Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stumptown 2012 (and a Rant About Supporting Indie Creators)

This weekend in Portland, Oregon, is the annual Stumptown Comics Fest, a gathering of comics creators and fans that has help to galvanize a certain cross-section of creatives in this town. I started my self-publishing career at a similar show, … Continue reading

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The Best of BAMF – Jumper Cables, Eddie Murphy & the Myth of Masculinity

This was originally posted in January 2008. I was headed out the door this morning when one of my neighbors asked me to help jump start her car. I was quick to tell her that I didn’t have any jumper … Continue reading

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Best of BAMF – My Mother Is A Crazy Bitch…But I Love Her Anyway

This was originally posted in January 2008. The strange looking white woman in the picture above is my mom, Bonnie Walker. Recently, I wrote a piece entitled “How My Mother Screwed Me Up,” and a fair number of people have … Continue reading

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Best of BAMF – How My Mother Screwed Me Up

This was originally posted in January 2008. “We’re a generation of men raised by women. I’m wondering if another woman is really the answer we need.” – Tyler Durden, Fight Club Perhaps the greatest irony of all time is that … Continue reading

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The Television Grumpy Guy Hall of Fame

Everybody loves a grumpy bastard—at least on television. In real life mean/crotchety/surly/abusive behavior is frowned upon, and often results in a life of loneliness. But on TV it’s something else altogether, and being a grump often means the best laughs … Continue reading

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What Does the Silence of HUNGER GAMES Author Suzanne Collins Say About Racism?

I’m sure that by now many of you are familiar with the recent wave of racism surrounding Hunger Games, and a cross-section of fans who were outraged that some characters from the book were portrayed by black actors Dayo Okeniyi … Continue reading

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Explaining Easter to Your Children in 5 Easy Steps

Here is a re-post of something I wrote in 2008. It offended a good many people then, and I’m sure it will offend them now. A friend of mine was recently wrestling with how to explain Easter to her 3 … Continue reading

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