Well, either hes playing the ultimate primadonna card of threatening with suicide hoping for people to intertwine , or he shows to be a man of his word IN THE END, and if so, I promise to feel a bit of pity for him.
posted by Anonymous : 4:18 PM
To the other anonymous: Mickey is reaching for a hunting gun, not a hand gun. Don't assume jack ass.
posted by Anonymous : 2:04 PM
Hope you're making a comeback soon. Off to read about the history of this cartoon via Blue Lyon.
posted by Anonymous : 8:06 AM
I for one do hope this means you're posting again, and I very much hope you are not feeling suicidally depressed. Did you draw the cartoon yourself? If so, it's a brilliant, albeit disturbing, bit of fakery.
The cartoon reminds me of a joke that you've probably heard, but I'll share it anyway.
Scene: a psychiatrist's office.
Psychiatrist [said in a Viennese accent]: Zo Mr. Mouse, you are telling me your wife is mentally ill?
Patient [said in a high-pitched voice]: No! I said she's f*cking Goofy!
I do hope you are doing all right, and that you do return to blogging again (if it makes you happy). Don't let the a-holes get you down!
I like how the first anonymous commenter hates the blog, but apparently still comes here more often than anyone else. He probably feels like Mickey in the cartoon... "Without Cannonfire around to spew hatred at, I might as well end it all."
This post probably gave the poor slob enough hope to carry him another six months.
posted by Hoarseface : 5:19 PM
It's good to see an update here! (Even if it's a brief one.)
Here's some Mouse news that's maybe sorta on-topic (at least in a technical sort of way):
Fantagraphics Books will be publishing the complete Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse newspaper comic sarips, starting in May 2011. Carl Barks may get all the deification, but Floyd Gottfredson definitely deserves this sort of de-luxe treatment!
:-) Viva La Vida http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5TNK-TvIcI
Some times the public persona is but a glimpse of what the person is really like. Maybe they laugh, maybe they cry, maybe sorrow envelopes them at times, and yet they rise to banter yet again, as that is truly a gift to share ones thoughts/art and love.
posted by Anonymous : 2:43 AM
Miss ya Joe, your narrative voice still rings around my little brain. It sounds like you need a vacation from your vacation. Been there too. But please, no Aerosmith album titles. Since most people go someplace warm and sunny, and I believe you already live in Cali, at this time of the year I highly recommend the arctic circle. Besides if you did a Jack London pilgrimage you'd probably get a free pass to the Bohemian Grove and then you could truly be lighter after you cremate your cares and have lots of new political fodder for your future writings.
Or time heals all, but don't take too long, I await eagerly your next blog.
posted by arbusto205 : 7:51 AM
I only came here towards the end of Cannon's posting although I do hope he has a change of heart because he does some good tuff and never lied to my knowledge nor censored any 9/11 news that I know of.In fact I really enjoyed and appreciated his coverage of the flight 253 Amsterdam Schiphol to Detroit Christmas bomber. I just wish he'd get a second wind in his sails and continue. By the way,Hey Joe,(where you goin with that gun in your hand?), Cannon do you know if any copies of Mickey and Minnie Mouse attending an orgie drawn by R Crumb I believe around 1969 or 1970 still exist and how someone can get a copy ? They were hilarious but the pervs who run Disney have no sense of humor. I'd like to see some psychmolecular mutant of an artist draw Mickey and Minnie in a 9/11 'reality series'. Please come back,we miss you.In fact I hope it's not the end of your internet presence but the beginning. -Tony Ryals
posted by Anonymous : 3:20 PM
Hey, Joe. Nice to see a Cannonfire post again. I was hoping you would find time to leave us at least a few more entries.
posted by Nibbles McGee : 8:33 PM
i can't believe mickey. he used to be an optimist mouse :(
Man, sure would be nice if there was a comeback! As to the first two Anonymous posters, I find it amusing that they follow the blog so avidly (I only noticed this post today, more than 2 weeks after it was posted). But I guess people who are too cowardly to even use a pseudonym, let alone a real name, have a lot of time to mindlessly hate on others. Sure do miss my daily dose of Cannonfire though!
posted by Gus : 3:56 PM
The famous "orgy" poster was drawn by Wally Wood, not Crumb.
-> Try this : Put a Cowboy-hat on. Be in the dark and have a light-source behind You, but above You. See the shadow on the floor, or wall, if You like. Hope this is not considered off-topic.
posted by Anonymous : 10:31 AM
"Mickey's got a gun"
--- Steven Tyler
posted by Anonymous : 12:50 PM
Walt Disney kicked off the McCarthy hearings it turns out! and I was a fan up until a few years ago even tho he profoundly and permanently damaged me (and many others) with the likes of Snow White etc.
posted by Anonymous : 12:36 AM
I miss you Joe. Please come back! All is forgiven!
posted by Anonymous : 3:29 AM
Hey, Joe? For what it's worth, you're still missed. I hope things are OK for you.
Signed, Constant Reader, Hoarseface.
posted by Hoarseface : 2:48 PM
Hey Joe, you're a legend man. Love to see you come back. If you're ever so inclined you could make commenting available only to approved regulars with posting privileges. That way you can keep the nasties and fools off your radar. Whatever you do, sincere cheers mate.
posted by damien : 9:18 PM
Sorry for quoting, but ... -> "The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes. The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority. This leads to the situation in which less competent people rate their own ability higher than more competent people. It also explains why actual competence may weaken self-confidence: because competent individuals falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. "Thus, the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."
saw this; reminded me of something i posted here many years ago (sorry for the long copy/paste):
In the future, you'll spend a lot of time feeling like a dog leashed to a pole outside a grocery store. Separation anxiety will become our permanent state. The middle class is over; it's not coming back.
Remember travel agents? Remember how they just kind of vanished one day? Well, that's where all the other jobs that once made us middle class are going, to that same magical, class-killing, job-sucking wormhole into which travel agency jobs vanished, never to return.
We are all experiencing the same things. We're in it together. We have these new technologies we don't even have words for that are making us feel things we can't describe.
In the future, we'll try to live near a subway entrance. In a world of crazy-expensive oil, it's the only real estate that's going to hold its value, if not increase.
In the same way, you can never go backward to a slower computer. You can never go backward to a lessened state of connectedness. Enjoy lettuce while you still can, anything else that arrives in your life from a truck, for that matter. For vegetables, get used to whatever it was they served in railway hotels back in the 1890s: jams, preserves, pickled everything.