The Purple Pinup Guru Platform

When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sparky: In Los Angeles the end of the month? - an open invitation!!

If you are in Los Angeles:I'm forwarding this from David. February's dinner for the southern California comic-book community.

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Junior's Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard in Westwood, near the intersection of the 10 and 405 freeways.
WHAT we'll discuss: Women in comics

Gina Misiroglu, author/editor of comics-related titles such as The Superhero Book and The Supervillain Book, suggested this month's topic. It's all about female writers, artists, publishers, retailers, readers, and fictional characters.
• Which publishers are most (and least) female-friendly?
• How can we reach more women who might want to buy comics?
• Is sexism as big a factor as it used to be among everyone from fans to the executives who make the biggest decisions?
• What's a gal gotta do to get a break in this business?

About the comics dinner: Held on the last Thursday of the month, it’s for anyone who's worked in comic books or graphic novels: artists, retailers, publishers, printers, teachers, writers, librarians, editors, everyone. (No fans or wannabes, though. This is just for the industry.) There’s no formal agenda; we eat, drink, trade news and gossip, show off new work, and so on. People have built friendships and business deals after meeting at the dinners. If you’ve got announcements or questions for your colleagues, bring them. Someone’s bound to be interested.

Let me know if you'll come. If you show up without RSVPing, we won't toss you out, but I need an idea of how many people we'll get. Do it care of the blogger comment thingie!

Spread the word about the dinner to your colleagues. Better yet, bring them with you!








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Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Meme! The Guru wrote in his Facebook - [he] has just learned that the new Michael Bay "End of the Frigging World" film: Teabaggers: RepublicanBots in Disguise is about ready for production.

Your ever progressive pal Sparky informed him about the trailer care of IGN Black 20 backlot -

For some sick reason - They want our sand!

It's nothing but joy -

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Makoto Fujita RIP

In this Japanese name, the family name is Fujita.

Makoto Fujita (藤田まこと Fujita Makoto?, born April 13, 1933) died Febrary 17, 2010 is a Japanese actor. He was born in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, the son of silent-film actor Rintarō Fujima, and started his career as a comedian on the circuit in 1952.

Makoto has appeared in both jidaigeki and contemporary roles. He starred as Nakamura Mondo, a samurai, in sixteen Hissatsu series on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation since 1973. He has also portrayed Nakamura on stage and in film.

Another major starring role has been in the contemporary detective drama series Hagure Keiji Junjōha, also on the Asahi network.

Returning to jidaigeki he played the lead role in the remake of Kenkaku Shōbai with Megumi Ōji. In single shows he has portrayed Sen no Rikyū and in 2008 Tokugawa Mitsukuni.

Makoto's film credits number at least 57[1].

His major commercial appearances include Yomeishu and Token Corporation.

Makoto's talents extend beyond acting. He also sings, and has released nine recordings. One is a duet with Azusa Mano, and another is with The Peanuts twins. A writer, too, he has published several essays, the latest of which is Saigo (2006).

Died in Febrary 17, 2010[1].


This article incorporates material from 藤田まこと (Fujita Makoto) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on January 5, 2008.

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Always judge a Holmes film by its' Watson - the Watson in this film rocked. Up there with Brett and Mason as great Watsons. Jeremy Brett was Watson to a horrible scene chewing hilariously bad Charleton Heston as Holmes in the stage production 'Crucifer of Blood' ...

I've seen it twice. I enjoy it. Some of it reminded me of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" in its' humor. I'd see it again.

The magic was for the gullible; Neither Holmes or Watson fell for it. I do love that none of Holmes' disguises fooled Mary Morstan.

Referenced this when skyping with the others Xmas day. I'll blog a positive review soon. The 'boxing' is referenced in the canon, Ritchie just made it grittier. The deerstalker was for the country, the Meerschaum pipe is a later day re-invention by who did Holmes successfully on stage. And Holmes without the who did what scene is like porn minus the money shot.

One last video link, Sherlock as Superhero isn't new:

Jaymes Reed says: Sarah Palin - The Neocon Queen of the Damned. She is no Christian if she supports Empire, Blood-Spilling, Invasions, Warmongering and Big Sister Government. Give me Liberty or give me Death! It was a great movement until the "Republicans" stole it from us and made it part of their left/right paradigm pro wrestling show.

So - we need a new meme - my thought was to show what a "Reno Hooker/Aged meth dealing crack whore wannabe pornstar" mindset Pebbles Palin has ... so let's think of pithy sayings to mock Palin - and link to Darth VeeVee AKA Rikki the sad pornstar wannabe.

