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Date Written: September 18, 2005Comments:
Author: Jon Matza
Average Vote: 3.875
09/22/2005 Klause Muppet: Hey guy, your preview image, eh.
09/22/2005 TheBuyer: Good god almighty you've saved acme.
09/22/2005 Will Disney: wow this is really serious stuff.
09/22/2005 Mr. Pony (5): This is is the most righteous thing I have beheld in a long-ass time.
09/22/2005 scoop: I don't know about'n this one. Seems like a bit of a Matza rip-off to me.
09/22/2005 Ewan Snow: I don't really like this one. Part of the reason is that I can barely read it. The font is too small, especially the italics. Also, the usually primitive Matza drawings are, like, a couple degrees too scribbly for me in this one. I know that that's sort of the point, but it just seemed like a mess. There were a number of cherry phrases in there, though, such as sweetbread-pincer. But when I finished this I had (I assume) a very intelligent yet somewhat confused look on my face.
09/22/2005 Klause Muppet: Pony, can you elaborate?
09/22/2005 anonymous: Snow: I switched it with a larger version for your viewing ecstasy. Disney: can you help me fix my preview image?
09/22/2005 anonymous: Never mind...figured it out myself. [author chuckles aloud, wonders how he always finds a way to make magic happen]
09/22/2005 Mr. Pony: Klause, I'm not sure I have the words to express what this short has done to me, and is continuing to do to me every time I read it. My experience of this short is similar to the sensation of opening a can of corn and finding a tiny man inside, who opens a tote bag containing a folded sheet of paper that, when unfolded, has a copy of this short printed on it; then he waves it in my face and starts acting all crazy. But then, this isn't about me. What do you think of this short? Furthermore, what does it think of you?
09/22/2005 Mr. Pony: Furthermore, I very much enjoy how many of the lines and shapes in the short (particularly in the first two stories) are clearly meant to represent a symbolic connection or pre-linguistic notation, but no discernible effort is made by the author-persona to actually communicate anything to anyone. It's as if the author-persona can't believe that this isn't the clearest thing in the world. Also, that look on the bartender's face is pretty priceless.
09/22/2005 scoop: But Pony, don't you as well feel this is a Matza rip-off?
09/22/2005 Litcube (3): I'm actually taking your comments far more seriously than you're intending them to be, Scoop. This short is a hollow shell of what Matza is capable of. Iím taking Ponyís comments far less seriously than he never usually intends them to be. I refuse to believe that he created this piece. Until 9:00 p.m. P.S.T., I'll stay here glued to the monitor with a furrowed brow, leaning forward and resting on my folded hands (lips pursed).
09/22/2005 Mr. Pony: Just so you know, I was completely serious, and you've hurt my feelings; at least figuratively.
09/22/2005 Klause Muppet (3): Points for doing something completely fucked up.
09/22/2005 qualcomm: not sure how i "feel" about this.
09/22/2005 Mr. Pony: It is awesome.
09/23/2005 Dick Vomit: Frankly, panel #4 ruined part of my afternoon yesterday. The fucking "hair" ribbon. THE FUCKING "HAIR" RIBBON. No, no, no!!!!
09/23/2005 Jon Matza: I can see why that might upset you.
09/28/2005 John Slocum (4.5): I thought this was NUT. Each text nodule and it's panel phalynx don't quite go together, but there's enough to connect them to make it a stimulating exercise to find the (at least imagined) connection and, what's more, the text is funny on it's own and the panels are interesting on their own. YOU CAN'T LOSE WITH THIS FUCKING THING. Very creative.