Monday, February 28, 2005

Housekeeping Matters

I've finally added a links section to some of my favourite blogs and blog-like entities. I'm sure the list will grow, and there's some links to blogs on my personal favourites list that haven't made it to the blog's list. I've also rearranged placement of some things on the sidebar to make them suit me. Now if only I can figure out how to get Google Ad-Sense to stop giving me PSAs.

Couple of notes on the stuff on my blogs list:
  • Colortini is the personal website of Tom Snyder, who I consider to be the last erudite person to host a non-political show on US network TV. The link is to the blog portion of the site.

  • I've never met Tim Gueguen even though we both live in the same city, but I've encountered him online since we were both posting through the old Saskatoon Freenet. He seems to be having as much trouble with Google Ad-Sense as I am - most of the time when I check his blog the Adsense bar isn't visible (honest Tim, I do click on the ads when I see them).

  • Mark Evanier is a comics and cartoon pro who has been around since at least the 1970s and probably before. He knew such people as Daws Butler and Tex Avery. He's not too proud to post on newsgroups and there at least seems like a pretty nice and knowledgable guy.

  • Jerry Beck's Cartoon Brew is a pretty good sumation of animation news and opinions. Check out Jerry's Cartoon Research website as well.

  • The Comics Curmudeon, originally "I Read The Comics So You Don't Have To" but he ran into a newspaper that had a column with a similar title and weren't pleased with the duplication - never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel - does satirical (usually) looks at comics that interest/annoy him.
As I say, I'm sure there'll be more links added to this list and existing entries editted and tweaked as time goes by.

6 comments:

Tom Sutpen said...

What, no plugola for Tom & Stephen??

Brent McKee said...
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Brent McKee said...

Sorry I spotted something in my previous response that I didn't want included. Basically I was plugging/explaining why I included a couple of the sites I did. My feeling was that for the people who come around here, what you two guys produce is pretty much must-view material - I'd say must read, but "If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger..." has never been about reading.

Sam said...

Here's my feeling about TV critics. They scare me. When I started my own little shindig, the thought of reviewing new tv shows came to mind, but then I thought about and realized that I would have to watch loads of dreck for hours and break it down for mass consumption. I'll just leave that to you and the other guys. Other than that, it looks like you know what you're talking about here and it looks fine. I do feel bad anout the confusions with the whole name thing however, Brent. I hope that maybe you and Tony can sit down and work it out. Possibly, combine forces into one big blog like Tom and Stephen. I just want to see some love for one another, man.

Tom Sutpen said...

Brent wrote:

Sorry I spotted something in my previous response that I didn't want included. Basically I was plugging/explaining why I included a couple of the sites I did. My feeling was that for the people who come around here, what you two guys produce is pretty much must-view material - I'd say must read, but "If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger..." has never been about reading.

*****
Well, up till Stephen signed on, I'd say that was largely true, but we're both doing a lot of writing for the blog these days, so it's a decent mixture of words and images.

That being said. I was actually kidding with my whine about not plugging the blog. But I'll accept the plug nonetheless :-)

Thanks, Brent!

Tom Sutpen said...

Sam wrote:

I hope that maybe you and Tony can sit down and work it out. Possibly, combine forces into one big blog like Tom and Stephen. I just want to see some love for one another, man.

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Nothing against either Brent or Tony's blog (I mean this), but that's a scary thought (j/k)