HUFFPOCO: Sam Stein: Palin Calls For Rahm Emanuel To Be Fired
Palin Fire Rahm Emanuel
Sarah Palin called for Rahm Emanuel to be fired.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is calling on President Barack Obama to fire White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel over Emanuel's penchant for using profanity and a statement he made that was derogatory of the handicapped. Really.

The 2008 vice presidential candidate put up a Facebook post on Monday evening arguing that Emanuel's offending slur (in which he said that liberal groups thinking of running health care-related ads against Democratic lawmakers were "F---ing retarded") was no less the equivalent of using the "N-word."

I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm's continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm's recent sick and offensive tactic.

The Obama Administration's Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, "F---ing retarded," according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

Just as we'd be appalled if any public figure of Rahm's stature ever used the "N-word" or other such inappropriate language, Rahm's slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities - and the people who love them - is unacceptable, and it's heartbreaking.

The Emanuel remark was reported recently by The Wall Street Journal but dates back to the heat of the health care wars in August. And it certainly wasn't the first time the chief of staff (known for an acid tongue) has leveled an odious broadside at one group or another from his perch in the West Wing.

Palin presumably seized on this one because of her own experience with the issue -- her youngest child, of course, suffers from Down syndrome. But it's hard to ignore the fact that making hay out of "controversies" like these is her political trademark, regardless of whether there is a personal tie to the matter.

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Chris Kelly: Limbaugh and Palin: Round Four

Hey, you big bully. What's the idea, hitting that little bully?
- Otis B. Driftwood

They say America lacks public intellectuals, but just look at Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh's week-long exploration of "retard." It's like Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin are together again. The late-night dialogue turns into the delicate shimmer of interlaced rainbows, only with assholes.

It started last Monday, on Palin's Facebook page, where she was trying to score some cheap political points off the fact that she has a son with Down syndrome, and Rahm Emanuel once said "fucking retards." (He was referring to voters who expected Obama to fight for things.)

"Rahm's slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities - and the people who love them - is unacceptable, and it's heartbreaking." -- Sarah Palin 2/1/10

Sarah hadn't seen it herself, because it was in a newspaper. But "a patriot" told her about it. Really. On Wednesday, Rush weighed in. This went beyond party politics. Someone had to stand up for boorishness on principle.

"Our politically correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards ... I'm not going to apologize for it." - Rush Limbaugh 2/3/10

He went on to say "retard" or "retarded" twenty-seven times. On Sunday, someone asked Sarah Palin how she liked them apples, and she replied:

"He was satirical in that... Rush Limbaugh was using satire. So I agree with Rush Limbaugh." - Sarah Palin 2/7/10

Yum. Delicious apples.

Of course, you know all this. The knock on Sarah Palin is that she's applying two different standards, one for Rush Limbaugh, because he's a friend, and another for Rahm Emanuel, because he can do the crossword puzzle. But I think there's something even creepier going on. Here's what Limbaugh said Tuesday:

"I only hope here that Rahm doesn't go out and call these people another F-ing unfortunate name out there, folks, because I'll have to repeat it in another satire." Rush Limbaugh 2/9/10

Notice how he said "satire?" It's a quintessential bully move. He said it because she said it when she said it was okay for him to insult her children. He said it to let her know that he knows that he made her eat shit.

Just like he did with Michael Steele and Phil Gingrey and Mark Sanford and Todd Tiahrt and Jim Tedisco and every other Republican who ever crossed him.

And I suppose he's just a schoolyard head case, but that's really horrible. You have to really hate someone to know they have a retarded son, and say retarded twenty-seven times, just to remind them who's boss. She almost doesn't deserve it.

There was something else nagging at me, though. I'd seen this exchange somewhere before. Some other miserable couple in a fight about power disguised as a fight about words. And then it hit me: It was Petruchio and Katharina.

PETRUCHIO Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon!

The moon! the sun: it is not moonlight now.

I say it is the moon that shines so bright.

I know it is the sun that shines so bright.

Say as he says, or we shall never go.

Forward, I pray, since we have come so far,
And be it moon, or sun, or what you please.
An if you please to call it a rush-candle,
Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.

I say it is the moon.

I know it is the moon.

Nay, then you lie: it is the blessed sun.

Then, God be bless'd, it is the blessed sun:
But sun it is not, when you say it is not,
And the moon changes even as your mind.
What you will have it nam'd, even that it is;
And so it shall be so for Katharina.

Oh my God.

They're in love.

It's The Taming of the Shrew.

Only with assholes.

