    President's Day
    Christmas (coke to the other nerds)

    A birthday is celebrating that someone is born. It makes total sense to recognize someone on that day.

    But I sort of agree with you that celebrating Tolkien's birthday or Elvis's birthday seems pretty silly.
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    I suppose it depends on how far you go to celebrate. Throwing a big party with presents and everything, rather odd for the occasion. Staying in and watching the Lord of the Rings movies or listening to "From Elvis in Memphis," though, sound reasonable if you're a fan.
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    More importantly, it's the 63rd Anniversary of the founding of Sun Studios.

    Much bigger impact on my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    I think it was Dido's birthday...
    So Eminem co-opted it?
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    Anyone want to complete writing a construction delay report for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
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    If you think that comic book creators are enjoying a new Golden Age of fair treatment, guess again. Here's an example of the scumbaggery that's passing for industry standards these days. KaBoom!'s line of licensed kids' comics is not only work-for-hire, creators are given a work-for-hire agreement to sign AFTER they've created the work. And the page rates? A whopping $100 a page for finished artwork and $200 for covers. But that's not enough for KaBoom!'s owners. After only about a year of publication, their ADVENTURE TIME funnybook has spawned ADVENTURE TIME: COVER SHOWCASE 1, a $3.99 "comic" that reprints all of AT's cover variations, a publication that cost KaBoom! almost nothing to produce, since all of the covers had already been paid for at an insanely low rate. I hope that none of the cover artists are holding their breath waiting for royalty checks. Timeline Photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    It is the birthday of the late JRR Tolkien.
    Cool, I was having holiday withdrawal. Now we can celebrate something!
    We should petition to make it an international public holiday. Only dwarfs should be allowed to work on Tolkien day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the4thpip View Post
    I guess all the very popular artists of the time were copied, but it was a tad harder to ape Jim Lee's style, or Todd's.
    Jim Lee's wasn't that hard to imitate, because there's a visual logic to it. There's less in Todd's, and absolutely none in Liefeld's, because Liefeld's was 75% rehashes of other people's art already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    It is the birthday of the late JRR Tolkien.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vibranium View Post
    but he's dead, so he doesn't get to celebrate it anymore

    its like people who celebrate Elvis' birthday...I never understood it
    Who said anything about celebrating it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    Just want people to see this,
    Its horrible behavior but doesn't shock me that Boom is doing this. Because I'm sure 90% of those books are licensed and Boom has to pay a license fee to do them. I doubt they are making much at all sales wise on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howyadoin View Post
    Who said anything about celebrating it?
    I am. And there will be alcohol and tobacco involved.

    In other news, I may be working on a job in Da Yupee. Is pickle from Da Yupee? (upper peninsula of Michigan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    I am. And there will be alcohol and tobacco involved.
    Old Toby, I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael P View Post
    Old Toby, I hope.
    Only the finest for JRR.

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    Partially Faded Hand Stamp Undermining Everything Prosecutor Says

    DALLAS—Members of the jury convened for the case of Texas v. Guillermo admitted Friday they were distracted from the closing arguments of Dallas assistant district attorney Paul Hagsbury after noticing a faded bar stamp on the back of his left hand. “He was saying something about evidence definitively linking the defendant to drug trafficking, but every time he made a hand gesture, all I could do was look at that ink stamp,” said juror Margaret Sanders, adding that she could have sworn she saw Hagsbury idly brushing glitter out of his hair on his way into the court room. “The logo looks really familiar. It’s definitely from someplace I’ve been before. Maybe it’s Lucky Mabel’s? I think they have Mega Mug-a-Rita Night on Thursdays over there.” That afternoon, sequestered and attempting to reach a verdict, the jurors reportedly spent nearly an hour in deliberations over whether the prosecutor was in fact wearing the same suit he had on the day before.

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    I wish I could remember the comic who said "you never hear 'I didn't see that coming' at the end of a porno film."

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