Recently, cartoonist Rich Burlew raised a mind-melting $1.2 million to produce a print version of The Order of the Stick, his role-playing themed webcomic. How did Burlew do it? Through a nifty online quasi-Ponzi begfest known as Kickstarter. But for every Order of the Stick success story, there are countless failures.
The sneaker-freak world is abuzz with news of this Friday’s release of Nike’s limited-edition Foamposite “Galaxy” shoes — footwear so starry purple, so glow-in-the-dark, and so comically overpriced that people are already camping out for a chance at their own $220 pair. And with the long wait ahead, they’ve got plenty of time to chatter.
Yesterday, when a California appeals court struck down Proposition 8 — the state’s voter-approved ban on same sex marriage — anti-gay forces went ballistic, vowing to continue their fight to support “traditional marriage” Why can’t these knuckle-dragging troglodytes see the future that’s inevitably coming? After all, we did — way back in 2010, with an issue of Archie that foresaw the way things will eventually be — in California and beyond.