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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Congratulations to The Comics Curmudgeon!

Josh Fruhlinger's The Comics Curmudgeon is celebrating post #1000 today. As several readers have pointed out, this is not technically the thousandth post, for reasons Josh details here. But that's no reason not to have a party!

I've written about this site in the past, notably here and here. If you love the comics, or used to love the comics, or used to love the comics but have grown to hate them, or just wish you knew more about comics, you absolutely must visit this site. People will bust on comics like Mary Worth or Gil Thorp or Rex Morgan M.D. or Judge Parker or Mark Trail or For Better Or For Worse, and will then reveal that they have been reading these comics since they were first published and have encyclopedic knowledge of every character and situation that has ever appeared. (As a side note, Josh is currently running a campaign to get Mary Worth reinstated on the pages of The Washington Post.) And the cast of characters who provide commentary are among the funniest and most talented people I've met online. Go and visit and join the curmudgeonly snarktastic fun!

In honor of the Comics Curmudgeon Millenipost, I'm going to add the "official" CC Reading List link to the online comics pages of the Houston Chronicle to my sidebar. This way you can read the same comics Josh reads on a daily basis, and be a little ahead of the game when it comes to snarking! (This link works for Monday through Saturday strips only; some Sunday comics can be accessed individually from this page, although you may have to manually alter the date to get the comic to appear. You can also build your own customized chron.com comics page here.)

(Another Monkey should, if it be the will of the Cosmic All, see its thousandth post soon, perhaps this week. This is published post #994 and there are sixteen "draft" posts in limbo out there, so my statistics currently show 1,010 posts.)

1 comment:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

That is so cool! Thanks for clueing me in.