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The Japanese Beetle! for March 22, 2004
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March 23, 2004
For those of you who care, here's a brief run-down of all the twelve dollar words used by the Mighty Brain last week. Because you just had to know, and the dictionary is so far away.

emunctory a. relating to nose-blowing.
epiphragm n. snail snot.
flapdoodle n. poppycock.
jackanape n. a silly, impertinent fellow.
jumentous a. smelling of horse urine.
nefandous a. unspeakable.
proctalgia n. pain in the ass.
protogenal a. primitive.
slubber v. to smear or dirty with something.
uliginous a. growing in muddy, oozy, or swampy places.

Music: Excel Girls, "Futari no Gomen ne"

March 26, 2004
A double-strip today, to make up for skipping yesterday. And also because I'm glad to have my phone service restored. (For those who didn't know, I haven't had a dial tone since last Friday.)

Issue #5 of Demo came out this Wednesday. In my opinion, it's the best issue since #2 - very strong visually, and with a storyline a lot of people can relate to. Go out and pick it up, if you can find a copy.

By now you should have a good idea what I read - why not drop by the Message Board and let me know what you read?

And finally, thanks to Jeff Yandora of Phantom of the Attic in Oakland. We were talking about the Hellboy movie when I mentioned that I was going to be parodying it, and he gave me a free pass to see a sneak preview on the 30th. That will make my schedule so much easier it's not funny. Thanks, Jeff!

Book: Danny Fingeroth, "Superman on the Couch" (page 150)
Music: Men at Work, "Down Under"

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