What are the haps my friends

December 12th, 2007: Last night my lady friend and I went to see King of Kong with John from Drawn and Allene "Happy Dog" Chomyn. Guys it is a really great movie! It is a documentary about two people competing for the world's high score in Donkey Kong, and it's very nicely done.

The movie starts up kind of encouraging you to laugh at the people (look at the nerds! They sure do play video games a lot!), but quickly settles into the competition, and soon you're taking sides and hoping your guy wins. It was a great theatre experience, and one of the few I've been to in years in which the audience was so into it that they were clapping during the film, cheering on their guy as we went. I rate it five out of a possible five Donkey Kongs.


Hey, my new book Romeo and/or Juliet comes out in less than a month! It's my choose-your-own-path version of the Shakespeare play featuring tons of great illustrations. To celebrate - and to also convince you to purchase it! - I've posted the first page, and every day we vote on which option to follow. We're doing a LET'S PLAY ROMEO AND/OR JULIET and you should totally join us!

One year ago today: i, like most men, am a giant neon green tyrannosaurus rex

– Ryan

big ups and shouts out