Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ruggles hits 43!

And he is becoming quite a natty dresser, as I'm sure you will note.

Ruggles at Level 43. Natty!

Ruggles at Level 32. Deadly!

Ruggles at level 10. Stylin'!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Recipe for Disaster! (day two)

The first ingredient:
Tom B. Long

The second ingredient:

The end result?

Friday, May 26, 2006

Recipe for Disaster! (day one)

The first ingredient:
The redesigned Lego B-Wing!

The second ingredient:
That arrogant little punk-ass Reggie!

The end result?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Layman movie reivew: X3

Man, the nanosecond I finish writing this review I'm gonna call the MIAA, or the FBI, or the AARP, or whoever the hell you piss and moan to when you find out about pirated video. I didn't even think X-3 was in theaters yet, but I walked into my local Blockbuster and, low and behold, there it was, sitting on the shelves... not even with the new releases! So I took it home and popped the tape VCR, and here we are.

All I can say... this movie is NOT what I was expecting. I should tell you, I really enjoyed the first two X-movies, but sorta had low expectations based on what I heard about this movie. X3 is NOTHING like the first two movies. It's got an all-different cast. Not only that, the high concept had been totally revamped. It wasn't even anything like the TV ads, which was kind of annoying. It's not even a sequel, per se... more of a "reimagining," I guess.

X3 isn't a superhero movie, and it's got nothing to do with superheroes. It's a spy movie, starring Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, who is much more like Wolverine, with muscles and guns and an arsensal of bad attitude! He plays an extreme sports athlete who gets recruited to be a government agent. It wasn't bad... but I really was expecting to see Patrick Picard and Huge Ackman, and the rest of the gang from the previous two movies. I don't know what to think, but obviously I am hopping mad. It never even said if Vin Disel's character was supposed to be a mutant or not. How lame.

But that's not even the worst part. I just trolling around the internet and found out they are planning on doing a sequel (X4??) Vin Diesel is not even going to be in it. It says that Ice Cube is going star instead. I guess he will be playing the Bobby Drake role. This just confirms my suspicions: That everybody in Hollywood is a freaking idiot!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another great thing about 40!

I've been able to teleport to the three main Alliance capital cities. Now I can portal friends (and payingn customers.) Makes traveling around the continents a lot faster.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Life after 40: Ruggles levels up!!!

Man, it seemed like took forever, but Ruggles finally reached the pivotal Level 40. The best thing about it? I was finally able to buy a mount.

The worst thing? It was 72 gold pieces, plus a bullshit 18 gold "training fee." I had to borrow $$ from my adventuring partner Battythecat to be able to buy one.

Here's Ruggles picking out the most kick-ass Gnomish Mechanostrider on the lot.

And, here is the heroic Ruggles on his mount, riding through the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale. How do you like my swanky new hat?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

The choking game is so awesome that even animals can play!!!

Rufus-the-kitten savors the Choking Game, achieving a brief high or euphoric state by stopping the flow of oxygen containing blood to her brain, as pressure on the arteries is then released and blood flow to the brain resumes, causing a "rush" as consciousness returns.

Rufus, as an adult cat, is only slightly severely brain-damaged.

Friday, May 19, 2006

OMG! I'm TOTALLY addicted to the choking game!!!

Oh, man, I am totally hooked on "The Choking Game," that game where you get choked by somebody until you almost pass out. Man, what a rush!!

I keep reading how this is the hot new thing for kids to do, and since I'm desperate to be cool, I thought I'd try it myself. And, guess what? I LOVE it!! Since I can't find anybody my own age to play the Choking Game with me, I've been hanging around high school and intermediate school campuses, getting invited to Choking Game parties, where we sit around CHOKING EACH OTHER for up to FOUR HOURS. It's so awesome. Honestly, it's like a dream come true.

I can't see what everybody is complaining about. I wish those squares would just shut up. They just hate to see people having fun!!

Anyway, if I see you and begin choking you, don't freak out. It's all in good fun, and the chances that I kill you or give you brain damage is minimal. And if I do? Well, just remember, my heart was in the right place, and killing you was an accident.

One thing ...Can somebody recommend a good non-girly make-up to cover all these gnarly purple bruises around my neck??

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Layman Lego Project: Vikings!!!*

(*now annotated, for her pleasure.)

I bought this in Japan, back when the internet was on fire with rumors this would not be available in America. A week after I got home, it showed up in American stores.

My buddies Rich and Maki got this for me for my birthday. Ain't that nice? What did you get me?

Er... I bought this myself, but I can't remember when, or if it was at Toy R Us, or Target.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

On sale tomorrow: Red Sonja/Claw #3

Standard Lee Bermejo cover

Jim Lee 1-in-10 variant. My favorite of his covers so far.

The Layman Backlists Project has been appropriate updated.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Cat vs. Squirrel

Reggie continues to be the nexus of all trouble in the Layman family.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


The greatest fucking band on Earth, ALICE DONUT, has a new album, FUZZ, coming out this Sept, with 12 new songs.

I CANNOT wait.

If you have not heard Alice Donut, the music is available, streaming, at alicedonut.com

Might I recommend:

Bucket, Forks, Pock from the Bucketfuls of Sickness and Horror in an Otherwise Meaningless Life album

Magdalene from the Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Youth album

Hose from the Dry Humping the Cash Cow album

This is my favorite music EVER!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

On sale today: SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #5

Der final issue!

The Layman Backlist has likewise been updated, to reflect this erotic new awesomeness.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Neal Pozner asks: "Dude, what's up with Ruggles?"

I appreciate that question, Neal.

Last night, both Ruggles and his adventuring companion, Battythecat, hit level 32. As you can see, Ruggles is turning out to be the baddest-ass mage in all of Ysera.

Ruggles at Level 32. Deadly!

Ruggles at level 10. Stylin'!

Monday, May 01, 2006


The prosecuters attempts to smear the victim in seems to be gaining ground with the jury, as the following evidence was introduced:

Worse still, I have been called to the stand, where my own out-of-context words have come back to haunt me.

And, then, of course, there was this unfortunate incident.