At event with a large number of ‘empty seats,’ Palin mocks the ‘little Twittering thing.’

Sarah Palin

Former Alaska governor and Fox News analyst Sarah Palin spoke to a crowd of Republican Party activists in Arkansas yesterday, where she lavished praise on the Tea Party movement and played down speculation that she might run for president in 2012. She also then mocked Twitter:

When she was asked what she believed was the number one threat to America today, several audience members shouted, “Obama!”

Arkansas Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb, who moderated the Q&A session, responded by adding, “Besides Obama.”

Palin then chimed in as many in the crowd laughed.

“See, they said that, I didn’t,” she said. “Just you watch now, too, because somebody will be here with their little Twittering thing, and it’s going to be on the Internet any minute now.

It’s unclear what Palin has against the “little Twittering thing,” considering she is also on Twitter (@SarahPalinUSA) and has actually been noted for supposed new media saviness. Last night’s event in Little Rock’s 18,000-seat Verizon Arena had a significant number of empty seats. In fact, fewer than half the seats “in the lower bowl were occupied, and the entire upper level was shrouded by black drapes.” In the hours before the Palin event, “the Arkansas GOP was advertising on its web site a heavily discounted ‘$20 ticket special.’”

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sparky says it is time to put her fat to the fire ... EVIL - I cast you out!
Mark Sashine
: Sarah Palin's Mein Kampf

I apologize for publishing this as an article. But it is important for all to read this:

1. It becomes obvious that Sarah Palin is being prepared by the forces of the Dark Right for the Candidacy in the Y2012. It had been already announced on TV.

2. It becomes obvious that the forces above are building the biography of their future candidate, starting by catapulting her into a spotlight in the Y2008. It also becomes obvious that in the Y2008 John McCain lost but Sarah Palin won. IT WAS THE GOAL.

3. Her current book is her Mein Kampf; it is even called simularly. She had already earned $1.25 million and counting. Donations flood. By the Y2012 Sarah will be known as a person skilful in the only one important skill in the US- making money.

4. The whole tone of the MSM regarding Sarah resembles the media tone of the Veimar Republic Germany in the Y1931 towards Hitler down to the letter. In the Y1931 he lost a PRESIDENTIAL election to Hindenburgh. In the Y1933 his party came to power and in several months Hindenburgh proclaimed him Chancellor.

5. Forces which drive Sarah to power seem to have unlimited resources and also clear goals. In the US it is a law of politics that a) those who want to win eventually do win and b) the winner takes all. GOP will have to line up with those who want to win and for now the forces of darkness in it are the only ones who want that.

6. If Obama continues pretending that we do not have a deep division in this country and does nothing about establishing the tightcontrol over the main institutions we will HAVE SARAH PALIN AS A PRESIDENT IN THE Y2012.

7. And I do not need to remind you that Y2012 is designated as the END OF THE WORLD.

Please, folks, we are facing a real thing here.

A writer is a rogue goose. All other gees fly in a flock formation; every goose knows his place and time for honking. The rogue goose is undisciplined. He leaves the formation indiscriminately to have a look at it from aside. He roams back and forth, takes a peep at the leader, honks a little bit from behind, distracts everyone and writes on what he sees. Time passes and as he wants to return back to his place he discovers someone else there. Thus he either has to wait until they land for rest or join another flock in emigration. Those other birds could be cranes, storks or even crows. If he makes it he will become a rogue again. Whenever he goes and whatever he writes he never reaches a destination or enjoys a landing. There's only Kipling's God of Fair Beginnings and skies above and beyond. And the only way for a writer to make peace with the Deity is through the language of Poetry.

After 6 years in OEN I hereby reveal here my real name: Mark S. Labinov, PhD, PE. It is a free country, right? I want to be free.


doesn't know how to shoot !

... I was fascinated by his claim that she doesn’t know how to shoot a gun. Hunting is one of the very few matters in which Levi Johnston seems like a trustworthy source, and if he says she showed no familiarity with weapons, I want to know more. In fact, I think Palin should never be allowed to bring that moose stuff up again until she appears at a rifle range and gives us a demonstration.


Gloria Steinem: Wrong woman, wrong message

September 04, 2008|Gloria Steinem is an author, feminist organizer and co-founder of the Women's Media Center. She supported Hillary Clinton and is now supporting Barack Obama.

Here's the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing -- the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party -- are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to women -- and to many men too -- who have picketed, gone on hunger strikes or confronted violence at the polls so women can vote. We owe it to Shirley Chisholm, who first took the "white-male-only" sign off the White House, and to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who hung in there through ridicule and misogyny to win 18 million votes.

