July 26 2010

Random Emails to Read! For Monday!

Hey! Happy Monday!

Gonna be a runaround day but here’s some emails to read and I’ll type somethings up laters and stuff!

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 19:04:55 -0400
Subject: internet archive
From:
To: [email protected]

Todd,

For an assignment for school, I was perusing the Internet archive and decided to search your site. I did one of the earliest dates possible – some time in 1999. You were selling greeting cards! I got a kick out of it, I thought you might too.

http://www.archive.org/

Meghan
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From:
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:24:10 -0400
Subject: hello todd from long island
To: [email protected]

I have enjoyed your cartoons and in June i was let go from bmw as a tech, now thank fully i an currently working for honda, your cartoons gave me faith and to bee positive. thank you
I would like to have a autograph from you on one of your cartoons. If that’s possible i would be greatful. Where do i need to send $$$ for postage and your autograph.
thank you again for making me smile thru the hard times, glad i found your site.
sincerely paul


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Just thought I’d send you a big “thanks” for putting my crap on
your site.

There were 24 extra hits to my blog on the first day, then 15 on
the next.

That’s 39 points of net-cred in my opinion. Maybe we saved
unemployed lives. Who knows?

In any case, I’ll continue to monitor our successes and/or failures
and/or boring shit.

Keep it real, man! (And I think the idea of cutting the hole in
the pocket was a stroke of pure slack-genius.)

http://www.subgenius.com/ts/hos.html

You must have heard of that, but whatever. I can’t figure it out.

-Graham
From:
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:36:59 -0500
Subject: Zinecube referral from OddTodd Site —
To: [email protected]

Hi –

I have a site that is currently in beta called zinecube.com and I saw that we had a referral hit from your blog, I checked out your site and didn’t see any links – was just curious if our link is posted someplace? Or if you reviewed what we are working on?

Love your blog, lots of good info!

Talk soon

Cory

(was a coolio funlink a while ago 🙂
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Dude,

I am so impressed that you have your own company now, and a partner! Are you a limited liability partnership? I recommend it. I learned about it in business class: they can’t sue you, personally, for your business flopping.

Anyway, I was as equally as impressed by the list of people you’ve made animations for. I guess I have been watching some of them along the way, but never realized how you are building an empire, totally!

You rock, Odd tOdd!

God has really blessed you. Probably because of how you treat peons like me: you treat everybody nice. You reap what you sow, Mr. Odd.

Love, JB
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Hello Todd. Here’s another review for your consideration.

Pass the Salt, Please!! Not as in “pass on the movie SALT”; but rather “gimme some more of that fine SALT movie!”

I’ve been on a lucky-streak when it comes to movies for weeks now; having thoroughly enjoyed Inception, Predators, and Knight & Day (which is suffering from some poor marketing; and not up to the usual “Cruise-control” of the box office bucks). In a real life twist; I learned Tom Cruise was going to star in SALT; but withdrew and it was redesigned for Angelina Jolie. And in SALT she deliever the goods. She’s very Action-Capable; and this film helped to make up for my lackluster A-team and Jonah Hex disappointments earlier thjis summer.

The movie is a spy-thriller with some action and intense chase-scenes tossed in for extra seasoning. Very, very enjoyable to see a female lead handle action/fighting for her life and the lives of others. Which others? Keeps you guessing; but not in one of those confusingly layered espionage plots some spy thrillers suffer from. Which is great because it is never enjoyable to have to keep asking yourself or your seat-neighbor “who’s that?” and “what does that mean” and “when did that happen”?

Short and sweet; this approximately 1hour and 40 minute movie delivers just what the recipe calls for. This is one time you don’t have to worry about sodium content; except maybe on your popcorn.

Rating: Four out of Five Cookies.

Three good things about the movie:
1.Starts up like a buzz saw. I love movies (and books) that begin with sudden scenes such as : “We were walking in the park; it was a beautiful day. Then the first bullet slammed into me.” This movie does that quite well; it grabs you by the collar and says “come here; we’re goin g for a ride!”
2. fun watching a female lead not only hold her own but excel in a role like this
3.I loved the ending and found it to be a satisfying close; nicely bookending with the abrupt start.

Three bad things about this movie:
1. the whole husband angle is the main weak link; never really gets you invested–no real spoiler here.
2. not a bed thing I guess, but a copy-cat scene involving a spy-shoe—and we’re not talking like Maxwell Smart’s Shoe-Phone here!
3. a character’s medical situation (a grave one) was never expanded on (or resolved) as far as I could tell.
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The first season and a couple of episodes from season 2 (that concluded the Tuco arc) rocked. But now I’m finding myself seriously pissed off at Walt Sr. I won’t spoil anything, but he does some real dickish things in season 2. At first I could get behind the whole “average joe beats the system and fools all the cops” schtick, but I really can’t identify with Walt anymore. He’s not just flawed, he’s twisted, dare I say, evil. And I don’t buy the whole “I’m doing this because I’m too proud to accept charity” schtick anymore.

So, does it get better in season 3, or should I turn off the TV, and step outside a little more often?
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Stoner McDope says:

Hey. Am I the first here? Far out, man.

Stoner McDope says:

…like, wow, man, am I the first here? This is tripping me out, man.

R N says:

Yes please pass the salt. I’m going to see SALT next!

🙂

Z says:

Dude, I remember your site from way back in 2002. That’s when I flew out to Seattle while I was on Sabbatical and visited my ex-girlfriend, Erin. She showed me your site on a Kinko’s computer. Way cool!

Anonymous says:

Stick with Breaking Bad. Walt is twisted, caught up in his own scheme. Best show on TV.

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