But here is even better news: It won't work. This isn't the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.

Selecting Sarah Palin, who was touted all summer by Rush Limbaugh, is no way to attract most women, including die-hard Clinton supporters. Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton. Her down-home, divisive and deceptive speech did nothing to cosmeticize a Republican convention that has more than twice as many male delegates as female, a presidential candidate who is owned and operated by the right wing and a platform that opposes pretty much everything Clinton's candidacy stood for -- and that Barack Obama's still does. To vote in protest for McCain/Palin would be like saying, "Somebody stole my shoes, so I'll amputate my legs."

This is not to beat up on Palin. I defend her right to be wrong, even on issues that matter most to me. I regret that people say she can't do the job because she has children in need of care, especially if they wouldn't say the same about a father. I get no pleasure from imagining her in the spotlight on national and foreign policy issues about which she has zero background, with one month to learn to compete with Sen. Joe Biden's 37 years' experience.

Palin has been honest about what she doesn't know. When asked last month about the vice presidency, she said, "I still can't answer that question until someone answers for me: What is it exactly that the VP does every day?" When asked about Iraq, she said, "I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq."

She was elected governor largely because the incumbent was unpopular, and she's won over Alaskans mostly by using unprecedented oil wealth to give a $1,200 rebate to every resident. Now she is being praised by McCain's campaign as a tax cutter, despite the fact that Alaska has no state income or sales tax. Perhaps McCain has opposed affirmative action for so long that he doesn't know it's about inviting more people to meet standards, not lowering them. Or perhaps McCain is following the Bush administration habit, as in the Justice Department, of putting a job candidate's views on "God, guns and gays" ahead of competence. The difference is that McCain is filling a job one 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency.

So let's be clear: The culprit is John McCain. He may have chosen Palin out of change-envy, or a belief that women can't tell the difference between form and content, but the main motive was to please right-wing ideologues; the same ones who nixed anyone who is now or ever has been a supporter of reproductive freedom. If that were not the case, McCain could have chosen a woman who knows what a vice president does and who has thought about Iraq; someone like Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison or Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine. McCain could have taken a baby step away from right-wing patriarchs who determine his actions, right down to opposing the Violence Against Women Act.

Palin's value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality. She believes that creationism should be taught in public schools but disbelieves global warming; she opposes gun control but supports government control of women's wombs; she opposes stem cell research but approves "abstinence-only" programs, which increase unwanted births, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions; she tried to use taxpayers' millions for a state program to shoot wolves from the air but didn't spend enough money to fix a state school system with the lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation; she runs with a candidate who opposes the Fair Pay Act but supports $500 million in subsidies for a natural gas pipeline across Alaska; she supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, though even McCain has opted for the lesser evil of offshore drilling. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

I don't doubt her sincerity. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assn., she doesn't just support killing animals from helicopters, she does it herself. She doesn't just talk about increasing the use of fossil fuels but puts a coal-burning power plant in her own small town. She doesn't just echo McCain's pledge to criminalize abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, she says that if one of her daughters were impregnated by rape or incest, she should bear the child. She not only opposes reproductive freedom as a human right but implies that it dictates abortion, without saying that it also protects the right to have a child.

So far, the major new McCain supporter that Palin has attracted is James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Of course, for Dobson, "women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership," so he may be voting for Palin's husband.

Being a hope-a-holic, however, I can see two long-term bipartisan gains from this contest.

Republicans may learn they can't appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time. A loss in November could cause the centrist majority of Republicans to take back their party, which was the first to support the Equal Rights Amendment and should be the last to want to invite government into the wombs of women.

And American women, who suffer more because of having two full-time jobs than from any other single injustice, finally have support on a national stage from male leaders who know that women can't be equal outside the home until men are equal in it. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are campaigning on their belief that men should be, can be and want to be at home for their children.

This could be huge.


Thank the almighty it was.


She's a hater. And likely worse. Alaska's smarter native people know her to be a puppet of big oil.
Mod spy cartoon by Chris Reccardi and Lynne Naylor

Wonder if this too ties into rescue fiction as voiced by Warren Ellis?

"The Modifyers" animated pilot from Chris Reccardi on Vimeo.

"The Modifyers" animated pilot created by Chris Reccardi and Lynne Naylor for Nickelodeon. Direction/Music Score by Chris Reccardi, Character design/Concept by Lynne Naylor. Pilot copyright 2007 Nickelodeon.

We don't have to always attack weak Democrats or evil Republicans ...